Grab the edge by playing Single Deck Blackjack in the online casino! With only 52 cards in the deck, the odds are in your favor!
Single Deck Blackjack - Game Guide
The goal in the classic game of Blackjack is to hit the elusive 21. Face cards (Jack, Queen and King) count for 10, while the Ace can count for 11 or 1. Number cards, the 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and all the way up to 10, count for exactly what they are. A 2 is a 2 and a 3 is a 3. If your number exceeds the dealer’s without going over 21, you win!
Single Deck Blackjack - How to Play
The goal of Blackjack is to get as close to or at the number 21 by using face cards and numbered cards. You win your wager if you are closer to 21, without going over, than the dealer.
You make at least the minimum bet before any cards are dealt. The dealer’s first card is always dealt down while your first two cards are dealt up. Once you’ve received your two cards, you can Stand or Hit. If you hit, you get another card, and so on until you are satisfied with the number you’ve got, as close to 21 without going over.
If you go over 21, the dealer wins. If you’re closer to 21 than the dealer, you win. If you’re at exactly 21, you’ve hit a blackjack! If you get 21 off the draw, a natural 21 via your first two cards, not only do you win your bet, but you win a bonus amount on top of your bet!
Single Deck Blackjack - Bet Types
There is only one bet in Single Deck Blackjack. You can make the minimum bet all the way up to the maximum bet before any cards are dealt unless you double down. You can only double down, doubling your wager, $100 becomes $200, on 10 or 11 in Single Deck Blackjack.
Single Deck Blackjack - Minimum and Maximum Bet Amounts
The minimum bet in the online casino for Single Deck Blackjack is $10 per game.
The maximum bet in the online casino for Single Deck Blackjack is $100 per game.
Single Deck Blackjack – Payouts
You win what you bet. If you bet $100, you win $100. If you win with a blackjack, you show exactly 21, you win 6/5. In that case, you’re $100 wager will pay back $120 in profit.
Single Deck Blackjack - Strategy/Tips
The dealer is going to have one card face down. What this means is that you will have to strategize around the upcard, the card that you can see. If the dealer is showing a card higher than one of yours, you’ll want to hit. If the dealer shows a card lower than yours, you should consider staying and the dealer can’t put together a winning hand. See a couple of examples below:
Dealer’s upcard is a 5 and you have a Jack (10) and 8 - - Stay
Dealer’s upcard is a 9 and you have a Queen (10) and 4 - - Hit
In Single Deck Blackjack, the dealer has to stay on 17. You can double down on 10 or 11 in Single Deck Blackjack. If your two cards show a 10 or 11, you can double your wager, $100 becomes $200, for one more card. You have to stay after the third card is dealt.
Blackjack – Glossary
blackjack – A total of 21 in a hand played in Blackjack.
bust – Exceeding the total of 21 in a single hand played in Blackjack resulting in a loss.
deck – A deck of cards. There are 52 cards in a deck.
double deck – Playing with 2 decks, 104 cards as opposed to 52.
double down – Doubling your wager for only one more card.
hard 17 – Any combination of 17 that doesn’t contain an Ace.
high roller – Playing in a game with a high minimum, usually at least $50, and a high maximum, usually at least $500.
hit – To “hit” simply means to ask for another card.
insurance – Insurance is a side bet that pays 2:1 on half of your wager. You will only be offered insurance if the dealer shows an Ace. If the dealer gets a natural blackjack, you lose your original wager, but you win the insurance bet.
multi-hand blackjack - - A variation of Blackjack where 3 to 5 decks are used and the player can play from 3 to 5 hands per deal.
natural blackjack – Hitting a blackjack with a 10 or face card and an Ace
push – A push is a tie. Example: you show 17 and the dealer shows 17.
shoe – A box on an incline from where the dealer draws cards.
soft 17 – In Blackjack a 17 that’s created with an Ace. For example: Ace, 6 or Ace, 3, 3. It’s called a soft 17 because no matter what card is received next, the hand can’t bust.
split – Creating two separate blackjack hands from the first two cards dealt.
stand – Not accepting any more cards from the dealer.
switch – In Switch Blackjack trading your top cards between two separate hands.
upcard – The card that the dealer shows off the draw.