Pull up a seat and go head-to-head against the dealer in real-time in Bond Street Blackjack!
The bet sizes in Bond Street Blackjack range from £1 to £500.
How to Play
The aim of the game is to achieve a total hand value closer to 21 than the dealer, without going over 21.
If the sum of your initial two cards is exactly 21, you have Blackjack, which is the best possible hand in this game.
There can be up to seven plays in a game, but you will only compete against the dealer.
Eight standard 52-card decks are used in this game.
The values of the cards are as follows:
One card is dealt face up to each player after the betting time has expired.
Cards are dealt clockwise beginning with the first player to the dealer's left.
A second card is then dealt face up to each player before the dealer receives a second card face down.
The value of your hand will be displayed on-screen next to your cards.
You can choose to buy insurance if the dealer has an Ace showing face up, even if you have blackjack.
Insurance is equal to one half of your main bet and is settled separately from your main bet.
If the dealer does not have blackjack, the round will continue.
The dealer's hand will win if they have blackjack but you don't.
However, if you both have blackjack then the game will end in a push and your bet is returned.
If the dealer's upcard is a ten or a face card, you will not be able to buy insurance and they will not check for blackjack.
Double Down, Hit or Stand
If the dealer doesn't have blackjack in their initial hand, you can choose to improve your hand.
Double Down will double your bet and add one more card to your hand if you do not have blackjack.
You can choose to Hit to add another card to your hand, which can be done multiple times until you are happy with the value of your hand.
Choosing to Stand will signal that you are happy with your current hand.
Choosing to Split will separate your hand if your initial two cards are equal in value.
Splitting the initial hand will make two separate hands with a separate bet for each hand.
A second card will be dealt to each hand.
If your initial hand was a pair of Aces, you cannot Hit on the new hands.
Side bets can be placed in combinations with your main blackjack bet.
Regardless of whether you win on your blackjack bet or not, it is possible to win on a side bet.
Side Bet - Perfect Pairs
If your initial two hands are a pair, the Perfect Pairs side bet provides the chance to win.
There are three types of pairs in Bond Street Blackjack, that each have a different payout.
Side Bet - 21+3
If your initial two cards plus the dealer's upcard make one of the following combinations, the 21+3 side bet provides the chance to win.
Each winning combination has a different payout.
Bet Behind and Hot Players
You can share the outcome of another player's hand with the Bet Behind feature.
The Bet Behind feature offers the same payout as an ordinary bet.
Your bet will be immediately refunded if the player you have bet behind chooses not to play that round.
The Hot Players icon signals which players have the longest winning streak so far.
The number of consecutive wins that they have achieved will be displayed in the gold medal icon.
Once a Hot Player loses a round, they lose the gold medal icon.
Side Bet Payouts - Perfect Pairs
Side Bet Payouts - 21+3
Return to Player
The optimal theoretical payout percentage is: