The minimum bet size available in Free Bet Blackjack is £1.
The maximum bet is £1,000.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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:
This side bet will be won when the dealer's up-cards up card and your first two cards complete these winning combinations.
The winning combinations below all have a different payout associated with them:
With this side bet, you can wager on a three-card combination formed of your first two cards, plus the dealer's up card.
In this side bet there are a variety of different combinations, each with alternate payouts:
Use the Bust It side bet to place wagers on the dealer busting their hand.
This side bet will be pushed if your initial two cards meant you won Blackjack.
You are able to place a variety of alternate combinations with the Bust It side bet, and each of them has a different payout.
Side Bet Payouts
|Three of a Kind||30:1|
|Total 21 Unsuited||4:1|
|Total 21 Suited||20:1|
|7 - 7 - 7||100:1|
|Bust with 3 cards||1:1|
|Bust with 4 cards||2:1|
|Bust with 5 cards||9:1|
|Bust with 6 cards||50:1|
|Bust with 7 cards||100:1|
|Bust with 8 or more cards||250:1|
Return to Player (RTP)
The optimal theoretical payout percentage is:
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.