Will you win in an exciting game of the casino favourite, First Person Blackjack?
The aim of First Person Blackjack is to obtain more cards than the dealer without exceeding 21.
Blackjack is the best hand possible - this is when your initial two cards equal 21 exactly.
A maximum of seven players can play at any one time - you only ever compete against the dealer, not other players.
This game is played with eight standard 52-card decks.
The card values are as below:
When the betting time is over, the dealer will deal each player one card face up (dealing starts with the first player on the dealer’s left and continues clockwise, ending with himself).
The dealer will then deal each player a second card face up, ending with himself - the dealer's card will be face down.
The value of your initial hand will be shown next to your cards.
You can purchase 'Insurance' if the dealer’s upcard is an Ace.
This reduces the risk of the dealer having blackjack, even if you also have blackjack.
Insurance Bets are equal to half your main bet - they are settled separately from the bet on your hand.
The dealer then checks his downcard to see if he has blackjack:
If the dealer’s upcard is a 10 or face card, you cannot place an Insurance bet.
Double Down, Hit or Stand
If the dealer's initial two cards are not blackjack, it's the players' turn to play (starting with the first player on the dealer’s left and continuing clockwise).
When it's your turn, if the value of your initial hand is not 21, you have several options to try and improve your hand:
You can only Split if your first two cards are of equal value.
Splitting separates your cards into two separate hands.
Each is classed as a separate bet and both are the same value as your main bet.
The dealer will then deal you a second card for each hand.
You can Hit on each hand unless you Split an initial pair of aces.
If you Split on two aces, you can only receive one more card per hand.
You can only split once per hand.
Exceeding 21 will cause you to Bust and lose, regardless of the dealer's outcome.
Once all players have had their turn, the dealer will reveal his downcard.
You win if your final hand is closer to 21 than the dealer’s, or the dealer Busts.
If you tie with the dealer, the round ends in a 'push' game and your bet is returned.
Blackjack beats a hand of 21 comprised of three or more cards, and a hand of 21 resulting from a split pair.
The two Side Bets available in First Person Blackjack are Perfect Pairs and 21+3
You can combine Side Bets with your main bet.
It's possible win a Side Bet regardless whether you win your blackjack bet.
The Perfect Pairs Side Bet helps you to win when your initial two-card hand consists of a pair (i.e. two Queens, two Aces, two threes etc.)
There are three types of pairs, all with a different payout:
Perfect Pairs Payouts
This gives you a chance to win if your first two cards and the dealer’s upcard comprise one of the following winning combinations :
Each combination has a different payout.
Bet Behind lets you bet on another player's hand, meaning you'll also share the outcome of that player’s hand.
Payouts for Bet Behind wagers are the same as for ordinary bets.
When betting is open, you can place a bet in any activated Bet Behind spot at another player's seat.
If the player you've placed a Bet Behind on doesn't participate in the round, your bet will be immediately refunded.
The nickname displayed at each seat identifies the player in charge of all decision making for that hand.
You may decide the following:
- If you want to place an Insurance bet when the dealer's upcard is an ace
- If you want to double your bet when the player you are betting behind opts to Double Down or Split
You cannot place a Bet Behind on your own hand.
This helps you identify the player with the longest winning streak.
The number in the gold medal tells you how many consecutive rounds that player has won.
If a Hot Player loses a round, they also lose the gold-medal icon.
Return to Player
Return to Player (RTP): 99.28%
The expected return to player is the amount we pay out to players relative to the amount of wagering on the game.
For example, if we take £100 of wagers we will, on average, pay out £99.28 of wins.