First Person Blackjack

First Person Blackjack

Will you win in an exciting game of the casino favourite, First Person Blackjack? 


    First Person Blackjack Game Overview

    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. 


    Game Rules

    This game is played with eight standard 52-card decks.

    The card values are as below:

    • Cards from two to 10 are worth their face value
    • Face cards are each worth 10
    • Aces are worth one or 11, whichever is more favourable to the hand - a soft hand includes an Ace worth 11.

    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.


    Insurance Bet

    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 he doesn't, the round continues
    • If the dealer has blackjack and you don't, the dealer wins
    • If both you and the dealer have blackjack, the game ends in a push and your bet will be returned

    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:

    • Double Down - doubles your bet and adds one card to your hand
    • Hit -  you'll be dealt another card to add to your existing hand. You can Hit more than once as long as you don't exceed 21
    • Stand - select Stand when you are satisfied with your hand


    Split

    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. 


    Outcome

    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. 

    • If his hand equals 16 or less, the dealer must Hit
    • If his hand is a soft 17 or more, the dealer must Stand 

    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.


    Side Bets

    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. 


    Perfect Pairs

    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 Pair – same suit, e.g. two Aces of Spades
    • Coloured Pair – different suits of the same colour, e.g. a two of Diamonds and a two of Hearts
    • Mixed Pair – different suits, e.g. a 10 of Hearts and a 10 of Clubs

     

    Perfect Pairs Payouts

    • Pefect Pair 25:1
    • Coloured Pair 12:1
    • Mixed Pair 6:1

     

    21+3

    This gives you a chance to win if your first two cards and the dealer’s upcard comprise one of the following winning combinations :

    • Suited Trips – an identical triplet, e.g. three Queens of Hearts. 
    • Straight Flush – in numerical sequence and same suit, e.g. ten of Diamonds, Jack of Diamonds and Queen of Diamonds. 
    • Three of a Kind – same value but different suits, e.g. any three unmatching Kings. 
    • Straight – in numerical sequence but different suits, e.g. two of Spades + three of Clubs + four of Hearts. 
    • Flush – same suit, e.g. two of Clubs, six of Clubs and ten of Clubs. 

    Each combination has a different payout.

     

    21+3 Payouts

    • Suited Trips 100:1
    • Straight Flush 40:1
    • Three of a Kind 30:1
    • Straight 10:1
    • Flush 5:1


    Bet Behind

    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.


    Hot Players

    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.