Play the classic online casino game Single Deck Blackjack and try to hit 21!
Completing Blackjack in this game earns you a payout worth 150% of your original wager.
This game also includes standard blackjack features such as doubling down, insurance and splitting.
Can you beat the dealer?
In any blackjack game, the main aim is to try to beat the dealer by building a total hand value as near to 21 as possible, without exceeding it.
Cards must be drawn until your hand totals 21, or a value that you are satisfied with prior to 21.
If your first two cards have a value of 21 combined you will win Blackjack. This is achieved by an Ace with a 10 or picture card.
If you decide to stand, you aren't dealt any further cards.
Any hand that exceeds 21 is bust, and it will lose irrespective of what the dealer's hand does.
The dealer is required to draw on 16, and when they have a hand worth 17 and above they must stand.
If the dealer’s hand is of an identical value to yours, it is known as a ‘push’, and your bet is refunded.
The minimum bet in Single Deck Blackjack is £1, while the maximum is £1,000.
Values of the Cards
Aces can be valued at either 1 or 11, depending on which figure benefits your hand more.
The cards valued 2-9 are worth the number on their card.
The 10, Jack, Queen and King are all worth 10.
How to Bet
Bets can be placed by selecting the chip you ant from the rack at the bottom, before placing it in the required box on the casino table.
Select chip size - in Single Deck Blackjack, the available chip sizes are £1, £5, £25, £100 and £500
Placing bets - place your bets before beginning the game. Clicking within a bet box will place a bet with your chosen chip size
Removing bets - clicking the ‘Undo’ button erases your most recent bet
Clear bets - clicking ‘Clear Bets’ erases all of the chips you placed on the table
Deal - clicking ‘Deal’ begins the game with the initial cards being dealt to you and the dealer. Two face-up cards are dealt to you
Hit - clicking ‘Hit’ adds an extra card to your active hand
Stand - clicking ‘Stand’ means you will receive no further cards
Repeat and deal - clicking ‘Repeat and Deal’ will repeat the bet you placed in the last game
Let ‘em ride - clicking ‘Let ‘em Ride’ will repeat the bet you placed in the last game with the winnings from that game. This option is unavailable if you bought insurance in your previous hand
Splitting - if you receive two cards with an identical value you can split your hand, dividing it into two separate hands. When splitting, you are required to place a bet on the second hand of an equal stake to your initial bet
In this game, you are only able to split matching picture cards, meaning a Queen and a King cannot be split.
It is not classed as Blackjack if you split Aces and then draw a card with a value of 10. Although this hand is worth 21, if the dealer draws Blackjack it will beat your hand.
Double down - double your original bet, and you will be dealt just one extra card. This option is only available if your initial two cards are worth 9, 10 or 11
Insurance - if the dealer’s first card is an Ace, you can buy insurance to try and protect your hand. The price of insurance is half of your initial wager. If the dealer does draw Blackjack, insurance pays out at 2:1, and you lose your initial wager. The hand proceeds as normal if the dealer doesn't have Blackjack, and your insurance bet is lost.
The payouts available in Single Deck Blackjack are outlined below.
- Winning Hand - 1:1
- Blackjack - 3:2
- Insurance - 2:1
Return to Player
Return To Player (RTP): 99.91%.
The expected return 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 £99.91 of wins.
This return is based on the player making the best choices.