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Double Exposure Blackjack

Hey Folks! Hereís a new variation that I just read about. Itís called Double Exposure Blackjack. This is really interesting for me, because Iíve been playing this game for so long. Itís nice to see something new come along. The reason for the name is that the dealerís hand is dealt face-up. Thatís really the only difference, but if you think about it, double exposure blackjack can make for some interesting differences in how you play the game. There are, of course, some extra rules in place to make up for the fact that you know the dealerís hand, and the house edge is a little higher to make up for this too. So sit back, and let me tell you a bit about this interesting blackjack variation. I bet youíll grow to love it, but I hope you donít let it take over for the old traditional game!

Double Exposure Blackjack Rules

Since you have access to the dealerís hand, the casino has to protect itself a bit more than usual, to make sure it doesnít get put out of business by this game. Donít worry though, thereís nothing too complex about the new rules. So, the name comes from the fact that both of the dealerís cards are exposed (hence: Double Exposure Blackjack). Thatís pretty straightforward. The first thing the casino does is make Blackjack pay 1:1 instead of the normal odds of 3:2; not because getting blackjack is easier, but winning definitely is, because you know the dealerís hand! Another difference is that when thereís a tie, the player loses (except on a natural blackjack, which is still a push). Normally, youíd expect to get your bet returned on a tie, but as you can see, itís so much easier to win that the casinoís got to do something to make sure ďthe house always winsĒ! You also have to watch out for different rules on splitting and doubling too. Different casinos might treat these cases with different rules than each other.

So basically, hereís the rundown: Everyone gets two cards, as usual. The dealerís cards are dealt face up. A tie is a losing bet for the player unless itís a natural blackjack, in which case itís a push. If the player wins with a blackjack, they get paid even money, not 3:2 as you are probably used to. Most casinos also say that the player may only split once. These are the most common rules youíll tend to find across the board. But beware of some minor differences in some casinos that can really change the game. Sometimes the dealer stands on a soft 17, sometimes he hits. Sometimes, even with a blackjack tie, you might get a push, or even a win in rare circumstances. Sometimes the player is allowed to split unlike ten-value cards, such as a 10 and a Queen, sometimes not. Make sure that you find out about these things in particular before you start to play.

Double Exposure Strategy

This is an easy one! All you have to do is play like you normally would, aside from the possible new and different rules. But since Double Exposure Blackjack lets you see the dealerís hand, you have a better chance of winning every hand. I might be assuming that since youíre here at my site, you already know something about blackjack, but in case you donít here are the basics. If youíre really new to blackjack in general, hereís the scoop. Everyone is dealt two cards. The dealerís are face up, yours are face down. The idea is to get as close to 21, without going over. The term Blackjack refers to a Jack (or any card valued at 10), and an Ace (which can equal 1 or 11, depending on the situation). Knowing the dealerís hand means that you have an easier time deciding whether to hit or stand, or double or split. Itís really as simple as that. Thanks for checking out my page on Double Exposure Blackjack, and if you havenít yet; stick around and have a look at the rest of my site. You wonít find a better Blackjack resource anywhere on the web!

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