Ten and a half is a card game with rules very similar to blackjack. The game is popular in China and is usually used for gambling.
The rules are very similar to blackjack, with the following exceptions:
- A, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 are worth their face points. J, Q and K are worth half point.
- Players and dealer are dealed one card at the beginning.
- A player is busted when he exceeds 10 and a half point.
- Any player (but not the dealer) who gets five cards without busting immediately wins his bet.
- Any player who gets 10 and a half point in the first two cards immediately wins his bet.
- There is no splitting, doubling or insurance.
- Dealer usually does not have pre-set rule on when he should stop drawing more cards.
- There is no pushing. If the dealer and a player have the same point, dealer wins.
- Winners are usually paid 1:1.