Single deck European blackjack is played with player and dealer. The player needs to score more points than the opponent, but no more than twenty-one, otherwise there will be a BUST leading to the loss. The game is played on one deck, with fifty-two cards.
Cards from two to ten have points according to their face value. Any "picture", jack, king or queen bring ten points. The value of the ace is determined by the player independently and may be equal to one or eleven points (depends on the situation).
The player is required to place bets on boxes. The player can bet from one to three boxes simultaneously (i.e. play for three hands at the same time). The size of the bet can vary from one to two hundred dollars. Players are prohibited from betting on more than three boxes in this version of the game.
At the beginning of the round dealer deals a pair of cards for each box when the player clicks on a Deal button. The combination of Blackjack consists of two cards, Ace and 10\Jack\Queen\King. The winning combination can be collected after the very first hand if luck is on the player’s side.
The first card of the dealer is dealt face up. If this is an Ace, then the player is given the right to Insure the current bet against the presence of Blackjack combination in the hands of the dealer. The insurance amount is equal to half of the bet on the corresponding box. After making insurance, the game begins in the next box.
If the player has a pair of cards in his hands, giving a total of eleven points, then he can Double. Besides, there is the possibility of Splitting the cards into two hands\boxes. It becomes available when there are two cards of the same face value on hand. Splitting requires an additional bet, the same size as the initial one. The following are the rules that apply only when playing two hands.
If you Split the cards, it is forbidden to do it again, so you can Split only once. Do not double or give up if the game is already going on two hands. For each Split of Aces, only one card is given, and a combination of twenty-one points is not considered as a blackjack.
If a player is satisfied with his cards, then he clicks the Stand/Stop button. If he needs an additional card, then you need to click Deal/Hit. After clicking Enough/Done, the game moves to the other hand. If there is a Bust (you scored more than 21), then you lose the game - the casino takes the bet set by the player.
For the dealer, the European one-deck Blackjack provides a special rule that is practically independent of the cards available to the player. The croupier must take an additional card if he has no more than seventeen points in his hands. The rule loses its meaning and is not performed if the player already Busted.
If the dealer collected Blackjack, but the player insured the bet on time, then the payment for such insurance will be two to one. If after insurance the winning combination was collected by the player himself, then he simply gets his bet back. The remaining money goes to the casino.
If the dealer did not manage to collect blackjack, then all insurance made by the player will stay at the casino. If in such a situation the player has collected Blackjack, the casino will provide a payout of three to one. A comparison of the other hands takes place in pairs.
If the dealer has Bust or the player managed to score more points than the dealer, but without a bust, then the player is paid a win in the amount of one to one. If the opponents scored an equal number of points, then a tie is counted, and the bet is returned.
As you can see, European Blackjack is a fairly simple game and differs little from the classic version.