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Multi-hand Blackjack

Multi Hand Blackjack

Last updated: 2014-05-16

Multi-hand blackjack allows you to play up to five hands of Blackjack at once, one after the other. The objective is to accumulate cards with point totals as close to 21 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 the 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 an 11 would cause your 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 only be counted as 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 (Jack, Queen, King, or 10), it is known as blackjack, and is an automatic win for the player at 1.5:1, unless the house ties. 

Information

  • Eight decks are used in the Multi-hand version of blackjack, and each deck has 52 cards
  • The deck is shuffled after each game
  • The dealer draws a card on soft 17 and stands on 17 or more
  • You can only split once
  • There is no limit on the number of cards that can be dealt to the dealer or the player. It is limited only by choice (by clicking 'STAND') or 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, King, or Ace as his first card, he will check to see if he has a blackjack before you draw your third card

How to play

  • Eight decks are used in the Multi-hand version of blackjack, and each deck has 52 cards
  • The deck is shuffled after each game
  • The dealer draws a card on soft 17 and stands on 17 or more
  • You can only split once
  • There is no limit on the number of cards that can be dealt to the dealer or the player. It is limited only by choice (by clicking 'STAND') or 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, King, or Ace as his first card, he will check to see if he has a blackjack before you draw your third card

Paytable

Paytable
Win Type Description Payoff
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, but rather a total of 21. Your blackjack beats any dealer total (including a dealer's regular 21) 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 Your total is greater than dealer's, but less than or equal to 21. 1:1
Push The totals of both your hand and that of the dealer are the same. Even
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.
Surrender Only allowed on the first two cards. Player can select to discontinue play of their hand for that round. If the dealer's second card results in a blackjack, player's entire wager will be collected by the dealer.

If the dealer's second card does not result in a blackjack, then one-half of player's bet amount will be returned.

Adding funds to your Account

To add funds to your Account, click on 'DEPOSIT' in the 'Cashier' menu, then select the desired deposit option. You can also add funds to your account by clicking on 'REBUY' while in the game screen and then clicking on 'CASHIER', or by clicking on 'DEPOSIT' or 'REAL BALANCE' in the 'My Account' section in the left panel of the Main Lobby. The time taken to transfer funds and the fees charged will vary depending on which deposit option you choose. Funds can only be added at the beginning of a new game.

What do I do if I reach my betting limits?

If your game balance drops below the minimum bet you are trying to place, you will have to click on 'REBUY' to buy in credits from Account to your game balance.

To add funds to your Account, click on the 'DEPOSIT' option in the 'Cashier' menu in the Main Lobby, or click the 'CASHIER' button in the 'Buy-in' window of any game. You can also click on the 'DEPOSIT' button or on 'REAL BALANCE' in the 'My Account' section of the left panel in the Main Lobby.

I could not complete the game. What should I do?

If you get disconnected from the blackjack game, please log back in to your poker account and open the game again to complete the unfinished game. If you are unable to play or are experiencing other problems, please contact our Customer Care team.

Note that the 'In play' amount (the amount brought to the blackjack table) will not be available for play on poker tables before you have completed the unfinished blackjack game."

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.

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