Playing Online Blackjack
Blackjack is one of the most popular games at any casino – online or land-based. It has simple rules that are easy to learn and yet requires skill and strategy for success. If you play blackjack using optimal strategy, you can reduce the house odds to as low as 0.5%. Online casinos typically offer a range of online blackjack variations and players can choose the variation that suits them best. One of the most popular online blackjack games is multi hand blackjack.
How to Play Blackjack Multi Hand
Blackjack multi hand is played in much the same way as classic blackjack games are played, with a significant difference. In multi hand games, players can, and are encouraged to play multiple hands at one time. Players can play up to five hands simultaneously.
The aim of the game is to achieve a hand total of closer to 21 than the dealer without going over. Play begins in the regular way with players placing a bet and being dealt two cards and the dealer being dealt one face-down card and one face-up card. The player then needs to decide to hit, stand, double down or split. Once the player has completed his hand, the dealer will play his hand. The hands will be compared and the player will be paid out if he wins.
Specific Rules for Blackjack Multi Hand
There are a few rules that are specific for multi hand blackjack, including:
- Five decks are used
- Each player can play up to five hands at one time
- The dealer must stand on 17 or more
- Players may only double down on hand totals of 9, 10 or 11.
- There is no doubling or splitting after splitting
- Players may not surrender
- Players can draw to split Aces