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Our most popular card game!
Blackjack is simple to learn and one of the most popular card games in the casino. The aim is to have a hand with a total value higher than the dealers without going over 21.
This easy card game is played with four, six or eight standard decks of 52 cards. All cards are scored at their face value, except picture cards (Jack, Queen, King) which have a value of 10 and Aces which count as 1 or 11. The essence of Blackjack is to get nearer to a total of 21 than the dealer. If your hand goes over 21 it loses.
Blackjack is usually played at an arc-shaped table with places for up to six players. Each table has a sign that explains the minimum and maximum bets at that table, as well as giving variations in common rules.
Play begins when you place your bet on the table inside a betting circle. Once all bets have been placed, every player is dealt two cards, including the dealer.
You now must decide how to play out your hand. Cards 2 to 10 are scored at their face value. Kings, Queens and Jacks have a value of 10. Aces can count high or low (either 1 or 11).
The best result you can achieve in this game is a two-card 21, or a Blackjack.
If your two cards don’t total 21, you must decide if you can risk asking for more cards in your quest to get closest to a total of 21.
If your hand goes over 21, you lose, or go bust.
Blackjack Side Bets
We have some exciting side bets available at Empire Casino giving you more ways to play.
Perfect Pairs - this is when the Player’s first two cards are a Mixed Pair, Coloured Pair or a Perfect Pair (two identical cards)
21 + 3 - this wager is that the Player’s first two cards combined with the Dealer’s first card forms a Three Card Poker hand of a Flush or better
TOP 3 - this wager is that the Player’s first two cards combined with the Dealer’s first card forms a Three Card Poker hand of a Three of a Kind or better
Blackjack Bonus Jackpot - A £1 side-bet with a chance to land thousands with Three of a Kind Suited Aces.
If you wish to play the side bet(s) at the table you must have a Blackjack wager as well.
Blackjack Side Bets :
If available, the Player may also wager the following bets:
We have one of the largest selections of Blackjack tables in Nottingham.
If you’re new to Blackjack, why not try out our Learn to Play experience and let one of our expert croupiers teach you how to play before trying the tables out for yourself.