Bond Street Blackjack

Bond Street Blackjack

Will you beat the dealer in a game of Bond Street Blackjack? Play to find out!


    Bond Street Blackjack Game Overview

    The chip sizes available in Bond Street Blackjack range from £1 to £500.


    How To Play

    Bond Street Blackjack is a live casino played with eight standard 52-card decks.

    You play against the dealer, and the game objective is to end with more cards than the dealer without them exceeding the total of 21.

    The best possible hand is called Blackjack - this is when the the first two cards you are dealt are equal to 21. 


    Game Rules

    A live dealer will host the game, and up to seven other players can play alongside you.

    The values of the cards in Bond Street Blackjack are as follows:

    The card values are as below:

    • Cards numbered from 2 to 10 are worth their face value
    • Face cards (Jacks, Queens and Kings) are each worth 10 
    • Aces are worth one or 11, depending on which one is more favourable to the your hand (a hand containing an Ace counted as 11 is called a 'Soft Hand')

    The game will start with players placing bets. 

    Once the betting time is up, each player will be dealt one card, face up, starting from the left of the dealer and moving clockwise.

    After this, each player will be dealt a second card, again face up. The dealer's second card will be dealt face down, however, so you will not be able to see their hand.


    Insurance

    If the dealer's face up card is an Ace, you can choose to purchase an Insurance bet for half your main bet.

    This bet provides you with insurance if dealer has blackjack, and it works even if you have blackjack yourself.

    The insurance bet will pay out 2:1 if the dealer does have blackjack (in comparison to 3:2 if you do not purchase insurance).

    The dealer will look at their down-card to check if they have blackjack. 

    If they don't have blackjack, the round will continue. 

    If the dealer does have blackjack while you do not, the dealer will win the round. 

    If you and the dealer both have blackjack, the round ends in a tie, and your bet will be returned.


    Double Down

    Doubling Down allows you to double your bet on your first two cards. 

    If you choose to Double Down, you can only receive one more card afterwards.

    You cannot Double Down after splitting.


    Hit 

    Hit sees another card added to your existing hand. 

    Providing you don't exceed 21, you can hit as many times as you like.


    Stand

    Stand indicates that you're satisfied with your hand, letting the dealer know you don't wish to 'hit' any more.


    Split

    If the first two cards you are dealt are equal in value, you may choose to Split them into two separate hands.

    Each hand will then be a separate bet, both of equal value to your main bet.

    You will then be dealt two more cards - a second card for each hand.

    You can choose to 'hit' on each hand, unless the pair you split were aces (if this is the case, you can only receive one further card per hand).

    You can only split once per hand.


    Outcome

    A 'bust' is when the sum of your hand equals more than 21, causing you to lose your bet.

     If your final hand is closer to 21 than the dealer's, or if the dealer 'busts', and you win.  

    Once all players have played their hand, the dealer will reveal their down card. 

    If their hand totals 16 or less, the dealer must Hit. If they have a Soft 17  or higher, they must Stand.

    If you tie with the dealer, the round ends in a 'push', and your bet will be returned. 

    Blackjack (Ace and 10) beats a hand of: 21 comprising three or more cards; 21 resulting from a split pair.


    Side Bets

    There are two side bets available in Bond Street Blackjack: Perfect Pairs and 21+3.

    You can combine side bets with your main bet.

    It's possible to win a side bet without winning your blackjack bet. 


    Perfect Pairs

    This feature will create a win if your first two cards consist of a pair.

    Three types of pairs are available:

    • Perfect Pair – same suit, e.g. 2x Queen 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 Jack of Spades and a Jack of Diamonds

    Each of the above pairs has a different payout:

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


    21+3

    If your initial two cards, plus the dealer's up-card, form any of the winning combinations below, the 21 + 3 bet allows you to win.

    • Suited Trips – an identical triplet, e.g. 3x seven of Hearts
    • Straight Flush – cards of the same suit in numerical sequence, e.g. a six, seven, and eight of Spades
    • Three of a Kind – cards are of same value but different suits, e.g. four Jacks
    • Straight – cards of different suits in numerical sequence, e.g. a five of Hearts, six of Spades and seven of Clubs
    • Flush – any cards of the same suit, e.g. a three, nine and a Jack of Diamonds


    Each of the above combinations will pay out differently:

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


    Bet Behind

    Bet Behind allows you to bet on another player's hand, meaning you'll share the outcome of that player's hand. 

    The payout for a Bet Behind wager will be the same as that of an ordinary bet.

    As long as betting is open, a bet can be placed in any active Bet Behind spot at another player's seat. 

    If the dealer's up-card is an ace, you can choose to place an Insurance bet simultaneously.

    If the player you are betting on uses Split or Double Down, you can also choose to double your bet.

    You can stop other players from betting behind you.


    Hot Player

    The 'Hot Players' icon resembles a gold medal with a number in the middle.

    The number in the medal indicates the number of consecutive rounds won by a particular player, allowing you to see which player has the longest winning streak.

    The gold medal will be lost if a 'Hot Player' loses a round.


    Return to Player

    Return to Player (RTP): 96.30%

    The return to player is the amount you can expect us to pay out to players in relation to the amount wagered on the game. 

    For instance, if we take £100 in wagers on this game, we will pay out £96.30 of wins on average.