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Blackjack European

All Blackjack players are sure to have a great time playing Blackjack European. This exciting variant is played with six decks of cards and offers features such as splitting, doubling down, and doubling after splitting. The game allows you to play up to four hand positions simultaneously, and it gives you the chance to win even more through two side bets, both of which offer considerable payouts. Take your seat today and start having fun.



Game Flow

To start the game you need to place your chips in the betting areas of the hand positions that you wish to play and at the same time, place any side bets. When you are happy with your bet click on ‘Deal’ to receive two face up cards to each hand position while the dealer will receive one face up card.

For each position that you play, the aim is to build a hand that has a value as close to 21 as possible but without exceeding 21 and going bust. The game takes its name from the best possible hand, Blackjack, which is formed from two cards, an Ace and a 10, that make 21. No other hand will beat Blackjack, including those worth 21 but containing more than 2 cards.

You will then play each of the hand positions individually and there are two basic options for each hand:

  • 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.

In some scenarios, the following options may also be possible:

  • Double – This is available if your hand is worth 9, 10 or 11. It doubles your bet, you will receive one more card, and then the hand stands.
  • Split - If your 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 also Double after Splitting if your hand is worth 9, 10 or 11.
  • Insurance – If the dealer’s face up card is an Ace, you can place an Insurance bet against the dealer having Blackjack. Insurance costs half of your original bet and pays out if the dealer has Blackjack.

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

The basic betting in Blackjack is very simple, there is just the main Ante bet placed at the start of each round, and occasionally players can also place an Insurance bet.

Side Bets

Blackjack European offers two side bets, Pairs and 21+3. 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). 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.

Special Features

The game has a few features that will enhance your enjoyment. Between each round, there are shortcut buttons to quickly bet the same again and start the next round, so that you do not have to keep placing chips on the table. You will also find buttons to control the volume and sound effects.

Payouts

All winning hands are paid out at 1:1, except for Blackjack, which pays at 3:2. A winning insurance bet pays at 2:1 (ensuring that you do not lose money on the hand), while hands that tie with the dealer are returned as a push.

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. 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.