Free Bet Blackjack

Free Bet Blackjack

Take a seat at our Free Bet Blackjack tables and try to hit 21!

Converse with your fellow players while you go up against the dealer in this live casino game, with side bets available including 21+3 and Bust It!

You can also play a range of VIP tables in this game.

Flip the cards.

    Free Bet Blackjack Game Overview

    The minimum bet size available in Free Bet Blackjack is £1.

    The maximum bet is £1,000.

    Game Summary

    Enjoy free double down and split bets when you play Free Bet Blackjack.

    In this game, your aim is to have a more valuable hand than the dealer's without exceeding a total of 21.

    The best hand is Blackjack, which is achieved when the values of the first two cards dealt add up to precisely exactly 21.

    • Eight standard 52-card decks used.
    • Dealer always stands on 17.
    • You are able to Double Down on any two initial cards.
    • Free split on your hand of pairs, excluding 10s.
    • Free double down on your two-card hard 9, 10 and 11 totals.
    • Split initial cards of equal value.
    • On each hand you cannot split more than once.
    • Single card dealt to each split Ace.
    • You cannot double down if you've split your hand.
    • Six Card Charlie: if you have six cards with a value of 21 or less, you win.
    • Insurance offered when the dealer has an Ace.
    • Winning hand pays 1:1
    • Blackjack pays 3:2 and beats a standard score of 21.
    • Insurance pays 2:1.
    • When hands are of equal value, your wager is refunded.
    • When the dealer busts with a score of 22, your wager is refunded.

    Free Bet Blackjack Rules

    The game is hosted by a dealer and an unlimited number of players can play in every single game round.

    Eight standard 52-card decks are used in this game, with cards valued as outlined below:

    • Cards from 2 to 10 are taken at face value.
    • Face cards (Jacks, Queens and Kings) have a value of 10.
    • Aces are worth 1 or 11, and they will adopt whichever value benefits your hand more. Note that a soft hand includes an Ace worth 11.

    When betting time is up, one card is dealt face up to all players by the dealer, and they receive their card last. A second face up card is then dealt to all players, although the dealer's second card is face down. You can view the value of your initial hand by your cards.


    Should the value of your hand equal 21, you win Blackjack and will receive a payout worth 1.5x your initial wager.


    If the dealer's face up is an Ace, you can buy insurance to defend yourself against the possibility of the dealer having Blackjack. The price of insurance is half of your wager.

    Should the dealer achieve Blackjack, you are paid out at 2:1. If the dealer doesn't have Blackjack, you lose your insurance bet and the hand proceeds as normal.

    Double Down, Hit or Stand

    If the value of your initial hand is not 21, you are able to double down, which will increase your stake by 2x but also means that you will only be dealt one more card.

    If your hard total is 9, 10 or 11, you get a “Free Double”. Should you decide to play this, your original bet is awarded a free bet.

    If you win the game round, the free bet's value will be matched to your original bet. You will be paid accordingly, though you only receive the wager back for your initial bet.

    Should you lose, only your initial bet is lost.

    If the game ends in a push, you will only receive your initial stake back.

    You could hit instead, which gives you an extra card. You can continue to hit until the value of your cards reaches 21.

    If you wish to receive no further cards, you can stand.

    If you have Blackjack in your initial hand, you won't be offered any of these options.


    When the first two cards you are dealt have the same value, you can split them in two to create two different hands.

    If you have a hand of pairs, unless you have two 10s then you will receive a free split.10s.

    Your original bet will be placed for the first hand (on the right side of table), while the free bet is used on your second hand (on the left side of the table).

    The value of the free bet will be matched to your original bet if you win the round and you will receive a payout. You will not receive the value of the free bet back.

    If you lose on your hand with the “Free Bet”, your initial wager is not lost.

    If the game round ends in a push, your bet is not returned.

    Side Bets

    Optional side bets are available in Free Bet Blackjack – Any Pair, 21+3, Hot 3 and Bust It.

    Side bets can be placed alongside your main bet, and whether your Blackjack hand loses or wins you can still win your side bet.

    Any Pair

    With the Any Pair side bet, you can place a wager on the combination of the two first cards of your hand.

    To win, the cards you are dealt must be the same: e.g. two Queens, two Aces, two 10s, etc.

    There are two types of combinations for the Any Pair side bet, and they have different payouts:

    • Pair, e.g. 10 of Clubs and 10 of Hearts.
    • Suited Pair, e.g. 2x Aces of Spades.


    To win the 21+3 side bet, your first two cards plus the dealer’s up card must feature these winning combinations, each with a different payout:

    • Flush – non-sequential cards in the same suit, e.g. 2, 6 and 10 of Clubs.
    • Straight – in numerical sequence but different suits, e.g. 2 of Spades + 3 of Clubs + 4 of Hearts.
    • Three of a Kind – same value but different suits, e.g. any three non-matching Kings.
    • Straight Flush – in numerical sequence and same suit, e.g. 10, Jack and Queen of Diamonds.
    • Suited Trips – suited Three of a Kind, e.g. 3x Queens of Hearts.

    Hot 3

    The Hot 3 side bet gives you the chance to place a wager on the combination of three cards, which is made up of your first two cards, as well as the dealer's up card.

    A number of different combinations can be won with this side bet, and they all come with different payouts:

    • Total 19, for example: 8 of Hearts, 2 of Diamonds and 9 of Spades.
    • Total 20, for example: 8 of Hearts, 2 of Diamonds and 10 of Spades.
    • Total 21, suited, for example: 9 of Diamonds, 2 of Diamonds and 10 of Diamonds.
    • Total 21, unsuited, for example: 9 of Hearts, 2 of Diamonds and 10 of Spades.
    • 7-7-7, for example: 7 of Hearts, 7 of Clubs and 7 of Diamonds.

    Bust It

    You can place a bet that the dealer's hand will be more than 21 with the Bust It side bet.

    If you have Blackjack, the Bust It side bet is pushed.

    A number of different combinations can be wagered on in this side bet, all featuring different payouts:

    • Bust with 3 cards.
    • Bust with 4 cards.
    • Bust with 5 cards.
    • Bust with 6 cards.
    • Bust with 7 cards.
    • Bust with 8 or more cards.

    Side Bet Payouts

    Any Pair

    Suited Pair25:1


    Three of a Kind30:1
    Straight Flush40:1
    Suited Trips100:1

    Hot 3

    Total 191:1
    Total 202:1
    Total 21 Unsuited4:1
    Total 21 Suited20:1
    7 - 7 - 7100:1

    Bust It

    Bust with 3 cards1:1
    Bust with 4 cards2:1
    Bust with 5 cards9:1
    Bust with 6 cards50:1
    Bust with 7 cards100:1
    Bust with 8 or more cards250:1

    Return to Player (RTP)

    The optimal theoretical payout percentage is:

    • Blackjack – 98.45%*
    • Any Pair – 95.90%
    • 21+3 – 96.30%
    • Hot 3 – 94.60%
    • Bust It – 94.12% 

    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 £98.45 of wins.

    *Based on the first hand in the shoe.

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