Blackjack is a version of the French card game 'Vingt et un' and the German game 'Siebzehn und Vier' and the most played game of chance with cards in the world. In Blackjack Duel 2 players play against each other over 5 rounds.
The aim of the game is to get as close as possible to 21 points with 2 or more cards and to achieve a higher number of points than the bank. If you exceed 21 points with one hand the stakes of this hand will be lost (Bust) regardless of how many points the bank has achieved.
You play with the same cards as your opponent. To win it is crucial that you bet skillfully and draw or keep cards with care to achieve the highest point score.
Get on board with this easy to learn game, which brings lots of fun!
You will find more information about single player games here: How do you play single player games?
You can start a game round by clicking on the button ‘New Game’. You can set your bet level at this point. Players can play simultaneously or successively. Your game will remain open for approx. 5 hours after opening it and other players can join the game during that time. Of course, you can also join a game which has been opened by another player. Every player begins with the same cards, meaning everyone has equal chances at winning.
The remaining time in the game is shown at the edge of the gaming table (you have 15 minutes in total), along with your current number of points and rounds. At the right side you can see the stake and your credit. You can also see which activity is required by you. You can chat with your fellow players via the chat function.
Blackjack Duell is played on a gaming table and you play with 3 hands. You can bet different amounts for every hand. At the beginning of the game you will receive 10,000 game points in chips worth 2,500, 1,000, 250, 50 and 10 points. The maximum total bet per hand is 2,500 points.
You will find the game chips in the bottom left corner of the gaming table. You can assign the desired amount of chips at the start of each round by double-clicking the hand, which is highlighted in orange, or drag & drop a chip onto any of your hands. If you click the red 'X' you can bet again.
You confirm your bets by clicking on the red button with the yellow exclamation mark ('Deal cards') and start the dealing of cards. After the game computer has dealt 2 cards for each hand and 1 card for himself you have to decide for each hand, which activity you would like to perform.
The following buttons are at your disposal at the bottom right edge of the gaming table, which you can use for the hand higlighted in orange.
- 'take a card' ('Hit', symbol: '+'): You will receive another card into the hand highlighted in orange and you can click the button several times in a row.
- 'Hold this value' ('Stand', symbol: hand): If you have received enough cards for the highlighted hand you can confirm this by clicking this button.
- 'Double the bet' ('Double-down', symbol: 'x2'): If you activate this function you will get another card and the stake for the chosen hand will be doubled.
- 'Split the cards' ('Split', symbol: 'arrow and 2 cards'): If you have 2 cards with equal value on your hands you can split them onto 2 game hands by clicking the split button. The stakes for the first hand will remain the same and the same amount will be bet for the second hand. Afterwards you will receive a new card for both hands from the bank and you can now play them independently. This will increase your chances for a Blackjack.
The use of 'Double-down' and 'Split' is only possible before taking another card.
You can insure yourself against the bank getting a Blackjack if the first card turned over by the bank is an Ace. By clicking the insurance field in the centre of the playing field ('Insurance pays 2 to 1') half of the bet in the active hand will be used as Blackjack insurance. If the bank gets a Blackjack you win double the stakes of the insurance. If the bank does not get a Blackjack you loose your stake.
Every player plays against the bank. The bank has to take cards as long as it holds 16 points or less. As soon as the bank has achieved 17 points it has to hold this value.
You win double the stakes if the number of points of your game hand is closer to 21 than the bank's. If you achieve an equal number of points than the bank the game ends in a draw (Push) and you get your stakes back 1:1. If a game hand has reached more than 21 points its stake is lost (Bust).
To start a new round click the button 'Start the next round' (red button with yellow exclamation mark flashing in turquoise)
End of the game
The game ends when 5 rounds have been played, the game time of 15 minutes has passed or you cannot bet anymore chips.
On the basis of your starting captial of 10,000 points winnings will be added and losses deducted.
You have won the entire game (and your Twist stakes) if you have achieved more points than your opponent after 5 rounds.
You will receive minus points for stakes that you have gambled away and for any round you haven't played you will loose 1,000 points.
A Blackjack consists of 2 cards of which one has to be an Ace and the other a 10 points card. You will always win if you land a Blackjack except the bank also has a Blackjack in which case the game ends in a draw. If a game hand has reached more than 21 points its stake is lost (Bust). Otherwise the hand, which is closer to 21 points wins.
- The Ace is worth 1 or 11 points.
- Picture cards (King, Queen and Jack) are worth 10 points.
- Number cards are worth between 2 and 10 points.