Blackjack Double Exposure (EOL)
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If you’re into playing blackjack, but looking for a change, I highly recommend Double Exposure Blackjack. But let me be honest with you, don’t choose this game when looking for higher winnings as the theoretical return to player for this game is 99.33% instead of the 99.75% of NetEnt’s Blackjack.
Choose Double Exposure Blackjack just because you’re looking for a chance. The biggest chance in your favour Double Exposure Blackjack is giving you concerns the dealer’s cards. Playing traditional blackjack, you don’t know any better than one of the dealer’s card faces down.
This won’t be the case when you choose to play Double Exposure Blackjack as the dealer deals both dealer’s cards face up. This way you know exactly what the dealer has in hand, which can be of great help to make a decision what you first action will be.
The game of Double Exposure Blackjack gets its name from the fact that both of the dealer’s cards are visible to you. This does create an advantage for you, as you can predict the outcome slightly better than with traditional blackjack.
In return, NetEnt changed the basic blackjack game rules slightly here and there. You should take these in consideration before you choose to play Double Exposure with larger bets.
The first difference compared to the traditional blackjack game, is the pay-out linked to a Blackjack. Your blackjack is going to be paid off 1:1 instead of 3:2, which initially doesn’t look like a huge disadvantage, but eventually it will show on your balance. The same goes for the fact all ties in Double Exposure Blackjack go to the dealer, which simply means you will lose your total bet each time the game ends in a “tie” or “push”. Except when this tie involves a Blackjack, this sort of tie will be in your favour.
Almost all table games designed by Net Entertainment are available in three different versions, Standard, High Limit and Low Limit. Choosing Double Exposure Blackjack you can either choose to play with the minimum bet of 1.00 or can spice up the game by increasing your total bet up to 40.00. But again, don’t expect your winnings to be higher than with traditional blackjack as the overall pay-out is lower in Double Exposure Blackjack.
Why Double Exposure Blackjack?
Just as Double Exposure Blackjack Low Limit, also this standard version is suitable for beginners, low risk players and average players. Double Exposure Blackjack is a classic Las Vegas card game.
The big difference to traditional blackjack is that the dealer cards are face up, sure to attract the attention of new blackjack players. I would recommend new players to try out on this blackjack version first, before the standard version.
This is because of the dealers hand showing both cards, will give you a better view of the game, giving you the opportunity to make better decisions. This also means you don’t necessarily need any experience to play Double Exposure Blackjack. If this is the case, I would like to give you the advice to play with the lowest stake, just until you totally get the basics of the blackjack game and winnings become more frequent.
Double Exposure basics
Just as with traditional blackjack, your hand wins if its value is closer to 21 than the hand of the dealer. When your hand shows 22 or higher (busted), you lose regardless of the dealer’s hand. If your initial cards are together 21, you have Blackjack and although all ties go to the dealer, your Blackjack always wins.
Both cards of the dealer are visible to you, but deals the cards as usual. Unless your hand or the dealer’s shows a Blackjack, the game starts with you coming into action. After having a good look at your cards, you can either choose to stand on any total of 21 or less, hit any total of less than 21 or you can double down if your initial cards total a hard 9, 10, or 11. A hard hand is a hand without an ace, or a hand with an ace that can only have a value of 1.
You can also split the first two cards if they have the same value, which doubles your initial bet. Unlike traditional blackjack, you don’t have the option to buy an insurance, simply because both of the dealer’s cards are available already.
If you manage to come as close to 21 without a bust, it’s up to the dealer to beat you. The dealer must hit any total of 16 or less and stand on any total of 17 or higher, and draw cards to 16. And just like you, the dealer is busted when he exceeds the total amount of 21, which means you. If the dealer doesn’t manage to get a higher total than you, the win is for you. A tie means a win for the dealer, except with tied Blackjack.