Bond Street Blackjack

Bond Street Blackjack

Will you beat the dealer to 21 in this thrilling take on the casino classic, Bond Street Blackjack?


    Bond Street Blackjack Game Overview

    The chip sizes available in Bond Street Blackjack range from £1 to £500.


    Aim of the Game

    The aim of Bond Street Blackjack is to achieve a higher card count than the dealer, without going over 21.

    If the sum of your first two cards equals exactly 21, you'll have Blackjack!

    Blackjack is the best hand you can achieve in this game.

    You won't compete against other players in Bond Street Blackjack, as you will only play against the dealer.


    How to Play

    Bond Street Blackjack is hosted by a dealer and uses eight standard 52-card decks.

    There can be up to seven players in a game.

    The values of the cards are as follows: 

    • Numbered cards are worth their face value.  
    • Face cards (Jacks, Queens and Kings) are each worth ten.  
    • Aces are worth one or 11, whichever is more favourable to the hand - note that a soft hand includes an Ace worth 11. 

    Each player will receive one card dealt face up once the betting time has finished. 

    Dealing starts with the first player to the dealer's left and continues clockwise.

    Each player will then receive a second card face up and the dealer will deal a second card face down to himself.

    You will be able to view the value of your hand next to your cards. 

     

    Insurance

    If the dealer has an Ace as their upcard, you will have the option to purchase insurance to offset the risk that they have blackjack - even if you have blackjack.

    The amount of insurance is equal to one half of your main bet and is settled separately from your main bet.

    The dealer will then check their hand for blackjack, the round will continue if he doesn't have it.

    If the dealer has blackjack but you don't, the dealer's hand wins.

    If you both have blackjack, the game will end in a push and your bet is returned.

    You won't be able to purchase insurance and the dealer won't check his hand for blackjack if his upcard is a ten or a face card.

     

    Double Down, Hit or Stand

    You have the option to improve your hand if the dealer doesn't have blackjack in his initial hand.

    If the sum of your first two cards doesn't equal 21, you can Double Down to double your bet and receive one more card to your hand.

    Alternatively, you can choose to Hit to receive another card to your hand, which can be repeated until you are satisfied with the value of your hand.

    When you are satisfied with your hand, select Stand.

     

    Split

    If your first two cards are a pair that are equal in value, you will have the option to Split the pair.

    Choosing to Split your initial hand will make two separate hands, each with a separate bet.

    You will then be dealt a second card to both of your hands, and you can choose to Hit or Stand.

    If you split a pair of Aces, you will not have the option to Hit.

     

    Side Bets

    There are two side bets available in Bond Street Blackjack, which can be placed in combination with your main blackjack bet.

    It is possible to win on any side bet, whether you later win on your blackjack bet or not.


    Side Bet - Perfect Pairs

    The Perfect Pairs side bet provides the chance to win if your first two cards make a pair.

    There are three types of pairs, each with a different payout:

    • Perfect Pair – same suit, e.g. two Aces of Spades. 
    • Coloured Pair – different suits of the same colour, e.g. two of Diamonds + two of Hearts. 
    • Mixed Pair – different suits, e.g. ten of Hearts + ten of Clubs.

    Side Bet - 21+3

    The 21+3 side bet can give you the chance to win if your first two cards plus the dealer's upcard make any of the following winning combinations

    Each winning combination has a different payout:

    • Suited Trips – an identical triplet, e.g. three Queens of Clubs. 
    • Straight Flush – in numerical sequence and same suit, e.g. ten, Jack and Queen of Diamonds. 
    • Three of a Kind – same value but different suits, e.g. any three Kings. 
    • Straight – in numerical sequence but different suits, e.g. two of Spades + three of Clubs + four of Hearts. 
    • Flush – same suit, e.g. two, six and ten of Clubs. 


    Bet Behind and Hot Players

    The Bet Behind feature lets you bet on another player's hand, so you can share the outcome of their hand.

    You will receive the same payout as an ordinary bet.

    If the player you have chosen to bet behind decides not to play in that round, your bet will be immediately refunded.

    You can see which players are on the longest winning streak thanks to the Hot Players icon.

    The number on the gold medal icon indicates the number of consecutive wins that the player has won so far.

    A Hot Player loses the gold medal icon when they lose a round.


    Payouts

    • Blackjack pays 3:2. 
    • Winning hand pays 1:1. 
    • If the dealer has blackjack, insurance pays 2:1. 


    Side Bet Payouts - Perfect Pairs  

    HandPays
    Perfect Pair25:1
    Coloured Pair12:1
    Mixed Pair6:1

     Side Bet Payouts - 21+3 

    HandPays
    Suited Trips100:1
    Straight Flush40:1
    Three of a Kind30:1
    Straight10:1
    Flush5:1

    Return to Player

    The optimal theoretical payout percentage is: 

    • Blackjack – 99.28%
    • Perfect Pairs bet – 95.90%
    • 21+3 bet – 96.30%