Single Deck Blackjack is everyone's favourite casino game in its simplest form - played with just one pack of 52 cards.
Play for up to £1,000 as you aim for the blackjack that will pay out 150% of your original wager.
Standard blackjack features like doubling down, insurance and splitting are all available on this game.
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How to Play
The principal aim of any blackjack game is to try to beat the dealer by accumulating a total hand value close to, but not over 21 points.
You will need to draw cards until your hand totals 21, or comes as close as possible without exceeding it.
If your first two cards total 21 - an Ace paired with a 10 or picture card - then you have won blackjack.
A player who stands chooses not to receive any additional cards.
Any hand that exceeds 21 - goes bust and loses regardless of the dealer’s hand.
The dealer must draw on 16 and will always stand on 17 and above.
If the dealer’s hand totals the same as the player’s then the hand is a ‘push’, which will see the player’s bet returned to them.
The minimum bet in Single Deck Blackjack is £1 and the maximum is £1000.
Values of the Cards
An Ace may have a value of either 1 or 11, with the card adopting the value that is of most benefit to your hand.
The cards 2-9 are taken at face value.
The 10, Jack, Queen and King are all valued at 10.
How to Bet
To place your bet, simply choose your desired chip from the rack at the bottom and then place it in the required box on the casino table.
Select chip size - the chip sizes available in Single Deck Blackjack are £1, £5, £25, £100 and £500
Placing bets - start your game of Single Deck Blackjack by placing your bets. Clicking within a bet box will place a bet with your chosen chip size
Removing bets - clicking the ‘Undo’ button will remove the last chip you replaced
Clear bets - clicking ‘Clear Bets’ will remove all of the chips on the table
Deal - clicking ‘Deal’ will start the game with the initial cards being dealt to you and the dealer. You will receive two cards, both face up
Hit - clicking ‘Hit’ will add one card to your hand currently in play
Stand - clicking ‘Stand’ will end the play on your current hand
Repeat and deal - clicking ‘Repeat and Deal’ will repeat your bet from the previous game
Let ‘em ride - clicking ‘Let ‘em Ride’ will repeat your bet from the previous game with the winnings from that game. This option is not available if you took out insurance in your previous hand
Splitting - if you receive two cards of the same value you will have the option to split your hand, which will divide your hand into two hands. When splitting, you must place a bet on the second hand that is equal to the amount wagered on your original bet
Only matching face cards can be split in this version of blackjack.
So a Queen paired with a Jack in your first two cards cannot be split.
If you split Aces and then draw a card with a value of 10, this will not be counted as blackjack.
This hand will have a value of 21, but will lose to the dealer if they draw blackjack.
Double down - this allows you to double your original bet. After doubling you will only receive one more card - this can only be done if your initial two cards total 9, 10 or 11
Insurance - if the dealer’s first card is an Ace, you will have the option to safeguard your hand by buying insurance. This will cost you half of your original wager - if the dealer does draw blackjack, your insurance will pay out at 2:1 with your original wager lost
If the dealer does not have blackjack, you will lose your insurance bet and the hand will continue as normal.
The payouts available in Single Deck Blackjack are outlined below.
- Winning Hand - 1:1
- Blackjack - 3:2
- Insurance - 2:1
Return to Player (RTP)
Return To Player: 99.91%.
The expected return 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 £99.91 of wins.
This return is based on the player making the best choices.