European Blackjack is an exciting take on the popular casino table game. If you know how to play Blackjack and want to try something different, then you have to try European Blackjack.
In a traditional Blackjack game, the dealer receives both their face-up and hole card at the same time. In European Blackjack, the Dealer doesn’t receive a second card until you have made all of your decisions, including doubling and splitting. As far as winning goes, the objective is still the same: to come as close to 21 without going over, while still having a higher total than the Dealer. To receive your cards, first place your bet. The cards are dealt in rotation from the dealer, moving left-to-right. The dealer's hand features one card face up and one face down. You can then choose to receive more cards for your hand or showdown and see whose come closest to 21 without going over.
How To Play European Blackjack
- European blackjack is played using six decks, which are shuffled after each hand.
- Dealer will stand on a soft 17.
- Double on hard totals of 9 to 11.
- You may split up to three hands.
- You may not surrender any cards.
- Split aces receive only one card.
- No re-splitting of aces.
- A split ace and a ten-value card is not a Blackjack.
- You win when you hold a score of 21 or less but greater than the Dealer's final total or you achieve a score of 21 or less when the Dealer's final score exceeds 21.
- Card suits are irrelevant.
- Cards 2 to 10 have face value.
- Jacks, queens, and kings are worth 10.
- Aces have a value of 1 or 11.
- Click on a chip to place a bet.
- Additional clicks on the chip interface will add to your wager.
- To remove a bet from play, click on the chip in the betting circle.
- Minimum amount to bet is $1 while the maximum is $500.
- An ace and any ten-value card together on the initial deal are called a Blackjack. Blackjack pays 3 to 2, providing that the Dealer does not also have Blackjack.
- A Player and Dealer Blackjack on the same hand results in a tie, known as a push.
- Any other winning hand is paid 1 to 1.
- Insurance pays 2 to 1.
- Any winning score of 21 after a split is paid 1 to 1.
- he Dealer is showing an ace as their face-up card, you may then place a supplemental bet called insurance. A wager of exactly half of the original bet is placed on the table. If the Dealer has Blackjack, you receive an Insurance payout of 2 to 1. If the Dealer does not have Blackjack, the Player loses the insurance bet, and the Player's initial bet is then settled by comparing his cards with the Dealer's. If the Dealer and the Player both have Blackjack, the game is pushed and the Player gets the amount won by taking insurance, called even money.
- Bust - When either the Dealer's or the Player's cards equal more than 21.
- Bust Card – The individual card that brings a hand’s total to over 21.
- Hole Card – The dealer card that remains face-down until the player’s hands have been resolved.
- Paint – Any face card, such as a King or Queen.
- Push - When the total of both hands are the same and fall between 17 and 21, neither hand wins.
- Soft Hand - Any hand in which an Ace is counted as an 11.
- Stand – Choosing to receive no more cards from the dealer
- Stiff – A hard hand total between 12 and 16.