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European Blackjack Gold

European Blackjack Gold is played with two standard decks of playing cards. The decks are shuffled before each game. Your aim is to beat the dealer’s hand. There are two ways of doing this, either you get a higher value hand than the dealer without exceeding 21, or if the dealer's hand goes bust (dealers hand value exceeds 21). In European Blackjack Gold at videoslots.com you bet on one hand in each game.

Blackjack is a hand containing a hand with an Ace and a card with the value 10. Kings, Queens, Jacks and 10:s all count as the value 10. Ace can count as 1 or 11. In European Blackjack Gold at videoslots.com a blackjack cannot be beaten, it can only be matched. If you and the dealer end up with the same value the hand ties.

Blackjack might be the casino game in which the player has the highest edge towards the casino. However, to give the player the maximum edge towards the casino would demand that there is no shuffling of cards after each game, which of course doesn’t occur in any online casino whether you play at videoslots.com or elsewhere.

When you hit the blackjack, and the dealer doesn’t, you are paid at 3:2, which means that a €10 bet will pay you back €25. When you beat the dealer with any hand except blackjack, you are paid 1:1, which means that a €10 bet pays back €20, a €10 profit.

If the dealer's first card is an ace, you can take an insurance against the dealer hitting the blackjack. The insurance is half the amount of your first bet. If the dealer misses the blackjack you loose the insurance. If the dealer hits the blackjack you are paid 2:1 on your insurance bet. This means, if your first bet is €10, the insurance is €5, dealer hits the blackjack. You are then paid back €15, which equals your total wager.

In blackjack the rules for the dealer are strict. Let’s say you have 19, and the dealer has 17. Then the dealer cannot take an extra card even though the dealer has lost the bet. The dealer must always take cards until reaching 17. When reaching 17 or higher, the dealer has to stand. However, if you go bust (exceeding 21) you loose.

You can also decide to double your bet or to split the cards. You can double your hand when your first two cards have the value 9, 10 or 11. You will then receive one extra card. It’s not always a good idea to double. For instance, if the dealer has an ace as a first card and you have the hand value 9, you should desist to double. But if you have the hand value 11 and the dealer has hand value 6, it’s a really great opportunity to double.

You can split the cards if you have two cards with the same denomination. You will then receive one card extra on each of the split cards.

Good luck!

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