Bond Street Blackjack

Bond Street Blackjack

Play the classic table game Bond Street Blackjack, where it's all about 21.

Extra features such as Bet Behind are available, which allows you to view which players are on a roll so you can follow their choices.

Don't forget the excellent side bet opportunities – Perfect Pairs and 21+3 – giving you more betting opportunities and additional ways to win.

Take a seat.


    Bond Street 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 obtain a better score with your cards than the dealer has, without going over a total of 21.

    If your first two cards equal 21, which is achieved by an Ace and a 10 or face card, you will win with the ultimate winning hand.


    Game Rules

    In this game there are up to seven spaces at a table, in addition to the host, the dealer.

    Eight standard 52-card decks are used in Bond Street Blackjack.

    The values of the cards are as follows:

    • Cards from 2 to 10 are equal to their face value
    • Face cards (Jacks, Queens and Kings) are valued at 10
    • Aces can be valued at either 1 or 11, assuming the value that improves your hand the most. If a hand features an Ace with a value of 11, it is referred to as a Soft Hand

    When the time to place bets has expired, every player at the table receives a face-up card from the dealer in a clockwise direction, beginning from their left-hand side.

    The dealer receives a face-up card too, and each player is awarded another card. The dealer's second card will be face-down.

    You can view the value of your hand alongside your cards.


    Insurance

    If the dealer holds an Ace in the up-card then you can buy Insurance to protect yourself against them having Blackjack. This option is available even if you have Blackjack.

    Should the dealer go on to reveal Blackjack, bets on Insurance will be paid out at 2:1.

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

    • If they don't the round proceeds as normal
    • The dealer wins if they have Blackjack and you don't
    • Your bet is refunded if you and the dealer both have Blackjack, in what is known as a 'push'

    Insurance cannot be bought if the dealer's up-card is a 10 or a face card.

    Insurance costs have of your main wager to buy, and these bets are settled separately.


    Double Down

    The option to Double Down is available on the first two cards you are dealt.

    Your wager will be doubled, and you can receive only one additional card.

    If you have Split your hand, you will be unable to Double Down.


    Hit 

    To receive another card, press 'Hit'.

    You can do this as many times as you wish, as long as your hand's value doesn't go over 21.


    Stand

    Stand informs the dealer that you wish to receive no further cards.


    Split

    If your first two cards have the same value, you can Split them into two separate hands.

    Each hand is a different bet, with the same wager as your initial bet.

    A second card will be dealt to each hand. If you split a pair of Aces, you can only receive one extra card for each hand.

    You can only split once on any hand.


    Outcome

    If your hand's value goes over 21, it is known as a 'bust' and your bet will be settled as a loser.

    The dealer's face-down card is shown when every player at the table has played their hand.

    The dealer is required to:

    • Hit - if their cards hold a value of 16 or fewer
    • Stand - if they possess a hand worth at least Soft 17

    If your final hand is closer to 21 than the dealer's, or if the dealer 'busts', your bet will be settled as a winner. 

    Your bet is refunded in a 'push' if your hand is worth the same as the dealer's.

    Blackjack (Ace and 10/face card) will always defeat a hand that contains three or more cards, or a hand worth 21 after splitting pairs.


    Side Bets

    You can place two different side bets in Bond Street Blackjack: Perfect Pairs and 21+3.

    Side bets can be combined with your main wager, and your side bet can still win even if you lose your Blackjack wager.


    Perfect Pairs

    This side bet is won when your initial two cards are a pair, i.e two Kings or two 7s.

    Three types of pairs are available, with differing payouts.

    • Mixed Pair – different suits, e.g. a 8 of Diamonds and 8 of Spades
    • Coloured Pair – different suits with an identical colour, e.g. a 5 of Clubs and a 5 of Spades
    • Perfect Pair – identical suit, e.g. two Jacks of Hearts


    Perfect Pairs Payouts:

    • Mixed Pair - 6:1
    • Coloured Pair - 12:1
    • Perfect Pair - 25:1


    21+3

    To win this bet, use your first two cards in conjunction with the dealer's up-card to complete one of the combinations below:

    • Flush – any cards with an identical suit, e.g. a 4, 7 and Jack of Spades
    • Straight – cards of different suits in numerical order, e.g. an 8 of Hearts, 9 of Clubs and 10 of Diamonds
    • Three of a Kind – cards with the same value but non-matching suits, e.g. three Queens
    • Straight Flush – cards with matching suit in numerical order, e.g. a 5, 6 and 7 of Hearts
    • Suited Trips – an identical triplet, e.g. three 7s of Diamonds

    There is a different payout for each of the above combinations.


    21+3 Payouts

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

    The game and any payments will be made void in the event of malfunction.


    Bet Behind

    Use this feature to place bets on another player's hand at the table. You will share any result with them.

    Payouts for Bet Behind the same as the main Blackjack bets.

    When a Bet Behind spot is activated at another player's seat during betting time, you will be able to place one of these wagers.

    Should you place a Bet Behind bet and the player elects to sit the round out, your wager is refunded immediately.

    The nickname displayed at every seat at the table refers to the player making game decisions in that round.

    Insurance bets can be placed while you are betting behind, as well as Double Down and Split bets, but you cannot Bet Behind on your own hand.

    If you don't want anyone to use the feature on your hand, you have the option to disable the feature.


    Hot Player

    The 'Hot Players' icon displays the players on the longest winning streak at the table.

    The number within the gold medal refers to the amount of rounds the player has won consecutively, and when they lose a hand the icon vanishes.


    Return to Player (RTP)

    The optimal theoretical payout percentage is:

    Blackjack – 99.28%.

    Perfect Pairs bet – 95.90%.

    21+3 bet – 96.30%.of wins.

    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.