Classic Blackjack Gold Series
Classic Single Deck Blackjack Gold One Hand (Microgaming) Rules & Strategy Card - How To PlayBlackjack is a popular game of skill & chance between a player and the Dealer. Microgaming online casinos offer 2 Classic Blackjack Gold games with single hand and multi-hand options. Both games are played with one regular deck of 52 cards that are shuffled before each game. Here we review single hand version. You can also play the multi-hand game that has the same rules and strategy but offers a bit faster action with multiple hands on the table.
No Peek rule: The Dealer does not check for a Blackjack when he is dealt a 10 or an Ace in Classic Single Deck Blackjack Gold. So, you are not insured against the Dealer's Blackjack but you will enjoy other rules in player's favour that will allow you reach the lowest house edge in the town with this great game.
If you win with a Blackjack you are paid out at odds of 3:2 on your original bet. Blackjack is when your hand contains an Ace and a card with a value of 10. Blackjack always beats any other hand with a value of 21 or less.
How to play Classic Single Deck Blackjack Gold
The object of Blackjack is to beat the Dealer by either obtaining the highest possible hand without exceeding 21, or by the Dealer's hand going bust (over 21). In this version of Blackjack (Classic Single Deck), you can only bet one hand at a time. All face cards (Kings, Queens and Jacks) have a value of ten (10) and the Aces can have a value of 1 or 11, whichever is better. The Dealer is dealt two cards, one face-down and one face-up. Plus he is dealt 2 cards to the player. The player then may draw up to 9 additional cards to make a hand of eleven cards, provided the value of his/her hand does not exceed the value of 21. Please refer to the basic blackjack rules to learn more about general terms and game rules.
General Classic Single Deck Blackjack Rules in Brief:
- 1 card deck
- Dealer must stand on ALL 17
- No peek
- Double down on first 2 cards with a value of 9, 10 or 11
- Split only once
- Split Aces only once
- Cannot split unlike 10 value cards
- One bet position
You can Split 2 cards that have the same value, such as a King and a Ten, or two Sevens. Your hand is divided into 2 separate hands and a bet equal to your original bet is placed on the second hand. If you Split a pair of Aces and then draw a card with a value of 10, this is not considered as Blackjack, just a hand with a value of 21. You can only split once per game. If you Split Aces, each Ace is dealt one card, and the hands automatically Stand.
Double Down Rules
Players can Double Down after receiving their first 2 cards with a hard value of 9, 10 or 11. The Double Down bet is equal to your original bet. Players can not double down after a Split.
Insurance option is offered if the Dealer's first card is an Ace. Insurance is not recommended in Classic Single Deck Blackjack Gold game and most other games if you want to get the highest odds possible. The house edge on insurance bet here is about 5.9%.
Gold Series Games
The Blackjack Gold Series represents a range of the ultimate online games. The series takes Internet blackjack gambling to new levels in terms of smooth and speedy game play, realistic graphics, digital sound effects and the valuable player aids, controls and tools resident in the Microgaming's Viper online gaming software platform. New features include a refined table perspective, precision graphics, enlarged chip tray, an animated chip selector, rollover rules and ambient background sound, all enhancing the realism of your favourite blackjack table games.
Game Statistics (Stats button) enable you to view information about your current game session: the number of hands played per hour, the winning combinations, the percentage of winning combos, highest wins and more.
Classic Single Deck Blackjack Gold Strategy Card
The following strategy will help you keeping house edge at just 0.13%. With only one deck you can use card counting and slightly increase your performance even more.
The Vegas Strip blackjack strategy is created through computer simulations which perform a complete combinatorial analysis. The computer generates thousands of hands for each Blackjack situation possible and statistically determines which action (Hitting, Splitting, Doubling Down or Standing) best favours the player.
Players who are looking for a single deck blackjack games could also play Vegas Single Deck Blackjack Gold game at Microgaming casinos. The game features one deck and a house edge of about 0.35% with the right strategy, plus you can use card counting to decrease this figure even more.
Today Microgaming casinos offers over 40 different single and multi-hand versions of Blackjack including: Vegas Strip, Vegas Downtown, Atlantic City Blackjack, European, Spanish, Multi-Hand, Double Exposure and Triple Sevens blackjack games (see the complete list on the left bar menu). Try also Gold Series games with the same names and rules.