Best New Blackjack Games
You know it as typically the main attraction of the casino. Its fast pace has always attracted a crowd, and most of us have played it at least once or twice, in some capacity. The name of the game is Blackjack. And, around here, we don’t stop at just one kind.
When you play Blackjack at Bodog Casino, you have so many more options than your standard classic of one hand: one deck. We already had eight versions of Blackjack to change it up and help you cash out, but as of now, we’re introducing the best new Blackjack games with four more versions.
These new versions of Blackjack are designed to increase the stakes, amplify the fun, and build up your balance. If you’re familiar with the typical rules of Blackjack, then these newcomers will be a cakewalk for you, as the game is played exactly the same, but with some added opportunity.
And who knows: you may be about to discover your new favourite game.
Blackjack 3 Hand & 5 Hand
In a classic game of Blackjack, you only have one hand consisting of two cards. It’s pretty easy to keep track of, but aside from amping up your bet size, there’s a limit to how much money you can make in one round.
When you add a few more hands in the mix, the rounds slow down a tad, but you now have the opportunity to multiply your bet by 3x with 3 Hand Blackjack or 5x with 5-Hand Blackjack – or even more – per round.
You can play with either three hands or five hands at once (depending on how many arms you have), and each of the hands is managed and scored separately.
How to Play
Here’s a play by play of how it works, for both 3- and 5 Hand Blackjack:
- Tap/click on your betting chip, and touch the hand you’d like it to cover. You can have a different bet amount for each hand, i.e. Hand 1 = $5, Hand 2 = $25, Hand 3 = $10.
- Hit “Deal”.
- You’ll get two cards for each of your three hands, all face up. The dealer will get one card face up and one card face down, as usual.
- See the arrow pointing to your first hand on the right side? That’s how you know which hand you’re making your decision for. Now, decide your action for each hand, one at a time.
- After you’ve made your moves on all three hands, the dealer’s face down card is turned over, and they receive more cards when needed. The dealer must stand on 17.
- Your hands are judged separately. Whichever hand/s were higher than the dealer’s without busting are considered a win, and you get paid 1:1 for those hands (3:2 for a natural). Whichever hand/s surpassed 21 or were beat out by the dealer are a loss.
There are a few more controls you might find handy, as well. Keep in mind the actions for your cards will only appear when they’re permitted to be made during the hand.
- Undo: Take back the last action, such as the chip you placed if it was a mistake
- Clear All: Clear all chips off the felt
- Repeat: This appears when the round is finished. Hit it to use the same chips from the last round, then touch “Deal” separately.
- Repeat/Deal: Start the new round with the same bet, and deal the cards right away.
- Hit: Take another card
- Stand: Keep the cards you have and move on to the next hand
- Double: Double your bet and get another card
- Split: Split up two matching cards into two more separate hands; no re-splits
- Insurance: If the dealer’s face-up card is an Ace, Simply choose “Yes” or “No” to take insurance.
Now, if you think that’s good, you’re going to love the next two.
Blackjack Perfect Pairs / 21+3 – 3 Hand & 5 Hand
Once you get comfortable playing Blackjack with 3 hands, you don’t even have to stop there. This version of 3-Hand Blackjack has a special set of side bets that help you win even more. You can play Perfect Pairs 21 + 3 with 3 hands, or Perfect Pairs 21 + 3 with 5 hands.
The game is played exactly like you’ve already seen with regular 3-hand and 5-hand, but now there are two extra side bets to help you cash out even more per round.
Perfect Pairs Side Bet
You may recognize this one from the version of Blackjack called Perfect Pairs (imagine that). You use this bet by tapping the square labeled “Perfect Pairs” above your hand. You can do it on just one hand, just two, or all three.
The bet means that you’re wagering that you’ll get a pair within your two dealt cards. You could get either a mixed colour pair, red pair, black pair, or a perfect pair (two identical cards like two red Aces of Hearts, for example) to win.
These are the payouts for each of the Pairs side bets:
- Perfect Pair: 30:1 (nice)
- Same Colour Pair: 10-1
- Mixed Colour Pair: 5:1
21+3 Side Bet
To add this bet to either one or multiple of your hands, tap the circle to the left of the hand that says “+3” to move a betting chip there.
The 21 + 3 bet is based on a 3-card poker hand between your own two cards and the dealer’s one face-up card. If the poker hand you bet on before receiving your cards appears after everyone’s cards are dealt, you get paid.
These are the hands that are paid out in the 21 + 3 side bet, plus their payouts:
- Suited Three of a Kind: 100:1
- Straight Flush: 40:1
- Three of a Kind: 25:1
- Straight: 10:1
- Flush: 5:1
If you’re ready to dive into a game of Blackjack with more hands, more side bets, and even more opportunities to win, then try your hand at one of these four new versions of Blackjack. They’re easy to learn, and easy to play. That’s a win-win if you ask us.