Blackjack

 
Blackjack

Standard Blackjack

Very fast game play together with appealing graphics and sounds make this a great game to play. The game plays as one would expect – Vegas rules – dealer is dealt two cards (the first face up) before the player is offered cards. Players can double on any cards and split any two like cards.

Blackjack

Perfect Pairs

Perfect Pairs blackjack is exactly the same as standard blackjack but with the addition of a great side bet called the "Perfect Pair". This may only be played together with a bet on the blackjack game, and pays out when the first two cards are a pair according to the following pay table:

Hand Description Example Payout
Mixed Pair A pair that is comprised of one red suited card and one black suited card. 3C 3D 5:1
Coloured Pair A pair that is comprised of 2 cards that are different suits, with both cards being either red suited cards or both cards being black suited card 8C 8S 10:1
Perfect Pair A pair that is comprised of 2 cards that are identical in rank and suit. QC QC 30:1

European Blackjack

The main difference between European Blackjack and Vegas Blackjack is in the game play. In European Blackjack the dealer only deals one card for himself – face up. The second card is dealt after all players have been offered a card. This leads to some interesting situations in real casinos where players blame the last player on a table for not hitting their 15 when the dealer draws 6 and 5 on a 10 first card – these can get quite acrimonious! Luckily this problem doesn't exist on US-Blackjack.com!

Face up 21

In Face Up 21 your cards and the dealers are both face up, so you can see exactly what the dealer has. If the dealer has a "stand" hand – 17 and up – the game will automatically "hit" you until you either win or bust. This is because you know you have lost if the dealer beats you on the deal! This makes the game play very fast.

All ties are won by the dealer and Blackjack pays even money.

Faceup 21 Blackjack

Match Play 21

Match Play 21 follows the same game play as normal blackjack, but the 10 cards are missing from the deck. In addition to this there are a number of special hands with special payouts as per the table below. Match Play 21 also supports surrender – you can forfeit the hand and get ½ your money back at any stage in the game. You may only double once per hand. You may split twice.

The dealer hits a soft 17, otherwise plays pretty much as you would expect.

Payouts :

Winner Hand Payouts
Dealer Blackjack None
Player Blackjack 3:2 (first hand only)
Player Match Play 21 40:1*
Player 777 all spades 3:1*
Player 678 all spades 3:1*
Player Seven-card or more 21 3:1*
Player 777 same suit 2:1*
Player 678 same suit 2:1*
Player Six-card 21 2:1*
Player Any 777 3:2*
Player Any 678 3:2*
Player Five-card 21 3:2*
Player Any 21 Even Money
Dealer Any 21 None
Player Other winning hands Even Money
Dealer/Player Tie Other hands Push

*Non-doubled hands and non-split hands only

Match Player Blackjack

Pontoon

In Pontoon both the dealer’s cards are dealt face down. A Pontoon is the same as Blackjack – 2 cards totaling 21.

You must hit if you have less than 5 cards and the total score is less than 15. You may not draw more than 5 cards (at that stage you already have a 5 card trick). You may double but only once. You may split once or twice.

Payouts are according to the following table. Note the 5 card trick payout – that is for any valid hand with 5 cards. It ranks just below Pontoon in importance. Note also that the dealer wins all ties.

Payouts

Winner Hand Payouts
Dealer Pontoon None
Player Pontoon 2:1
Dealer Five-Card Trick None
Player Five-Card Trick 2:1
Player Other winning hands Even Money

Pontoon Blackjack

Super 21

We finish our review of the new games at the new US-Blackjack with a look at Super 21. Played in exactly the same way as normal blackjack, Super 21 has a number of interesting features and payout variations.

The most obvious difference is that Blackjack pays even money (as opposed to 3:2 on normal variations). In addition there is a "Surrender" button where you accept half your stake back and give up the hand. This latter feature puts a really interesting twist on the game. You can also play after a double, so if you (say) double 10 and get a 6 you might consider surrendering rather than risking all against the dealer's 10.

There are some other quirky rules in the game. Higher payouts on multi card 21 hands and a "Diamond Blackjack" payout of 2:1 on your first two cards being 21 with both being diamonds. The full pay table is below:

Winner Hand Payouts
Player Diamond Blackjack 2:1 (first hand only)
Player Blackjack Even Money (first hand only)
Dealer Blackjack None
Player Five-card 21 2:1 (non-doubled hands only)
Player Six-card 21 2:1 (non-doubled hands only)
Player Six-card 20 or less (instant win) Even Money (non-doubled hands only)
Player Other Winning Hands Even Money
Dealer/Player Tie Other Hands Push

Super 21 Blackjack
 
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