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-


                   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?"


                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.

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OWNER           ken