Mobile blackjack is played like the classic blackjack using one standard deck of 52 playing cards which is shuffled before each game round.
The aim of mobile blackjack is to beat the dealer’s hand by either getting a better hand, but without exceeding 21, or by the dealer’s hand going Bust.
- If you beat the dealer’s hand and win with a blackjack you are paid out at odds of 3:2 on your original bet.
- If you either beat the dealer’s hand with a winning which is not a blackjack or by the dealer’s hand going Bust, you are paid out at odds of 1:1 on your original bet.
- If you lose against a dealer’s blackjack and have taken Insurance, you are paid out at odds of 2:1 on your Insurance bet.
In mobile blackjack online, like classic one, all face cards Jacks, Queens and Kings have a value of 10 while Aces can have a value of either 1 or 11. To play mobile blackjack, tap “Deal” to begin the game. Once your cards are dealt, you may draw up to nine additional cards to make a hand of eleven cards, provided the value of your hand does not exceed 21. If your hand does not exceed 21 after receiving eleven cards, your hand automatically Stands, and the Dealer plays his hand. The Dealer Stands on all 17, either hard or soft.
Splitting in Mobile BlackjackIf you are dealt two cards that have the same denomination such as two Queens, kings or two Fours, Threes etc. you can divide (split) your hand into two separate hands and a bet equal to your original bet will be placed on the second hand. This applies only to cards of the same denomination rather than cards of the same value. This means that you can split a hand with two Kings but you are not allowed to split a hand of a Queen and a 10 although they have the same numerical value. You can split only one hand per game round. If you split a hand of two kings and then draw an additional king, you cannot split further and play with more than two hands in each round of mobile blackjack. You can split Aces in mobile blackjack but if you split a pair of Aces into two hands and then draw a card with a denomination of 10, this is not blackjack although it has a value of 21.
Double Down Option in Mobile BlackjackIn mobile blackjack, you can double down when your hand has a value of 9, 10 or 11. You are dealt one card and your hand automatically Stands. The Double Down bet is equal to your original bet. You can only Double Down once per hand and you cannot Double Down after a Split.
Insurance Bet in Mobile BlackjackIf the dealer’s first card is an Ace, you can take insurance to protect your bet against the dealer having a blackjack. The insurance bet is equal to half your original bet amount, insurance bet wins or loses are independent of your original bet. Insurance is only taken on the original hand, you cannot take insurance after a Hit, Split, or a Double Down bet. This means you can only take insurance when the dealer has one card face-up and you have two cards dealt.
- If the dealer has blackjack, the Insurance bet is paid out at odds of 2:1.
- If the dealer does not have a blackjack, the insurance bet is removed from the table and the cost of the Insurance bet is deducted from your credit balance and the hand continues.
- If the dealer’s hand exceeds 21, it is a Bust and you automatically win.