Single Deck Blackjack | Bovada
Get back to basics with this popular single-deck version of the incredibly popular casino table game, blackjack. With buttons that appear on an as-needed basis, this blackjack is as minimalist as it gets. That’s good news for serious blackjack players who want to focus their attention on the game – not distracting buttons. Elevate your game with this slick streamlined blackjack that’s played the way it was meant to be played: with one deck. Simply throw down a bet between $1 and $300, hit “Deal,” and let the action begin.
How To Play Single Deck Blackjack
- One deck is used and is reshuffled after each hand.
- Dealer hits on soft 17.
- Player Blackjack pays 3 to 2.
- Any other winning hand is paid 1 to 1.
- Insurance pays 2 to 1.
- Split up to two hands.
- No surrender.
- Split Aces receive only one card.
- No re-splitting of Aces.
- A split Ace and a 10-value card is not a Blackjack.
- Drag and drop chips to place a bet.
- Minimum bet is $1, maximum bet is $300.
- Card suits are irrelevant.
- Cards 2 to 10 have face value.
- Jacks, Queens, and Kings are worth 10.
- Aces have a value of 1 or 11.
Win or Lose
- You win if your score is 21 or less and greater than the dealer’s final total.
- You win if your score is 21 or less and the dealer’s final score exceeds 21.
- An Ace and any 10-value card together on the initial deal is called a Blackjack.
- Blackjack pays 3 to 2, providing that the dealer does not also have Blackjack.
- If you and the dealer get a Blackjack on the same hand, the round is a tie, known as a push.
- Any winning score of 21 after a split is paid 1 to 1.
- Deal – Used to start the game after you have placed your bet.
- Hit – Used when you want to be dealt another card. You can hit as many times as you like unless the total of the cards equals or exceeds 21.
- Stand – Used when you want to keep the hand dealt to you. This automatically happens if you hit 21.
- Double Down – After being dealt the first two cards, you can Double Down. The bet on the hand is doubled and one additional card is dealt to you.
- Split – Used to split the first two cards dealt into two separate hands when they match. You can have up to two split hands at one time except when you split two Aces. Then, only one additional card can be dealt for each hand. A hand total of 21 after splitting aces is not considered Blackjack.
- Rebet – When a hand is complete, you have the option to rebet the amount previously bet.
- Rebet X2 – When a hand is complete, you have the option to rebet double the amount previously bet.
- Insurance – If the dealer is showing an Ace, you’ll be offered a supplemental bet called Insurance. A wager of exactly half of the original bet is placed on the table. If the dealer has Blackjack, the house pays the Insurance bet 2 to 1. If the dealer does not have Blackjack, you lose the insurance bet, and your initial bet is then settled by comparing your cards with the dealer’s. If you and the dealer both have Blackjack, the game is pushed and you get the amount won by taking Insurance, called even money.
- Bust – When either your, or the dealer’s cards equal more than 21.
- Push – When the total of both hands are the same and fall between 17 and 21, neither hand wins.