First Person Blackjack

First Person Blackjack

Play First Person Blackjack and beat the dealer to 21.

This game contains the standard Blackjack features like Doubling Down, Insurance and Splitting.

You can play with a wide range of side bets where you could win big, including 21+3 and Perfect Pairs.

Will your cards reveal Blackjack?


    First Person Blackjack Game Overview

    The chip sizes available in First Person Blackjack range from £1 to £500.


    How To Play

    In this game, your goal is to achieve a better total than the dealer with your hand, though the value of your cards mustn't exceed 21. 

    Blackjack is the best hand you can get, and this occurs first two cards dealt equal exactly 21.


    Game Rules

    A maximum of seven players can play First Person Blackjack, plus there is a dealer who hosts the game.

    Eight standard 52-card decks are used in this game.

    The cards' values of cards are explained below:

    • Cards from 2 to 10 - worth their face value
    • Face cards (Jacks, Queens and Kings) - have a value of 10 
    • Aces - worth one or 11, whichever is more beneficial to your hand (N.B. a hand that contains an Ace counted as 11 is called a Soft Hand)

    Each player receives one card from the dealer when betting time is up, starting from the left and moving round clockwise.

    The dealer then deals everyone a second card face up, ending with himself, though the dealer's second card will always be dealt face down.

    You can view the value of your initial hand alongside your cards.


    Blackjack

    Blackjack is the best possible hand, and you will obtain this when the first two cards you are dealt total 21 precisely.


    Insurance

    You can only buy an insurance bet if the dealer's up-card is an Ace. 

    This enables you to offset the risk of the dealer having Blackjack, even if you hold Blackjack yourself.

    If the dealer reveals Blackjack, any insurance bets pay out 2:1; if the dealer reveals Blackjack and you haven't taken insurance, odds are paid out 3:2.

    The dealer will have a look at their down-card to see if they have Blackjack:

    - If they don't, the round proceeds as normal

    - If they do have Blackjack and you don't, the dealer is the winner.

    - If you and the dealer both have Blackjack, the game ends in a 'push' and your stake is refunded.

    Insurance is priced at half of your main bet stake, and these bets will be settled separately.


    Double Down

    On any two initial cards, you may wish to Double Down.

    With this function you can double your stake, though it means you will only be dealt one further card.

    If you've split your hand, you will be unable to Double Down.


    Hit 

    You receive one extra card, and it is added to your current hand.

    You can hit as many times as you wish until the value of your hand exceeds 21.


    Stand

    If you don't want any more cards, then you can stand and the dealer will not deal any more cards to you.


    Split

    If your initial two cards have the same value, you have the option to split them into two separate hands. 

    Each hand is a separate bet, each with the same stake as the bet you placed initially.

    You will be dealt another card for each hand, and you can 'hit' on each hand unless you split an initial pair of Aces.

    If you split on two Aces, you can receive only one more card per hand.

    On each hand, you can only ever split once.


    Outcome

    If the total sum of your hand goes over 21, you 'bust' and you will lose your bet. 

    When all hands have been played by the players around the table, the dealer will reveal their down-card. 

    They must:

    - Hit - if the value of their cards is 16 or less

    - Stand - if they have a Soft 17 or higher 

    You will win if your final hand is closer to 21 than the dealer's, or if the dealer 'busts'. 

    If your cards have an equal value to the dealer's, then it is settled as a 'push' and your bet is refunded.

    Blackjack (Ace and 10) beats a hand of: 21 featuring at least three cards; 21 resulting from a split pair.


    Side Bets

    In this game, there are two side bets available : Perfect Pairs and 21+3.

    You can combine your main bet with side bets.

    You can win a side bet even if your Blackjack bet is a loser.


    Perfect Pairs

    If your first two cards consist of any pair, i.e. two Queens, two Aces, two 3s etc, then you can win with this side bet. 

    Three types of pairs are available, with a different payout applied to each of them, as outlined below.

    • Mixed Pair – different suits, e.g. a 10 of Hearts and a 10 of Clubs
    • Coloured Pair – different suits of the same colour, e.g. a two of Diamonds and a two of Hearts
    • Perfect Pair – same suit, e.g. two Aces of Spades


    Perfect Pairs Payouts:

    • Mixed Pair 6:1
    • Coloured Pair 12:1
    • Pefect Pair 25:1


    21+3

    If the first two cards you are dealt, alongside the dealer's up-card, form any of the winning combinations below, you will win this side bet.

    • Flush – any same-suited cards e.g. a two, six and 10 of Clubs
    • Straight – cards of different suits in numerical order, e.g. a two of Spades, three of Clubs and four of Hearts
    • Three of a Kind – cards have an identical value but non-matching suits, e.g. three Kings
    • Straight Flush – cards of the same suit are in numerical sequence, e.g. a 10, Jack and Queen of Diamonds
    • Suited Trips – an identical triplet, e.g. three Queen of Hearts

    Each winning combination is linked to a different payout.


    21+3 Payouts

    • Flush 5:1
    • Straight 10:1
    • Three of a Kind 30:1
    • Straight Flush 40:1
    • Suited Trips 100:1

    If malfunction happens, the game round and all payouts for the round will be made void.


    Bet Behind

    With the Bet Behind feature you can bet on another player's hand, meaning you will share the same outcome.

    Payouts for Bet Behind wagers are the same as regular bets.

    You are able to place a bet in any activated Bet Behind spot at another player's seat before betting time expires. 

    If you place a Bet Behind bet and the player at that seat decides not to place a bet in that round, your stake is immediately returned.

    The nickname shown at each seat identifies the player who makes all the choices for that hand.

    Even if the dealer's up-card is an Ace, you can still place an insurance bet in the normal way.

    You still have the option to double your bet when the player you are betting behind opts to Double Down or Split. 

    You are unable to place a Bet Behind bet on your own hand.

    If you would prefer, you can stop other players from betting behind you.


    Hot Player

    The 'Hot Players' icon depicts which player holds the longest winning streak.

    The number that appears within the gold medal refers to the number of consecutive rounds that player has won. 

    When a 'Hot Player' loses a round, the gold-medal icon will be removed from the screen.


    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.