Online Blackjack Rule Variations by Online-Casinos.com

Variations in the blackjack rules can be found in vegas as well as at online casinos. Rule changes will affect the expected payout and which basic blackjack strategy chart to use.

Online Blackjack Rule Variations

Microgaming Blackjack:
European Blackjack Rules:
  • Two decks
  • Dealer stands on soft 17
  • Double on 9 to 11 only
  • No doubling after splitting
  • No resplitting
  • Player may draw to split aces
  • No surrender
  • Full no peek (player loses total amount bet against dealer blackjack)
  • Insurance not resolved until end of hand
  • One bet position

Multi-Hand Blackjack Rules:

  • 5 decks
  • Dealer stands on soft 17
  • Double on 9 to 11 only
  • No doubling after splitting
  • No resplitting
  • Player may draw to split aces
  • No surrender
  • Full no peek (player loses total amount bet against dealer blackjack)
  • Insurance not resolved until end of hand
  • Five bet positions
Vegas Strip Blackjack Rules:
  • 4 decks
  • Dealer stands on soft 17
  • Double on any first two cards
  • Double after split allowed
  • Resplit to three hands
  • Dealer peeks for blackjack
  • One bet position

Vegas Downtown Blackjack Rules:

  • 2 decks
  • Dealer hits on soft 17
  • Double on any first two cards
  • Double after split allowed
  • Resplit to three hands
  • Dealer peeks for blackjack
  • One bet position

Atlantic City Blackjack Rules:

  • 8 decks
  • Dealer stands on soft 17
  • Double on any first two cards
  • Double after split allowed
  • Resplit to three hands
  • Dealer peeks for blackjack
  • Late surrender allowed
  • One bet position
Cryptologic Blackjack:
Standard Blackjack Rules
(Same as Atlantic City Blackjack, except player is allowed to split again after a split)
  • 8 decks
  • Dealer stands on soft 17
  • Player may double on any first two cards
  • Player may double after splitting
  • Player may split only once
  • No surrender
  • Dealer checks hole card for blackjack
Cryptologic Single Deck Blackjack:
  • 1 deck
  • Dealer hits on soft 17
  • Player may double on any first two cards
  • Player may double after splitting
  • Player may split only once
  • No surrender
  • Dealer checks hole card for blackjack
Net Entertainment Blackjack:
  • Dealer stands on soft 17
  • Player may double on any first two cards
  • Player may double after splitting
  • Player may split only once
  • Dealer always peeks under ten and ace, exposing a blackjack before player's turn
Vegas Technology / OddsOn Blackjack Rules:
  • Four decks
  • Dealer stands on soft 17
  • Double on 9 to 11 only
  • No doubling after splitting
  • No resplitting
  • Player may not draw to split aces
  • No surrender
  • Full no peek (player loses total amount bet against dealer blackjack)
  • Insurance not resolved until end of hand
  • Betting limits: $2-$200
Random Logic Blackjack Rules:
  • 4 decks
  • Dealer stands on soft 17
  • Player may double on any first two cards
  • Player may double after splitting
  • Player may split only once
  • Full U.S. hole card rule
  • Player may NOT draw to split aces
  • Blackjack after splitting tens pays 3-2
Real Time Gaming Blackjack Rules:
  • Configurable number of decks. Usually four but sometimes two
  • Dealer hits soft 17
  • Double on any first two cards
  • Double after a split
  • Split two times (to three hands)
  • Player only loses original bet if dealer has blackjack.
  • Late surrender is a configurable option. Usually it is not enabled but some casinos do allow it, such as Bodog Online Casino.
Boss Media Blackjack Rules:
Standard Blackjack Rules
  • Six decks
  • Dealer stands on soft 17
  • Player may double on any first two cards
  • Player may double after a split
  • Player may not resplit
  • One card to split aces
  • Dealer always peeks for blackjack (U.S. rule)
Boss Media Single Deck Blackjack Rules:
(NOTE: player edge of 0.11%)
  • 1 deck
  • Dealer stands on soft 17
  • Player may double on any first two cards
  • Player may double after a split
  • Player may not resplit
  • One card to split aces
  • Dealer always peeks for blackjack (U.S. rule)
Playtech Blackjack Rules:
Standard Blackjack Rules
  • 6 decks
  • Dealer stands on soft 17
  • Player may double on any first two cards
  • Player may double after splitting
  • Player may only split once
  • There is a mixture of U.S. and European rules on what happens if the dealer gets a blackjack. Here is what happens if the dealer gets a blackjack according to the situation.
    • Dealer has ace up, player doubles and/or splits: entire bet lost.
    • Dealer has 10 up, player splits: entire bet lost.
    • Dealer has 10 up, player doubles: only original bet lost.
    • Dealer has 10 up, player splits and doubles: additional bets from splitting lost but doubling returned.
  • No surrender
  • Otherwise standard rules
Playtech Single Deck Blackjack Rules:
  • 1 deck
  • Dealer hits on soft 17
  • Player may double on 10 and 11 only
  • Player may not double after splitting
  • Player may only split once
  • Dealer peeks for blackjack with 10 or ace up
  • No surrender
  • Otherwise standard rules

Playtech Blackjack Surrender:

  • 6 decks
  • Dealer stands on soft 17
  • Player may double on any first two cards
  • Player may double after splitting
  • Player may only split once
  • Dealer always peeks for blackjack
  • Late surrender available
  • Otherwise standard rules
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