Blackjack Vegas Strip is a popular game variant that seasoned players are sure to be familiar with. The game is played with four decks of cards and it is distinct from other versions in that it allows players to double down after splitting a hand. This is a multi-hand version of the game, allowing players to play up to four hand positions at once, and it offers two side bets, 21+3 and Pairs, both of which can be very lucrative.
At the start of a round, simply pace your chips in the betting areas of the hands that you want to play and any side bets that you want to place. When you are happy with your bets click on ‘Deal’ and each hand position will receive two face up cards while the dealer will receive one face up and one face down.
As with all Blackjack games, the aim is to build a hand that has a value as close to 21 as possible but without going over 21. The game is named after the strongest hand, 21 made from just two cards, an Ace and a ten card. No other hand can beat Blackjack, even those with a value of 21 that are made up of more cards.
For each position, you have three basic options:
Sometimes one of the following options may be offered:
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.
Betting on Blackjack is very simple with just one main bet placed at the beginning of each round. As explained above, on occasion it will also be possible to place an Insurance bet.
There are two side bets available in Blackjack Vegas Strip., 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).
The game offers a few features to speed up gameplay, such as the ability to quickly place the same bet as the previous round and deal the cards. It contains very easy to use controls, ensuring for a smooth and fast-paced experience that is sure to provide hours of entertainment.
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 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.