Blackjack Plus is dealt with 6 standard blackjack decks. The game is dealt using the European style; where the dealer does not receive their hole (second) card until all players have finished. This means that is a player doubles down or splits, and the dealer ends up with a blackjack, the player will lose all wagers, including their additional ones. The dealer will stand on 17 and will offer insurance when showing an Ace; insurance pays 2:1.
Additional rules include:
- Players may double down on two or three card hand.
- Players may split up to 3 hands, except with Aces.
- Split Aces will only receive one card, and then the player will automatically stand.
- After splitting, a player may double down.
- No surrender allowed.
When a player receives a natural blackjack, they will be paid immediately; as natural blackjacks do not push. The blackjack pays 3:2. During the same round, if a player receives 5 cards from hitting and do not bust, they will automatically win; this is referred to as “Five Card Charlie”. The player will win regardless if the dealer gets a blackjack.
There is a rule that makes the house edge even greater, making it harder for a player to get advantage. If the dealer gets a 22, then all players that still have cards will Push, with the exception of those players already paid out with Blackjacks or Five Card Charlie. This makes the house edge a total of 5.5%, with an overall house advantage of 4.75%. This is the worse house advantage of any blackjack game type, so it would be wise to avoid.