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One of the most easiest Blackjack variants to play, understand and master is the Classic Blackjack variant, and two of the major online casino software companies have this game in their gaming suite, these are Microgaming and Cryptologic.

Classic Blackjack Rules

The game play rules for Microgaming's Classic Blackjack game state that when played with perfect strategy the House Edge will be 0.13%. The number of decks used in the shoe is 1.

When dealt a Soft 17 the Dealer will Stand his hand. The game is not a hole card game so there will be no peeking by the dealer. In regards to Doubling Down a Player may do this when they have a 9 to 11 valued hand and a player may not Double Down after a Split.

Players cannot Re-split either a standard hand or a Pair of Aces. Players may Hit Split Aces and No Surrender option is offered.

When playing Cryptologic's Classic Blackjack game, when played with optimum strategy you will be playing against a House Edge of 0.49%. This variant uses a total of 8 decks of cards in the shoe.

When the Dealer has a Soft 17 he will Stand his hand. In terms of a hole card this is a hole card game so the Dealer will peek for Blackjack. The rules of the Double Down say a Player may double their initial wager when they have any hand.

Doubling Down a hand after the split can be performed. If a Player has Split a hand then the rules say they cannot Re-split either of the new hands formed, in terms of Re-Splitting of Aces this cannot be done. Surrendering a hand will not be offered.

Online Classic Blackjack Variants
Classic Blackjack
Microgaming Gold Series Blackjack Cryptologic Classic Blackjack
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Classic Blackjack Odds

The payout odds for all Classic Blackjack games are the same and these are; 3 to 2 for a winning Players Blackjack hand, along with 2 to 1 for a winning Insurance wager and all non Blackjack winning hands are paid out at even money.

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Classic Blackjack Strategy

Doubling Down should only be performed when you have certain hands, namely a pair of fives when the dealer has any hand other than a ten or an ace, or when you have a hard 10 or 11 hand and the dealers doesn't have a ten or 11, and when you have a hard 9 and the dealer doesn't have a 7 to Ace hand showing.

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