Virtual Blackjack


Blackjack is one of the most popular casino card games due to the mix of chance and skill. It is a game of luck, bravery and shrewdness in a one-on-one battle against the Virtual Dealer!


Each player is dealt two cards and is then faced with the decision to risk it all for more cards. The aim is to get a higher total than the Dealer without going over 21 – this is called going Bust!


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Rules of play

If you have ever played the game of 21s or Pontoon you will be familiar with the rules. The Dealer starts with several packs of 52 Playing Cards, making sure to shuffle them and cut the pack before placing them in the card dispenser, known as a “shoe”.

The Virtual Dealer then invites the players to “Place their Bets” ($10 minimum bet). Once all bets have been placed the Croupier will proceed to start the game. The Dealer distributes one card Face-Up to all players, before placing their first card Face-Up as well. The Dealer then completes the same process again, but this time crucially, the Dealers second card is Face-Down, as not to reveal the current total of the two cards.

All players know what each other have, but this is of no concern because the game is played purely between the player and the Dealer, not between each of the players. Face cards (Kings, Queens, and Jacks) are counted as 10 and the Ace is our special card, worth 1 or 11 at any time. All other cards worth their rank (4 = 4, 6 = 6).

Decision time

After each guest receives their initial two cards, the Dealer will ask the players their next move, always reminding the players of their options.


  • Hit: Players have the option of taking a “Hit” (aka Twist or Scratch) which means to ask for an additional card(s), to bring their total value of cards as close to 21 as possible. Players can continue to Hit for as many cards as they like.
  • Stand: At any stage, the players can choose to “Stand” i.e. take no more cards; also known as “stick”, or “stay”. Again the decision to Stand is up to the player and how much risk they are willing to take. 17 or over is typically a good place to stand.
  • Double Down: If the player feels confident after their two card-hand has been dealt, the player is allowed to increase their initial bet by asking for a “Double Down”. The initial bet is doubled but, the catch is, you only get ONE extra card and cannot make any decisions after the card is placed on the table. This is usually performed when a player has 9, 10 or 11 as their first hand. Are you feeling lucky?
  • Split: If the first two cards have the same value (9 & 9, 2 & 2), the player can split them into two hands, and in turn, play two games of Blackjack – you must match the bet on the second card if making this decision. The player then plays out the two separate hands in turn. Typically this is good to do this on pairs of higher value.

The big reveal

Once all players have made their decision the Dealer will reveal their hidden card.  The Dealer has to take hits until their cards total 17 or more. Once reaching 17 or more, the Dealer will stand and announces what value of cards wins (For example “19 or above wins”) . Players who do not bust and have a total higher than the Dealer, win. The Dealer will lose if they bust, or have a lesser hand than the player(s) left in the game. If the guest and Dealer have the same point total, this is called a “push” and the player does not win or lose money on that hand, but simply gets their initial bet back.

Pay out

  • The Dealer will make their way around the table and assess who has won and lost.
  • If a player has a total lower than the Dealer, their bet is taken away.
  • If a player has won then the Dealer pays out 1-1.
  • If a player or the Dealer in their initial two card hand has an Ace alongside a 10, Jack, Queen, or King, this is known as Blackjack and wins against any other combination totalling 21. Thus if the dealer has a Blackjack hand, then nobody can win.
    If they have 4 cards totalling 21, even though this is the same value as Blackjack, they would lose.
  • If a player has won a Blackjack hand they are paid out 2-1, typically more than the odds of normal Blackjack, but with Fun Casino odds are bettered to encourage participation! 

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