First Person Blackjack

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

    In order to win, you need to obtain more cards than the dealer without exceeding 21. 

    Blackjack is the best hand possible - it's achieved when the first two dealt cards equal 21 exactly. 

    Up to seven players can play at a time - you only ever compete against the dealer, not other players. 


    Game Rules

    First Person Blackjack uses eight standard 52-card decks.

    Card values are as follows:

    • Cards from two to 10 are worth their face value
    • Face cards are each worth 10
    • Aces are worth one or 11, whichever is more favourable to the hand - a soft hand includes an Ace worth 11.

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

    The dealer will then give all players a second card face up, plus one to himself, which will be face down. 

    The value of your initial hand will be displayed next to your cards.


    Insurance Bet

    You can buy 'Insurance' if the dealer’s upcard is an Ace.

    This minimises the risk of the dealer having blackjack, even if you have blackjack too.

    The Insurance amount is half your main bet - it's settled separately from the bet on your hand. 

    The dealer will then check his downcard for blackjack:

    • If he doesn't, the round continues
    • If the dealer has blackjack and you don't, the dealer wins
    • If both you and the dealer have blackjack, the game ends in a push and your bet will be returned

    You cannot place an Insurance bet when the dealer’s upcard is a 10 or face card.


    Double Down, Hit or Stand

    If, when the dealer checks his two initial cards, he doesn't have blackjack, you have the chance to improve your hand as the dealer moves clockwise around the table.

    If the value of your initial hand isn't 21, you have the following options:

    • Double Down - doubles your bet and adds one card to your hand
    • Hit -  you'll be dealt another card to add to your existing hand. You can Hit more than once as long as you don't exceed 21
    • Stand - select Stand when you are satisfied with your hand


    Split

    If your first two cards are of equal value, you can Split them into two hands. 

    Each hand is a separate bet; both are the same value as your main bet.

    The dealer will then deal you a second card for each hand.

    You can Hit on each hand unless you Split an initial pair of aces.

    If you Split on two aces, you can only receive one more card per hand.

    You can only split once per hand. 


    Outcome

    If your hand exceeds 21, you Bust and lose.

    When all players have had their turn, the dealer will reveal his downcard. 

    The dealer must Hit if his hand equals 16 or less; he must Stand if he has a soft 17 or more.

    You win if the value of your final hand is closer to 21 than the dealer’s, or the dealer Busts.

    If the value of your hand is the same as the dealer’s, the game ends in a push and your bet will be returned.

    Blackjack 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. 

    You can combine a Side bet with your main bet. 

    It's possible to win a Side bet even if you don't win your blackjack bet. 


    Perfect Pairs

    Perfect Pairs helps you to win if your initial two-card hand consists of any pair (i.e. two Queens, two Aces, two threes etc). 

    There are three types of pairs - each has a different payout:

    • Perfect Pair – same suit, e.g. two Aces of Spades
    • Coloured Pair – different suits of the same colour, e.g. a two of Diamonds and a two of Hearts
    • Mixed Pair – different suits, e.g. a 10 of Hearts and a 10 of Clubs

     
    Perfect Pairs Payouts

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

     

    21+3

    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 Queens of Hearts. 
    • Straight Flush – in numerical sequence and same suit, e.g. ten of Diamonds, Jack of Diamonds and Queen of Diamonds. 
    • Three of a Kind – same value but different suits, e.g. any three unmatching Kings. 
    • Straight – in numerical sequence but different suits, e.g. two of Spades + three of Clubs + four of Hearts. 
    • Flush – same suit, e.g. two of Clubs, six of Clubs and ten of Clubs. 

    Each combination has a different payout.

     
    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

    This lets you to bet on another player's hand - you will also share the outcome of that player’s hand. 

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

    When betting is open, you can place a bet in any activated Bet Behind spot at another player's seat.

    If you place a Bet Behind on a player that doesn't participate in the round, your bet will be immediately refunded.

    The nickname displayed at each seat is the player in charge of all decision making for that hand.

    You can decide the following however:

    - If you want to place an Insurance bet when the dealer's up-card is an ace

    - If you want to double your bet when the player you are betting behind opts to Double Down or Split

    You can't place a Bet Behind on your own hand.


    Hot Players

    The 'Hot Players' icon helps you identify the player with the longest winning streak.

    The number in the gold medal tells you how many consecutive rounds that player has won. 

    If a Hot Player loses a round, they also lose the gold-medal icon. 


    Return to Player

    Return to Player (RTP): 99.28%

    The expected return to player 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 £99.28 of wins.