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European Double Deck

Game Name:
European Double Deck Blackjack
Blackjack pays:
3 to 2
Insurance pays:
2 to 1
Winning Hand:
1 to 1
Double Down:
Yes, on any two cards
Double Down after split:
Split Aces:
Yes, one card on each
Dealer draws to:
Dealer stands on:
All 17's
Software Producer:

European Blackjack enjoys worldwide popularity. In this version of blackjack, the dealer does not receive a second card (or hole card) until after all the player hands have been completed. Liberal double-down and split rules are included to ensure an exciting experience.

How to play European Double Deck Blackjack

Chips are valued as displayed on the interface in the bottom left hand corner, click on the value of the chip you wish to use, the chip will then attach itself to your mouse cursor. If you selected a chip that is less than the table minimum, the first click on the betting circle will place the minimum bet. Each time you click on the bet circle, a chip of the selected value will be placed in the circle.

In European Double Deck Blackjack, you may bet on up to five hands per game round. To place a chip on all five circles with one click, hold down the 'ctrl' button and click on one of the betting spots.

Clicking on 'Deal' will accept your bets and begin dealing the cards. On your second and subsequent hands the 'Re-bet' button will be available; this is the same for the 'Re-bet and Deal' button.


  • Play 1 to 5 hands
  • 2 Decks of standard playing cards are used
  • The dealer stands on soft 17 or higher
  • The dealer does not receive a hole card on the initial phase of the game round
  • The dealer's second card is delivered following completion of all player hand actions
  • The dealer stands on soft 17 or higher
  • Insurance is limited to ½ of the wager per hand
  • The player may double down on any first two cards
  • The player may double down following a split
  • The player may split once for a total of two hands, like-value cards that are not identical may not be split:
    • Example: K and Q cannot be split
    • Example: K and K cannot be split
  • Surrender is not available
  • Split aces receive only one card on each ace
    • The player may not re-split aces
    • An Ace and a 10-value card following a split does not constitute blackjack
  • The player may not hit on a soft total of 21
  • The cards are shuffled following the completion of each game round

European Double Deck Blackjack is available to play at the following casinos: