One for all you Kings and Queens out there. Why not make a stand and hit the casino table for a classic game of British Blackjack

You can play one on one with the dealer and before you know it you could be walking away with your winnings. Now it's time to show off the Ace in you!

The Game

In Blackjack, you and the dealer (the computer) are dealt two cards to start. The objective of Blackjack is to accumulate cards that add up closer to 21 than that of the dealer's cards, without going over 21. Cards are worth their face value with the exception of Kings, Queens, and Jacks which are each worth 10 and Aces which are worth either 1 or 11. If the value of your hand is closer to 21, than that of the dealer, you win. If the value of the dealer's hand is higher than yours you lose. If the hands are of equal value the deal is a push and your money is returned. If you have a total of 22 or higher (a busted hand), you lose regardless of whether the dealer also busts.


Summary Of The Rules

  • Six 52-card decks are used.
  • The deck is re-shuffled after each hand (the shuffle is not visually represented in the game).
  • Dealer stands on all 17's.
  • No re-splitting of cards allowed.
  • No surrender.
  • Only one additional card allowed on each Ace when splitting a pair of Ace.


How To Play

Blackjack can be played as a mini or maxi game.

Blackjack is played with six, fifty-two card decks. After each game has been played, the used cards are shuffled back into the deck. All face cards (King, Queen, Jack) are valued at ten and the cards from 2-10 are valued as indicated. Aces can be valued at either one or eleven; if counting the Ace as eleven would put the hand over twenty-one, the Ace is automatically counted as one instead. You do not need to specify which value the Ace has as it's always assumed to have the value that makes the best hand. The value of a hand is the sum of the values of the individual cards. For example, a hand containing a Jack, 3, and 4 has a value of 17.


Betting: Your chips are stacked by denomination (10p, 20p, 50p, £1, £2, £5, £10, £25, £50, £100) at the bottom of the screen. Select your chip value by clicking the left/right arrow buttons on the stake panel. Once you have chosen your chip value, move the cursor over the middle rectangle on the card table and click the left mouse button to place the chip(s). Each time you click the left mouse button you will add a chip from that pile to your planned wager amount. You must wager at least the minimum amount specified in order for the cards to be dealt. To change a stake press the clear button, this will remove all the chips from the table. The bet process can then start again. The total amount to be wagered will be displayed in the Total box.

To start: You begin a hand of blackjack by placing a bet on the table as described above. After clicking the "Deal" button, you will then receive two cards face up. The dealer will receive one card face up and one face down. Once you have been dealt your two cards (and based on the nature of these cards) you can do the following;



Requests another card. You can request a hit as many times as you like, but if your total goes over twenty-one, you will "bust" and lose the hand.



Requests that you receive no more cards. The hand as it currently stands will be judged against the dealers.



If you have two cards of the same denomination, a Split button will be available. This option will only be active immediately after you receive your first two cards. You can split your cards into two hands and play each hand separately. Your original bet will be duplicated for the new hand. Each hand will be played out as usual except when splitting Aces, where only one additional card per hand is dealt. The split option can only be used once per hand - you cannot split part of a split hand. Any winning 21 obtained after splitting a pair is paid 1-to-1.


Double Down

If you select this option, three things will happen. You will get exactly one more card, your turn will end, and your bet will be doubled. This option will only be active immediately after the first two cards of a hand have been dealt. You cannot therefore double down on a hand that you have already Hit.



Whenever the dealer's up-card is an Ace, the player has the option of taking insurance for half the amount of the bet.

When you buy insurance, you are effectively betting on the fact that the dealer's down card is a ten or face card, i.e. a natural blackjack.

If the dealer does have a 10 ranking card, the player is immediately paid 2-to-1 on the insurance bet, but the original wager is lost unless the player too has a blackjack and pushes with the dealer. If the dealer does not have a natural blackjack, the rest of the hand is played out as usual, and you lose your insurance money.

If you eventually win the hand, you will get back your original bet plus the same amount in profit.

If you don't buy insurance and the dealer has blackjack he will automatically win the game. If you don't buy insurance and the dealer does not have blackjack the game will continue as normal.



If you win with a natural blackjack, you will be paid off at 3-to-2 odds, which means you get your original bet back plus 150% profit. (So if you bet £50 and win with a natural twenty-one, you get £50 (your bet) plus £75 (your bet plus half of your bet), which totals to £125).



Winning Hand

1 to 1


3 to 2


2 to 1

Blackjack (after splitting)

1 to 1


Staring a New Game

When a game has completed the New Game button must be selected to clear the table. A player can then chose to either:

1) Repeat the previous bet by pressing the Repeat button.

2) Change the bet amount by changing the stake value and placing the chip(s) onto the table.

The hand will not be dealt until the player hits the deal button. Prior to this stakes can be cleard of cancelled by pressing

clear button or undo button


Betting Limits

Minimum Bet is 10p per hand

Maximum Bet is £100 per hand



In the case of any malfunction, all bets and winnings are null and void.

This game has a Return to Player of 96.98%