Vegas Strip Blackjack is a very entertaining variety of the classic, card-based game. In this version of the game, you are almost always allowed to double your bet, the dealer must stand on 17 and the player is allowed to purchase 'insurance' against an opponent's potential Blackjack. All in all, this installment of Blackjack plays very quickly and definitely one of the more fun variations of the game out there.
Although there is not much room to create anything too fancy in card-based free games, this installment does not offer much in the way of a notable presentation. One can certainly find superior graphics in other card games. Moreover, there is no background music, something which always adds that extra element of spice to games like these. Luckily, the game itself plays very fluidly, even if the presentation is not anything worth writing home about.
Begin the hand of Blackajck by setting your ante - the minimum bet is $1 while the maximum is $200. Click on 'deal' to receive your cards. The goal of the game is to make a hand whose value is as close to 21 without going over.
This variety of the game is played with four decks of cards. You are also allowed to double down on all amounts dealt, which means that you can rack up wins and losses fairly quickly. Note that if you do choose to double, you must do so only after receiving your initial hand. You also receive exactly one more card in this case; no more and no fewer.
Players are also allowed to 'split' anytime they receive two of the same card. This creates a separate hand for which you must re-ante an amount equivalent to your initial bet. Finally, you are allowed to 'purchase' insurance in case the dealer receives an ace face up before the dealer checks the face down card. This can offset your losses in case the dealer does indeed have a natural blackjack.