Some Innovative Land Casino Blackjack Games

Published: January 15, 2019

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Most of the innovation and development at online casinos takes place in the slot machine category. You will a new blackjack or roulette game in years. Here is a look at some innovative land casino blackjack variants. Hopefully, some online casino software developer picks up some of these games in the near future.

Burn 20 Blackjack is a blackjack game in which the player will not face a 2-card hand of the dealer that has a value of 20. If the dealer’s face up card has a value of 10, he will check the hole card. If the hole card also has a value of 10 then the dealer burns both cards and draws two new cards from the shoe. This process is repeated as many times as required. The advantage that this gives the player has to be compensated. If the dealer busts on 22 then the deal will push instead of the player winning. The resultant house edge for Burn 20 Blackjack is only 0.80%, which is about the same as the normal land casino blackjack variants.

In Free Bet Blackjack you can double and split under certain circumstances for free. The player can free double on hard totals of 9, 10, or 11 with any number of cards. But he will be dealt only one additional card after the double. If the dealer wins then the player loses only his original wager and is returned the double wager. If the player wins, then the payout is as per the usual double bet. The player can free spilt on all pairs except tens. The payouts are made in the same way as the double. The compensation for this advantage is that the dealer pushes on 22. The house edge for Free Bet Blackjack is 0.80%.

Normally ties result in a push in online blackjack variants. Ties Win Blackjack is different. Normal wins pay even money. In addition, all ties pay 1 to 2. A fair bit of compensation is required for this advantage. To start with blackjack wins pay only even money, instead of the usual 3 to 2. Then, players may only hit and stand. Double and split moves are not permitted, and this takes away some of the excitement. Ties Win Blackjack is on offer with both the standard options for the dealer’s rules. If the dealer stands on soft 17 then the house edge is 0.27%. If the dealer hits on soft 17 then the house edge is 0.53%.


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