Basic Rules and Betting Limits
The object of Double Deck Blackjack is straightforward. Just get closer to 21 than the dealer, without going over.
- Aces count as either 1 or 11.
- Kings, Queens and Jacks count as 10.
- Number cards 2-10 retain their face value.
- The different suits are irrelevant.
If the cards drawn add up to more than 21’ you are ‘bust’ regardless of what the dealer has. If the dealer is bust you win the hand.
Betting limits do vary but most of the best online casinos offer both high and low stakes games, which make the Double Deck Blackjack online game ideal for both the beginner and the more experienced player. Some Double Deck Blackjack casinos will also offer VIP tables where, for the top rank players, the betting limits are higher. There may also be other ‘perks’ for those taking a seat at a VIP table.
How to Play Double Deck Blackjack
Other than this version of Blackjack is played with only two decks of cards, the rules are very similar to the Classic game. However, they may vary between casinos because of house rules and the type of software used.
To receive your cards you first have to place your bet. The dealer then deals two face up cards to each player. The dealer takes one face up card, the second (hole card) is placed face down under the up card.
At this stage the players make the decision about how they want to proceed in the game. They can Hit or Stand or use one of the permitted strategies. The cards are shuffled at the start of each new hand.