Free Bet Blackjack offers a unique take on the casino classic Blackjack, with two Free Bets available.
The game objective is to achieve a better hand than the dealer without exceeding the total of 21.
It is possible to win free Double Down and Split bets in this game.
Free Bet Blackjack is a live casino game, meaning you play against the dealer instead of other players.
There is no limit to the number of players who can participate at any one time.
Eight standard 52-card decks are used to play the game.
After the betting time finishes, all players will be dealt one card face-up, with the dealer being dealt to last.
After this, each player will be dealt a second card face-up, while the dealer will receive a second card face-down.
The total of your hand will be shown on-screen.
Cards 2-10 are each worth face value.
'Face cards', i.e. Jack, Queen and King, are worth 10 each.
Aces can be one or 11, depending on which is more favourable in your hand.
Blackjack means having the best hand possible.
It is awarded when your first two cards total exactly 21.
Blackjack beats a hand of 21 resulting from a split pair.
Insurance Bets are settled separately from your main bet, and minimize the risk of the dealer having Blackjack.
This will work even if you have Blackjack yourself.
This bet costs half your main bet and can be purchased only if the face-up card the dealer has is an Ace.
Once you buy Insurance, the dealer will check their cards to see if they have Blackjack.
If you buy Insurance, once purchased, the dealer will then check their cards to see if they have Blackjack.
If the dealer does not have Blackjack, the round will continue.
If the dealer does have Blackjack but you don't, then the dealer wins.
If you and the dealer both have Blackjack, the game will end in a push (tie) and your bet will be returned.
If neither your or the dealer have Blackjack with your first two cards, there are several options you can select for the chance to improve your hand.
If your hand exceeds 21 you will 'bust' and your bet will be lost.
If your hand does not exceed 21, the other players will each take their turn before the dealer reveals their face-down card.
The following rules apply:
If your final hand is closer to 21 than the dealers is, or the dealer busts on a number other than 22 (as outlined below), then you win.
If your hand is of the same value as the dealer, the game will be a push and your bet will be returned.
Dealer Busts with 22
If the value of dealer’s hand is 22, the round will end in a push and your bet will be returned.
If you dealer has 22 and you bust, the round will be lost.
If you have Blackjack, it is not possible for the dealer to bust on 22.
Six Card Charlie Rule
The Six Card Charlie rule allows you to win if you have a six-card hand that values at 21 or less.
You can still win with this hand even if the dealer has Blackjack.
This rule does not apply, however, if the dealer has Blackjack after an Insurance offer.
Each Split hand will be evaluated individually.
There are four Side Bets available in this game:
Side Bets can be combined with your main bet.
It is still possible to win a Side Bet if the main bet is lost.
With Any Pair, you can bet on the combination of your first two cards.
There are two types of Any Pair winning combinations:
Any Pair Payouts
The payouts for Any Pair combinations are as follows:
The 21+3 Side Bet allows you to bet that your initial hand combined with the dealer’s face-up card will form any of the following winning combinations:
The Hot 3 Side Bet allows you to bet on the combination of your first two cards and the dealer’s face-up card.
With this bet, you are wagering that one of the possible combinations will appear:
Hot 3 Payouts
This Side Bet bets wins if the total value of the dealer’s cards exceeds 21, causing them to bust.
If you place this bet and you have Blackjack, the game will end in a push (tie).
There are several possible combinations:
Bust It Payouts
Return to Player
The optimal theoretical payout percentage is as follows:
Blackjack – 98.45% (based on the first hand in the shoe)
Any Pair Side Bet – 95.90%
21+3 Side Bet – 96.30%
Hot 3 Side Bet – 94.60%
Bust It Side Bet – 94.12%
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 £98.45 of Blackjack wins, and so on across the various bets.