With two Free Bet options up for grabs, enjoy a unique take on this casino classic during a game of Free Bet Blackjack.
This game gives you a chance to place free Double Down and Split bets.
For a chance of winning, you must hold a better hand than the dealer without exceeding 21.
In this version of Blackjack, you play against the dealer only - not other players.
An unlimited number of players can play at the same time.
Free Bet Blackjack uses eight standard 52-card decks
At the end of the betting time, all players will be dealt one card face-up, ending with the dealer.
Players will then receive a second card face-up, while the dealer's second card will be dealt face-down.
The total sum of your hand will be displayed on-screen.
Cards are worth the following in this game:
Blackjack is the best hand possible and is when your initial hand equals 21 exactly.
It can only be achieved using your first two cards.
Blackjack beats a hand of 21 resulting from a split pair.
Insurance reduces the risk of the dealer having Blackjack, even if you have it too.
You can only purchase an Insurance Bet if the dealer’s face-up card is an Ace.
Insurance costs half of your main bet and is settled separately from your main bet.
If you decide to buy Insurance, once purchased, the dealer will then check their cards for Blackjack.
This will result in one of the following:
If you and the dealer don't have blackjack on your first two cards, you have the following options to try and improve your hand:
You lose if your hand exceeds 21 - this is called 'bust'.
If your hand does not exceed 21, all other players will take their turn.
The dealer will then reveal their face-down card:
If your hand is closer to 21 than the dealer's or they bust, you win - this does not apply if the dealer busts on 22 (below).
If your hand and the dealer's hand are of the equal value, the game will end in a push and your bet will be returned.
Dealer Busts with 22
If the dealer's final hand equals 22, the round will end in a push and your bet will be returned.
You lose if you bust when the dealer has 22.
If you have Blackjack, it's not possible for the dealer to bust on 22.
Six Card Charlie Rule
According to the Six Card Charlie rule, you the win if you have a six-card hand totaling 21 or less.
The rule applies even if the dealer has Blackjack; it doesn't apply if the dealer has Blackjack after an Insurance offer however.
Each Split hand will be evaluated individually.
There are four Side Bets in this game: Any Pair, 21+3, Hot 3 and Bust It.
Side Bets may be combined with your main bet.
You can win a Side Bet even if you lose your main bet.
Allows you to wager on the combination of your two first cards.
There are two types of Any Pair winning combinations:
Each combination has its own payout (below).
Any Pair Payouts
Place a Side Bet on your initial hand, plus the dealer’s face-up card, forming any of the following winning combinations:
The Hot 3 Side Bet wagers on the combination of your two first cards and the dealer’s face-up card.
There are multiple combinations:
Hot 3 Payouts
Places a bet on the total value of the dealer’s cards exceeding 21, causing them to bust.
The Bust It side bet will be pushed if you have Blackjack.
There are several possible combinations:
Bust It Payouts
Any malfunction voids the game round and all payouts.
Return to Player
The optimal theoretical payout percentage is:
Blackjack – 98.45% (based on the first hand in the shoe)
Any Pair Side Bet – 95.90%
21+3 Side Bet – 96.30%
Hot 3 Side Bet – 94.60%
Bust It Side Bet – 94.12%
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 £98.45 of Blackjack wins.