Variants of Blackjack


Blackjack is a popular game and now online blackjack is popular than the offline one. It is so because it can be played any time and on any website. There is no geographical restriction nor there is a restriction of time. The main aim of the game is to beat the dealer and for this, the sum of cards in the hand of player should be equal to 21. If it is close to 21, them also the player can win but if it is more than 21, the player will be the loser. There are many variants of this game and in this article, we will talk about those variants.

Classic Blackjack

This is the most common form of blackjack that is played online and offline. A standard deck of 52 cards is used to play the game. If the ace is split and the player receives the card valued ten, it will not be considered as blackjack. Most of the times none of the players is allowed to split his hand in this game.

Blackjack Surrender

This variant of blackjack is also very famous and many people love to play the game online. The game is played by using many decks whose number can be six to eight. One of the main features of the game is the rule of surrender. Players have the opportunity to surrender their hands at any time of the game. Players will get payment on the naturals in the ratio of 3:2. Another benefit is that naturals are checked on all aces.

European Blackjack

This is a variant of blackjack in which no hole cards are used. The dealer gets a single card and after players take actions. After the players have taken actions, the dealer gets his second card. There is very little chance for the dealer to get a blackjack. This game is played with two decks and players are restricted from using the options of double down and split. If the aces are split, people will get only one card per ace.

Vegas Split Blackjack

As the name suggests, it is popular in Las Vegas and is very different from Vegas Downtown Blackjack. Four standard decks are used to play the game. The game includes the hole card and it depends on J, Q, K, and aces. There is no need to take the action split or double down. It is so because if the pair of aces is split, players will only get one card for each ace.

Atlantic City Blackjack

 This is also a popular variant of blackjack in the US. The game is played with eight decks. In addition, dealer need to depend on soft totals of seventeen or he can also go for naturals. Players are also allowed to surrender their cards if they think that they will not be able to win.

Wrapping Up

There are many other variants of the game but the aim is the same and that is to make the hand of the cards whose sum is 21 or close to it. Players have to defeat the dealer in order to win the game.