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
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
If a dealt hand has a total of ten or eleven, the player may
``double 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''.
? (this 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 (CTRL-C) and the action and standing
will be printed.
16 February 1988 BJ(6)