First Person Blackjack

Fancy your chances of beating the dealer in a game of First Person Blackjack? Play this classic casino game to see if you can do it! 

     First Person Blackjack Game Overview

    How to Play

    To win First Person Blackjack, you must obtain more cards than the dealer, but be sure not to exceed 21!

    'Blackjack' is the best hand possible, and it can be achieved when the first two cards you are dealt add up to 21 exactly.

    Game Rules

    First Person Blackjack uses eight standard 52-card decks. 

    A maximum of seven players can play Blackjack at once.  

    In this game, you compete against the dealer and not other players. 

    Card Values 

    The values of the cards in this game as are follows:

    • Cards numbered from 2-10 are worth their face value
    • Face cards (Jack, Queen and King) are worth 10 each
    • Aces can be worth one or 11, depending on which is more favourable to the hand - a soft hand includes an Ace worth 11.

    Once the betting time is up, each player will be dealt one card face up (dealing starts with the first player on the dealer’s left and continues clockwise, finishing with the dealer themselves). 

    Next, the dealer will then deal a second round of cards, again face up, alongside one to themselves, which will be dealt face down. 

    The value of your initial hand will be displayed on-screen.

    Insurance Bet

    If the dealer’s upcard (the card that is face up) is an Ace, you can choose to purchase 'Insurance'.

    This will minimise the risk of the dealer having blackjack, and works even if you have blackjack, too.

    The cost of Insurance is half your main bet (settled separately from the bet on your hand).If you select this bet, the dealer will look at his cards to check for blackjack, resulting in one of the following three outcomes:

    • The dealer does not have blackjack: the round will continue as normal
    • The dealer has blackjack and you don't: the dealer wins the round
    • Both you and the dealer have blackjack: your bet will be returned. The round ends in a 'push' (tie)

    Double Down, Hit or Stand

    If, after checking their initial two cards, the dealer doesn't have blackjack, you may choose to improve your hand using one of the following two features:

    • Double Down - your bet will be doubled and one card will be added to your hand
    • Hit -  a card will be added to your existing hand. Providing you don't exceed 21, you can Hit as many times as you like


    Select Stand to signal to that dealer that you are satisfied with your hand


    If your first two cards are equal in value, you can choose to 'Split' them into two hands.

    Each hand will then be a separate bet, equal in value to your main bet. You will then be dealt a second card for each hand.

    You can choose Hit on each hand, unless your initial pair consists of two aces.

    If you do Split on two aces, only one more card can be dealt per hand.

    You can only split once per hand. 


    You 'bust' and lose if the sum of your hand exceeds 21.The dealer's downcard will be revealed once all players have had their turn, and depending on what cards they have, they must act as follows:

    • If the dealer's hand equals 16 or less, they must Hit
    • If the dealer's hand is a soft 17 or higher, they must Stand

    The game will end in a push if you and the dealer have equal valuing hands.

    Blackjack always beats a hand of 21 comprised of three or more cards and a hand of 21 resulting from a split pair.

    Side Bets

    There are two Side bets available in this game – Perfect Pairs and 21+3. 

    Side bets can be combined with your main bet, and you can still win your Side bet even if your blackjack bet is lost.

    Perfect Pairs

    Perfect Pairs sees you win if your initial two-card hand consists of a pair.

    There are three different pairs that work for this bet, each one with a different payout:

    • Perfect Pair – same suit, e.g. two Jacks of Clubs
    • Coloured Pair – different suits of the same colour, e.g. a three of Clubs and a three of Spades
    • Mixed Pair – different suits, e.g. a nine of Spades and a nine of Diamonds

    Perfect Pairs Payouts

    • Pefect Pair 25:1
    • Coloured Pair 12:1
    • Mixed Pair 6:1


    The 21+3 bet gives you a chance to win if your first two cards plus the dealer’s upcard comprise any of the following winning combinations:

    • Suited Trips – an identical triplet, e.g. three Aces of Clubs. 
    • Straight Flush – in numerical sequence and same suit, e.g. six, seven and eight of Spades
    • Three of a Kind – same value but different suits, e.g. any three non-matching Queens
    • Straight – in numerical sequence but different suits, e.g. five of Diamonds + six of Clubs + seven of Spades
    • Flush – same suit, e.g. three, seven and ten of Hearts

    Each combination pays out as follows: 

    21+3 Payouts

    • Suited Trips 100:1
    • Straight Flush 40:1
    • Three of a Kind 30:1
    • Straight 10:1
    • Flush 5:1

    Bet Behind

    You can bet on another player's hand using the Bet Behind feature. 

    This feature also allows you to share the profits of that player's hand. 

    This bet can be placed in any activated Bet Behind spot at another player's seat, any time the betting is open.

    Each seat displays a nickname, indicating the player in charge of decision making for that hand. 

    You have control of the following:

    • Whether to place an Insurance bet
    • Whether to double your bet when the player you are betting behind opts to Double Down or Split

    Payouts for Bet Behind wagers are the same as that of ordinary bets.

    Hot Players

    The player with the longest winning streak will be marked out with the 'Hot Players' icon. 

    This icon resembles a gold medal, and the number of consecutive wins that player has will be shown in the centre.

     The medal will be lost when a Hot Player loses a round.

    Return to Player

    Return to Player (RTP): 99.28%

    The return to player is calculated from the expected amount that we will pay players compared with how much has been wagered on the game

    .For example, if £100 of wagers are placed, we will, on average, pay out £99.28 of wins.