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DOUBLE ATTACK BLACKJACK

How To Play

Double Attack Blackjack

We offer eight deck Blackjack that is played with 48-card Spanish decks, meaning all the tens have been removed from the decks. If you are not familiar with Double Attack Blackjack, proceed straight to the Double Attack Blackjack Rules. Return to this page after you have learned the rules.

To play the game:

  • Click on a chip to select it.
  • Every click on the bet area increases your bet by the value of the selected chip.
  • To decrease your bet, hold down the Shift key on your keyboard and simulteneously click on the bet to decrease it by the value of the selected chip.
  • Side bets can be placed on the Bust It! betting area.
  • You can click Clear Bets to remove all bets from the table.
  • Clicking Double doubles only the initial bet you have placed on the table without doubling the Bust It! side bet.
  • Clicking Undo reverts the last bet operation.
  • The minimum and maximum bet limits are dependent on your VIP level and are shown on the table. The limits apply to the initial bet only. Holding your mouse cursor over the bet limits area displays the Bust It! side bet limits. Actions (such as Split, etc.) that require an additional bet can still be used even if you placed a bet equal to the maximum bet.
  • Click the Deal button to deal the cards.
  • One card is dealt to the dealer face up and an additional Double Attack bet up to the value of the initial bet can be placed. Click on a chip to select it and confirm the bet by clicking Confirm Bet or place and confirm the maximum allowed bet by clicking Max Double Attack. Click Clear Bets to clear the additonal bet from the table or Skip Double Attack to skip the Double Attack bet.
  • The next cards are dealt one by one to each hand in turns, with the first and the last card going to the player hand face up. The card that goes to the dealer hand is dealt face down.
  • If the dealer's face up card is an Ace, you are offered insurance. Click the Insurancebutton to insure against the dealer having Blackjack or skip the insurance by clicking Skip Insurance.
  • Use the HitStandSurrenderDouble InitialDouble Max and Split buttons as required.
  • Please note that Insurance, Double Initial, Double Max and Split require an additional bet. If your balance does not have enough money to cover these expenses, you will need to deposit more money to use these options.
  • The dealer reveals the face down card and draws additional cards according to the rules.
  • Your hand is compared to the dealer's hand.
  • If you want to play another round, click New Game. Then place bets as described above or click Rebet to place the same bet as in the previous round and then click Deal to deal the cards. Click Rebet and Deal to place the same bets as in the last round and deal cards immediately.

Return to Player

The theoretical percentage return to player (RTP) is 99.38%

The theoretical percentage return to player (RTP) for Bust It! side bet is 99.11%


Buttons:

Deal

Deal the cards.

Double

Double only the initial bet without doubling the Bust It! side bet.

Undo

Undo the last bet operation; remove the last bet that was placed or place again a bet that was removed.

Clear Bets

Clear the table of all bets.

Confirm Bet

Confirm the Double Attack bet that has been placed on the table.

   

Max Double Attack

Place and confirm the maximum allowed Double Attack bet (equal to the initial bet).

   

Skip Double Attack

Skip the Double Attack bet.

Hit

Request one more card.

Stand

Draw no more cards and end your turn.

Double Initial

Double only the initial bet without doubling the Double Attack bet.

Double Max

Double both the initial and the Double Attack bet.

Insurance

Protect your bet against the dealer having Blackjack.

Skip Insurance

Skip the Insurance.

Split

Split the hand into two.

Surrender

You can surrender after the dealer checks for Blackjack. You may surrender after having hit several times, after doubling, and after splitting, but not after deciding to stand. If you surrender, you lose half of your initial and Double Attack bets and your game round is over.

New Game

Start a new game round.

Rebet

Place the same bet as in the previous round.

Rebet and Deal

Place the same bet as in the previous round and deal the cards.

Please note that it is not possible to open more than one copy of the same game in multigame view. Shortcut keys are disabled in multigame view.


Shortcut keys

If you wish, you can press the following keys on your keyboard instead of clicking on the buttons on the screen.

Press this key

To do this

TAB

Tab between the buttons on the screen.

ENTER

Click the button that is currently highlighted.

SPACEBAR

Start a new game round (same as the New Game button).

Number keys

Raise your bet. Different number keys raise your bet by a different chip value. The number of functioning keys depends on the chips allowed for the current player and can be subject to change.

Note on malfunctions: A malfunction voids all pays and plays.

Note on disconnections: If you are disconnected from the Internet in the middle of a game while playing for Real Money, please re-establish your Internet connection and log back into the casino. You will be automatically directed to the game that was interrupted so you can continue playing.


Double Attack Blackjack Rules

The object of Double Attack Blackjack is for the total of your cards to be closer to 21 than the dealer’s cards, without exceeding 21. In Double Attack Blackjack, aces count as either 1 or 11, face cards as 10, and number cards at their face value. The game is played with eight 48-card Spanish decks, meaning all the tens have been removed from the decks.

If you receive an ace and a ten-value card as your first two cards, you have Blackjack and win your bet amount (if your bet was 10, you receive 20). If the total value of your cards is closer to 21 than the dealer’s, you win your bet amount (if your bet was 10, you receive 20). If the total of your cards is more than 21, you “bust” and lose your bet. If you and the dealer have the same card total (17 and up) neither of you win and your bet is returned to you in a “push”. Blackjack beats a score of 21.

Our Blackjack follows the standard “Las Vegas Strip” rules, with the following exceptions:

  • After each round, used cards are returned to the deck and the deck is shuffled.
  • Only one dealer card is dealt after the initial bet. The player can place an additional Double Attack bet up to the value of the initial bet before any other cards are drawn.
  • The next cards are dealt one by one to each hand in turns, with the first and the last card going to the player hand face up. The card that goes to the dealer hand is dealt face down.
  • The player can resplit a split hand up to four hands. The aces may not be resplit.
  • Only one card is drawn to split aces.
  • The bet amount of split hands equals both the initial and the Double Attack bet.
  • The player may double after hitting several times and after splitting, except after splitting aces. Any hand can be doubled only once.
  • The player may double only the initial bet or both the initial and the Double Attack bet.
  • If the dealer's initial hand has an Ace or a ten-value card as the face up card, the dealer will check for Blackjack. If the face up card is an Ace, the dealer offers Insurance before checking for Blackjack.
  • In addition to the regular bet, a Bust It! side bet can be placed before a game round starts.
  • The dealer draws an additional card when the total of the dealer's cards is 16 or less and stands when the total is 17 or greater (including soft 17s). In order to settle the Bust It! side bet, a third card is drawn when the total of dealer's cards is 12 to 16, even if the player is bust or has a Blackjack.
  • Any player that places a Double Attack bet against a face card or ace will only lose the initial bet if the dealer has a Blackjack.
  • The player may surrender after having hit several times, after doubling, and after splitting, also after being dealt the only additional card to a split ace hand, but not after deciding to stand.

Bust It! side bet

The Bust It! side bet is an independent wager you can make beyond the regular game bet. You can bet that the dealer busts with exactly three cards. 
The Bust It! side bet rules are the following:

  • The Bust It! side bet wins according to the paytable if the dealer goes bust with the third card.
  • The Bust It! side bet can be placed before a game round starts, together with the initial bet.
  • The Bust It! side bet cannot be placed without placing a regular bet.
  • The Bust It! side bet limits can be seen when holding the mouse cursor over the bet limits area.
  • The Bust It! side bet game is settled even if the player chose to surrender in the main game.
  • The Bust It! side bet game is not affected by the Split, Double, Insurance and Surrender features.

Bust It! side bet payouts

Dealer's Hand

Payout

Dealer has suited 888

200 to 1

Dealer has same-colored 888

50 to 1

Dealer's Busted Card

 

Dealer busts with 6

15 to 1

Dealer busts with 7

10 to 1

Dealer busts with 8

8 to 1

Dealer busts with 9

6 to 1

Dealer busts with face card

3 to 1

Double Attack

The Double Attack bet is an additional bet that you can place after the first card has been dealt to the dealer face up. If you think that the dealer has a poor first card showing, you can place a Double Attack bet of equal or lesser value than the initial bet. After splitting, the Double Attack bet value must be matched along with the initial bet value. The Double Attack bet can be increased when doubling or you can only double the initial bet. If surrendering, half of both the initial and Double Attack bets will be refunded.

Split

If your first two cards have the same value, you may split them into two separate hands by placing a second bet equal to your total bet that includes both the initial bet and the Double Attack bet amount. You will then draw additional cards to each hand. You may draw as many cards as you like on each split hand, but if you split two aces, you receive only one additional card for each ace. If you receive an ace and a ten-value card in a split hand, it is considered 21 and not Blackjack.

A split hand can be split again, up to a maximum of 4 hands.

Double

After you are dealt two or more cards, and think that another card will allow you to beat the dealer’s hand, you can increase your bet by the amount of your initial bet or double your total bet that includes the Double Attack bet amount. Your wager is doubled, and you are allowed to receive one more card. You can double at any time, including after splitting.

Insurance

If the dealer shows an Ace in his initial hand, you are given a chance to insure your initial bet against him having a Blackjack. If you get Insurance, an amount equal to half your initial bet is placed separately on the table. If the dealer does have Blackjack, you are paid 5 to 2 on your insurance. This way you do not lose your initial bet (because you get the 2.5x half your initial bet, plus the insurance amount back). If the dealer does not have Blackjack, you lose the insurance amount.

Surrender

If, after the dealer has checked for Blackjack, you think that your cards will not allow you to beat the dealer's hand, you can choose to surrender your hand. You may surrender after having hit several times, after doubling, and after splitting, also after being dealt the only additional card to a split ace hand, but not after deciding to stand. Surrender after splitting is done on hand-by-hand basis. If you surrender, your hand automatically loses, but you get half of your initial bet back. If you have placed a Double Attack bet, half of both bets are returned to you. This way you do not lose the whole bet.

Winnings

 

Pays

Winning Hand

1 to 1

Insurance

5 to 2

Blackjack

1 to 1


About Payouts

The payouts of games can be given in a number of different formats. To help you understand how to read the different payouts, each format used in our games is explained here.

1 to 1

If you bet on a position that pays 1 to 1, then this means that when you win, you get your bet back and the casino will also pay you exactly the same amount that you bet. For example, if you place 5 chips as a bet and win on a position that pays 1 to 1, then you first get back the 5 chips that you bet and you also receive 5 chips from the casino, for a total of 10 chips in that round.

2 for 1

If you bet on a position that pays 2 for 1, then this means that when you win, the casino will pay you an amount that is twice your bet, but your initial bet is not returned. For example, if you place 5 chips as a bet and win on a position that pays 2 for 1, then you receive 10 chips from the casino.

1 : 1

This format is equivalent to 1 to 1.

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