Online Atlantic City Blackjack Rules

Atlantic City Blackjack is the variant of blackjack typically found offered in casinos across North America, and one of a number of blackjack variants available online for you now. As with many of our casino games, it is available at both Single Player and Multi Player tables.

Our innovative software has been designed to make playing online blackjack as straightforward as possible, but table rules differ slightly between game variants.

Game Rules

At Atlantic City Blackjack tables, eight 52-card decks are used and are shuffled together before each hand is dealt.

The dealer receives one hole card and peeks for blackjack. The dealer stands on a soft 17 (a hand containing an ace that totals either seven or 17). If you hit blackjack you are paid at 3:2 odds.

As the hand progresses more options become available. You can double down on any two-card hand, which means you can double your bet in exchange for committing to stand after receiving one additional card.

You can split your two cards if they are paired or of equal value (Eight-Eight, Two-Two, King-Jack, Queen-Ten, etc…) to create two hands for an additional wager of the same amount:

  • You may split once for two hands in total
  • Aces receive only one card on each split hand
  • You may double down on any two-card hand, including after a non-ace pair split.

Unlike other game variants, the option to "surrender" is not allowed in Atlantic City Blackjack. However, players may still buy "insurance" when the dealer shows an ace, which pays 2:1 should the dealer hit blackjack.

To learn more about how to play the game, please visit our Blackjack Rules page.

Single Player Tables

Our Single Player tables allow you to play up to five betting positions (or "boxes") per game round. Just click on one or more boxes to place a wager.

On our Single Player tables the action proceeds at your pace, without a timer to hurry you along. Bet sizes can be selected easily by using the chip icons, the slider or by typing a number you wish to wager. Click on Clear to start again, or Deal to commit the bet and start the hand. After the hand is complete, use the Re-Bet button to repeat the same wager on the next hand.

Multi Player Tables

If you prefer to play with company, join one of our Multi Player tables. Here you can enjoy blackjack in a more social and interactive setting, with a few differences in gameplay.

Unlike at our Single Player tables, at Multi Player tables you can only occupy one betting position per game round. There's also a timer for each action to ensure the game moves along at a suitable pace and you're not left waiting for someone to act. To help make sure you don't miss your turn, the game window will be brought to focus when it's your turn to make a decision. In the same way as at Single Player tables, the bet amounts and wagers are made using the chip icons, slider and/or input field.

If you disconnect from the internet in the middle of a hand, you won't lose any wagers made if you're timed out or lose your connection. Instead, the game state is stored and the hand is completed the next time you log in. The dealer's hole card will be re-dealt.

Atlantic City Return to Player

The theoretical Return to Player (RTP) for Atlantic City Blackjack is approximately 99.57%.