How to Play Blackjack Multihand VIP
The game follows the standard Blackjack rules and takes very little time to learn. The aim of the game is to build a hand of cards that is as close in value to 21 as possible but without exceeding 21. If you exceed 21 then you have gone bust and you lose your bet. At the end of a round, as long as your hand is closer in value to 21 than the dealer’s is, then you will win.
In Blackjack the numbered cards are worth their face values, the face cards (Jack, Queen and King) are worth 10 and the Aces are worth either 1 or 11. This means that it is possible to form 21 with just two cards, an Ace and a ten card, this is known as Blackjack and it is the most valuable hand.
At the start of a round, you need to place your bet on all the hand positions that you wish to play. You can play anything from one to seven hands per round and there is a minimum bet of 25 and a maximum of 2,500 per hand. When you are happy with your bet click on ‘Deal’ to receive your two face-up cards. At this point, the dealer will receive one face-up card and one facedown.
You then have a number of options for your hand. The main ones are ‘Hit’, ‘Stand’ and ‘Double’. Selecting ‘Hit’ will draw another card to the hand and selecting ‘Stand’ leaves the hand as it is (you can only stand once your hand is worth more than 11). ‘Double’ is available if your first two cards have a total value of 9, 10 or 11. If you select it then your bet will be doubled, you’ll receive one more card and the dealer will then play his round.
When you have finished playing all of your hands, the dealer will play his. The dealer must draw until his hand is worth at least 16 and will stand on all 17s.
At the end of a round, winning hands are paid at 2:1, except Blackjack, which is paid out at 3:2. If both you and the dealer have the same hand then the bet is returned as a push, if you have Blackjack and the dealer has 21 then you will win the round.
Blackjack Multihand VIP Special Features
There are situations where you will be given more options for each hand. If the dealer’s face-up card is an Ace then you can take out insurance against the dealer having Blackjack. Insurance costs half of your initial bet and if the dealer goes on to have Blackjack then you are paid out at 2:1. This way, you can avoid losing all of your money.
If your first two cards have the same value then you can ‘Split’ them into two separate hands. You can then play them as individual hands giving you more opportunities to win.
When paying you may notice a red card. A red card is placed in the croupier’s deck after 3 decks of 52 cards and when it is drawn the decks will be shuffled after the current round.