You don’t need to be an avid gambler to have heard of Blackjack, and even if you haven’t ever played this classic card game before, you will almost certainly have heard all about it.
Double Exposure Blackjack is an incredibly unique take on the traditional casino game, and it allows you to look at both of the dealer’s cards, giving you vital information on exactly what to do with your hand. This might sound slightly too good to be true – and in a way it is – but Double Exposure Blackjack does give you a new gaming experience, and there are some very unique opportunities inside.
How To Play
The game itself plays out pretty much the same as regular Blackjack, and as soon as you have selected the stake you wish to bet and pressed the deal button, you will be dealt two cards.
The dealer will also be dealt two cards, with the added bonus that both of these cards will be face up, allowing you to see exactly what he or she has.
Your goal is to make your hand as close to 21 as possible, and you can do this by either standing, if your first two cards dealt are probable to win, or by hitting, and taking another card, which you can do as many times as you like.
You may also split your hand if you have a pair, as well as doubling down if you have a starting hand of 9, 10, or 11.
Once you have made your decision the game ends, and your hand will be put up against the dealer’s hand, with the best winning!
Double Exposure Blackjack; What’s Different?
First of all, the dealer wins on all ties, meaning that if you and the dealer were both to have 17, the dealer would win. This doesn’t tend to matter too much, and you can sometimes use this to your advantage, as if you and the dealer both have – for example – 17, you know you’re going to lose the hand anyway if you stand, so you may as well take another card and hope to get a 4 or below.
If you and the dealer both get Blackjack, usually it will go in your favour and you will end up beating the dealer, but some casinos instead make this result a push – it’s best to check with your chosen casino before gaming for complete clarity.
When playing Double Exposure Blackjack, you are generally only allowed to split once per hand, and you are not allowed to double after a split.
You can also only double on your first two cards; the combined value of these two cards must add up to 9, 10, or 11.
There are also some differences in the payout structure, which you’ll see below.
If you win the hand, you will be paid out at even money; the same as regular Blackjack.
… If you get Blackjack with your first two cards – that is, an ace and a picture card – you will also be paid out at even money, instead of the traditional 3/2 payout you would receive at a normal Blackjack table.
Other than that, the game is pretty much the same, and although you lose out a little with the Blackjack payout, generally, Double Exposure Blackjack is a great option for gamers of all levels as it gives you a unique gaming experience hard to find on any other game!
(Because after all, how many games can you think of where the dealer reveals his hand!).