What You Need to Know About Double Exposure Blackjack
Blackjack is one of the most popular games that is played both in the online casino and in a real one. Although you already know what this game is, there are actually multiple variations of it and you might not have known some of them.
One of the most interesting variations of the game is the Double Exposure Blackjack. As you can probably tell by the name, this version of the game is where both you and the dealer will expose your cards. Although this may seem advantageous to the player, there are some new rules in place to somehow make this game a bit harder than expected.
In this article, I will talk about the things that you need to know about this particular version of Blackjack.
The very first thing that you need to know is the rule changes. This game veers away from the traditional rules, mainly because of the major change where both you and the dealer’s hands are exposed.
That is one of the major rules in that all of the drawn cards should be visible by both parties. Next, the dealer always wins if the result is a tie, with the exception that the player wins when it results in a blackjack.
When the player wins via blackjack, the player is entitled to receive even money. Split bonuses are limited to one and the dealer hits soft 17.
The next set of rules will vary depending on the institution you’re playing from. Just keep this in the back of your head as it may come in handy, should the casino impose any or all of them:
- No doubling after splitting
- Tied blackjacks will result in the player winning the game
- Players can split more than once
- Players can double on any of the first two cards drawn
- Players are prevented from splitting cards (except for 10s or jacks).
Whenever the dealer stands on soft 17, then the player is entitled to gain 0.4%. If the player chooses to double (if the opportunity presents itself) after splitting, then they are entitled to get 0.32%. In the event that tied blackjack happens, you will gain 0.22%.
If the player chooses to split only once, you will lose 0.7%. If you choose to double only cards 9, 10, and eleven (which means that there are no soft totals), you will lose a flat 1%.
In a typical game of Double Exposure Blackjack, 8 standard decks will be placed in the shoe that is available for draw. The dealer will stand on soft 17 and they will be inclined to double only the 9, 10, and 11 cards. They can also split once and they are also given the option to double after split.
Let’s say that you get a total of 20 and the dealer happens to have the same total as well, you are compelled to draw a card. The only way that you win in this situation is if you get an ace card. That means that if you get a card other than an Ace, you will instantly lose.
There are also instances where you might come across hard totals of 12 or soft 16.