If you’re looking for a modern twist on a classic game, then look no further than European Blackjack at House of Jack. European Blackjack follows traditional blackjack rules with a couple of twists to keep things interesting – like the addition of an auto-play option, special side bets, and different betting games.
• The game starts by everyone wagering their bets. The dealer will then give each player and him/herself two cards each.
• The aim of the game is for players and the dealer to accumulate a hand equal to or less than 21. The player or dealer with the higher hand wins. If someone’s hand exceeds 21, they bust and lose the round automatically.
• Blackjack can only be achieved on the first two cards dealt. For example, when a player is dealt an ace and a card with the value of 10.
• Once the cards are dealt players have the option to hit, double, stand, insurance, or surrender. European Blackjack Gold offers players the option to place special side bets. These bets involve players betting on whether the two initial cards are higher, lower or equal to 13. The high and low bets pay 1:1 while the equal to bets pay 10:1.
Different cards carry different values:
• Aces have the value of one or 11; players and dealer can determine the value.
• Cards between two and 10 maintain their face value.
• Kings, queens, and jacks have the value of 10.
• Blackjack: The highest possible hand attainable in the game. It consists of receiving an ace and 10 in the first two cards dealt.
• Bust: Bust is a hand that exceeds a total of 21.
• Double: This when a player doubles their initial wager and receives an additional card.
• Hit: A hit allows players to receive as many additional cards without additional expenses.
• Hole Card: Hole cards form part of the dealer’s hand where one card to dealt facing up and the other facing down.
• Push: Push is when the players and dealer hand match.
• Split: Players can only split a hand when their first two cards dealt are the same.
• Stand: Players will stand when they are satisfied with their hand total.
• Surrender: Players have the option to surrender a round at the expense of half their initial bet.
• Late Surrender: Late surrender occurs after a hand has been dealt and the dealer has checked his hand for Blackjack.
• Early Surrender: Early surrender allows players to surrender their hand straight after it has been dealt.
Players can win blackjack in one of three possible ways:
• If you’re dealt an unmatched Blackjack hand from the first two cards.
• If the player’s hand is closer to 21 and is higher than the dealers.
• If the dealer busts and the player manages to keep their hand total below 21.
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