4 Deck Vegas Blackjack Review & Strategy Card
In this version of Vegas Blackjack the dealer receives a second card (a hole card) before the players
complete their own hands.
blackjack game can be played with 1 to 5 hands at once.
4 Deck Vegas Blackjack is played with 4 regular decks of 52 cards that are shuffled after each game.
You can play in different modes with bets from $5-$100 to $500-$5,000, so the minimum bet is $5.
The object of the 4 Deck Vegas Blackjack game is to beat the value of the dealer's hand without exceeding a total of 21.
All face cards are valued at 10 and the cards from 2-10 are valued as indicated. Aces can be
valued at either 1 or 11, whichever is better for the player/dealer.
Cryptologic's Vegas blackjack rules are the same as the standard in Atlantic City with the exception
that only one split is allowed.
4 Deck Vegas Blackjack Rules in Brief:
When the dealer's face-up card is a ten or an Ace he peaks under the
face-down card to tell you if he has a Blackjack. There is no surrender
offered in this game.
- 4 Decks of 52-cards
- Dealer stands on all 17's
- Player's Blackjack pays 3:2
- Doubling allowed on any first 2 cards
- Doubling after splitting is allowed
- Split once for a total of 2 hands max
- Split Aces receive only one card on each Ace
- Dealer checks hole card for Blackjack
- Winning insurance bets pay 2:1
- No surrender
If you have 2 cards that are the same, the Split option will be allowed. You can split your cards
into 2 hands and play each hand separately. An additional bet equal to your original bet will be placed
for the new hand. The hands will be played out as usual except when splitting Aces, where only one additional
card per hand is dealt. You can not re-split aces. Any winning 21 obtained after splitting a pair is not considered
as Blackjack and it's paid 1:1. A maximum of one split for a total of 2 hands is allowed.
Doubling down is allowed on any first 2 cards and you even can double down
after you split pairs which is better than what land based casinos usually offer for players.
If you select this option, you will get exactly one more card, your turn
will end, and your bet will be doubled.
Whenever the dealer's up-card is an Ace, you have the option to take insurance. If you believe that the dealer will
draw a 10-value card for Blackjack, place a side bet of half the original wager as insurance. If the dealer does
draw a 10-value card, the payout is 2:1 on the insurance bet. Insurance is not recommended in this game if
you want to get the highest odds, so you may, in the game options section, set to always decline insurance.
Insurance on a Player Blackjack
If you have Blackjack and the dealer is showing an Ace, you may select the 'even money' bet option. This will immediately pay you 1:1 odds on your blackjack, regardless of the final outcome of the
dealer's hand. Since the result of insuring a blackjack is the same regardless of the outcome, the money
is paid right away and game round is finished. Not recommended.
4 Deck Vegas Blackjack Strategy Card
The basic strategy listed below is calculated based on the Cryptologic game rules above and
allows you to reach the house edge of about 0.34%. It's the same as the strategy for a 8 deck game.
The strategy is shown as table with the dealer's up card in the
first row and player's 2 card combination in the second column. The entries
in the table tell you what to do (Hit, Stand, Double Down or Split) depending
on the combinations of dealer's and player's hands. Optimal strategy tables
for 4 Decks Cryprologic game rules are shown above
for player's hard totals, soft totals, and pairs.
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