With two Free Bet options, enjoy a unique take on the casino classic during a game of Free Bet Blackjack.
In the classic casino game Free Bet Blackjack , your goal is to get a better hand than the dealer
To accomplish this, your hand must contain more cards than that of the dealer, but their sum total must not exceed 21.
The best possible hand is known as 'Blackjack' - this is when the first two cards you are dealt add up to equal exactly 21.
In Free Bet Blackjack, you will play against the dealer only, not other players.
There is no limit on the number of players who can play the game at the same time.
This game uses eight standard decks of cards, each containing 52 cards.
Once bets are placed, the dealer will deal each player a card place faced up, ending with himself.
Players will then receive a second card, also face-up, followed by the dealer, who will receive their second card facing down.
You will then be able to see the value of your cards on-screen.
Cards have the following values:
Blackjack can only be achieved using your first two cards.
If your initial two cards total exactly 21, then Blackjack is awarded.
If a hand of 21 is made up of a split pair, however, this is not considered to be Blackjack.
If the dealer's face-up card is an Ace, you may purchase an insurance bet.
Insurance lessens the odds of the dealer having Blackjack, even if you have Blackjack yourself.
Insurance costs half your main bet, and Insurance bets will be settled separately from your main bet.
Once purchased, the dealer will look at their cards to see if they have Blackjack, resulting in one of the following three outcomes:
If, on their first two cards, the dealer does not reveal Blackjack, you can choose one of the following options to try and improve your hand:
The above moves can only be made if you do not have Blackjack.
Use 'Stand' to let the dealer know you are happy with your hand and do not wish to take any action.
You 'bust' if your hand exceeds 21, and you automatically lose your bet.
Otherwise, when all players have had their turn, the dealer will reveal their face-down card.
If the dealer reveals a hand of 16 or less, they are required to Hit.
If the dealer's hand comprises of a Soft 17 or higher, however, they must Stand.
The value of your final hand must be closer to 21 than that of the dealer to win.
If the dealer busts on 22, however, it is possible for the dealer to win, as outlined below.
If your hand and the hand of the dealer are equal in value, a tie will be declared and your bet returned.
Dealer busts with 22
If the total sum of dealer’s hand is 22, the round will end in a push and your bet will be returned.
If you bust and the dealer's hand is 22, the dealer wins.
If you have Blackjack, it is not possible for the dealer to bust on 22.
Six Card Charlie Rule
With this rule, if you have a hand of six cards where the total value is 21 or less, you win.
The Six Card Charlie rule applies even if the dealer has Blackjack, but not if they have Blackjack and you have purchased Insurance.
Each Split hand will be evaluated individually.
There are four Side Bets available in this game:
Side Bets will be paid out in addition to your main bet.
You can still win a Side Bet if your main bet is lost.
Any Pair allows you to bet that your first two cards will form a pair.
There are two types of wins available with Any Pair, each one paying out as follows:
Any Pair Payouts
This Side Bet sees you win if your initial hand as well as the dealer’s face-up card includes any of the winning combinations below:
The Hot 3 side bet allows you to bet on the combination of your two first cards, plus the dealer’s face-up card.
There are several possible combinations, each with its own payout as laid out below.
Hot 3 Payouts
Bust It sees you win if the total value of the dealer’s cards will exceed 21, meaning they bust.
There are several combinations for this side bet:
If you use this bet and end up with Blackjack, the game will end in a Push.
Bust It Payouts
Any malfunction voids the game round and all payouts.
Free Bet Blackjack 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 Blackjack wins.