Vegas Single Deck Blackjack is an exciting game that Blackjack players are sure to love. As the name suggests, it is played with a single deck of cards that is shuffled between each round. You can play one hand position at a time and the game provides very fast-paced action. The game features stunning graphics and smooth gameplay, and it is sure to provide you with hours of fun.
Vegas Single Deck Blackjack follows the standard rules. The aim is to build a hand that has a value closer to 21 than the dealer’s hand, but without exceeding 21 and going bust. As is standard in Blackjack, the number cards 2 to 10 are worth their face values, Jack, Queen and King are all worth 10, and Aces can be 1 or 11. This means that a hand of 21 can be built with just two cards, an Ace and a ten card. It is known as Blackjack and it is the strongest possible hand.
At the start of a round, you need to place your bet and then click on ‘Deal’. You will then receive one face up card and the dealer will receive one face up and one face down. The dealer will check for Blackjack if the face up card is an Ace or a ten card. There are then two basic options, Hit and Stand. If you stand then play moves on to the dealer, if you hit then your hand receives one more card. If this doesn’t send you bust then you will be given the same options again.
If your first two cards have a total of 9, 10 or 11 then you will be offered the option to Double. This means that your bet will be doubled and you will receive just one more card to that hand before play moves on to the dealer.
If your two hands have the same value then you can Split them into two separate hands and play them individually. This will double your bet and after splitting you cannot Double. Furthermore, if a split hand forms Blackjack, it is considered a hand of 21, not Blackjack.
If the Dealer’s first face up card was an Ace then you can place an Insurance bet. This costs half of your original bet and if the dealer goes on to have Blackjack then you will be paid out on this bet.
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 16. The dealer will stand on a hard 17 but hit on a soft 17. A hand is considered soft if it contains an Ace.
Blackjack has just one main bet and the insurance bet as described above. Thanks to this, betting on the game is very simple.
The game contains a number of shortcuts to speed up gameplay and make it more enjoyable. There are buttons to clear bets, quickly deal the next round, and so on. There is also a turbo mode that can be turned on in the settings menu. You can also turn the sound on and off as well as the dealer voice sound effects.
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, while hands that tie with the dealer are returned as a push.