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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 nat-
ural 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 los-
es \$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  dou-
bled also; \$2 on each hand.)

If a dealt hand has a total of ten or eleven, the play-
er 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  an-
swered  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

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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

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