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Blackjack Variations

Being the most popular casino game, it is no surprise that there many variations of the game, and increasingly more and more casinos are creating custom variants. The most common variants are European Blackjack (on Microgaming casinos) and Altantic City Blackjack (on Cryptologic casinos). Below is a list covering the general variations:

Variant House edge
European Blackjack 0.39%
Atlantic City Blackjack (Cryptologic casinos) 0.49%
Atlantic City Blackjack 0.35%
Multi-Hand Blackjack (Microgaming casinos) 0.63%
Vegas Strip Blackjack 0.34%
Vegas Downtown Blackjack 0.38%
Double Exposure Blackjack 0.69%
Single Deck Blackjack (Harrods casino) 0.058%
Blackjack Switch (Playtech casinos) 0.17%

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European Blackjack

  • Two decks
  • Dealer stands on soft 17
  • Double on 9 to 11 only
  • No doubling after splitting
  • No resplitting
  • Player may draw to split aces
  • No surrender
  • No hole card (player loses total amout bet against dealer blackjack)
  • Insurance not resolved until end of hand
  • One bet position

House advantage is 0.39%. View strategy table Available in PDF

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Atlantic City Blackjack (Cryptologic casinos)

  • 8 decks
  • Dealer stands on soft 17
  • Player may double on any first two cards
  • Player may double after splitting
  • Player may split only once
  • No surrender
  • Dealer checks for blackjack

House advantage is 0.49%. Higher than in normal Atlantic City where resplitting and surrender is allowed. N.B. these rules are also the same when playing multi hand blackjack at Cryptologic casinos.

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Atlantic City Blackjack

  • 8 decks
  • Dealer stands on soft 17
  • Double on any first two cards
  • Double after split allowed
  • Resplit to three hands
  • Dealer peeks for blackjack
  • Late surrender allowed
  • One bet position

House advantage is 0.35%. View strategy table Available in PDF

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Multi-Hand Blackjack (Microgaming casinos)

  • 5 decks
  • Dealer stands on soft 17
  • Double on 9 to 11 only
  • No doubling after splitting
  • No resplitting
  • Player may draw to split aces
  • No surrender
  • No hole card (player loses total amout bet against dealer blackjack)
  • Insurance not resolved until end of hand
  • Five bet positions

House advantage is 0.63%. View strategy table Available in PDF

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Vegas Strip Blackjack

  • 4 decks
  • Dealer stands on soft 17
  • Double on any first two cards
  • Double after split allowed
  • Resplit to three hands
  • Dealer peeks for blackjack
  • One bet position

House advantage is 0.34%. View strategy table Available in PDF

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Vegas Downtown Blackjack

  • 2 decks
  • Dealer hits on soft 17
  • Double on any first two cards
  • Double after split allowed
  • Resplit to three hands
  • Dealer peeks for blackjack
  • One bet position

House advantage is 0.38%. View strategy table Available in PDF

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Double Exposure Blackjack

  • Both dealer cards dealt face up
  • Dealer wins all ties except on blackjack
  • All player wins (including blackjack) pay 1 to 1.
  • Blackjack tie pays 1 to 1
  • 8 decks
  • Dealer hits soft 17
  • Player may resplit to four hands
  • Double on hard 9 to 11 only
  • One card to split aces
  • Double after split allowed

House advantage is 0.69%. View strategy table Available in PDF

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Single Deck Blackjack (Harrods casino)

  • 1 deck
  • Dealer hits on soft 17
  • Double on any first 2 cards
  • Doubling after split allowed
  • Split once
  • Dealer checks for blackjack
  • One bet position

House advantage is 0.058%. View strategy table Available in PDF

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Blackjack Switch (Playtech casinos)

  • Dealer hits a soft 17.
  • The player must make two bets of equal size.
  • Cards will be dealt face up.
  • Dealer will peek for blackjack with an ace or ten up. If the dealer has a blackjack all player hands will immediatley lose, except a player blackjack will push.
  • The player may switch the second card dealt to each hand.
  • Player may double on any 2 cards.
  • Player may double after a split.
  • Player may split once
  • Blackjacks pay even money.
  • A dealer total of 22 will push against any player total of 21 or less (blackjack will still beat a dealer 22).

House advantage is 0.17%. Read more in our Blackjack Switch article

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House advantage calculator

Unfortunately even this list does not nearly cover all the blackjack variants, as different casinos customise their own rules. If you want to calculate the house advantage for a set of rules, you can use our Blackjack Odds Calculator or try the Wizard of Odds Blackjack House Edge Calculator

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