Online European Blackjack Rules

Online European Blackjack is perhaps the most popular form of blackjack, and one many players are already familiar with. It is one of a number of variations of online blackjack available with us, and a broad range of table stakes are offered, with minimum bets starting from as low as $1.

Our innovative software ensures that playing online blackjack is as straightforward and easy-to-grasp as possible. However, as the table rules differ slightly between game variants, be sure to also visit the other rules pages to learn more about the blackjack variants we have available.

Game Rules

In online European Blackjack, six 52-card decks are used and are shuffled together before each hand is dealt. Unlike in other blackjack variants, the dealer does not receive a hole card.

The dealer must hit 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:

  • Except aces, you may split twice for three hands in total
  • Aces may be split only once and 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, at European Blackjack tables "surrender" is allowed, allowing you to surrender your two-card hand and receive half your original wager back, unless the dealer is showing an ace. You may also buy "insurance", 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.

European Return to Player

The theoretical Return to Player (RTP) for European Blackjack is approximately 99.65%.