Blackjack and its variations 1

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BlackjackWhen you come to any online casino in order to play Blackjack you will be likely to see its different variants. What is the difference between the variants? Basically the main difference is about the rules. In this article I’m going to describe several kinds of the most popular Blackjack variations and the most important features of each kind.

Classic Blackjack

Classic Blackjack is where all other variations come from. It’s the simplest form of Blackjack that can be learnt easily. Once you master Classic Blackjack you’ll immediately catch the sense of other Blackjack games. What do you need for the game? A standard 52 card deck and knowledge of basis.


Let’s sum up the crucial points of European Blackjack:

  • The house edge is 0.39%
  • Played with 52 cards
  • The dealer is likely to stop at 17
  • A player is to double on nine or eleven
  • Re-splitting is not allowed
  • There’s no hole card, which means in case when the dealer hits 21, you lose your whole bet

Spanish 21

This variation is pretty close to the basic game of Blackjack but its name stands for the deck that differs from a standard one of 52 cards. The deck consists of 48 cards where 6-8 cards are played. The possible house edge is somewhere between 0.40% to 0.76%. What you should keep in mind:

  • A special deck with 48 cards
  • The dealer decides whether to hit or stand on soft 17
  • Any doubling is allowed
  • Player blackjack has an advantage over dealer blackjack

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