Introduction

Preview

Vegas Strip Blackjack

Min Bet: £1
Max Bet: £1,000
Features: Multiple splitting
  Double down on any two cards
  Four decks

Vegas Strip Blackjack How to Play

Vegas Strip 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, even after a split
  • Late surrender not possible
  • Insurance is available
  • Played with four 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 Strip Blackjack Tips

Perfect Strategy

Vegas Strip offers you the chance to split any two same value cards - including mismatched picture cards - which will change your strategy slightly. The table to your right will give you an idea of how to play your hands.


Four Decks

Vegas Strip Blackjack is played with four decks which should improve your win expectation by 0.06% against an eight deck game.


Stand on All 17

Unlike Vegas Downtown, the dealer must stand on all seventeen in Vegas Strip, which improves your odds slightly in this area.