6 Card Charlie
In 6 Card Charlie, the main aim of the game is to have a hand with a point value as close as possible to 21, without going over. You must have a point value closer to 21 than the dealer's hand in order to win. In addition, if you hit on a hand and are able to collect 6 cards without busting (going over a total of 21), you'll get paid on the hand as if it was a Blackjack.
Place bets in one or more of the Bet circles and click the Deal button. In 6 Card Charlie the initial 2 cards will be dealt to you and the dealer. One card is dealt to each hand you bet on, plus the dealer's first card face down. Then the second card is dealt to each of your hands, plus the dealer's second card which is dealt face up for you to see.If the dealer's upcard is a 10 or an Ace, the following dealer actions will take place. If not, you will begin playing each of your hands. Your options include Hit and Stand, plus Double Down and Split in certain circumstances as described below.
One of the following 3 dealer actions will take place when the dealer's upcard is either a 10 or an Ace:
1) Upcard is 10: Dealer checks for Blackjack
If the dealer has a 10 showing, he will check for blackjack by "peeking" at his downcard and announcing "Checking for Blackjack". If the dealer does not have blackjack, the hand continues. If the dealer has blackjack and the player doesn't, the player loses the hand without continuing. In cases where both dealer and player have blackjack, a push is declared.
2) Upcard is Ace: Dealer offers Insurance
When the dealer's up card is an ace, and the player does not have blackjack, the player is offered "insurance" for each of the hands on the table. Taking insurance means the player makes a second bet (the value of which is half the original bet) that the dealer has blackjack. If the dealer has 6 Card Charlie blackjack, the player loses their initial bet but is paid 2:1 on the insurance bet. If the dealer does not have blackjack, the insurance bet is lost and the hand is played out as normal.