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Vegas Strip Blackjack Rules, Tips & Strategy Card

Preview Vegas Strip Blackjack - OddsOn Vegas Strip Blackjack of OddsOn/Vegas Technology online casinos incorporates existing Blackjack game features with additional features designed to give players a variety of new options not available in a standard Blackjack. Vegas Strip Blackjack game is the same as a Blackjack game except the following rules:
(1) Dealer always checks for "Blackjack" if there is an Ace or a 10-value card (10, J, Q, K) showing, before Player's turn.
(2) The dealer stands on All 17s.
(3) Player is allowed to Double on ANY first 2 cards. Plus you are allowed to Double after Split.
(4) Player is allowed to re-Split twice on an already split hand but cannot re-split Aces.

In OddsOn's Vegas Strip Blackjack, the player competes against the dealer. The game is played on a semi-circular table with 5 playing positions and wagers are placed in the circles on the bottom. This version of blackjack is played with 6 Decks of cards (52 cards in each deck with the jokers removed), re-shuffled after each hand.

The basic rule of the game is to get a hand higher than the dealer without going over 21. If the face value of your cards is a Blackjack ("natural blackjack", for example Ace-10), or if the dealer's cards are lower than yours - your hand wins!

General Rules in Brief:
  • 6 card decks
  • Betting limits: $2 to $200 per hand
  • The dealer stands on ALL 17 or higher
  • Multi Hand - Play up to 5 hands at once
  • Player's blackjack (e.g. A-10) pays 3:2
  • Winning insurance bet pays 2:1
  • You may double down on any first 2 cards
  • No doubling down after splitting
  • Re-split up to 2 times, but you cannot re-split Aces
  • No surrender is allowed

Multi-Hand Blackjack: Play up to 5 Hands
There are 5 playing positions on the game screen you can choose from and you can play up to 5 hands of blackjack at the same time (optional). Each hand played is a separate wager against the dealer, so drag and drop your coins to the corresponding circles on the screen to play as much hands as you wish.

How to play Vegas Strip Blackjack
When starting the Vegas Strip Blackjack game you have to place your coin(s) on the table and click on the DEAL button. You decide how much you want to wager and how many hands to play. 2 cards are dealt at each player position that has a wager and 2 cards are given to the dealer, one of them face up.

Note: Dealer always peeks for "Blackjack" before your turn if he is showing an Ace or a 10-value card (10, J, Q, K). Then, you are allowed to Hit or Stand, and when applicable you are able to Split, Double, or buy Insurance. If possible you have to decide to SPLIT or DOUBLE before choosing to HIT or STAND.

 If your dealt hand contains an Ace and a 10 or a face card then you have a Blackjack, also called a "Natural Blackjack", and play is automatically moved to the next available hand. If the value of your cards exceeds 21 then you have gone BUST and have lost this hand. When your hand is completed the dealer's hand is played out. Once the dealer's hand is complete, your hand is compared to the dealer's hand to determine the winner(s).

Dealer always checks (peeks) for Blackjack before your turn if he is showing an Ace or a 10-value card (10, J, Q, K). One Dealer card is dealt face up and the other face down. If the Dealer has a ten or an ace as the up card, it is possible he has a "Blackjack" in which case all Player hands will lose except with another "Blackjack". The dealer will check for Blackjack immediately after the cards are dealt to the player, and will collect all losing bets immediately if he does have a Blackjack. So the game continues only if the Dealer does not have a "Blackjack".

If you have 2 cards that are the same (a Pair), the Split option will be available. You can choose to split your original single hand into 2 separate hands. In this case a second wager will be placed automatically equal to your original bet and you are dealt a second card for each new hand. Re-splitting is allowed. You can re-split up to 2 times on an already split hand, but cannot re-split Aces. Note: If you purchase Insurance and then Split your hand, the hand will no longer be covered by Insurance. If you split Aces you will receive only 1 more card to complete your hand and if the second card is a 10-value card it is not considered as a "Blackjack".

The 'Double' option is available on any first two cards. Doubling will double your original bet. Please note that you will only receive 1 more card to complete your hand. Double after Split is allowed, except after splitting Aces.

Whenever the Dealer's up-card is an Ace, you have the option to take insurance if you think the dealer may have a blackjack. The cost of insurance is half your original wager and pays out 2:1 if the dealer does get a blackjack. If you purchases Insurance and then Doubles your hand, only the initial bet is doubled. No Insurance after splitting is allowed. Insurance is not recommended in Vegas Strip blackjack as in most the other blackjack games if you want to have the best odds.

Vegas Strip Blackjack Strategy Card
We have calculated the optimal basic strategy for these rules that can decrease the house edge for the base game to about 0.4%. The strategy is pretty similar to the optimal strategy for the Vegas Strip Blackjack from Microgaming and we provide here the strategy card for this game version.

Vegas Strip Blackjack strategy card

The Blackjack strategy card is printed as table with the dealer's up card the first row and player's 2 card combination in the second column. The entries in the table instruct you whether you should Hit, Stand, Double Down or Split your hand depending on the different combinations of the dealer's and player's hands. Optimal Vegas Strip Blackjack strategy tables for OddsOn/Vegas Tech. online casinos game rules are shown above for the hard totals, soft totals, and player's pairs.

OddsOn/Vegas Technology casinos offer 4 different blackjack games including European, Perfect Pairs, Progressive and Vegas Strip tables. Play Vegas Strip online  blackjack at Miami Club (100% match up to $800 signup bonus). Note: U.S. Players are accepted (excluding 4 States: Louisiana, Maryland, Oregon and Missouri) but Canadian players are not accepted.

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See also Microgaming's Vegas Strip Blackajck review & strategy card.