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European Blackjack

About European Blackjack

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Whilst American blackjack tends to dominate the online casino world, it is likely that many players will have little idea that, firstly there are continental versions of the card game, and secondly, what these differences entail. If you’re unsure how to play blackjack altogether, take a dip into our Online Blackjack Tips for Beginners to get yourself up to speed.

** There are 5 main differences when it comes to American blackjack vs European blackjack: **

European blackjack plays with 2 decks as opposed to 6-8 as the American counterpart does.

In American blackjack, players are able to double down their bet on any hand value whereas in European blackjack players can only do this when the hand value is between 9 and 11.

When playing European blackjack, players can only split once during the game whilst in the American version, you can split multiple times.

In the European version of the game, there is no ‘hole card’ which simply means the dealer will not peek at their cards for blackjack as the round commences.

American blackjack possesses much more aggressive forms of the game from betting to card layout.

How to Play Blackjack

Set your Stake

Set your bet by simply pressing the chips and dragging them onto your betting square. The chips themselves vary in value, ranging from £1 to £100. Once you’re happy with your stake, simply select the ‘Bet’ option to initiate the game.


Once you’ve staked your bet, hit the deal option to initiate the game. Once the cards have been dealt, players will be met with a number of options:

** Hit **

This tells the dealer you’d like another card.

** Stand **

This tells the dealer you’d like to stick with the cards you’ve been dealt.

** Split **

This tells the dealer you’d like to split the cards you’ve been dealt into two separate hands. From here you stake another bet on the new hand you have created.

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