Vegas Downtown Blackjack Gold Game Guide
Bets placed from 2 Standard decks.
Dealer must Hit on Soft 17
Strong likelihood of dealer going bust.
Uses Standard Blackjack Rules
Easy to learn!
Smooth Mobile Interface
Play with ease on your mobile device.
Classic Blackjack Options
Double Down, Split or Insure.
Vegas Downtown Blackjack Gold with JackpotCity
Microgaming’s stellar Gold Series presents Vegas Downtown Blackjack Gold. Imbued with all the casino sound effects and background noises typically found at a real table, this elite blackjack card game perfectly emulates the vibe of Sin City. Play up to five hands at a time, split hands up to three times, and benefit from the dealer hitting on soft 17. These play-enhancing features are why Vegas Downtown Blackjack is one of the more popular casino games online here at JackpotCity Casino.
Vegas Downtown Blackjack Gold Rules
At the start of a Vegas Downtown Blackjack game, the dealer deals two face-down cards to the player while giving themselves one face-up card and one hole card (face down). The player can then Hit, meaning, ask for another card, or Stand, meaning, refuse another card.
The aim is to build a hand that’s closer to 21 than the dealer’s hand. In terms of card values, aces have the flexibility to be counted as either 1 or 11, whereas face cards, such as Jacks, Queens, and Kings, are assigned a value of 10. A hand that includes an Ace and any card other than a 10 is referred to as a "soft hand," while a "hard hand" is characterized by the absence of an ace. A hand that goes over 21 is a bust and out of the game. Natural blackjack (the player’s first two cards equal 21) is an instant win, paying out 3:2. If the player’s and dealer’s hands are equal, it’s a tie, and the player’s bet is returned.
When it comes to basic strategy, the general consensus is that it’s best to stand on a hard 17 or more and on a soft 17 or 18. Hit with a hard 8 or lower. In Vegas Downtown blackjack, the dealer stands on a hard 17 and, importantly, has to hit on a soft 17. If the dealer’s face up card is an Ace or a ten-value card, the peek rule to check for dealer blackjack applies.
Betting Options in Vegas Downtown Blackjack Gold
Players who enjoy online blackjack for real money can also stand to profit from these advanced betting features:
Multi-Hand Play: You can play up to five hands of blackjack at a time.
Double Down: You can double down on any two cards, and you can double down after you split. To double down, you need to raise your bet by 100% and draw an additional card with the aim of obtaining a winning hand.
Split Hands: You can split any two cards of the same value or two unlike 10-value cards into two separate hands. When you decide to split, each hand is allocated an additional card from the original hand, and an equal-sized bet is placed on each new hand. You can split up to three times per initial hand, resulting in a total of four separate hands. The exception is aces, which you can only split once. Split ace hands are only dealt one additional card. Additionally, if you receive a 10-value card alongside an ace after you split, it does not count as blackjack for payout purposes. The general strategic consensus is that it’s best to split pairs, 8s, or aces, but avoid splitting 10s – that would be wasting an excellent hand – or 5s.
Insurance: This feature can be activated when the dealer's first card is an Ace. To utilize it, you need to place an insurance bet worth half of your original bet. Insurance is intended to safeguard you against the dealer achieving Blackjack and help minimize potential risks. It's important to note that this feature only applies to your initial hand and does not cover any subsequent hands resulting from splitting or doubling down. If the dealer does not have Blackjack, the insurance bet amount will be deducted from your credits and removed from the table. However, if the dealer does have Blackjack, you will receive a payout at a ratio of 2:1.
How to Play Vegas Downtown Blackjack
To enjoy blackjack online in Canada, visit the JackpotCity Casino website and, if you haven't done so already, create an account by clicking on the "Sign up" button. Choose your preferred payment method and make your initial deposit. Once you're logged in, search for Vegas Downtown Blackjack Gold or click on the blackjack tab to explore the array of blackjack games available.
Decide how many hands you want to play, choose from the following chip sizes – $1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $25, $50, $100, and $200 – and let the game begin.
Canadian players can enjoy Vegas Downtown Blackjack Gold any time, anywhere, and on any device. This game has been meticulously optimized to deliver a smooth and flawless performance, whether you're playing on desktop or mobile. Access it effortlessly through your preferred web browser. For seamless and convenient access to this game and a wide range of online casino games, consider downloading the JackpotCity Casino mobile app, available for both iOS and Android devices.
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Play Blackjack Online in Canada – Safely
At JackpotCity Casino, we prioritize your safety and satisfaction throughout your Vegas Downtown Blackjack Gold experience. Our operations are licensed and regulated ensuring that we adhere to the highest standards of gambling regulations. Additionally, our casino holds certification from eCOGRA, a testament to our commitment to providing games that meet industry-approved fairness and safety guidelines.
We understand the importance of secure banking options, which is why we offer a wide range of trusted methods such as Visa, MasterCard, paysafecard, iDebit, INSTADEBIT, Neosurf, and eCheck.
Your peace of mind is further ensured by our dedication to responsible gambling. We provide features like deposit limits and self-exclusion options, empowering you to maintain control over your gaming experience and take breaks as needed. Rest assured, your safety and enjoyment are our utmost priorities at JackpotCity Casino, so you can play top-rated online blackjack for real money in total peace of mind.