Blackjack Casinos

Roxy Palace offers over a half dozen versions of Blackjack. From Spanish and European rules to Las Vegas and Atlantic City rules, so, you’ll be able to find the rules you’re most comfortable playing with

The rules for the games are:

European 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 amout bet against dealer BJ)
– Insurance not resolved until end of hand
– Play one hand at timeHouse Edge: 0.39%
Downtown
Las Vegas

– 2 decks
– Dealer hits on soft 17
– Double on any first two cards
– Double after split allowed
– Resplit to three hands
– Dealer peeks for BJ
– Play one hand at timeHouse Edge: 0.40%
Atlantic City
– 8 decks
– Dealer stands on soft 17
– Double on any first two cards
– Double after split allowed
– Resplit to three hands
– Dealer peeks for BJ
– Late surrender allowed
– Play one hand at timeHouse Edge: 0.365%
Vegas Strip
– 4 decks
– Dealer stands on soft 17
– Double on any first two cards
– Double after split allowed
– Resplit to three hands
– Dealer peeks for BJ
– Play one hand at timeHouse Edge: 0.3606%
Double Exposure
– Both dealer cards dealt face up
– Dealer wins all ties except on BJ
– All player wins (including BJ) pay 1 to 1.
– Blackjack tie pays 1 to 1
– 8 decks
– Dealer hits soft 17
– Player may resplit to four hands
– Double on hard 9 to 11 only
– One card to split aces
– Double after split allowedHouse Edge: 0.69%
Multi-Hand Blackjack
– 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 amout bet against dealer BJ)
– Insurance not resolved until end of hand
– Play Five hands at a timeHouse Edge: 0.575%

The table limits at Roxy can be stretched as low as $.50, which is quite accomodating. And, it certainly helps stretch the bankroll. Another thing to note is that their “Welcome Bonus” does not extend to play at the Blackjack tables.

The conditions of that particular bonus had been too generous. Blackjack players ARE included in most every other bonus that is offered by the casino (but please do check, as bonus terms are subject to change at any given moment). I do recommend those taking advantage of the 100% bonus offer play their bonus off at the slots, then head to the tables.

Oh, one last thing. Perfect Play charts for the various rules can be obtained at either Blackjack Online or also via The Wizard of Odds. I used odds charts to do very well in the days before casinos disallowed Blackjack players from welcome bonuses. Ahem, sorry about that, but the early bird does, get the worm.

Monthly Bonuses

   Blackjack Casinos Another casino to recommend for Blackjack action is Intercasino. They DO have a bonus program that includes Blackjack players, and they offer both single and multiplayer games. So, you can either have a table to yourself, or sit down and chat with other players at a virtual blackjack table.

The last thing to mention about online blackjack casinos, some of them offer an interesting game called “Blackjack Switch”. In this game players play two hands at once, and are given the chance to switch cards between their two hands.
Several online casinos are dealing this odd variation of blackjack, but not many land-based casinos offer the game. City Club Casino has Blackjack Switch.

The rules for this game are as follows:
– The player must make two bets of equal size.
– Cards will be dealt face up.
– The player may switch the 2nd card dealt to each hand. For example if one hand has 5,10 and the other has 10,6 the player may switch the 10 and 6 to have two hands of 11 and 20.
– Six decks are used.
– Dealer hits a soft 17.
– Player may double on any 2 cards.
– Player may double after a split.
– Player may not resplit.
– Winning player BJ pay even money.
– Full European no-peek rule. Player loses total amount bet against a dealer BJ. A benefit of this rule is that the player can switch to a blackjack, even if the dealer has a BJ.
– A dealer total of 22 will push against any player total of 21 or less. A player BJ will still beat a dealer 22.

If after playing this game you wish to find more instruction on optimal play, once again we suggest you visit the The Wizard of Odds.