BJ(VI)                       3/15/72                       BJ(VI)


     bj - the game of black jack




     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?'')


     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.


     Be careful of the random number generator.