High Streak European Blackjack Gold Series (Microgaming) Rules & Strategy Card - How To Play
online casinos offer 4 different versions of "European" games including High Streak European Blackjack Gold
that is played with two standard decks of 52 playing cards that are shuffled before each game
In High Streak European Blackjack Gold, the table game is based on the European rules but includes an
additional (optional) side bet known as the High Streak.
Running alongside the normal blackjack game, this side bet offers more winnings and gives the game a real edge of excitement
and action not present in some other blackjack variants. To that end, a payout of 10:1 on 4 successive winning blackjack
games can really make a serious impact on your credit.
High Streak Feature
With new European Gold version Blackjack game just got better. This enthralling game enhances the refinement of the
basic blackjack game by adding the possibility of extra payoffs if you have a
winning streak. After a player has
achieved a win in the standard game, the High Streak feature is triggered, with the first High Streak win
paying 1:1, the second consecutive High Streak win paying 2:1, the third 5:1 and, for those on a major
winning streak, the fourth at 10:1! The High Streak facility adds another dimension to an already
action-packed and popular game of chance.
How to play High Streak European 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. In this version of Blackjack
(European), 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 one or 11. Please refer to
the basic blackjack rules to learn more about the game
terms and rules.
General Rules in Brief:
- 2 card decks
- Dealer stands on all 17
- You may double after a split
- You may only double on hard 9 to 11
- No re-splitting (1 split)
- Player may draw multiple cards to split Aces
- No surrender is allowed
- No peek
- No hole card (player loses total bet if the dealer has Blackjack)
You can split 2 cards that have the same denomination, such as a J-10, 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 a Blackjack, it has
a value of 21. You can split a maximum of once per game, equaling 2 hands.
Double Down Rules
You can double down if the value of your first 2 cards is 9, 10 or 11.
The Double Down bet is equal to your original bet. You can only double down once per hand.
Double Down after a Split is not allowed.
The AutoPlay option enables you to automatically play a selected number of consecutive hands
without clicking buttons. AutoPlay uses the advanced Blackjack Strategy Table that can be modified for your needs.
Game Statistics (Stats button) enable you to view information about your current game session:
the number of hands played, the winning combinations, the percentage of winning combinations,
3 highest wins, Dealer's Final Hand stats, Starting Hand Comparisons and more.
Customizable Strategy Table
The Blackjack Advanced Strategy table is used during AutoPlay mode and enables you to define your personal
game strategy (Click the Strategy button). The Strategy table is only available in Expert Mode and
can also be used as a learning aid - just choose your options to
create your own strategy to beat the Dealer.
Note: The Default strategy is just a basic strategy table. Correct the strategy table using
our European Blackjack Strategy Card below for the better odds.
When the dealer is dealt an Ace you are allowed to make an insurance bet, if you wish. The Insurance bet costs
half your original bet and pays out 2 : 1 if the dealer gets Blackjack. You lose your original bet in this case.
If the dealer does not get Blackjack you lose your insurance bet i.e. just a half of your original bet.
Insurance is not recommended in this game and most other versions of blackjack.
High Streak European Blackjack Gold Strategy Card
You should keep the regular optimal blackjack strategy for the European rules in order to decrease the house
edge to the 0.42%. Optional side bet has much higher house edge and can be used for adding some action or/and in a
Blackjack strategy is printed as table with the dealer's up card
the first row and player's 2 card combination the second column. The entries in the table tell you
whether you should Hit, Stand, Double Down or Split depending on the different combinations of
dealer and player's hands.
Optimal High Streak European Blackjack Gold strategy tables for Microgaming casinos rules are shown above for hard totals,
soft totals, and player's pairs for the base blackjack game.
Today Microgaming casinos offer over 25 different versions of Blackjack
Vegas Downtown, Vegas Strip,
Atlantic City Blackjack,
European, Spanish 21,
Triple Sevens progressive blackjack plus Multi-Hand and Gold Series versions of the games (follow
Microgaming menu links to find rules & strategy cards for the other games).