European Blackjack is a very common version of the game, and the finest edition can be enjoyed at Mummys Gold. Once you’ve gotten familiar with Classic Blackjack, the European variation is the perfect next step in your development as a player.
European Blackjack is played with 2 decks, and as in the original game the point is to try to get a hand total of 21 or as close to this as possible, while also beating the Dealer’s hand total. Number cards carry their stated value, face cards are all worth 1 and aces carry a value of 11 or 1 depending on what works best with the rest of the hand.
You’ll be dealt 2 cards and will be able to see 1 of the Dealer’s 2 cards, as you can in the Classic Blackjack game. You can also Hit and Stand as you do in a Classic game, and the Dealer has to Hit until a total of 16 or 17 is reached.
You can Double your bet on Hard 9, 10 and 11 hand totals only in European Blackjack, and you can Split up to 4 times. Aces may not be re-split, and you are not allowed to Surrender and keep half your bet.
In some Blackjack variations the Dealer peaks for Blackjack before the Player turn, so you don’t risk betting and losing more, but this does not happen in European Blackjack so you need to be more conservative about Doubling and Splitting based on the Dealer’s face-up card. You are also not allowed to split unlike 10-value card hands such as Q10 or J10.
Blackjack pays out the usual eye-watering 3:2 reward, and if you tie with the Dealer a Push will result and you’ll get your wager back. A hand total above the Dealer’s but below 21, or a total below 21 when the Dealer’s is above, will get you a 1:1 payout.
The different challenges that the rules for European Blackjack poses make it a very interesting addition to your Blackjack sessions at Mummys Gold. The more you play, the more insight and appreciation for the game you’ll develop.
If you’re not already a registered Mummys Gold player, open your account now, make a deposit and claim your Welcome Bonus. Then use it to enjoy European Blackjack and all the other variations of the game that we have on offer.