How to Play Multi-hand Blackjack

Short Description:

In Multi-hand Blackjack game you are competing against the dealer (the house).

The player is dealt two cards face up. The player may draw as many cards as they wish, until reaching 21. If the player draws a card that puts him over 21 (which is called a "Bust"), he loses the hand and his bet. A winning hand adds up to more than the dealer's hand, without "Busting". The dealer initially receives only one card. He receives his second card only after the player finished playing.

Blackjack Rules

Our Blackjack game has a dealer and a player. The dealer deals from 6 decks of 52 playing cards which are shuffled after every round. Before the cards are dealt, the player should first choose his position and then place his bets by clicking on the 1 chip, 5 chip, 10 chip, 50 chip, 100 chip and 500 chip, to reach the desired bet. After deciding on the desired bet, the player must click the "Deal" button in order to proceed with the hand. The round begins after the player has bet and clicked "Deal". A player may play up 1, 3 or 5 hands at one time.

Once the deal begins the bets may not be changed. During the course of the hand, the player may add to his bets through the options of Double Downs, Splits, and Insurance. After the cards are dealt, the player may choose the option that will yield him more opportunities. Buttons, located on the lower center of the screen, will appear in order to facilitate the player's decision. For example, if it is possible to split two cards, a button will appear to allow the player to split the cards. The player will then simply need to click on the "Split" button.

If a player is dealt Blackjack, which is a 10 or a face card, along with an Ace, he is paid 1.5 times the placed bet (this is called 3:2). If, the dealer also has Blackjack, it is a "Push" and the bet is returned to the bankroll. A push is also announced when both the player and the dealer has the same number (not necessarily just BJ).

After all of the player's bets have been completed, the dealer completes his hand. If the dealer has sixteen or less, he must draw a card (Hit), until he reaches at least seventeen. If the dealer's card total exceeds 21 (Bust), he must pay all remaining hands in the game.

An Ace can be valued as either a 1 or an 11. Face cards such as the King, Queen and Jack are valued at 10. All other cards are valued at their face value.
A "Hard Hand" is a hand with no Ace, or a hand with an Ace valued as 1. A hand comprised of an Ace, 7, and 9 is called a "Hard 17".
A "Soft Hand" is a hand with an Ace valued as 11. A hand comprised of an Ace and a 6 is called a "Soft 17." The dealer will stand on a soft 17.

"Double Down": A player may select the "Double" option after being dealt a hard hand with a value of 9-11, or after splitting a pair, if the resulting cards then too amount to a hard hand with a value of 9-11. The Double option automatically doubles the player's bet and deals one additional card, face up. The player cannot draw any additional cards.

"Split": If the player is dealt any pair of cards, on the first two cards (i.e., two Fives, two Jacks, etc.), he may split the cards into two separate hands. A split may occur on hands where the first two cards have the same value as well as on identical cards. The split option automatically places an additional bet, equal to the original wager. Each hand is then played independently, and the player may request as many Hits as desired on each hand (with the exception of Aces, which receive only one additional card per hand). In the case of split Aces or Tens, a player's Blackjack is not possible and is considered as a regular 21. In this case, a dealer's Blackjack wins, and a dealer's 21 becomes a "Push".
A Blackjack in the split loses to the dealer's Blackjack.
The player is allowed to re-split each hand once (i.e. up to 4 hands).

"Insurance": If the dealer is served an Ace card, the player has the option of making an "Insurance Bet" before the dealer’s second card is revealed. The Insurance equals half the original bet and is evaluated after the dealer draws his second card. If the player takes insurance and the dealer’s second card turns out to be a 10 or a face card under his Ace (thus resulting in a Blackjack), the player wins double the Insurance Bet. If, instead, the dealer's second card has a value of less than 10, the player loses the Insurance Bet and continues normally with the hand. Note: insurance will not be offered in case the player has a Blackjack and the dealer has an Ace.

"Push": A Push refers to when the dealer and the player have the same numerical count in their hands. In this case, the play is a draw, and the players’ bets remain on the table.

Payoff

Result Payoff
Winning Hand 1 to 1
Blackjack 3 to 2
Insurance 2 to 1

NOTE: Malfunction voids all pays and plays.

Setting Screen

The settings screen is shown when first entering the game but is also accessible afterwards by clicking on the Setting button. This can only be done between game rounds.

The game has a setting screens which allows the player to choose from the following:

  1. Table limits:
    1. 1-500 USD/GBP/Euro per hand
    2. 5-1500 USD/GBP/Euro per hand
    3. 10-3000 USD/GBP/Euro per hand
  2. Table color – green, black, blue or red
  3. Number of playing hands: 1, 3 or 5 hands
  4. Turbo – on/off
  5. Sidebets – on/off
  6. Music – on/off
  7. Announcements – Male / Female

Note: Table limits do not affect playing rules or payouts.

Playing Side-Bets – Perfect Pairs™ and 21+3™

In order to place a side-bet, you must first place a normal Blackjack bet. You cannot place a side-bet only.

Select a playing chip from the chip array, and then place it on each side-bet beside your regular Blackjack bet.

You can place side-bets for each Blackjack playing hand.

You can place a bet on either one of the side-bets or both of them – Perfect Pairs and 21+3 – or on neither of them.

Each side-bet has its own limits, rules and payouts.

You can win the side-bets and lose on the main blackjack game, win the main game and lose the side-bets, win both or of course lose both. Side-bet do not affect basic Blackjack strategy.

Side-Bets wins are determined and paid immediately after all initial cards are dealt (player and dealer).

Side-Bets wins are paid regardless of the regular Blackjack play outcome.

Once all side-bets have been settled, regular Blackjack dealing procedures resume.

Settled Side-Bet winnings are only added to your balance at the end of the round and can- therefore not be used during the same round for subsequent Blackjack decisions such as Split or Double.

Perfect Pairs

If the first two cards dealt to a hand are a pair, the bet wins. A pair is defined as being two cards with the same face value, not numeric value. For example, a K and a Q have the same numeric value, but not the same face value and therefore do not constitute a pair. Only the first two cards are judged as a pair. If you get a third card that forms a pair with one of the first two, it isn't considered.

The type of pair affects the payout.


Perfect Pairs Payouts (per hand)

Type of Pair Definition Payout
Mixed Pair Two cards of the same value but different colored suits, e.g., the 7 of Hearts and the 7 of Diamonds. 6 - 1
Colored Pair The pair is matched in color but different suits, e.g., two red cards, like the 2 of Hearts and the 2 of Diamonds. 12 - 1
Perfect Pair The pair is identical, e.g., two Queen of Hearts. 25 - 1

The player’s percentage of theoretical return is 93.89%

21+3

This Side-Bet is based on a 3 card hand using the dealer’s one (1) up card and the player’s two (2) initial up cards to form a 3 card poker hand. So essentially, it combines Blackjack with Three Card Poker.

Once all bets have been placed, a round of Blackjack is dealt in the standard fashion - the dealer deals two cards face up to each participating hand, and to themselves in the same manner as regular blackjack. The side-bet is then determined and payouts awarded. A player will only be awarded for one winning event, although their 3 card hand may contain more than 1 winning event (e.g. three of a kind suited). In the event the dealer’s up card is an Ace, the dealer will settle all 21+3 wagers prior to asking for Insurance or checking their hand for a blackjack.


HAND RANKINGS

  • Flush (same suit), for example: 2 of clubs, 6 of clubs and 10 of clubs.
  • Straight (Sequence), for example: 2 of diamonds, 3 of clubs, and 4 of hearts).
  • Three of a Kind (three cards of the same value), for example: 3x Kings.
  • Straight flush (Suited sequence), for example: 10 of diamonds, Jack of diamonds, and Queen of diamonds.
  • Suited Trips - (three cards of same suit and value), for example: 3x Kings of spades.

Note: A Flush may also contain a Pair or Three of a Kind.


Hand Pays
Suited Trips 100
Straight Flush 40
Three of a Kind 25
Straight 10
Flush 5
Pair or less No win!

The player’s percentage of theoretical return is 92.86%

Side Bet Limits

Side bet limit corresponds with the table limit and are in the same currency.

Limits
Table Limit Perfect Pairs 21+3
1 to 500 1 to 50 1 to 50
5 to 1500 5 to 100 5 to 100
10 to 3000 10 to 100 10 to 100

On mobile:

The game rules apply for mobile as well.

The game is designed for up to 3 hands, compared to up to 5 hands on PC.

On mobile, only the following chips are available: 1, 5, 25, and 100.

On mobile, the table limit is 1-300 USD/GBP/Euro per hand.

In the High Limits version, the table limit is 5-2000 USD/GBP/Euro per hand and a 500 chip is also available.

The game starts with Turbo mode as default, the player may switch to a “non-turbo” mode via settings menu.

On mobile the game alerts the user of hitting on a hard hand with the values between 17 and 20.

On mobile the settings screen is more limited and side-bets are not supported.


The player’s percentage of theoretical return is 99.48%