Classic Blackjack: Single Deck

Can you beat the dealer in Classic Blackjack: Single deck in a cutting-edge race to 21? Find out!

    Classic Blackjack: Single Deck - How to Play

    The aim of Classic Blackjack: Single Deck is to beat the dealer in a race to get as close to 21 as possible, without going over!

    Only one deck of cards is used in this game.

    How to Play

    Two cards are dealt to the player and the dealer. 

    If your first two cards equal 21, you have blackjack - this can happen when you have an Ace and a ten or an Ace and a picture card.

    If the sum of your first two cards does not equal 21, then you can opt to draw more cards.

    Selecting 'stand' will signal that you are satisfied with the value of your hand and no more cards will be added.

    The dealer has to stand if their hand equals 17 or more, whereas they have to draw if their hand equals 16 or less.

    If the two hands are equal, then the hand is a 'push' and the stake is returned.

    Card Values

    •  2-9 - taken at face value
    • 10, Jack, Queen, King - 10
    • Ace - 1 or 11, whichever improves the value of the hand most


    If your initial hand is formed of two identical face cards or numbered cards, you can opt to 'split' the hand into two separate hands.

    Each hand will have a separate bet, that is equal to the original wager. 

    Face cards must be of the same type to split, i.e. two Queens, or two Kings.

    Blackjack cannot be achieved from a hand containing a split Ace.

    It is not possible to double down after splitting.

    Double Down

    If your initial hand totals nine, ten, or 11, you can opt to 'double down'.

    Doubling down will double your original wager and add an additional card to your hand.

    You can choose to receive the additional card face up or face down.



    If the dealer's first card is an Ace, you will be offered the opportunity to buy insurance.

    Insurance can be used to offset the risk of the dealer having blackjack.

    Buying insurance will cost half of your original wager.

    Should the dealer then have blackjack, the original wager will be lost.

    However, if the dealer does not have blackjack, the insurance bet is lost and the hand continues as normal.



    • Winning hand - 1:1
    • Blackjack - 3:2
    • Insurance - 2:1

    Return to Player

    Return To Player (RTP): 99.91% 

    The expected return 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 $99.91.