There are two distinct ways that blackjack games might differentiate themselves from the rest of the competition. The first way is to experiment with the guidelines in order to come up with a novel combination that the other players haven’t seen before. This may be anything from changing the amount of decks used or the rules for doubling down, all the way up to more drastic alterations that lead to variations such as Super Fun 21 and Pontoon.
You also have the option of adding side bets in your game, which will provide it its own unique character. This is the approach that NYX Gaming has taken, as seen by the fact that the company has developed a variety of blackjack variants, all of which adhere to the same guidelines with regard to the primary game. However, each comes with a separate side bet that distinguishes it from the others and gives it its own distinct taste. One such game is known as “Suit ’em Up Blackjack,” which provides players with a straightforward yet sophisticated way to increase their chances of winning additional money. All that is required of you is to match the suit of your two starting cards, and you will walk away with some additional cash before the hand has even begun.
How to Perform
As we’ve said before, it seems like NYX Gaming’s blackjack games all follow the same general set of guidelines, and this particular game isn’t an exception. In light of this, let’s go through the rules and the basic flow of the game, which will allow you play a wide variety of the numerous iterations that this developer has to offer.
You’ll be using conventional 52-card decks to play with in this iteration of the game, and the cards will be given to you from a shoe that has six complete decks of those decks. The player places a wager at the beginning of each round; in this particular game, you have the option of playing up to three hands at once, each of which has its own bet attached to it. There is also the opportunity to participate in a side bet, which is a topic that will be covered in a later portion of this article.
At the beginning of the round, two cards will be placed in each player’s hand. Both of the player’s cards will be exposed, while the dealer will have one card exposed and one card face down (known as the hole card). The goal of the game is to assemble a hand that is stronger than the one held by the dealer. The greatest score that can be achieved is 21, and hands are scored according to how near they are to 21 without exceeding it. Every card in the deck will count toward your final score in the following manner: numbered cards are worth the value that is stated on them, face cards are worth ten points, and aces may either count as 11 points or 1 point, depending on how well they fit into your hand.
The beginning hand known as a blackjack consists of an ace and a ten-point card. This is considered to be the greatest conceivable starting hand. This hand can never lose, and the only way to push with it is if the dealer has a blackjack. If the dealer does not hold a blackjack, then the player receives odds of 3-2 for a blackjack hand.
Whether the dealer starts with a ten or an ace showing, they will examine their hole card to see if they have created a natural 21 themselves. This ensures that the player does not have an advantage over the dealer. In the event that the player has an ace, the dealer will further provide insurance. This side bet costs one-half of the amount you initially wagered on the hand and yields a payout of 2-1 in the event that the dealer genuinely does have a blackjack. In other words, it safeguards your hand in the event that something occurs, since you will end up financially stable as a result of having insurance.
In the event that the dealer has a blackjack, the hand is over immediately, and all player hands—with the exception of the players’ personal blackjacks—are defeated. The option to play out one’s hand is now available in all other circumstances for the players. There are a variety of choices that players have over the course of the game, some of which are always accessible while others may only be used at the beginning of the hand. The following is a list of options from which you may choose:
Hit: At any point, you have the option to take another card and add its value to the total score of your hand.
You have the option to “stand” at any moment throughout the round, which means that you will keep the same hand that you have for the remainder of the game.
This choice is only accessible to you on your first two-card hand, and in this version of the game, you are only allowed to choose it if the total value of the cards in your hand is 9, 10, or 11. If you want to double your bet, you must first make a second wager that is the same amount as your first wager, and then you will be dealt precisely one additional card once you have done so. After then, your hand will be considered complete automatically, and there will be no additional opportunities for play.
Split: If you have two cards that are the same rank, you will have the choice of dividing them into two different hands, each of which will be played for a full wager if you choose to divide them. If you choose to split them, you will lose your initial bet. After you have received your second card for each hand, you may then proceed to play the hands as you normally would. There is just one opportunity to split pots each hand. It is important to keep in mind that if you split aces, the resulting hand of 21 does not qualify as a blackjack.
You may continue playing each hand in this fashion until one of two outcomes occurs: either you decide to stand or the total value of your hand reaches 22 or higher. In the second scenario, your hand will be considered “bust,” and any bets placed on it will automatically be considered a loss.