Double Exposure Blackjack is an interesting twist whose most notable feature is, as you may have gathered from the name, that the dealer and player can see each other's cards. There are a couple of other notable variations: the dealer wins on all ties (aside from Blackjack - this tie goes to the player) and also draws up to but not beyond 16. He/she must also stand on 17.
Like many of the varieties of Blackjack out there, Blackjack Double Exposure will likely appeal most to those who are looking for something that's a little bit different from the classic version of the iconic card game. This is one of the games with the lowest house edge out there, so if you move over to the pay version of the game (and follow the ideal strategy), you might find yourself taking home a nice load of winnings!
How to play Double Exposure Blackjack
Start by making an ante bet between €1 and €40. You and the dealer each then receive two cards. The goal of the game is to have the sum of your cards come as close to twenty-one without going over. If either you or the dealer has a Blackjack (an ace and a face card), the game ends. If neither of you does, then the game continues and you must decide which of the following to do:
- Stay: Have the dealer deal you another card. You may do this provided you have a hand whose sum is 20 or fewer.
- Hit: Receive one additional card from the dealer. You may do this as many times as you'd like provided the sum of your cards is no more than 20.
- Double: Receive one more card and double your initial wager.
- Split: Should you receive two cards that have the same value, you may choose to split them into two separate hands. You receive at least one new card per hand and each hand is treated separately. Your ante bet is also doubled.
All wins in Blackjack Double Exposure pay 1:1.