Exchange Games: How do I play Exchange Blackjack?

This game is based on the casino card game of Blackjack. 

Each game begins with 10 cards placeholders seen face down. 8 of the 10 card placeholders are paired to form 4 separate "player" hands (Player 1, Player 2, Player 3 and Player 4). The remaining card placeholders are for the "Dealer" hand. 

The first round of betting occurs whilst no cards have been dealt. Customers should bet on which individual player they think will win the game. Bets can also be placed on the four 'exotic' selections. Bets can be placed to back or lay each player or Exotic Selection.  

Each round of betting lasts for a specific period of time before unmatched bets are cancelled and the next cards turned face up. The length of time is indicated by the movement of the progress bar. (Please note that the progress bar is an indication only) 

At the end of the first round of betting, unmatched bets are cancelled and 9 cards are randomly dealt to each of the player's hands (4 pairs of 2) and one to the dealer. There is then another round of betting, again bets can back or lay each individual hand or exotic within the game (Please note that if a selection - either a hand or an exotic is resolved before the end of the game, it will be settled and bets will no longer be able to be placed on it - Early Settlement). 

At the end of the second round of betting unmatched bets are cancelled and each of the players' hands will either take another card(s) and/or stand based upon the defined players logic table (see below). Once all hands have either stood or bust the game engine settles the hands that have bust in addition to settling all exotics for which an outcome is known. The game will continue if any of the hands are yet to be resolved (i.e. it is unknown whether they will win, lose or tie). For example, if all players bust the game finishes without the dealer taking a second card. 

The end of the third round of betting sees unmatched bets cancelled before the second of the dealer's cards is dealt. The Dealers hand will stand on soft 17 or greater (soft refers to when an Ace is being counted as 11 points to make up the points total) otherwise another card will be dealt to this hand. If the dealer stands at this stage, there will be no further round of betting and the game will be settled. The game will continue if any of the hands are yet to be resolved (i.e. it is unknown whether they will win, lose or tie). For example, if 3 players have busted and 1 player has a Blackjack and the Dealer cannot possibly get a 5 card Charlie because they have 15 or 16, then the dealer cannot possibly win, the player will be settled as a winner and the game finishes without the dealer taking a further card. 

The fourth round of betting finishes with unmatched bets cancelled before the dealer's third card is dealt. If the dealer stands at this stage, there will be no further round of betting and the game will be settled. The game will continue if any of the hands are yet to be resolved (i.e. it is unknown whether they will win, lose or tie). For example, if 3 players have busted and 1 player has a Blackjack and the Dealer cannot possibly get a 5 card Charlie because they have 16, then the dealer cannot possibly win, the player will be settled as a winner and the game finishes without the dealer taking a further card. 

The fifth round of betting finishes with unmatched bets cancelled before the dealer's fourth card is dealt. If the dealer stands at this stage, there will be no further round of betting and the game will be settled. Otherwise another round of betting commences. 

The sixth and final round of betting finishes with unmatched bets cancelled before the dealers hand is shown in its final position (either stood or busted). 

The result of the game is determined by which players hands have beaten the dealer's hand and which exotic selections have been proved correct. There can be multiple winning players hands and exotic selections in each game. Should the dealers hand equal the value of a players hand then it is a tie and the Blackjack Dead Heat Rules will apply for bets on that player's hand (Exotic selections are not affected by the dead head rule as the outcome can never be a draw).