Vegas Strip Blackjack is an enjoyable variant of the game that offers some interesting features. It is played with four decks of cards that are shuffled between each round. The game allows splitting hands, doubling down after the first two cards have been dealt, it offers insurance side bets, and the dealer will stand on all 17s. The game provides high-speed action that is sure to entertain.
Vegas Strip Blackjack is very easy to understand, especially if you have played Blackjack before. The aim of the game is to build a hand with a value as close to 21 as possible but without exceeding 21 and going bust. At the end of a round, as long as your hand is closer to 21 than the dealer’s is, then you win.
In Vegas Strip Blackjack, Aces count as 1 or 11, Jacks, Queens and Kings are worth 10, and the number cards are worth their face values. The game takes its name from the strongest possible hand, Blackjack, which is 21 made from two cards, an Ace and a ten card. Blackjack will beat all other hands including those worth 21 but comprised of more than two cards.
At the start of a round, simply place your bet and click on ‘Deal’. You will then receive two face-up cards and the dealer will receive one face-up card and one face down. If the dealer’s face up card is an Ace, you will be offered the chance to take out insurance against Blackjack. If the dealer does have Blackjack then you are paid for the insurance bet and the round ends. If the dealer’s face up card is worth 10, they will check for Blackjack but you are not offered insurance. Once again, if they have Blackjack the round ends.
Assuming the dealer does not have Blackjack then you have three basic options:
If your first two cards have the same value then you can Split them into two hands. This will double your bet and then you play the two hands independently. You can split up to three times, which will mean that you are playing four hands. However, Aces can be split just once .If you split Aces, each hand receives just one more card. Furthermore, split hands cannot form Blackjack, only a hand worth 21.
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.
There is just one main bet in Blackjack, making the game very simple. As explained above, occasionally the Insurance bet will be available.
If you are looking for extra fast play, then be sure to turn on Turbo Mode in the settings menu. Other features in the game include shortcut buttons to deal the cards without having to rebet between rounds. You can also control the sound effects and the dealer voice.
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.