Hit 21 when you play Free Bet Blackjack!
This game comes with four excellent side bets that make this classic casino game even more intriguing.
There are also VIP tables available, and you can chat to your fellow players while you take on the dealer.
Pull up a seat.
The minimum bet size available in Free Bet Blackjack is £1.
The maximum bet is £1,000.
Play Free Bet Blackjack and you could receive free ‘double down’ and ‘split’ bets.
In this game, you must build a hand that is worth more than the dealer's without going over 21.
Blackjack is the best hand in this game, which is completed when the first two cards you receive add up to 21.
Free Bet Blackjack Rules
The game is hosted by a dealer, with no limit on the number of players who can play in any round.
The game is played with eight standard 52-card decks. In this game, the cards are valued as follows:
Once betting time has expired, the dealer deals one card face up to all players, ending with themselves. After this, a second card is dealt face up to each of the players at the table, however the dealer's second card will be face down.
Next to your cards, you can see what your initial hand is worth.
If your initial two cards equal 21 exactly, you win Blackjack and trigger a payout of 1.5x your initial stake.
If an Ace is shown on the dealer's face up hand, you can purchase insurance in order to protect yourself against the dealer having Blackjack, and this will cost half of your initial wager.
Should the dealer get Blackjack you will be paid out at 2:1. If they don't you lose your insurance bet and the game carries on as normal.
Double Down, Hit or Stand
If the value of your initial hand is not 21, you are able to double down, which doubles your bet but means you will only receive one more card.
If your hard total is 9, 10 or 11, a "free double" is awarded. If used, this adds a free bet to your original stake. If you win the game round, the value of the “Free Bet” will be matched to your original bet. You are then paid out, though you don't receive the value of the free bet back.
Should your double bet lose, only the initial stake is lost.
If the round ends in a tie, you only receive the value of your initial stake back.
Should you wish to receive more cards, you can hit. Once you are happy with the value of your hand you can choose to stand, and you will not receive any extra cards.
If your soft hand is valued at 21, you will not have any of these options because you already have the best possible hand.
If two cards of the same value make up your initial hand, you can split them and create two different hands. They both have the same stake applied.
Unless you have a pair of 10s, a free split is offered to you. Your first wager takes effect on the right-hand bet, while the free bet is applied to the left hand bet.
The value of the “Free Bet” will be matched to your original bet and you are paid out if you win. You will not receive the value of the free bet back if that hand wins.
If you lose on your hand with the “Free Bet”, you do not lose your initial bet.
In the event of a tie, your bet is not refunded.
If you opt to split your hand of 10s, the bet for your second hand is identical to your main bet.
Four different side bets are available in Free Bet Blackjack - Any Pair, 21+3, Hot 3 and Bust It.
Side bets can be placed in combination with your main Blackjack bet, and irrespective of the outcome of the main bet you can still win your side bet.
Bet on the combination of the two first cards of your hand with this side bet.
To win, you must have two cards of the same value in your initial hand: e.g. two Kings, two Aces, two 5ss, etc.
Two types of combinations are available when you place an Any Pair side bet, and a different payout applies:
In order to win 21+3 side bet, your first two cards must complete the winning combinations below, in conjunction with the dealer's face-up card.
There is a separate payout associated with each of the below combinations, and they are similar to the type of combinations you would form in a game of poker.
Place a wager on the combination of three cards with the Hot 3 side bet. Your first two cards will form this with the dealer's face-up card.
There are a number of combinations available in this side bet, each consisting of a different payout.
This side bet allows you to place wagers on the dealer busting their hand.
The Bust It side bet will be pushed if your initial cards give you Blackjack.
A number of combinations are available for this side bet, and they each consist of a different payout.
Side Bet Payouts
|Three of a Kind||30:1|
|Total 21 Unsuited||4:1|
|Total 21 Suited||20:1|
|7 - 7 - 7||100:1|
|Bust with 3 cards||1:1|
|Bust with 4 cards||2:1|
|Bust with 5 cards||9:1|
|Bust with 6 cards||50:1|
|Bust with 7 cards||100:1|
|Bust with 8 or more cards||250:1|
Return to Player (RTP)
The optimal theoretical payout percentage is:
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 wins.
*Based on the first hand in the shoe.