Classic Blackjack Gold
Classic Blackjack Gold requires one standard deck of 52 playing cards, which must be shuffled properly before dealing out the hands. As in any other variant of blackjack, players of Classic Blackjack Gold aim at beating the dealer by creating a blackjack or a hand greater in value than the dealer’s hand without exceeding 21 and going bust. A blackjack, which is the strongest and unbeatable hand in Classic Blackjack Gold, is a hand that comprises an ace plus a value-10 card of total value 21. However, Classic Blackjack Gold does not allow players to bet on many hands simultaneously.
Players of Classic Blackjack do not have to face any tough opponents; they simply have to focus on beating the dealer by twisting their cards expertly to create winning hands. Any player who knows the rules of standard blackjack can play Classic Blackjack. Players also need to understand the value of each card to create a winning hand, beat the dealer, and get the payout. Cards from 2 - 10, irrespective of the suit they belong to, are to be taken at face value while the picture cards or face cards such as kings, queens, and jacks bear the value 10. The aces, on the other hand, are special because they are worth either 11 or 1 depending on the players’ convenience. As previously mentioned, the strongest hand is blackjack.
One of the most delightful features of Classic Blackjack Gold is the facility to purchase insurance and win some money even if the dealer gets blackjack. Players should place their insurance bets before the dealer reveals his/her last card; and if they win their bets, they will receive an attractive payout of 2:1.
In Classic Blackjack Gold, the dealer is required to hit on soft 17 and players can double down on their first two cards as long as the cards bear values 9, 10, or 11. In addition, players can split pairs of equal value; but they must remember that, although splitting aces is permitted, a hand created out of a split ace and a value-10 card is not considered blackjack even if its total value is 21.
This alluring Microgaming blackjack variant is available at any online casino offering Microgaming products.