Any serious players of Blackjack will find everything they need in this Blackjack Single Hand game. It is played with eight decks of cards that are shuffled between each round and it offers all the features you could need. The game offers the Insurance side bet, it allows you to split hands, and it offers protection against the dealer having Blackjack in the form of the Even Money payout. The game is fast-paced and it is sure to provide you with hours of fun.
It takes no time to get to grips with Blackjack Single Hand. The idea is to build a hand of cards that has a value as close to 21 as possible but without exceeding 21, which is called going bust. When the round is over, if your hand is closer to 21 than the dealer’s is, then you have won.
The hand value is very simple to calculate. Aces are worth 1 or 11, the face cards (Jack, Queen and King) are all worth 10, and the number cards 2 – 10 are worth 10. As a result, a hand of 21 can be formed with just two cards, an Ace and a 10 card. This is called blackjack; it is the strongest possible hand and always beats all others, even those worth 21 but containing more than 2 cards.
At the start of a round, place your chips on the table and click on ‘Deal’. You are dealt two face up cards while the dealer receives one face up and one face down. Then you must choose from the following basic options:
Sometimes one of the following options may be offered:
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.
Betting on Blackjack is very simple as there is really just one bet, the ante bet. As explained, occasionally you can also place the insurance side bet.
The game has many features designed to keep the gameplay smooth and fast. For instance, there are buttons to quickly rebet and deal the cards after each round. You can also adjust some aspects of the game, such as whether it will automatically stand on high value hands, warn you about hitting if you have a high value hand, and so on. Thanks to this, you can customise it to suit your needs.
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.