The Rules of Classic Free Blackjack Games
- There are eight decks of cards and in traditional game cards can only be reshuffled after each round
- The dealer needs to draw 16
- The dealer requires soft 17
- The blackjack pays in the ratio of 3:2
- Insurance pays in ratio of 2:1
- Even money is paid in the ratio 1:1
- You can Double down only on 9, 10 and 11
- You can Double down on splits
- Splitting is not permitted on 4s, 5s and cards with the value 10
- No re-splitting is permitted
- Early Surrender is permitted on half bet with no dealer Ace
- There are no peeks and the player looses all bets when the dealer has blackjack.
Playing the Free Online Blackjack Games
Many online casinos provide free blackjack games based on classic rules. The player is dealt 2 cards at the beginning with face up. The dealer is dealt 1 card at the beginning also face up but is dealt a second card only after the player has concluded his hits, said stand or busted. This implies the dealer does not get an opportunity to see if he has the blackjack. The possibility of the dealer having blackjack is when his initial card is a 10 value or an ace. If the dealer gets the blackjack, then the player looses all his bets. To understand these rules clearly you can opt to play free blackjack games online.
A dealer may hit until he has 17 or above, offer insurance. All the other options are available for the player in all free blackjack games as well as online casino games.
- When the upcard is not an ace the dealer offers the player an early surrender and if the player accepts he looses half his bets the hands is concluded.
- If the dealer has an ace and the player doesn't have the blackjack, the dealer offers the player insurance which means the player may save half of his bet on condition the dealer has the blackjack. Insurance means that if the dealer has the blackjack the player looses all his bet but insurance pays in the ratio of 2:1 on insurance bet. But the player looses the insurance bet if the dealer doesn't have a blackjack and the game goes on as usual.
Have fun playing classic blackjack as one of our free online blackjack games and try to do your best in increasing your gaming level.