Blackjack is arguably the most popular casino game available. A good blackjack player can really give the house a run for it’s money as skill plays a big part of the game. With this High Stakes version of Blackjack you can play up to three hands of blackjack against the dealer at the same time, with a table limit of £15,000 per game.
Table Stake Settings:
Min Stake: £5
Max Stake: £5,000
The aim of blackjack is to get a score as near to 21 as possible without going over, whilst still getting a higher score than the dealer.
Before you are dealt any cards, you must place a bet. Once made, you will be dealt two cards. The dealer is then dealt two cards, one face down and one face up. You win if your card total is closer to 21 than the dealer or if the dealer goes bust.
Step-by-step play guide:
Step 1. Select your chip for betting by clicking on a chip at the bottom of the screen; the chip will rise indicating it is selected for betting. On the table there are three betting circles to place your bets. Each circle is the betting area for a hand of Blackjack. Choose between one and three hands to play. When the mouse pointer is moved inside a circle it becomes highlighted in gold; click in a circle to place a chip at the value selected. If desired, each additional click will add one unit of the chip value selected to the bet. A currency value will be displayed alongside the chip/s. Chip values maybe mixed on a particular bet; click on a different chip to change the selected chip value. Use the Clear button to remove all chips from the table. If you want to play all three hands of Blackjack, you must place chips in all three circles. When happy with your bets, click: Deal.
Step 2. Two cards will be dealt to each hand you are playing. The first of the dealer's cards is placed face down (the 'hole' card), the second is placed face up (the 'upcard'), showing its value. If the dealer's upcard is an ace, you have the option of taking Insurance (see later). Both cards in each of the hands you are playing are placed face up. In the example, all three hands are played. Each hand is played one at a time from the right. The hand being played is indicated by a green cursor; the game buttons relate to that hand only.
Step 3. The value of your hand will appear alongside your cards. At this stage, if you have two cards of identical value you will be given the option to split them (see later).
Step 4. Should you have a two-card hand totalling 21 (Blackjack), the dealer will show their hand after the other hands are played. If the dealer does not have Blackjack, you win 3:2 on your stake. If the dealer does have Blackjack, your original stake is returned to you and the game ends (a 'push'):
Step 5. If you do not have 21, you can either take more cards ('hit') or remain at your current total (a 'stand' ). You may then continue to take more cards, one by one, by clicking the HIT button, until you have either gone over 21 ('bust') or you are satisfied with your card total and call a STAND. For example, you may choose to stand at 19 or 20. You may also be offered options to DOUBLE or SPLIT your hand - these are covered in more detail later.
-Each of your hands is played in turn from the right until all of your hands are finalised-
Step 6. The dealer will then turn over the hole card. Whether the dealer can now draw any more cards depends on the total of their hand. If the dealer has fewer than 17, they must draw another card. If the dealer's hand equals 17 or over, they may not draw any more cards. This also applies if the dealer has a soft 17 (an ace card and a six).
Step 7. If the dealer's total is less than 17, they continue to draw cards until reaching a value equal to or greater than 17.
Winning or losing the game
Should you get disconnected during play we strongly recommend that on reconnection you re-launch the game and ensure any outstanding transactions are completed. Sky Vegas checks periodically and where incomplete transactions are found those games are terminated and any monies owed are returned to the player.
This game is regulated by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission. The theoretical average return to player (RTP) is 99.4%. This RTP represents the long-term expected payback of the game which has been calculated by an independent testing company in accordance with AGCC regulations.
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