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PREMIUM BLACKJACK

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Premium Blackjack

Get closer to 21 than the dealer without going over.

Premium Blackjack is a variant of standard Blackjack that features the Perfect Pair and 21+3 side games. For information on the rules and differences to the standard game, proceed straight to the “Rules” section.

TO PLAY THE GAME

  • This game can be played with up to five hands. In order to play, you must place a bet on at least one of your hands. Every hand may have a different bet amount.
  • To place a bet, click on a chip in the bottom left of the screen to select your chip value. Click on one of the available betting areas (the 5 larger circles) to place the bet. Every click increases your bets by the value of the selected chip.
  • Side bets can be placed on the 'Player's Pair' or the '21+3' betting areas under any of your hands to the left or right respectively, as well as on the 'Dealer's Pair' betting area near the dealer's hand. In each game round, you can place one 'Dealer's Pair' side bet, and a 'Player's Pair' and '21+3' side bet for each of your own hands that has a regular bet placed on it.
  • You can click CLEAR BETS to remove all bets from the table.
  • Clicking DOUBLE doubles every bet you have placed on the table.
  • Click UNDO to remove the last bet made from the table.
  • The minimum and maximum bet limits depend on your VIP level and are shown at the top of the table. The limits apply to the initial bet only. Actions that require an additional bet (Split, Insurance, and Double) can still be used even if you placed a bet equal to the maximum bet.
  • Click the DEAL button to deal the cards. 2 cards are dealt to each of the player's hands and to the dealer's hand. The cards are dealt clockwise one at a time to each hand in turns, with the first card going to the rightmost player hand. The last card goes to the dealer hand and is dealt face down.
  • If you are playing more than one hand, actions are taken for each hand separately, starting from the rightmost hand once the cards have been dealt.
  • If the dealer's face up card is an Ace, you are offered insurance. Click ACCEPT to insure a hand against the dealer having Blackjack or click APPLY TO ALL to insure all hands. If you do not want insurance, click DECLINE and APPLY TO ALL to decline insurance for all hands.
  • If your first two cards have the same value, you can split your hand by clicking SPLIT.
  • Click HIT to request another card or click DOUBLE to double your bet and receive a third card. If you do not want any more cards, click STAND.
  • Please note that Insurance, Double 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.
  • When you have played your final hand the dealer then reveals the dealer’s face down card and may draw additional cards, in accordance with the rules.
  • When the dealer has stopped taking cards each of your hands is compared to the dealer's hand. If your hand has a higher value than the dealer's and has not exceeded 21, you win with that hand.
  • If any hand value reaches 22 or more, it is bust and automatically loses.
  • If you want to play another round, place bets as described above or click REBET to place the same bets as in the previous round, then click DEAL to deal the cards. Click REBET & DEAL to place the same bets as in the previous round orDOUBLE & DEAL to place doubled bets of the previous round and deal cards immediately.

BUTTONS

DEAL – Deal the cards.

CLEAR BETS – Clear the table of all bets.

UNDO – Remove your last bet.

HIT – Request one more card.

STAND – Draw no more cards and end your turn.

DOUBLE – When no cards have been dealt yet, this button doubles all bets on the table. When cards have been dealt, this button doubles the bet on the selected hand and requests a third and final card.

SPLIT – Split the hand into two if you hold a pair.

REBET – Place the same bets as in the previous round.

REBET & DEAL – Place the same bets as in the previous round and deal the cards.

DOUBLE & DEAL – Double your bets from the previous round and deal the cards.

ACCEPT – Click to accept Insurance and protect your bet for the current hand in case the dealer has Blackjack.

DECLINE – Click to decline Insurance against the dealer having Blackjack and skip bet protection for the current hand.

APPLY TO ALL – Click to either accept or decline Insurance for all hands against the dealer having Blackjack.

RULES

The object of Premium Blackjack is to get a hand that totals 21 or is closer to 21 than the dealer's hand without exceeding 21.

The value of a hand is the sum of the individual cards values. Blackjack is the highest hand and consists of two cards: an ace and any 10-point card. Blackjack beats a score of 21.

You can choose 1 to 5 hands to play on in a game round. The chosen hands are played clockwise, starting from your rightmost hand. The dealer's hand is played last. You may split, double and take insurance, just like in standard Blackjack.

Premium Blackjack is a variant of Blackjack with the following rules:

  • 6 decks of cards are used. After each round, used cards are returned to the deck and the deck is shuffled.
  • Aces count as either 1 or 11, face cards count as 10 and number cards count at their face values.
  • The player may not split a split hand.
  • Only one card is drawn to each Ace in a split hand.
  • The player may double after splitting.
  • The dealer will not automatically check for Blackjack, regardless of the value of the dealer's first face-up card.
  • Ace and a 10-point card after a split are considered 21, and not Blackjack.
  • Blackjack pays 1.5 times the bet amount (3 to 2).
  • If the total value of the player's cards is closer to 21 than the dealer's after the dealer has stopped taking cards, the player wins the bet amount (1 to 1).
  • If the total of the player's cards is more than 21, the player's hand is “bust” and the player automatically loses the bet for that hand.
  • If the player and the dealer have the same point total (17 to 21), neither of them wins and the player's bet is returned to the player in a “push”.
  • The dealer always draws to 16. The dealer stands when the dealer's hand has a value of 17 or greater (including soft 17). The dealer does not draw when the player is “bust”.
  • If the dealer's first card is an Ace, and the player then doubles, and the dealer then reveals Blackjack, then the player loses the doubled bet.
  • If the dealer's first card has a 10-point value, and the player then doubles, and the dealer then reveals Blackjack, then the doubled bet is returned to the player.
  • Blackjack beats a score of 21.

SPLIT

If your first 2 cards have the same value then you may split them into 2 separate hands. The second hand will have the same bet as the hand it was split from. You will then draw additional cards to each hand. You may draw as many cards as you like on each split hand, unless you split 2 aces (in which case you can receive only 1 additional card for each ace). If you receive an ace and a 10-value card in a split hand, it is considered 21 and not Blackjack.

DOUBLE

You can double your bet on a hand before you take a third card. You cannot double the bet on a hand after taking a third card. After doubling a bet, a third and final card will be dealt to you automatically. You can double on all your hands, if you wish. You can also double your bet on a split hand.

INSURANCE

If the dealer's first face up card is an Ace you will be given a chance to insure each of your regular bets against the dealer having Blackjack. If you take Insurance then an amount equal to half your original bet will be deducted from your balance and placed separately on the table. If the dealer has Blackjack, you are paid 2 to 1 on your insurance. This way you do not lose your original bet (because you receive the value of your original bet plus the insurance amount back). If the dealer does not have Blackjack, you lose the insurance amount. Insurance does not affect any side bets.

10-CARD CHARLIE

It is theoretically possible for the player to draw 10 cards without going bust. In this case the player's hand automatically wins, except when the dealer has Blackjack. 10-Card Charlie is also applicable on a split hand.

SIDE BETS

A side bet is a wager you can make beyond the regular game bet to get an extra win even if your regular game hand does not win. The side bet payout depends on the combination that the cards form.

PERFECT PAIRS

You can place a Player's Pair side bet on the 'Player's Pair' betting area, found beneath each regular betting area, for each of your hands that has a regular bet placed on it. The Dealer's Pair side bet can be placed on the 'Dealer's Pair' betting area near the dealer's hand once per game round. This type of side bet wins when the first two cards in the hand form a Perfect Pair, a Colored Pair or a Red/Black Pair.

  • Perfect Pair means that your, or the dealer's, first two cards form a pair of the same suit (for example, two 4 of Diamonds cards).
  • Colored Pair means that your, or the dealer's, first two cards form a pair of the same color but different suits (for example, 4 of Diamonds and 4 of Hearts).
  • Red/Black Pair means that your, or dealer's first two cards form a pair, but with different colors and suits (for example, 4 of Diamonds and 4 of Spades).

21+3 BETS

You can place a 21+3 side bet on the '21+3' betting area, found beneath each regular betting area, for each of your hands that has a regular bet placed on it. This side bet wins if your first two cards and the dealer's first card form a Flush, Straight, Three of a Kind, Straight Flush or Suited Three of a Kind combination.

The Perfect Pair, Colored Pair, Red/Black Pair, and 21+3 combinations pay in accordance with the paytable below.

Side bets cannot be placed without placing a regular bet. All types of side bets can be placed at the same time.

PAYTABLE

WinningsPays
Winning Hand 1:1
Insurance 2:1
Blackjack 3:2
Perfect Pair 25:1
Colored Pair 12:1
Red/Black Pair 6:1
Suited Three of a Kind 100:1
Straight Flush 40:1
Three of a Kind 30:1
Straight 10:1
Flush 5:1

The payout format used here means that when you win, you get back your bet plus an amount that is a multiple of your bet.

Note on disconnections: If you are disconnected from the Internet in the middle of the game, log in again into the casino. You will be automatically directed back to the game and you can continue the game from the point where it was broken. If you re-open the game without re-logging into the casino, the game will start from the very beginning. In both cases, your previous wins will be paid.

If you wish to check the results of old games, or find additional details about recent games, you can do so via the desktop version of the casino. Use your regular username and password to log in to the desktop version.

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

Note on unresolved bets: Unresolved bets placed become void after 90 days.

The theoretical percentage return to player (RTP) for the 21+3 side bet is 95.38%. The theoretical percentage return to player (RTP) for Perfect Pairs side bet is 93.89%.

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