The Most Popular Blackjack Variants Online

Written by Super User. Posted in Tutorial

Blackjack, as all other online casino games, have a series of versions you can meet in online casinos. Some feature variations on the rules, others offer side bets and bonuses to make the game more interesting. Below I will present you with a series of the most popular blackjack versions and how they compare to the base game.

1. Blackjack Classic (Microgaming)

A simple and entertaining, classic variant of the blackjack game hugely popular at the Red Flush Casino Canada. The game is played with one regular deck (without jokers). There's no peek (the dealer gets one upcard only), there's no splitting of different 10 point value cards (like a 10 and a Q), and the player can double down on hard 9, 10 and 11 only. Besides, the dealer must stand on any hand worth 17.

2. Vegas Strip Blackjack (Microgaming)

Another popular version of Blackjack available at the Red Flush Casino. The rules are once again different: it is played with 4 decks of 52 cards, and the dealer must again stand on any hand with the value of 17. The player can double down on any hand value, even after splitting. Speaking of splitting, players can split any hand of two 10-value cards, and matching pairs (except for aces) up to three times.

3. Double Exposure Blackjack (Microgaming, NetEnt)

I've played a lot with this blackjack variant at the Red Flush Casino, and I must say I love it. The "double exposure" part means that the dealer is dealt two cards facing up at the beginning of the round. It's played with eight regular decks (no jokers). Dealer must hit on a soft 17, and wins every tie except for blackjack. Blackjack pays even money. The rules regarding splits and doubling down are the same as above.

4. Super Fun 21 (Microgaming)

A bonus variant of the Blackjack Classic available at the Red Flush Casino. The game is played with a single 52 deck card. The rules of the game are a mix of all of the above: the dealer peeks when it has an upcard with a 10 value or an Ace, and has to hit on a soft 17. The player can double and surrender at any number of cards, and can double down after splitting, too. The game comes with a series of bonuses, too: for having a blackjack of Diamonds, for having a hand consisting of 6 cards under the value of 20, and for having a hand of 21 points consisting of 5 or 6 cards (this instantly pays out 2 to 1).