BJ(VI) 3/15/72 BJ(VI) NAME bj - the game of black jack SYNOPSIS /usr/games/bj DESCRIPTION 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 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 exchange). 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 `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 `standing' (total won or lost) is printed. To exit, hit the interrupt key (DEL) and the action and standing will be printed. BUGS Be careful of the random number generator.