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Blackjack appeared in the 17th century and today there are a lot of different types of blackjack each of which has its own table and rules.

Almost all blackjack variations has the same basic rules as the typical blackjack. The main differences are the number of decks, rules for doubling and splitting, side bets and payouts. Here you can learn the most common advantages and disadvantages of several popular blackjack variations.

Vegas Strip

Vegas Strip Blackjack is a type of hole-card blackjack with some special rules different from the typical blackjack.

You can double on any first 2 cards.

You can double after you have split Aces.

You can re-split up to 3 times.

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Perfect Pairs

Perfect Pairs Blackjack has special rules concerning the payouts for a side bet. The side bet wins when first 2 player’s cards are a pair – a pair of the same suit and a pair of the same colour.

You can double on any first 2 cards.

Perfect pairs side bet pays 5:1 for any pair, 10:1 for the pair of the same colour, 30:1 for a perfect pair.

You can split two times maximum.

You can split Aces just once.

Side bets have high house edge.

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Progressive Blackjack

Progressive Blackjack offers an extra $1 bet per hand and a chance to hit the progressive jackpot.

A side bet of $1 can give $25 if you get any 2 Aces.

$50 for 2 suited Aces.

$250 for any 3 Aces.

$2500 if you get 3 Aces of the same suit.

You will get 10% of the Jackpot if you have any 4 Aces.

You will hit the Jackpot if you have 4 Aces of the same suit.

Side bets have very high house edge.

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Pontoon is a British-style blackjack with special rules and vocabulary. Playing Pontoon you can “Twist”, “Stick” and “Buy”, and they call the 10-value card and Ace hand a Pontoon, not a Blackjack.

Pontoon pays 2:1.

A five-card hand that is not bigger than 21 beats all the hands except Pontoon and pays 2:1.

You can double once any 2-4 card hand.

You can split up to two times.

You can hit after Double.

Player must hit on any hand that totals 14 or less.

Dealer wins the ties.

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Blackjack Switch

A blackjack game with a special rule – players have two hands and can switch the second cards of their hands. There is a special Super Match side bet.

Players can switch second cards.

You can get 40:1 if you have placed the Super Match side bet and get four cards of the same kind. A pair pays out 1:1, 3 of a kind win 5:1, two pairs give you 8:1

Blackjack pays 1:1.

Dealer must hit on soft 17.

Dealer can have 22 points without busting.

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Super 21

Super 21 or Super Fun 21 is a one deck blackjack game with a number of extra bonuses. You can get special payouts for a five-card hand that totals 21 – 253 Q A, for a six-card hand – 2 2 4 5 7 A and for a Diamond Blackjack – J♦ A♦.

There is only one deck.

Diamond Blackjack pays out 2:1.

Player’s blackjack beats dealer’s blackjack.

You can split up to three times.

You can double down after split.

Player’s 6-card hand totaling 20 beats dealer’sblackjack.

Player’s 5 or more-card hand totaling 21 pays 2:1.

Blackjack pays even money.

You can re-split Aces only once.

Dealer must hit on soft 17.

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We have told you just about the most popular blackjack games, but there are a lot of other types of blackjack such as Double Exposure, Triple 7s, Chinese, Extreme Blackjack, Spanish 21 Blackjack and so on. You can read about all of them on our site.