Microgaming Double Exposure Blackjack Strategy

Published: February 9, 2012

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In normal blackjack games one dealer card is dealt face up and the other is dealt face down. In Pontoon both cards are dealt face down. Double Exposure Blackjack takes the opposite route. Both dealer cards are dealt face up. Double Exposure Blackjack is offered at Microgaming online casinos.

Seeing both the dealer cards before making their moves gives the players an unfair advantage. To compensate for this some of the other blackjack rules are changed. The most important is that blackjack pays even money instead of the usual 3 to 2. Some of the other significant changes are the dealer wins all ties except for a tied blackjack, the player wins tied blackjacks and the dealer must hit on a soft 17. In Microgaming online blackjack games the complete rules can be seen by moving the cursor over the Rules icon on the screen.

The game play of Microgaming Double Exposure Blackjack is as follows. Two cards are dealt to the dealer and two to the player, all four face up. The player has the usual options of hit, stand, split and double available to him. Split and double are conditional moves not available all the time. Since the dealer’s cards are face up, the insurance bet does not apply.

As in all online blackjack variants, the optimum strategy for Double Exposure Blackjack has been generated through computer simulation. It is depicted on the strategy card provided by Microgaming within the game. To access the strategy card players must wager in the Expert Mode. Then the strategy card is displayed over the regular blackjack table whenever the Strategy button is clicked. The strategy card for Double Exposure Blackjack is displayed over two pages. The column header is used for the dealer’s hand totals. The columns first display the dealer’s hard totals from 4 to 20 and then display the dealer’s soft totals from 12 to 17. The row header is used for the player’s hand totals. This is done in three sections. The first section displays the player’s hard totals from 5 to 20. The second section displays the player’s soft totals from 13 to 20. The third section displays the pairs dealt to the player. Based on the cards dealt the player has to choose the appropriate row and column and read the instruction from the cell at the intersection. The instruction gives the optimum move under the circumstances. The instructions are color coded and given in text for convenience. The yellow cell is stand, the red cell is hit, the green cell is split and the blue cell is double.

It is inconvenient to toggle between the main screen and the strategy card for every move. Therefore players in Microgaming Double Exposure Blackjack players can enable the automatic use of the strategy card with the Auto Play feature. In the Auto Play set up box players can enter the number of deals to be played and the conditions required to stop the auto play. Then the Microgaming software will ensure that the Double Exposure Blackjack deals are played using optimum strategy.

Double Exposure Blackjack is offered at all top rated Microgaming online casinos. TopCasinos recommends 32 Red Casino, All Slots Casino, Platinum Play Casino, River Belle Casino and Spin Palace Casino.


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