Widely regarded as one of the most popular Blackjack games, European Blackjack is just one of a number of Blackjack variations available at PokerStars Casino. Join the action with starting bets from just $1 on Single Player tables now!
In European Blackjack six 52-card decks are used. The decks are shuffled together before every hand is dealt, and dealers do not receive a hole card. Dealers must hit on a soft 17 (a hand containing an ace that totals either seven or 17), and should you hit Blackjack you will be paid at 3:2 odds.
If the player’s hand loses to Blackjack, then only the mandatory initial bet is forfeited and all other optional bets that have not bust (splits and doubles) will be pushed and returned.
The minimum bet in European Blackjack is $1, but more betting options become available as hands progress. Players can double down on any two-card hand, meaning you can double your initial bet, so long as you are committed to ‘standing’ after being dealt one additional card.
Players can also split two cards if they are paired or of equal value. So if you are dealt nine-nine, king-queen, seven-seven or jack-ten you can create two hands for an additional wager of the same amount. Here are some additional rules on splitting:
Our Single Player tables allow you to play up to five betting positions (or ‘boxes’) per game round. Just click on one or more boxes to place a wager.
On our Single Player tables the action proceeds at your pace, without a timer to hurry you along. Bet sizes can be selected easily by using the chip icons, the slider or by typing an amount you wish to wager. Click on Clear to start again, or Deal to commit the bet and start the hand. After the hand is complete, use the Re-Bet button to repeat the same wager on the next hand.
When playing at European Blackjack tables, players are allowed to ‘surrender’. This means you can surrender your two-card hand and receive half your original wager back, unless the dealer is showing an ace.
The theoretical return to player (RTP) for European Blackjack is 99.65%. For more on how to play the game, visit our Blackjack Rules page.
Please note that malfunction voids all pay-outs.
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