How to Play Blackjack with Free Bets
It won’t take you more than ten minutes to learn how to play “Free Bet Blackjack.” Even if you don’t already know how to play blackjack, this quick course will teach you the fundamentals so you can still enjoy the game.
Free Play Blackjack is almost exactly what it sounds like since, after you place your initial bet, you can place free bets on double-downs and split pairs. The game is currently only available at the Golden Nugget in downtown Las Vegas, despite having already undergone a field testing and receiving approval from the Nevada Gaming Control Board. But since Shuffle Entertainment is the company that distributes the Geoff Hall-created game, you may anticipate playing it in clubs across the nation in the future (based on the excellent results at the Nugget). The game itself has already undergone a few adjustments, such as the elimination of early surrender, but fear not—the house edge for the game played with 3-2 on blackjack is less than.7%.
What is Free Bet?
Free Play No jokers or wild cards are used; instead, players use a conventional English deck of cards to play blackjack. Blackjack pays 3-2 on the game played off of a six-deck shoe, and standard regulations for the game (including minimum and maximum bets) apply. However, the Golden Nugget also provides blackjack games on a single-deck table where the payout is just 6-5, exactly like they do for the bikini-clad dealers’ games at the H20 Pool area.
- Conditions for Free Bet
- Double-down for free at any moment on a hard 9, 10, or 11.
- Free splits on every pair, excluding the tens and fours.
- Free re-splits of up to four cards, including aces
- free split, then free double-down
- Normal double following (free) split on any two cards
So what exactly is free? Even after drawing cards, if your hard total is 9, 10, or 11, you can double down and use the house’s funds. That’s accurate. Every time you reach 9, 10, or 11 and double down, the house matches the wager you made to get dealt a hand. Your hand receives the same payout as your initial bet if it matches the special button and wins. No more money is at risk for you! Additionally, you have the option to double down on additional hands with your own funds, including after a split, even if it was a free split (such as doubling down on soft hands).