21 with a 2-on-1 side bet!
Expand your Blackjack horizons at CasinoClub and try Blackjack 2 Against 1! Check out the rules, hints and strategies sections below to boost your knowledge and performance at our Blackjack tables.
Blackjack 2 Against 1 is the original Blackjack with an additional two-against-one side bet. The objective of the side bet is to guess if each of your first two cards is equal to or higher in value than the dealer's first card (note: it is not the sum of your first two cards, but each card individually, that is compared to the dealer's first card).
The objective of the game is to beat the dealer’s hand without going over 21 – a “bust”. At the start of the game, you and the dealer are dealt two cards each. If you have 21 on the first two cards, you have Blackjack!
What you can win:
Winning hand: 1 to 1
Blackjack: 3 to 2
Insurance: 2 to 1
Cards are worth their face value with the exception of Kings, Queens, and Jacks which are each worth 10. Aces count either as 1 or 11 (different card values apply in the side bet, see below).
If the value of your hand is closer to 21 than that of the dealer you win. If the value of the dealer's hand is higher than yours you lose. If the hands are of equal value the hand results in a push and your bet is returned.
If you have a total of 22 or higher (a busted hand), you lose regardless of whether the dealer also busts. Six decks of cards are used, which are shuffled after each round.
Side bet rules
Again, the objective is to guess whether each of your first two cards is equal to or higher in value than the dealer's first card. The following card values are used in the side bet.
- Ten = 10
- Jack = 11
- Queen = 12
- King = 13
- Ace = 14
This means that a Jack beats a Ten, a Queen beats a Jack and so on.
Chips for the side bet are placed in the betting area marked TWO AGAINST ONE. Move the mouse pointer over the betting area for information about betting limits and payout information.
If your first two cards are of the same value, you may split them into two separate hands. The second wager is placed automatically when you press the SPLIT button and the second wager equals the first one. You may then proceed to draw cards as usual.
However, if two Aces are split, you will only get one additional card for each hand. If two Aces or two ten value cards are split and one of your hands totals 21, the hand is not considered as blackjack, but as 21. You may not split a split hand. You may double after splitting.
When you have been dealt the initial two cards you may 'double down'. The wager is doubled, and only one card is received.
Insurance is a game of its own within Blackjack, which gives you a chance to protect yourself from the dealer getting blackjack. If the dealer’s first card is an ace, insurance against dealer blackjack can be bought for half the price of the initial bet. If the dealer does have blackjack, the insurance pays 2 to 1. If insurance is bought and the dealer does not have blackjack, the insurance bet is lost.
Rules for the dealer
The dealer must draw cards until he has at least 17, and must stand on 17 or higher. If the dealer gets 16, he must take another card.
The dealer cannot decide whether or not to draw a card based on your hand, but must abide by existing dealer rules. The dealer checks for blackjack on an open Ace or ten-value card.