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11/3/71BJ (VI)

NAME bj -- the game of black jack
SYNOPSIS /usr/games/bj
DESCRIPTION Black jack is a serious attempt at simulating the dealer inthe 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 dealernatural loses $2. Both dealer and player naturals is a `push' (no money exchange). If the dealer has an ace up, the player is allowed tomake an `insurance' bet against the chance of a dealer natural. If this bet is not taken, play resumes asnormal. If the bet is taken, it is a side bet where the player wins $2 if the dealer has a natural and loses $1if the dealer does not.


If the player is dealt two cards of the same value, heis allowed to `double'. He is allowed to play two hands, each with one of these cards. (The bet isdoubled also; $2 on each hand.)


If a dealt hand has a total of ten or eleven, theplayer 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 winsthe bet.


When the player `stands' (decides not to hit), thedealer 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 thelargest total wins. A tie is a push.


The machine deals and keeps score. The following questionswill be asked at appropriate times. Each question is answered by x followed by a new line for `yes', or justnew line for `no'.


means `do you want a hit?'Insureance?


11/3/71BJ (VI)



double down? Every time the deck is shuffled, the dealer so states andthe `action' (total bet) and `standing' (total won or loss) is printed. To exit, hit the interrupt key (DEL) andthe action and standing will be printed.


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