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Our most popular card game!
Blackjack is simple to learn and one of the most popular card games in the casino. The aim is to have a hand with a total value higher than the Dealer's without going over 21.
If you haven't played before, then you could try out our Learn to Play experience and let one of our experienced croupiers teach you how to play Blackjack and Roulette.
This easy card game is played with four, six or eight standard decks of 52 cards. All cards are scored at their face value, except picture cards (Jack, Queen, King) which have a value of 10, and Aces which count as 1 or 11.
The essence of Blackjack is to get nearer to a total of 21 than the Dealer. If your hand goes over 21 it loses.
Play begins when you and everyone at the table has placed their bets. The Dealer then deals two cards to each Player, and also to him or herself.
Players then decide how to play their hands: take a card or stand (stick with the cards they have).
The best result you can achieve in this game is a two-card 21, or a Blackjack.
If your hand goes over 21, you lose, or go bust.
Blackjack Side Bets
We have some exciting side bets available at Empire Casino giving you more ways to play.
Perfect Pairs - this is when the Player’s first two cards are a Mixed Pair, Coloured Pair or a Perfect Pair (two identical cards)
21 + 3 - this wager is that the Player’s first two cards combined with the Dealer’s first card forms a Three Card Poker hand of a Flush or better
TOP 3 - this wager is that the Player’s first two cards combined with the Dealer’s first card forms a Three Card Poker hand of a Three of a Kind or better
Blackjack Bonus Jackpot - A £1 side-bet with a chance to land thousands with Three of a Kind Suited Aces.
If you wish to play the side bet(s) at the table you must have a Blackjack wager as well.
We are committed to creating a culture of Safer Gambling within our casinos. We have appointed Safer Gambling Ambassadors across all our sites, in order to protect young and vulnerable people from being exploited by gambling, prevent underage gambling and increase support for the treatment of gambling harm.