Atlantic City Blackjack is a very popular variety of the standard blackjack game. As the name implies, the game originated in the American East Coast gambling mecca: Atlantic City. It is offered in many Microgaming and Cryptologic casinos, although some of the rules vary. This article is based on the Microgaming rules.
Like most blackjack games, the main objective of the game is to have a hand that beats the dealer’s hand. The best winning hand has a total of 21 points and players should try to reach this total or get as close to that total as possible, without going over the value of 21 points.
It is possible to make a “Blackjack” only with the combinations of two cards: with an Ace and a ten or a face (worth ten). All other combinations, even if they add up to 21, are not Blackjack. The total number of cards allowed per hand is eleven (the starting two plus nine others), as long as you don’t go over 21.
You can play up to five hands per game and double down once each hand, with the first two cards. In the event that your first two are equal, you can split the pair and if you wish, you can also double your bet.