Double Deck Blackjack

Game Description

Our Casino offers five versions of Blackjack, including the traditional six deck game, the single deck format, the European version and Zappit Blackjack – which offers a bit of a twist. In theory, the double deck variant offers a higher return to players than the classic six-deck game, but the strategies for the most part remain the same. Regardless of your Blackjack preference, your objective is always the same: get a score that's closer to 21 than your opponent – the dealer, who will always stand on a soft 17. Go over 21, and you bust. It's as simple as that.

 

How To Play Double Deck Blackjack

 

Rules

  • The game is played using two decks, which are reshuffled after each hand.
  • Play one hand per round.
  • Dealer stands on soft 17.
  • Player Blackjack pays 3 to 2.
  • Any other winning hand is paid 1 to 1.
  • Insurance pays 2 to 1.
  • No surrender.
  • Split aces receive only one card.
  • No re-splitting of aces.
  • A split ace and a ten-value card is not a Blackjack.
     

Betting

  • Click on a chip to place a bet.
  • Additional clicks on the chip interface will add to the wager.
  • To remove a bet, click on the chip in the betting circle.
  • Minimum amount to bet is $10 while the maximum is $250.
     

Card Values

  • Card suits are irrelevant.
  • Cards 2 to 10 have face value.
  • Jacks, queens, and kings are worth 10.
  • Aces have a value of 1 or 11.
     

Win or Lose

  • The Player wins when achieving a score that is 21 or less, but greater than the Dealer’s final total.
  • Achieving a score of 21 or less when the Dealer’s final score exceeds 21.
  • An ace and any ten-value card on the initial deal is called a Blackjack.
  • Blackjack pays 3 to 2, providing that the Dealer does not also have Blackjack.
  • A Player and Dealer Blackjack on the same hand results in a tie, known as a Push.
  • If the Player's total is over 21, or if the Dealer achieves a better score, the Player loses.
     

Button Descriptions

  • Deal - Used to start the game after you have placed your bet.
  • Hit - Used when you want to be dealt another card. Players can hit as many times as they like unless the total of the cards equals or exceeds 21.
  • Stand - Used when you want to keep the hand dealt to you. This automatically happens if you hit 21 or double down.
  • Double - After being dealt the first two cards a Player can decide to double down. The bet on the hand is doubled and one additional card is dealt to the Player.
  • Split - This option is available when the first two cards dealt to the Player  are of equal value. They are then split into two separate hands. An additional bet equal to the original bet is placed on the table. The Player plays both hands to completion. Any winning score of 21 including an ace and 10-value card after a split is paid 1 to 1.
  • Rebet - When a hand is complete, you have the option to rebet the amount previously bet.
  • Insurance - If the Dealer is showing an ace, the Player is offered a supplemental bet called insurance. A wager of exactly half of the original bet is placed on the table. If the Dealer has Blackjack, the house pays the Insurance bet 2 to 1. If the Dealer does not have Blackjack, the Player loses the insurance bet, and the Player's initial bet is then settled by comparing his cards with the Dealer's. If the Dealer and the Player both have Blackjack, the game is pushed and the Player gets the amount won by taking insurance, called even money.
     

Glossary

  • Bust - When either the Dealer's or the Player's cards equal more than 21.
  • Push - When the total of both hands are the same and fall between 17 and 21, neither hand wins.