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.

    • This game uses eight standard 52-card decks.
    • Dealer is required to stand on Soft 17.
    • Double Down on any two cards you are dealt at the start.
    • Free split on your hand of pairs, with the exception of a pair of 10s.
    • Free double down if your initial two cards total 9, 10 or 11.
    • Split your first two cards if they have the same value.
    • Only one split is permitted per hand.
    • If you split Aces, only one extra card will be dealt to each hand.
    • Double Down is unavailable if you split your initial cards.
    • Six Card Charlie: you win if you are dealt six cards that equate to 21 or fewer.
    • If the dealer's up-card is an Ace, you may purchase insurance.
    • Winning hand payouts are 1:1
    • Blackjack pays out at 3:2, and will defeat a hand worth 21 formed of three or more cards, or formed via a split.
    • Insurance pays out at 2:1.
    • If your hand is worth the same as the dealer's, your bet will be returned.
    • Bets returned if the dealer busts on 22.


    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 equal to the value on the card.
    • Face cards (Jacks, Queens and Kings) will be worth 10.
    • Aces are valued at 1 or 11, based on the figure that is more beneficial to your hand. An Ace valued at 11 being included in a hand makes it Soft.

    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.


    Blackjack

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


    Insurance

    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.


    Split

    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.


    21+3

    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:

    • Flush – cards in the same suit but are not in order, e.g. 7, 10 and Jack of Spades.
    • Straight – cards with matching suits in numerical order, e.g. 4 of Clubs, 5 of Diamonds and 6 of Hearts.
    • Three of a Kind – cards with non-matching suits with identical values, e.g. any three non-matching Aces.
    • Straight Flush – matching suits in numerical order, e.g. 4, 5 and 6 of Hearts.
    • Suited Trips – Three of a Kind with identical suits, e.g. three 8s of Diamonds.


    Hot 3

    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:

    • Total 19, e.g. 6 of Clubs, 5 of Spades and 10 of Diamonds.
    • Total 20, e.g. 4 of Diamonds, 8 of Clubs and 9 of Hearts.
    • Total 21, suited, e.g. 3, 8 and King of Diamonds.
    • Total 21, unsuited,e.g. 9 of Spades, 2 of Hearts and 10 of Clubs.
    • 7-7-7, e.g. 7 of Spades, 7 of Hearts and 7 of Clubs.


    Bust It

    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.

    • 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

    Hand
    Payout
    Pair8:1
    Suited Pair25:1

    21+3

    Hand
    Payout
    Flush5:1
    Straight10:1
    Three of a Kind30:1
    Straight Flush40:1
    Suited Trips100:1

    Hot 3

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

    Bust It

    Hand
    Payout
    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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