Classic Blackjack Mini
The objective of Blackjack is to accumulate a hand with a points total equal to or as close to 21 as possible, without going over 21. The value of a hand is the sum of the point counts of each card in the hand. The value assigned to cards is as follows:
- The cards from 2 through 10 are valued as indicated. Face cards (Jacks, Queens, and Kings) are all valued at 10 points. An Ace counts as one or 11: If scoring 11 would cause hand value to exceed 21 (‘bust’), an Ace will count as one. Soft total: A hand containing an Ace that can be counted as 11 without the total going above 21. For example, Ace-6 is soft 17.
- Hard total: A hand containing an Ace that can be counted as only one because counting it as 11 would make the hand go over 21. For example, Ace-6-10 is hard 17. A tie between the player and the house is known as a ‘push’ and means that no one wins or loses.
- If the first two cards dealt are an Ace and any 10-point card, it is known as Blackjack and is an automatic win for the player at 1.5 to 1, unless the house ties.
- The betting limits are shown on the game screen title bar and in the middle of the game window under the ‘Place a bet …’ text.
- Eight decks are used in Classic Blackjack Mini. Each deck has 52 cards.
- The deck is shuffled after 10% of the cards in the decks are used.
- The dealer draws a card on soft 17.
- One split is allowed.
- The number of cards that can be dealt to the player is limited only by choice (by clicking on ‘Stand’ button) or by the hand total being greater than or equal to 21 except in the cases of doubling down and split Aces, where no more than one card will be dealt.
- If the dealer has a 10, Jack, Queen, or King as the up card, it is possible for them to have a Blackjack, in which case your hand will lose unless you also have a Blackjack. The dealer will check for Blackjack immediately and will collect the losing bet if they have a Blackjack.
How to play:
- Select the amount you want to bet by clicking on the chips of available denominations shown at the bottom of the game.
- You can increase your stake by selecting appropriate chips shown at the bottom of the game or decrease your stake by pressing ‘Undo’ or ‘Clear’ buttons shown to the right side of the ‘Deal’ button. The bet amount is taken directly from your account balance. Once you have chosen your bet amount, click on the ‘Deal’ button.
- Balance: your remaining account balance is shown in the balance section after you have placed the desired bet and clicked ‘Deal’.
- The bet placed on a hand is shown in the black box under the respective hand.
- Total bet: the cumulative total of the bets placed in a game is shown in the ‘Total bet’ section.
- Depending on the strength of your cards, you can choose from the following options offered to you: ‘Hit’, ‘Stand’, ‘Double bet’ or ‘Split’, as per the game rules.
- If the dealer has a 10, Jack, Q, or King as their first card, they will check to see if they have a Blackjack before you draw your third card.
- The game ends if either the player or the dealer has a Blackjack.
- The insurance option is offered to you in case the dealer has an Ace as their first card.
- Once the game is completed, the final hands are displayed until you press the ‘New game’ or ‘Rebet’ or ‘Double bet’ buttons. A summary of the game is shown, with the final scores for you and the dealer, along with any winnings or losses. Your updated balance is also shown. You now have the option to place the same bet again, double your stake (if your account balance allows this) or select a new stake. The ‘Select game’ drop-down list allows you to play a different Mini Game.
- Card counter: the total value of the hand is displayed in the yellow box in top-right corner of the hand. The box will be yellow for the active hand and there is a pulsing animation.
o An inactive hand is indicated in black box.
o Blackjack is indicated in blue box.
o A hand with an Ace shows 2 numbers in the card counter box with a slash separator by adding up the card count with the Ace as 1 and 11 respectively.
- Please note that the player’s balance is displayed at the bottom of the game screen.
- Game rules can be accessed by clicking the ‘Help’ icon on the top of the game screen and then clicking the ‘More help’ link.
- Game logs for the completed games are accessible by clicking the ‘Game logs’ icon on top of the game screen.
- By default, sounds are enabled for the game. Sounds can be disabled or enabled by clicking on the ‘Audio’ icon on top of the game screen.
- The game is playable in real-money mode only.
- Malfunctions void all pays and plays.
Options to choose from:
Stand: Clicking on the 'STAND' button will keep your hand at its current value. You may stand at any time if you are satisfied with your hand. When the dealer has completed their hand, your hand and the dealer’s hand will be compared.
Hit: If you wish to take another card, you may continue to do so by clicking the 'Hit' button until you either stand or your hand total exceeds 21 (bust).
Double bet: After you are dealt your first two cards, an option to 'Double bet'will be displayed. Once this option is selected, the bet amount is doubled, you will be dealt one more card and the hand will automatically stand. Doubling is also provided as an option after splitting. If your game balance is not sufficient for the additional bet, the double option will not be offered.
If you lose the bet, you will forfeit the entire bet amount, the initial bet and the additional amount placed for the double option.
Split: If you have two cards of the same value (for example two 7s, two 10s, a King and a Jack, etc.,), you can Split the cards into two separate hands. This option is also available if you are dealt two Aces as your first two cards. Once this option is selected, an additional bet (equal to your original bet) is automatically placed.
You are only allowed to split once, even if more splitting opportunities arise. If the hand qualifies for a split but your game balance is not sufficient for the additional bet, the split option will not be offered.
You may draw as many cards as you wish on each split hand, with the exception of splitting on Aces. If you split Aces, only one card will be dealt to each split hand. If a 10-point card is dealt to either Ace, the hand is counted as 21 and not Blackjack.
How to play the split option:
- Once the split option is chosen, the cards are split into two separate hands and one more card is dealt to each of the hands. The hand with a yellow frame around it is active (i.e. the one you are currently playing on). The frame grows when additional cards are added.
- Click on ‘Hit’, ‘Stand’, or ‘Double bet’ button.
- Once the first hand is completed, the yellow frame will move to the second hand.
- Click on ‘Hit’, ‘Stand’, or ‘Double bet’ button.
Insurance: Insurance gives you a chance to protect yourself if dealer has a Blackjack. If the dealer's first card (the open card) is an Ace, ‘Insurance’ option is shown. You can choose to insure your hand against the dealer's Blackjack by clicking on ‘Yes’ button. Insurance costs 50% of the bet amount and is in addition to the initial bet. Once you opt for insurance, the additional bet is automatically placed.
If the dealer has a Blackjack, the insurance bet pays 2:1 and you will lose the initial bet. If the dealer does not get a Blackjack, you will lose the insurance bet and the game will continue for the initial bet amount. Insurance is not offered to you if you get a Blackjack.
An insurance bet is not placed when ‘No’ button is clicked.
If your hand qualifies for insurance but your game balance is not sufficient for the additional bet, the insurance option will be offered with options ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ buttons. Clicking the ‘Yes’ button will pop-up the cashier page to make a deposit and the game screen will continue to show the ‘Yes’ button until your balance is sufficient to place a bet or ‘No’ button is clicked.
A single hand that exceeds 9 cards will have the earlier cards stacked away to the left. An arrow will appear on the stacked cards as shown below.
The whole hand will be clickable to have the pop-up appear. The pop-up shows all the cards in that hand. The player can click the “Close” button at any point to return to the game.
In the case of a split, a single hand that exceeds 5 cards will have the earlier cards stacked away to the left. An arrow will appear on the stacked cards which will be clickable and the pop-up will show all cards in that hand. The player can click the “Close” button at any point to return to the game.
The Hit, Stand, Double, Split buttons will be inactive while the pop-up is open. If the player has 2 hands, it shows “Player hand 1” or “Player hand 2” in the pop-up.
The turbo button is situated in the top-left corner of the screen and is labeled ‘Turbo’.
In On mode, this speeds the game up by removing animations.
Turbo button On -
Turbo button Off -
Hand status messages:
Push - This blue check is displayed when the player and dealer have the same hand value. The bet is returned to the player in this event.
Win - This green check is displayed when the player’s hand is higher than the dealer’s or the dealer goes bust.
Lost - This red cross is displayed when the player’s hand busts and when player’s hand doesn’t bust but is beaten by the dealer’s hand.
Blackjack - This message is displayed when the player or dealer is dealt 21 with two cards. The game then ends.
Checking for Blackjack - This message is displayed when the dealer has a facing card value of 10 or an Ace. This should appear for 1 second then disappear. If the dealer has Blackjack, the game ends.
There are overall five chip values. 4 chips are fully visible on the bottom of game screen as shown below. The 5th chip is only half on the screen, with only 45% opacity. When this chip is clicked on, the whole row of chips will slide to the left and the opacity of the chip will be turned to a 100% while the chip on the far left will end up cut off and with 45% opacity.
When a chip is clicked on, the amount is added to the black bet field and a short animation of the chip rotation onto the table plays.
3D chips will be placed on the table to represent the player’s bet value.
Player win message:
1. The hand status message is displayed over the winning hand(s) and the winning chips are added next to the original stake (chips).
2. The win amount is then displayed.
3. The won and original staked chips are then animated to the balance field.
Dealer win message
|Blackjack||A Blackjack or ‘natural’ comprises a total of 21 in your first two cards. A Blackjack is therefore an Ace and any 10-point card, with the additional requirement that these be your first two cards. If you split a pair of Aces, for example, and then draw a ten-point card on one of the Aces, this will not count as Blackjack, rather a total of 21. Your Blackjack beats any dealer total, except a dealer's Blackjack. If both you and the dealer have a Blackjack, the hand is a tie or ‘push’, and nobody wins or loses.||1.5:1|
|Normal win||Your total is greater than dealer's but less than or equal to 21.||1 to 1|
|Push||The totals of both the dealer’s and your hand are the same.||Tie, your wager is returned.|
|Insurance||Offered on the dealer's Ace to insure your hand against the dealer receiving a Blackjack. It costs 50% of the bet amount, in addition to the initial bet placed by you.||If the dealer gets a Blackjack, the insurance bet pays 2:1. You lose the initial bet.
If the dealer does not get a Blackjack, you lose the insured bet, and the game continues for the initial bet amount.
The theoretical return to player of this game bet is 99.29%.
Adding funds to your account:
To add funds to your account, click on 'DEPOSIT' in the 'Cashier' menu in the main lobby (play-anywhere clients), then select the desired deposit option. The time taken to transfer funds and the fees charged will vary depending on which deposit option you choose.
What do I do if I reach my betting limits?
If your game balance drops below the minimum bet, the deposits page will be automatically presented.
To add funds to your account, click on the 'DEPOSIT' option in the 'Cashier' menu in the main lobby (play-anywhere clients) or click on the 'Deposit now' button in the 'Buy-In' window of any non Mini Game.
I could not complete the game. What should I do?
If you are disconnected from the Mini Blackjack game just after all of the inputs are given and there is no input required to continue the game, the game is treated as complete and on re-login, you can check the game details in game logs.
If you are disconnected while the game is waiting for player input such as after the deal, you will be prompted to complete the game after logging back in. After completing the incomplete game, you can resume playing the game or you can select another game of your choice.
If you are still having problems, please contact our 24/7 Customer Service team.
Last modification date: 5/3/2016