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Blackjack

This is classic Blackjack at its best!

Blackjack is a hugely popular spot at CasinoClub with both novice and experienced Blackjack players. If you have never played Blackjack before, you can learn the game quickly using Blackjack rules and Blackjack strategy.

In Blackjack you want to build a hand closer to 21 than the dealer’s, without busting and going over 21. You play with six decks, shuffled after each hand.

In multi-player Blackjack, each player competes only against the dealer - the bank - not against the other players. Your goal as the player is to draw cards – “hit” – until your hand adds up to 21, or comes as close as possible without exceeding 21.

Each player has only one seat at the multiplayer game table, but may play up to three separate hands against the dealer within each round.

If your first two cards total 21, you have Blackjack. Blackjack is a 100% peak game, which means there is a check for Blackjack if the bank has a 10-card or an Ace. The dealer peaks under the facedown hole card and turns it up immediately if he has a Blackjack.

Here’s what you can win:
Winning hand: 1 to 1
Blackjack: 3 to 2
Insurance: 2 to 1

Blackjack at CasinoClub at a glance:

  • Up to five players can join the same game and chat with one another.
  • You can open a private table and select the players you'd like to join you.
  • You can play up to three hands alone at the same table.
  • The dealer checks for Blackjack on an open Ace or 10-card.
  • A different screen perspective is shown from each seat at the table.
  • You can select a table with the desired betting limits: €1 - 100, €5 - 500, or €25 - 1,000.
  • You can select the maximum betting time (15 or 30 seconds) when you open a new table.
  • You can observe a game without joining.

Blackjack rules

If the total value of your cards is closer to 21 than the dealer’s, you win as much as you have wagered. If you have Blackjack, you win 1.5 times your bet, assuming the dealer does not have Blackjack also. Aces count as either 1 or 11, face cards as 10, and remaining cards according to their number values.

If the total of your cards exceeds 21, you "bust" and lose your wager regardless of whether the dealer also busts. If you have the same card total as the dealer (17 or higher), no one wins and you get your stake back in a "push." Blackjack beats a score of 21.

The Blackjack game at CasinoClub uses six decks of cards, which are shuffled after each round. The game follows standard "Las Vegas Strip" rules with the following exceptions:

  • The player may not split an already split hand.
  • The player may double after splitting.

There are three additional options:

Split
If your first two cards are of the same value, you may split them into two separate hands, placing a second wager of equal value. You then proceed to draw cards as usual. However, if you split two Aces, you get only one additional card for each hand. If you split two Aces and one of your hands totals 21, this is not considered Blackjack, but 21. You cannot split an already split hand.

Double down
When you have been dealt two cards and believe that a third card may give you a position to beat the dealer’s hand, you can "double down". Your wager is doubled, and you are allowed to hit and receive just one additional card.

Insurance
Insurance is a game of its own within Blackjack that gives you the chance to protect yourself when you believe that the dealer may have Blackjack. If the dealer’s first card is an Ace, and if you believe that the dealer's hole card has the value of 10, you may buy insurance against dealer Blackjack at the price of half your initial bet.

If the dealer does have Blackjack, the insurance pays 2 to 1, corresponding to the amount of your initial bet. If you have bought insurance, and the dealer does not have Blackjack, you lose your insurance. Your initial bet is then settled by comparing your cards with the dealer’s. Should you and the dealer both have Blackjack, the game results in a push.

Rules for the dealer
The dealer must draw cards until he has at least 17 and must stand at 17 or higher.

Blackjack strategy

Applying the basic strategy is one of the most important conditions to win Blackjack. The strategy can be summarized in easy-to-follow guidelines that tell you when to hit, stand, double, or split. You can easily read off the charts below which decisions to make depending on the open card of the dealer.

Be consistent!
The most important thing in Blackjack is to be consistent. Sticking to a basic strategy may lead to losing the hand, but may eventually win you more money.

Hit or stand?

 If the dealer’s open card is: Hit on:  Stand on: 
3, 4, 5, or 6  11 and lower
Soft* 17 and lower  12 and higher
Soft* 18 and higher 
7, 8, 9, 10, or Ace  16 and lower
Soft* 17 and lower  17 and higher
Soft* 18 and higher 

*An Ace can count as 1 or 11. A "soft" hand refers to a hand with an Ace that counts as 11. A "soft 17," therefore, is an Ace plus a 6. A player with an Ace has the advantage of being able to change the Ace’s value to count as 1 after drawing another card. A hand with an Ace that counts as 1 is called a "hard" hand.

Split?

If the dealer's open card is:  Split: 
 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 2s, 3s, 8s, and Aces 
8, 9, 10, or Ace  8s and Aces 

 

Double?

If your first two cards total:  Double if the dealer's open card is: 
11  Anything except an Ace 
 10 Anything except a 10 or an Ace 
 9  2 to 8
 7 or 8  3 to 6