With two Free Bet options, enjoy a unique take on the casino classic during a game of Free Bet Blackjack.
Free Bet Blackjack allows you to place Double Down and Split bets for free.
As with all blackjack games, in order to win, your hand most contain more cards than the dealer without exceeding 21.
The best hand possible is Blackjack - this is awarded when your first two cards equal 21 exactly.
In this version of blackjack, you play against the dealer only.
An unlimited number of players can play at the same time.
Free Bet Blackjack uses eight standard 52-card decks
Once the betting time is up, each player will be dealt one card face-up, including the dealer, who will be dealt last.
Players will then receive a second card, also face-up, followed by the dealer - the dealer's second card will be face-down.
The value of your two cards will be displayed on-screen.
Cards assume the following values in this game:
Blackjack is the best outcome possible and can only be achieved using your first two cards.
Blackjack is awarded when your initial hand equals 21 exactly.
Blackjack beats a hand of 21 resulting from a split pair, as the latter is not considered Blackjack.
You can only purchase an Insurance Bet if the dealer’s face-up card is an Ace.
Insurance reduces the risk of the dealer achieving Blackjack, even if you also have Blackjack.
The cost of an Insurance Bet is half of your main bet - Insurance Bets are settled separately from your main bet.
If you opt to buy Insurance, once purchased, the dealer will check their cards to see if they have Blackjack.
This will result in one of the following outcomes:
If the dealer doesn't reveal blackjack on their first two cards, you have the following options to try and improve your hand.
You can only make the following moves if you do not have blackjack either, as this is the best outcome possible and cannot be improved.
If your hand exceeds 21, you bust and automatically lose your bet.
Otherwise, when all players have had their turn, the dealer will reveal their face-down card. The following rules apply:
To win, the value of your final hand must be closer to 21 than the dealer's or they must bust, except if they bust on 22 (below).
If your hand and the dealer's hand are of the same 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 (tie) and your bet will be returned.
If you bust and the dealer has 22, you will automatically lose.
However, if you have Blackjack, it's not possible for the dealer to bust on 22.
Six Card Charlie Rule
This rule declares you the winner if you have a six-card hand with a total value of 21 or less.
The rules applies even if the dealer has Blackjack.
Each Split hand will be evaluated individually.
The Six Card Charlie rule does not apply if the dealer has Blackjack after Insurance offer.
There are four Side Bets available in this game: Any Pair, 21+3, Hot 3 and Bust It.
Side Bets can be combined with your main bet.
It's possible to win a Side Bet even if you lose your main bet.
This Side Bet allows you to wager on the combination of your two first cards.
There are two types of Any Pair winning combinations - each has its own payout:
Any Pair Payouts
Gives you the chance to win if your initial hand as well as the dealer’s face-up card includes any of the below winning combinations.
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:
Hot 3 Payouts
Allows you to bet that the total value of the dealer’s cards will exceed 21, meaning they bust.
If you have Blackjack, the Bust It side bet will be pushed.
There are several combinations for this side bet:
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.