Blackjack is one of the most popular and recognized games in modern casinos. It offers the best percentage of return when the player is patient and keeps track of all cards which have been used.
Vegas Strip Blackjack incorporates existing Blackjack game features with additional features designed to give players a variety of new options not available in a standard Blackjack game. Vegas Strip Blackjack game is the same as a Blackjack game except:
Dealer always checks for Blackjack if there is an Ace or a 10-value card (10, J, Q, K) showing, before Player's turn.
The dealer stands on All 17s.
Player is allowed to Double on ANY first two cards. Double after Split is allowed as well.
Player is allowed to re-split twice on an already split hand but cannot re-split Aces.
In Vegas Strip Blackjack, the player competes against the dealer. The game is played on a semi-circular table with 5 playing positions and wagers are placed in the circles provided. This version of blackjack is played with 6 Decks of cards (with the jokers removed) that are shuffled after the completion of every game.
The basic rule of the game is to get a hand higher than the dealer without going over 21. If the face value of your cards is 21 or if the dealer's cards are lower than yours or higher than 21, you win !!!
How to Play Vegas Strip Blackjack
This version of Blackjack is played using 6 Decks of Cards which are shuffled after each hand. There are 5 playing positions you can choose from and you can play up to 5 hands of blackjack at the same time. Each hand played is a separate wager against the dealer.
The goal is for the player's hand to add up to 21 or have a hand that is higher than the dealer.
The dealer stands on All 17s.
How to Play
When starting the blackjack game for the first time the blackjack table is empty – no cards or wagers are on the table and the default wager amount is active.
You now decide how much you want to wager and how many hands you want to play and then place your wager(s) on the table. Once you have completed placing your wager(s) you can start the game by clicking on the DEAL button.
The dealer deals two cards at each player position that has a wager and deals two cards for the dealer. One of the dealer's cards remains face down and all other cards are turned face up. Once all the cards have been dealt, Dealer always peeks for Blackjack before your turn if he/she is showing an Ace or a 10-value card (10, J, Q, K).
Once all cards are dealt and Dealer checks for Blackjack, you are able to the Hit or Stand. When applicable, you are able to Split, Double, or buy Insurance.
If your dealt hand contains an Ace and a 10 or a face card then you have a Blackjack, also called a Natural, and play is automatically moved to the next available hand.
If the value of your hand exceeds 21, then you have gone Bust and have lost this hand and play automatically moves to the next available hand.
When the player's hand(s) are completed, the dealer's hand is played out. Once the dealer's hand is complete, your hand(s) is compared to the dealer's hand to determine win(s) or loss(es) and to update your casino account balance accordingly.
To play again you click on the Rebet button and then click on the Deal button.
buttons are used to choose and adjust the size of your bet. The bets can only be changed or added between games.
Deal button starts a new game of blackjack.
The Hit button tells the dealer to deal you another card. You can HIT as many times as you wish until your hand goes bust or you decide to Stand.
The Stand button ends your hand and moves game play to the next available hand – your next hand or the completion of the dealer's hand.
The Split button is only available if the first two cards dealt are a pair. The Split button causes :
1.Your original single hand to be split into two separate hands
2. Places a second wager on the table equal to your original wager
3.You are dealt a second card for each new hand
5.If you split Aces you will receive only 1 more card to complete your hand and if the second card is a face card or 10 it is not a blackjack.
The Double button doubles your original wager and you receive only 1 more card to complete your hand. The DOUBLE button is also available on hands that have been SPLIT except for cases when you are splitting Aces.
An Insurance bet is the player betting that the dealer has a blackjack. The INSURANCE box is only displayed when the Dealer's face up card is an Ace. Click Yes for the hands that you wish to purchase insurance, and no for the hands you do not . The cost of insurance is half your original bet and pays out 2 to 1 if the dealer gets blackjack. If you purchase Insurance and then Split your hand, the hand will no longer be covered by Insurance. If you purchase insurance and then Double your hand, the initial wager is doubled.
The Rebet button resets the Blackjack game by removing the cards from the table and retaining the wager(s) on the table.
1. This version of blackjack is played with 6 decks of cards (with the jokers removed) that are shuffled after the completion of every game.
2. You may draw as many additional cards as you want as long as the value of your hand does not exceed 21. If you go over 21, you go bust, and you automatically loose the hand.
3. The dealer Stands on All 17s.
4. If the dealer's hand and the player's hand are both under 21, the hands are compared. If the player's hand is closer to 21 the player wins, if the dealer's hand is closer to 21 the player loses.
5. Face cards (the Jack, Queen and King) and 10s all have a value of ten.
6. An Ace has a value of either 1 or 11. Any combination of cards that contains an Ace card and whose value does not exceed 21 is referred to as a ‘soft hand’. An Ace adopts the value most beneficial for your hand. For example, an Ace and eight will add up to 19 but if the player chooses to take another card that would cause the hand's value to exceed 21 the Ace will revert to a value of 1.
7. If you are dealt an Ace and a 10 or face card this is called a Blackjack and your hand will Stand automatically. If you beat the dealer with a Blackjack, you are paid out at 3 to 2.
1. Dealer always checks / peeks for Blackjack before your turn if he/she is showing an Ace or a 10-value card (10, J, Q, K). One Dealer card is dealt face up (the up card) and the other face down (the hole card). If the Dealer has a ten or an ace as the up card, it is possible he has a Blackjack in which case all Player hands will lose except with another Blackjack. The dealer will check for Blackjack if one is possible, immediately after the cards are dealt to the player, and will collect all losing bets immediately if he does have a Blackjack. Player loses total amount bet against Dealer in such a case. If the Dealer does not have a Blackjack, the game continues.
2. If the Dealer’s up card is an Ace, Insurance will be offered to the Player, only then will the Dealer peek.
1. If you are dealt a pair you may Split your hand. This means that your pair is divided into two separate hands with two separate wagers. A second wager – equal to your original wager – is automatically placed on your second hand. Both hands are played as separate hands.
2. Re-splitting is allowed. The player can re-split up to two times on an already split hand, but cannot re-split Aces.
3. If you have Split a pair of aces and then draw a card with a value of ten then this is not a Blackjack. Such a hand would have a value of 21. It beats the dealer's hand value less than 21 and ties – called a Push – against the dealer's hand value of 21 except if the dealer's hand is a Blackjack. This rule also applies to splitting pairs of cards with a value of ten. Should you split a pair of tens (or face cards) and then receive an ace this hand is not a Blackjack.
1. Player may Double on any first two cards. This will double your original wager.
2. After Double, you will only receive 1 more card to complete your hand.
3. Double after Split is allowed, except after splitting Aces.
1. If the dealer's face up card is an Ace, you may purchase Insurance. Insurance is purchased prior to playing your hand (s).
2. If you purchase Insurance and then Split your hand, the hand will no longer be covered by Insurance.
3. If you purchase insurance and then Double your hand, the initial wager is doubled.
Refer to the Blackjack Limits and Payouts section to find out more about how much each hand is worth.
If you want to find out more about the types of hands in Blackjack refer to the Blackjack Hands section.