Introduction

Preview

Vegas Downtown Blackjack

Min Bet: £1
Max Bet: £1,000
Features: Multiple splitting
  Dealer hits on soft 17
  Two decks

Vegas Downtown Blackjack How to Play

Vegas Downtown Blackjack rule variants:

  • Even mismatched picture cards can be split up to three times, offering four hands
  • You can double down on any two cards, including after a split
  • Late surrender not possible
  • Insurance is available
  • Dealer always hits on soft 17
  • Played wit two decks

How to Bet:

To place your bet, simply click on a chip of your desired value from the rack at the bottom of the playing field and then place them in the required section on the casino table.

In Blackjack you can make bets of up to £500 per hand, working with £1, £5, £25, £100 and £500 chips.

To remove a bet before the cards are dealt, press and hold the SPACEBAR and then click on the appropriate bet spot on the table.

To remove all bets, click the CLEAR button.

Click DEAL to start playing.

Betting options:
Repeat and Deal - this will repeat your bet from the last game.

Let ‘em Ride - this will repeat your bet and the winnings from the last game (note: Let ‘em Ride is not available if your previous bet took out insurance.)

Double - Simply click Double to double your previous starting bet and play again (assuming you remain under the table limit.)

How to Win Blackjack

The winning hand in blackjack is the hand that totals closest to 21.

You can make 21 up from any number of cards, though a 10 or a picture card and an ace – known as Blackjack – will beat other combinations.

Picture cards count as 10, numbered cards count as they appear and aces could be 1 or 11, depending on what benefits your hand.

If your cards have the same numerical value as the dealer’s you’ll receive your bet back, unless one hand contains an ace and a picture card, in which case it wins.

Features:

One of the reasons behind Blackjack’s popularity is that there are so many variants to the game. The following list of features may be varied in different versions of the game.

Splitting
If you receive two cards of the same value you can Split your hand. This means one pair is divided into two separate hands, each of which can be used to beat the dealer. When splitting you must bet the same wager on both hands and then play each card as though it were a hand.

Doubling Down
Doubling down is when you to double your original bet, after you’ve looked at your first two cards. After doubling, you may draw only one more card.

If you opt to double and win you’ll be paid out an amount double your original wager.

If the dealer gets Blackjack after you’ve split or doubled, your entire wager, both original and double or split amounts, are lost.

Insurance
If the dealer’s first card is an ace, you can safeguard your hand against the possibility that the dealer has Blackjack, by opting for insurance.

The insurance bet costs half your original wager but if the dealer does have Blackjack, your insurance will pay out at 2-to-1 though you’ll lose your original wager.

If the dealer doesn’t have Blackjack, you’ll lose the insurance though you can continue the play based on your original wager.

Insurance only covers your original wager; it does not cover any double down bet.

Surrender
With the surrender option you can walk away from your hand, after it’s dealt, though you lose half your original wager.

Vegas Downtown Blackjack Tips

Splitting

Vegas Downtown offers you the chance to split any two same value cards - including mismatched picture cards - which could alter your strategy slightly, take a look at the table to your right for a guide on when to split cards.


Two Decks

Vegas Downtown is played with two decks which should improve your win margin by 0.19% against an eight deck game.


Rule Variations

Remember that there's no surrender in Vegas Downtown & the dealer always hits on a soft seventeen - these are factors that can affect how you play your hand.