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11/3/71                                                   BJ (VI)

NAME            bj -- the game of black jack

SYNOPSIS        /usr/games/bj

DESCRIPTION     Black jack 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 apply:

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 ex-

change).

If the dealer has an ace up, the player is al-

lowed 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 al-

lowed 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 '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'.

?               means, "do you want a hit?"

Insurance?

Double down?

Every time the deck is shuffled, the dealer so

states and the 'action' (total bet) and 'stand-

ing' (total won or loss) is printed.  To exit,

hit the interrupt key (DEL) and the action and

standing will be printed.

FILES           --

DIAGNOSTICS     --

BUGS            --

OWNER           ken

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