Multi-hand Blackjack is one of the easiest card games you will find at online casinos. Most of us grew up knowing the basic rules of blackjack, so it shouldn’t be too hard for you to pick up the rules of this game. Players can wager on multiple hands instead of one, although they should know that it will cost them more per hand. In virtually all other aspects, though, this blackjack game is played the same as all other blackjack variants.
To begin with, players must first choose the value of their chips. This can be done at the bottom of the screen. Once you are satisfied with your coin values, you must place a bet that falls somewhere between the table’s minimum and maximum limits. Only after betting are the cards dealt to the player, keeping in mind that every extra hand you wish to play will have to be paid for in advance.
Like most blackjack games, there are specific rules governing splitting, doubling down, insurance bets, and in some cases, surrendering. The rules for those moves vary from game to game. Multi-hand blackjack does not typically allow surrendering, though.
After the deal, the player must choose whether they wish to stand (stay with the same cards) or hit (take another card), for each of the hands they are playing with. Like all blackjack games, the objective is to beat the dealer’s hand by getting as close to 21 points as possible, without going bust (over 21 points).
Most of Progress Play’s online blackjack games feature the same paytable. That is to say that having blackjack will see you win a pay-out of 3:2, whilst simply beating the dealer will see you win even money on your bet (1:1). Winning via an insurance bet will pay out 2:1. The house edge of these multi-hand blackjack games varies from title to title, as does the specific hand the dealer must have in order to qualify, and the rules regarding a push. If the dealer does not qualify, your bet is returned to you.