Vegas Single Deck Blackjack
Vegas Single Deck BJ Review
- Number of decks: 1
- Blackjack payout: 3:2
- Dealer’s forced move: Stands on Hard 17
- Dealer’s first card: One up
- Split: Yes
- Re-Split: No
- Split Aces: Yes – no draw
- Double Down: 9/10/A
- Surrender: No
- Insurance: Yes
Dealer always Hits on Soft 17 in this game of Vegas Single Deck Blackjack. Splitting rules are as follows: all hands may be split just once, and aces may be split, but then each hand receives only one more card, then you stand. If the additional card drawn onto a split ace is a 10 point card, that hand counts as 21, not as blackjack.
As for doubling down, this is allowed, but only on hands which value a total of 9, 10, or 11. You cannot double down after a split. Doubling down costs 1x your initial bet. Insurance may be purchased for 1x your original bet if the dealer shows an ace. There is no option to surrender.
When you’re ready to make your first wager in Vegas Single Deck Blackjack, remember that it can be anywhere from 1 to 200 USD/GBP/Euro. This flexibility is great, especially considering the fact that you can place a wager using any number of the game’s 10 denominations of chips! Payout for blackjack is 3:2, for a standard win is 1:1, and for insurance is 2:1.
Vegas Single Deck Blackjack has bright, bold graphics. Realistic chip trays (animated chip trays on Vegas Single Deck Blackjack Gold version) and other item surround a plush, green table. The view is top-down (angled view on Gold version), so you are looking straight at the action from above.
All gameplay happens using buttons on the bottom, except for betting, which involves dragging chips from your tray onto the table. The buttons are clearly labeled, but there are a lot of then, so it takes some time to get used to (in Gold version, these button show up only when you need them). The game offers Auto Play, which uses the built-in strategy chart to decide what to do on any possible hand. This table can be edited as you like, so the computer always does what you want it to do. Perfect!
The most crucial part of blackjack is knowing when to stand, and when to hit. The most general rules for this are as follows: 16 or lower – hit; soft 18 – hit if dealer has 6 or less, stand if dealer has 7 or more; 19 – stand. This will vary person to person, and depending on the game you are playing, but this is a good place to start.
Vegas Single Deck Blackjack is a great place to start learning the game, and a great place for experts to keep their skills sharp. Whatever your level, if you need a simple, single-deck game to play for fun, for practice, or to win big money – then look no further than Vegas Single Deck Blackjack from Microgaming!