It's all about hitting 21 when you play Bond Street Blackjack.
Play with extra features like Bet Behind, where you can see the players on a hot streak, and you can then follow them in with their bets.
This game also features brilliant side bets in the form of Perfect Pairs and 21+3, so you have more ways to bet, and crucially more ways to win.
Pull up a chair.
The chip sizes available in Bond Street Blackjack range from £1 to £500.
How To Play
In all Blackjack games, your objective is to beat the dealer's hand with one of your own that is as close to 21 as possible. You cannot exceed 21, as it is known as a 'bust', and you lose the hand.
The ultimate winning hand is Blackjack, and to achieve this your initial two cards must be worth exactly 21.
There are up to seven spaces available at Bond Street Blackjack tables for players, plus the dealer, who is the host of the game.
This game is played using eight standard decks of 52 cards.
The cards have the following values:
The dealer will deal to their left in a clockwise direction, with each player at the table receiving a face-up card upon the expiration of betting time, and the dealer's first card is also face-up.
Each player then receives a second face-up card, although the dealer's second will be face-down.
The initial value of your hand can be seen next to your cards.
Place an Insurance bet to protect yourself against the possibility of the dealer having Blackjack. This option only becomes available if the dealer's up-card is an Ace.
If you have Blackjack, you will still be able to buy Insurance.
If Blackjack is revealed by the dealer, any bets on Insurance receive a 2:1 payout.
The dealer checks their down-card to find out if they have Blackjack:
To buy Insurance, you will be charged half of your main bet. Insurance bets are settled separately.
On your first two cards, you will be able to Double Down, which doubles your wager. However, only one more card will be dealt to you.
This option is unavailable if you have split your hand.
Choose to Hit and you will receive another card.
You can Hit as many times as you like until the value of your hands goes over 21.
If you're happy with your hand, choose to Stand and the dealer will not deal you any further cards.
If your initial two cards have the same value, then you can split them and create two different hands.
Each hand is a separate bet, with the same wager as your first bet.
Each of your hands will be dealt another card. If you split Aces, then you can only receive one extra card per hand.
If you split on two Aces, only one more card will be dealt per hand.
You cannot split more than once on any hand.
If the overall sum of your hand exceeds 21, you 'bust' and you lose.
The dealer's down card is revealed when every player at the table has played their hand.
You will win in this game if your final hand is nearer to 21 than the dealer's, or if the dealer 'busts'.
If your cards have the same value as your dealer's, it is a 'push' and your wager is refunded.
Blackjack (Ace and 10 or face card) will always defeat a hand worth 21 made up of three or more cards, and a hand worth 21 formed via splitting pairs.
The two side bets on offer in this live casino game are Perfect Pairs and 21+3.
You are able to combine your main wager with these side bets.
Even if your main wager loses, you can still win your side bet.
This feature helps you win if your first two cards include any pair, i.e. two Jacks, two Kings, two 6s etc.
There are three different pair types that can be completed, each with a different payout, as outlined below:
Use your initial two cards with the dealer's face-up card to complete one of the winning combinations below.
Each of the following combinations features a different payout.
In the event of malfunction, the game round and any payouts will become void.
Place bets on other players' hands with the Bet Behind feature. Payouts in this feature as the same as your regular wagers.
Place a bet in any activated Bet Behind spot at another player's seat prior to the expiration of betting time.
Your wager is returned if the player you Bet Behind elects to skip the round out.
The nickname displayed at each seat lists the player that is making the game decisions in that round.
Insurance bets can be placed while you are betting behind, with the same rules applied, plus you can Double Down or Split if the player you are betting behind decides to.
It is not possible to place Bet Behind on your own hand.
You can prevent other players from betting behind you.
The 'Hot Players' icon helps you view the player that is on the longest winning streak at the table.
The number that appears inside the gold medal refers to the amount of rounds the player has won consecutively.
When a 'Hot Player' loses a round, the gold-medal icon is removed.
Return to Player (RTP)
The optimal theoretical payout percentage is:
Blackjack – 99.28%.
Perfect Pairs bet – 95.90%.
21+3 bet – 96.30%.of wins.
The expected return to player is the amount we pay out to players relative to the amount of wagering on the game.
For example, if we take £100 of wagers we will, on average, pay out £99.28 of wins, £95.90 on Perfect Pairs bets, and £96.30 on 21+3 bets.