Madison Avenue Blackjack

Madison Avenue Blackjack

Fancy your chances of winning in the live casino game Madison Avenue Blackjack? Enjoy a game against the dealer now! 


    Madison Avenue Blackjack Game Overview

    The chip sizes available in Bond Street Blackjack range from £1 to £500.


    How To Play

    The aim of Bond Street Blackjack is to hold more cards than the dealer without exceeding 21. 

    Blackjack is the best hand possible - it's awarded when the first two dealt cards equal 21. 

    Bond Street Blackjack is played with eight decks.


    Game Rules

    The dealer hosts the game; a maximum of seven players can participate at a time.

    Bond Street Blackjack is played with eight standard 52-card decks. 

    The card values are as follows:

    • Cards from 2 to 10 - worth their face value
    • Face cards (Jacks, Queens and Kings) - worth 10 each 
    • Aces - worth 1 or 11, whichever is more favourable to your hand (N.B. a hand that contains an Ace counted as 11 is called a Soft Hand)

    Once the betting time is over, the dealer deals each player one card face up (dealing starts with the first player on the dealer's left and moves clockwise).

    The dealer then gives everyone a second card face up, ending with himself - the dealer's second card is dealt face down. 

    The value of your initial hand will be shown next to your cards.


    Blackjack

    Blackjack is when your initial two cards equal exactly 21.


    Insurance

    You have the option to purchase an Insurance bet if the dealer's up-card is an Ace. 

    It minimises the risk of the dealer having blackjack, even if you also have blackjack.

    If the dealer reveals blackjack, the Insurance bets pay out 2:1; if the dealer reveals blackjack and you haven't taken Insurance, odds are paid out 3:2.

    The dealer then checks their down-card to see if they have blackjack:

    - If they don't, the round continues

    - If they do have blackjack and you don't, the dealer wins

    - If both you and the dealer have blackjack, a 'push' game is declared and your bet is returned

    You can't purchase Insurance when the dealer's up-card is a ten or face card.

    The Insurance amount is half your main bet.

    Insurance bets are settled separately.


    Double Down

    You can Double Down on any two initial cards. 

    It allows you to double your bet, but you can only receive one card thereafter. 

    You can't Double Down after splitting.


    Hit 

    The dealer deals you another card, which is added to your existing hand. 

    You can hit as many times as you like, as long as you don't exceed 21.


    Stand

    This tells the dealer you're satisfied with your hand and don't want any more cards.


    Split

    If your first two cards are of equal value, you can Split them into two hands. 

    Each hand is a separate bet; both are the same value as your main bet.

    The dealer will then give 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

    If your hand exceeds 21, you 'bust' and lose your bet. 

    When all players have had their turn, the dealer will reveal their down-card. 

    They must:

    - Hit - if the value of their cards is less than 16

    - Stand - if they have a Soft 17 or higher 

    If the dealer 'busts' or your final hand is closer to 21, you win. 

    If you and the dealer tie, the round ends in a 'push' and your bet is returned. 

    Blackjack (Ace and 10) beats a hand of 21 comprising three or more cards. 

    Blackjack beats a hand of 21 resulting from a split pair.


    Side Bets

    There are two side bets available in Bond Street Blackjack: Perfect Pairs and 21+3.

    It's possible to combine side bets with your main bet.

    You may win a side bet even if you don't win your blackjack bet. 


    Perfect Pairs

    Perfect Pairs sees you win when your initial two-card hand consists of any pair, i.e. two Queens, two Aces, two threes etc. 

    There are three types of pairs, each 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

    The 21+3 feature sees you win if your first two cards, plus the dealer's up-card, form one of the winning combinations below:

    • Suited Trips – an identical triplet, e.g. three Queen of Hearts
    • Straight Flush – cards of the same suit in numerical sequence, e.g. a 10, Jack and Queen of Diamonds
    • Three of a Kind – cards of same value but different suits, e.g. three Kings
    • Straight – cards of different suits in numerical sequence, e.g. a two of Spades, three of Clubs and four of Hearts
    • Flush – any cards of the same suit, e.g. a two, six and 10 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

    Any malfunctions void the game round and all payouts for the round.

     

    Bet Behind

    Bet Behind allows you to bet on another player's hand. 

    You'll 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 you place a Bet Behind bet and that player does not 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 though:

    - To place an Insurance bet when the dealer's up-card is an ace

    - To double your bet when the player you are betting behind opts to Double Down or Split

    You can't place a Bet Behind bet on your own hand.

    It's possible t0 prevent other players from betting behind you.


    Hot Player

    This identifies the player with the longest winning streak - the number in the gold medal lets you know how many consecutive rounds that player has won. 


    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.