Single Deck Blackjack is a NetEnt variant that is played with 1 deck of cards. The payout on this game is 99.55%
How to Play Single Deck Blackjack
The rules follow the standard blackjack form- ie cards 2-10 are worth their face value, aces can be worth 1 or 11; and the face cards (J,Q,K) are worth 10 points each.
Whoever has a hand closest to 21 points (player or banker) wins the hand. You go bust on 22 and above.
All hands of 22 points or above loses (Bust).
In online Single Deck blackjack one of the dealer’s hand is dealt open, the other face is dealt face down down, and the dealer checks for blackjack (in Double Exposure Blackjack, you get to see both of the dealer’s hands). Both the player’s cards are dealt face up (open).
If you are dealt an Ace together with a ten, a jack, a queen or a king, you have blackjack which beats a hand worth 21 points (that isn’t a blackjack, otherwise it’s a push).
Hard hands have no Ace, or an Ace valued at 1.
Soft hands include an Ace which can be valued at 1 or 11 without you going bust.
The dealer stands on hard 17. He must draw on a soft 17 and below.
If you draw with the dealer, the game is tied and you get your bet back.
If you are dealt a total of 10 or 11 you may double down- you’ll get just one extra card for an additional bet.
You can split 2 cards in any hand that have the same value. You then play 2 seperate hands side by side. An ace and a 10 point card in a split hand is not deemed as blackjack. It will cost yo double to split- you play each hand with the same amount as your original bet and play them individually.
If the dealer’s visible (face up) card is an ace, you can buy insurance which will cost half your original bet. if the dealer has blackjack, this side bet pays out at 2:1.