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Blackjack Double Exposure

Blackjack Double Exposure is an exciting game that gives you a huge advantage. In this variant, both of the dealer’s first two cards are dealt face-up. The trade-off for this is that Blackjack pays 1:1 instead of 3:2. The game is played with six decks of cards that are shuffled between each round and it allows players to split hands, double down, and potentially win more through two exciting side bets, the Pairs and the 21+3.



Game Flow

The aim of Blackjack Double Exposure is to form a hand that is closer in value to 21 than the dealer’s hand, but without exceeding 21 and going bust. The game allows you to play up to four hand positions simultaneously and to start a round you simply need to place your chips in the betting area for those you wish to play and click on deal. You can also place chips for any side bets that you wish to make.

You will then receive two face up cards to each active hand position as will the dealer. In Blackjack, aces count as 1 or 11, Kings, Queens and Jacks all count as 10, and the number cards are worth their face values. Therefore, the best possible hand is an ace and a 10 card, it is called Blackjack and it cannot be beaten by any other hands.

For each position, you are then presented with three basic options:

  • Stand – Your hand remains as is and play moves to the next hand or the dealer.
  • Hit – You receive another card, if you don’t bust then you may Hit or Stand again.
  • Double – If your first two cards have a total of 9, 10 or 11 then this option is available. It doubles your bet, you will receive one more card, and then the hand stands.

If the first two cards have the same value then they can be Split into two hands. This doubles your bet and you will play the two hands independently. If you split two Aces then you will receive just one more card to each hand. You can only split a hand once.

When you have finished playing your hands the dealer will play. The dealer will always draw more cards until the hand is worth at least 17.

Bets Explained

One of the reasons that Blackjack is so simple to learn is that there is just one bet, the ante bet placed on each hand position at the start of a round.

Side Bets

Blackjack Double Exposure offers two side bets, 21+3 and Pairs. The 21+3 bet wins if the first two cards dealt to a hand combined with the dealer’s face up card form either a flush, a straight, a three of a kind, a straight flush or a suited three of a kind. The Pair side bet wins if the first two cards dealt to a hand form one of three types of pair, a Perfect Pair (two identical cards), a coloured pair (the same colour but different suit) or a mixed pair (different suit).

Special Features

There are a few features in Blackjack Double Exposure that will speed up the game and make it easier to play. For instance, there is a ‘Rebet and Deal’ button that can be used after a round to repeat the bet from the last round and quickly start the next.

Payouts

All winning hands are paid out at 1:1, while hands that tie with the dealer are returned as a push.

The Pairs side bet offers payouts of 25:1 for a Perfect Pair, 12:1 for a Coloured Pair and 6:1 for a Mixed Pair. The 21+3 side bet pays out 100:1 for a Suited Three of a Kind, 40:1 for a Straight Flush, 30:1 for a Three of a Kind, 10:1 for a Straight and 5:1 for a Flush.