A Blackjack occurs when the player or dealer reaches 21 with only two cards. This is the highest ranking hand in blackjack and is paid out at a rate specified on the table felt.
A Bust occurs when the total of the cards is 22 or more. Hands which bust are marked as a loss, regardless of the other hand's total.
A Hit is the term used when requesting another card.
A Stand is when the player opts not to take any more cards.
A Double Down can only be used as the first action in a hand, and requires the player to double their bet and take only one more card, then Stand.
If the player’s first two cards are of equal value, the player can separate the cards into two hands. The player will be required to place a wager on the second hand equal to that of the first hand.
A Push occurs when both the dealer and the player have an equal total. In the event of a Push, the wagers are returned to the player.
Surrender is an option for the player to give up the hand before taking a card from the dealer, in exchange for half of their initial wager.
If the dealer’s face-up card is an Ace, the player has the option to buy insurance. The insurance wager is equal to half of their original wager and pays 2/1 if the dealer has a blackjack, if the dealer does not have blackjack, the insurance wager is lost and the hand continues normally.
A Soft Hand is one that includes an Ace value of 11.