BJ(6) Games Manual BJ(6)
bj - the game of black jack
Bj is a serious attempt at simulating the dealer in the game of black
jack (or twenty-one) as might be found in Reno. The following rules
The bet is $2 every hand.
A player `natural' (black jack) pays $3. A dealer natural loses
$2. Both dealer and player naturals is a `push' (no money
If the dealer has an ace up, the player is allowed to make an
`insurance' bet against the chance of a dealer natural. If this
bet is not taken, play resumes as normal. If the bet is taken, it
is a side bet where the player wins $2 if the dealer has a natural
and loses $1 if the dealer does not.
If the player is dealt two cards of the same value, he is allowed
to `double'. He is allowed to play two hands, each with one of
these cards. (The bet is doubled also; $2 on each hand.)
If a dealt hand has a total of ten or eleven, the player may `dou‐
ble down'. He may double the bet ($2 to $4) and receive exactly
one more card on that hand.
Under normal play, the player may `hit' (draw a card) as long as
his total is not over twenty-one. If the player `busts' (goes
over twenty-one), the dealer wins the bet.
When the player `stands' (decides not to hit), the dealer hits
until he attains a total of seventeen or more. If the dealer
busts, the player wins the bet.
If both player and dealer stand, the one with the largest total
wins. A tie is a push.
The machine deals and keeps score. The following questions will be
asked at appropriate times. Each question is answered by y followed by
a new line for `yes', or just new line for `no'.
? (means, `do you want a hit?')
Every time the deck is shuffled, the dealer so states and the `action'
(total bet) and `standing' (total won or lost) is printed. To exit,
hit the interrupt key (DEL) and the action and standing will be