Blackjack Single Hand VIP is a deluxe Blackjack variant that will give you the impression of sitting in a luxury casino room. It is played with eight decks of cards that are shuffled between each round. It offers all the features one could need, such as Insurance and Splitting, while the dealer will not check for Blackjack. The game sees the dealer stand on all 17s and it offers the option to take Even Money when you have Blackjack.
Blackjack Single Hand VIP is very easy to learn. The aim is to build a hand of cards that is as close in value to 21 as possible but without exceeding it and going bust. At the end of a round, if your hand is closer in value to 21 than the dealer’s is, then you win.
When determining the value of a hand, the number cards 2 to 10 are worth their face values, Jack, Queen and King are all worth 10, and Aces are worth 1 or 11. This means that it is possible to form 21 with just two cards, an Ace and a ten card, this is known as Blackjack and it is the strongest hand. It will also beat all hands worth 21 that are comprised of more than two cards.
To start a round, place your bet and click on ‘Deal’. You will then receive two face up cards while the dealer receives one face up and one face down. There are then three basic options for your hand:
Occasionally you will be offered additional options:
When you have finished playing your hand the dealer will play. The dealer will always draw more cards until the hand is worth at least 17 and will stand as soon as it is worth 17 or more.
Blackjack features just the Ante bet and the occasional insurance bet, making the game very simple and easy to learn.
A number of options in the settings menu allow you to customise this game. You can set it to keep bust hands displayed, to always offer Insurance, to turn the Even Money option on or off, to automatically stand on high value hands, and to show warnings about hitting on high value hands. You can also control the game’s sounds and animations.
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.