European Blackjack October 27, 2017
INTRODUCTION AND KEY FEATURES OF EUROPEAN BLACKJACK
Known as one of the oldest card games, Blackjack was played in many countries in the early centuries. Even though the exact origins of Blackjack is still blurry, there has been various adaptations of the game, amongst which is the European Blackjack which is the most popular card game. Made available online by Play'nGo, the European Blackjack can be played at Spin and Win Casino without you having to drive to a land casino.
Before going onto how the game is played, let’s have a peek at the various casino terms that you will find on this game. Rebet is to place the same bet as your initial bet in the preceding round. After having picked your preferred chip value to play with, you will have to click on ‘Deal’ for the round to start. ‘Hit’ means to be dealt an additional card which you may click multiple times until you decide to ‘Stand’ which means stop the dealing of additional cards. In the event that your hand card values total 21, you will automatically ‘Stand’. In the event that your first two cards are of the same value, you may ‘split’ them into 2 separate hands by placing a second wager of equal value on the second hand thereafter continuing the game by playing one hand at a time. You also have the option to double your bet after having received your first two cards where afterwards, you will be dealt with an additional card to complete your hand.
What is bust? If the total value of your hand exceeds 21, you lose your wager therefore the term bust and if it’s the dealer that bust, you automatically win the game. The insurance on European Blackjack is also known as a side bet in the event that the dealer’s first card is an ace therefore the insurance bet equal to half of your initial bet. If the dealer has blackjack, you win 2 to 1 on your Insurance bet and the round ends. If the dealer does not have blackjack, you lose your Insurance bet and the round proceeds as usual. Last term used on this game is ‘push’ which is when the value of the dealer’s hand is 17-21 and matches the value of your hand, the game will then result in a push with your bet returned.
Considered as an easy and interesting classic game of blackjack, European Blackjack gives rather high chances of winning. Your objective on this game is to get a hand with a value closer to 21 than the dealer's. If your hand exceeds 21, you "bust" and lose your bet. If the dealer busts, you win where normal wins pays 1:1.
You don’t have to be a magician to calculate your card values as cards numbered 2 through ten are worth their face values, jacks, queens and kings are worth 10 and an ace is worth either 1 or 11, depending which is more advantageous for you. As for the suit of the card, this holds no importance in Blackjack.
To begin your play on European Blackjack, pick your bet from 1, 5, 10, 25 or 100 by selecting on the displayed chips. After having done so, choose the spot on the table where you wish to put your bet then click deal for the game to start else clear all to remove the bets.
Table games have table rules and in European Blackjack, the rules are that cards are re-shuffled after each round, dealer stands on all 17s, a hand can be split once with only one additional card received, a hand that totals 21 after splitting is considered as 21 and not Blackjack, up to 3 hands is played, double on hard 9-11 and pays are 3:2 for Blackjack.
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