Online Double Deck European Blackjack Rules

Double Deck European Blackjack tables provide players with the opportunity to play one of the most popular forms of blackjack, with bets starting at $10. As with many of the other variants of blackjack offered at Full Tilt, our online Double Deck European Blackjack 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

The major difference of Double Deck European Blackjack compared to most other variants of blackjack is that only two 52-card decks are used, which are shuffled together before each hand.

The dealer does not receive a hole card and does not peek 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 some game variants, the option to "surrender" is not allowed at our online Double Deck European tables. 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.

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.

Double Deck European Return to Player

The theoretical Return to Player (RTP) for Double Deck European Blackjack is approximately 99.78%.