Surrender Blackjack

Blackjack with the option to Surrender and salvage half your wager if you aren't feeling lucky on a hand

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Play Blackjack with the option to Surrender and salvage half of your wager if you aren't feeling lucky on a particular hand. 

Think you have what it takes? Blackjack Surrender is more or less a standard blackjack game. It is played with a total of 6 decks, and you can play with up to 5 different hands simultaneously. As the name suggests, this game utilises the Surrender mechanic – if you think that your initial hand is too weak to beat the dealer, you can give up and get half of your initial bet back. Blackjack Surrender also allows you to split, double, and take insurance. Also, the dealer will not hit a soft 17. 

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Blackjack surrender, (also known as twenty-one), is one of the most popular casino card games in the world. The only difference between Blackjack Surrender and the classical Blackjack game is the Surrender option that allows a player to surrender half the bet after the first two cards have been dealt.

Objective

The goal of the game is for a player to beat the Dealer's hand by either getting a better hand without exceeding 21 or by the Dealer's hand going bust (going over 21).

Cards

8 decks are used, 52 cards each. Cards are shuffled after each game.

The value of a hand is simply the sum of the points values of each card in the hand. In Blackjack, cards are valued in the following way:

The cards from 2 through 9 have their face values;
10, Jack, Queen, and King are all valued at 10;
An Ace can be counted as either 1 or 11. An Ace always has the value that makes the best hand. Suppose you have Ace and 7. The value of this hand can be either 8 or 18. If you stop here, it will be 18. But let's assume you've drawn one more card. The hand contains Ace, 7 and 8. Its total value is 16; and
Blackjack is an initial two-card combination consisting of an ace and a ten-value card.
Betting Limits per hand

Minimum bet: 50p 
Maximum bet: £100 the maximum single bet that can be placed on the hand is £100 however, you can double this if the option becomes available.

Play

You can bet on up to 2 hands. Click DEAL to start dealing cards. Both you and the Dealer are dealt 2 cards. You receive your cards face up whilst the Dealer has 1 face down and the other face up. If you are playing multiple hands, 2 cards are dealt face up for each hand. Each hand will be treated separately.

Check for Blackjack

In case the Dealer's face-up card is 10, King, Queen, Jack or Ace, the Dealer checks for Blackjack:

If the Dealer has Blackjack, his face-down card is turned over and your hand is compared to the dealer's.
If the Dealer doesn't have Blackjack, then the game proceeds as usual with the Double, Hit and Stand options on offer.
No splits are allowed in this version of Blackjack surrender.
Choose one of these options once the cards have been dealt:

Surrender - Click the -S- SURRENDER button if you are not satisfied with the first 2 cards dealt to you and you do not want to continue the game. You can surrender only after the Dealer has checked for Blackjack. If the Dealer has a Blackjack, the game is over. If you Surrender you receive half of your initial bet placed back and the game is over.
Hit - Click the HIT button to draw an additional card. You can draw as many cards as you require. If the total reaches 21, dealing automatically stops. If your hand busts (its total exceeds 21), you hand loses.
Stand - Click the STAND button to stop drawing cards. Once STAND is clicked you either move to play the next hand or if it is the last hand then the Dealer's starts playing his hand.
Double - Click DOUBLE to double the original amount bet and get 1 more card added to your hand. No further cards can then be drawn for this hand.
Dealers Rule

The Dealer starts playing his hand once all of player's hands are completed (except where the dealer has Blackjack and wins). The Dealer stands when his cards total is equal to or greater than a value of 17 (including soft 17, a hand that includes an Ace valued as '11', for example a hand consisting of Ace+6, or Ace+2+4).

Game outcomes

After a player stands (stops drawing cards) and after the Dealer completes his hand, the Player's and the Dealer's hands are compared. The winning hand is the one closest in value to 21. If a hand is a Blackjack, it will beat any other hand including a regular 21. If the hand total is greater than 21, then the hand busts.

A regular winning hand pays out 1 to 1. For example, If you bet £10 and beat the dealer, your £10 will be returned and you will win £10, £20 in total.
Blackjack pays out 3 to 2. For example, if you bet £10 and your hand is a Blackjack, your £10 will be returned and you will win £15, £25 in total.
If you've decided to surrender, half your initial bet is returned. For example if you've bet £10 and then decide to surrender, you are returned L5.
In case where the hands are tied, your original bet is returned (this includes blackjack for dealer and player).
Result Payoff
Winning Hand 1 to 1
Blackjack 3 to 2
Tie hands Push
Surrendered - 1 of initial bet
The theoretical average return to player (RTP) is 94.43%. This RTP represents the long-term expected payback of the game which has been calculated by an independent testing company in accordance with the AGCC regulations.

General

Malfunction voids all plays and pay outs. Unresolved bets placed but remaining undecided in incomplete games will become void after 90 days and will be forfeited to charity.

Five card

Objective - Five card

The goal of the game for a player is to beat the Dealer's hand by either getting a better hand without exceeding 21 or by the Dealer's hand going bust (going over 21).

Cards

8 decks are used, 52 cards each. Cards are shuffled after each game.

The value of a hand is simply the sum of points of each card in the hand. In Blackjack, cards are valued in the following way:

The cards from 2 through 9 have their face values;
10, Jack, Queen, and King are all valued at 10;
An Ace can be counted as either 1 or 11. An Ace always has the value that makes the best hand. Suppose you have Ace, 7. The value of this hand can be either 8 or 18. If you stop here, it will be 18. But let's assume you've drawn one more card. The hand contains Ace, 7, 8. Its total value is 16;
Blackjack is an initial two-card combination consisting of an ace and a ten-value card. Blackjack is the highest hand in the game; and
The second highest hand in the game is a five-card trick, which is defined as any 5-card hand that has not bust. All five-card tricks are of the same value, the point total does not matter.
Betting Limits - per hand

Minimum bet: 50p
Maximum bet: £100 (the maximum single bet that can be placed on the hand is £100 however, you can double this if the option becomes available).

Play

You are allowed to bet on up to two hands. Click the DEAL button to start dealing the cards. You are dealt two cards face-up, while the Dealer is dealt one card face-up. If you play multiple hands, several cards will be dealt to you. For each hand, two cards are dealt face up. In this case each hand will be treated separately.

Once two cards are dealt, the Dealer checks for Blackjack:

If the Dealer has a Blackjack, your and the dealer's hands are compared.
If the Dealer doesn't have Blackjack, then your hand is treated and the game proceeds as usual - with Stand, Hit and Buy options offered.
Stand - You can STAND on any total greater or equal to 15, or on any 5-card hand. Click STAND button to stop drawing cards to your hand. Once you click STAND you either move to playing the next hand or if it is the only or the last of your hands - the Dealer's hand starts being played.
Hit- Click the HIT button to draw an additional card to a hand. You can draw as many cards as required. If the total reaches 21, your hand automatically stops. If your hand busts (its total exceeds 21), your hand loses. You can Hit at any point, including after buying.
Buy - Click BUY to double your original bet amount and get one more card to your hand. You can buy on 2 to 4 cards, but only once per hand. You can double after splitting.
The Dealer starts playing his hand once all the player's hands are completed. Dealer sticks if the sum of his cards is less than 17 or is a Soft 17 (a hand that includes an Ace valued as '11', for example a hand consisting of Ace+6, or Ace+2+4). Dealer must stand if the sum of his cards is hard 17 or more.

Game outcomes

After a player stands with a hand (stops to draw cards) and after the Dealer completes his hand, the player's and the Dealer's hands are compared. The winning hand is considered the one, which total is greater.

If your hand total is higher than the dealer's without busting, you win
If you have a Blackjack while the dealer does not, you win
If you have a 5-card trick while dealer does not, you win
You lose in case of tie hands, in case your hand busts or dealer's hand is of higher value than yours.
Result Payoff
Blackjack or five-card trick 2:1
Regular win 1:1

A bet is placed only when it has been received by our server from your handset using our software. Once a bet has been placed it is final and binding and cannot be cancelled or changed. For the avoidance of doubt, a bet remains valid even if the result cannot for any reason be displayed back to your handset (due, for example, to a network failure, interruption of communication, or if you receive a phone call). In the event of a game termination, any relevant jackpot will be paid out on a random draw authorised by the regulator.

The theoretical average return to player (RTP) is up to 90.78%. This RTP represents the long-term expected payback of the game which has been calculated by an independent testing company and monitored monthly.

Malfunction voids all plays and pay outs.

Unresolved bets placed but remaining undecided in incomplete games will become void after 90 days and will be forfeited to charity.