Blackjack is possibly the best-loved casino game in the world, and over time several different versions have arisen. Several are available at Mummys Gold Casino, and they are all of the high standards that our players demand and deserve.
Each different game of Blackjack will help you understand and appreciate them all more, so that you’ll have much more fun and ultimately win much more money. We encourage you to investigate and enjoy them all, and Vegas Single Deck Blackjack, one of the most popular games, is the perfect place to begin.
The essential structure of Vegas Single Deck Blackjack is the same as in any version of Blackjack. The objective is to reach a hand total of 21, or as close to that as possible without going higher, and to beat the Dealer’s hand at the same time.
You and the Dealer are both dealt 2 cards, with the number cards carrying their face value, the royal cards being worth 10 and the aces being worth 1 or 11 depending on what would be best based on the rest of the hand.
As well as both your cards, you can see 1 of the Dealer’s. Based on this information, there is a range of moves that you can make. Once you and the Dealer are both done and are both Standing, your hands are compared.
You’ll win even money if your hand total is higher than the Dealer’s but under 21, or if your total is under 21 and the dealer’s is over. Blackjack, or 21 on the dot, pays out an incredible 3:2 return. This is the dream of every Blackjack enthusiast!
The specific moves that you and the Dealer make are where the challenges in Vegas Single Blackjack really lie. The Dealer always Stands on a hand total of 18 or more, and always Hits (takes another card) on totals of 16 or less. A Hard 17 Dealer hand total always Stands, and a Soft 17 always Hits.
Since Soft hands contain aces, where Hard hands do not, a Soft hand can never Bust, or exceed 21 because the ace can be worth 11 or 1. This gives the House a bit of an edge, but to negate it the Dealer will always peek to see if the House hand is Blackjack if the face-up card is worth 10.
You can Split your hand into 2 and get dealt another card once in a round, and can Double Down your bet and get another card if your hand total is a hard 9, 10 or 11. If you’ve already Split, you can’t Double Down.