Progressive Blackjack

July 23, 2014

Progressive Playtech Blackjack
Screen shot and rules from Aspinalls Casino

Soft: Playtech

Decks: 6 standard decks of 52 cards
Hole card: Yes - Dealer doesn't check for BJ
Dealer: Stands All 17
BlackJack: 3 to 2
Surrender: No
Insurance: Yes - 2 to 1
Double: Any 2 Cards
After Split: Player can double after Split
Split: Yes - split on the same Denomination or Value
Re-split: No
Re-split Aces: No
Split Aces: No Draw
Multi-Hand: Yes - play 1 or 5 hands
MultiPlayer: Yes
Progressive: Yes
Auto Play: No

General Rules

Playtech BlackJack is played with six standard decks of 52 playing cards and follows the standard "Las Vegas Strip" rules, with some exceptions.

  • In Playtech Blackjack the dealer doesn't check for blackjack.
  • If you get a winning card combination as described in the Progressive paytable, you get an additional payout.

Compare to Vegas Strip Blackjack from Microgaming which is an American Hole Card Game

  • Decks are shuffled after the completion of every game
  • The Dealer Stands on a soft 17

Progressive paytable

Hand Pays
4 suited aces Jackpot
3 suited aces 5 000x
4 aces 2 500x
3 aces 250x
2 suited aces 100x
2 aces 50x
1 ace 5x

10 Card Charlie

It is theoretically possible for the player to draw 10 cards without going bust. In this case the player's hand automatically wins, except when the dealer has Blackjack.

Splitting Rules

  • The player may not Split a split hand
  • Only one card is drawn to split aces

If you receive an ace and a ten-value card in a split hand, it is considered 21 and not Blackjack.

Double Down Rules

  • The player can Double Down any first two cards
  • The player may double after splitting

Insurance Rules

  • If the dealer does not have Blackjack, you lose the Insurance amount
  • If the dealer does have Blackjack, you are paid 2 to 1 on your insurance