How to Play Options Blackjack Mini Game
The objective of the game is to beat the dealer's hand by drawing to 21 or as close to 21 without exceeding it. But in this case, there are added-features that add a monetary value to your play!
After each hand played, a new 6 deck shoe is shuffled and dealt. Dealer stands on soft 17. Double down on any 2-card combinations, even after splits. Split pairs once. One card drawn on split aces. Blackjack pays 3/2. Insurance pays 2 to 1.
HOW TO PLAY
Options Blackjack Enhanced is a FIVE hand game available for Desktop ONLY. The Mobile version of this game is the Options Blackjack where you can play up to two hands at the same time.
Once the game loads on your laptop or desktop PC, you'll be asked to place your bet. Up to FIVE hands can be played simultaneously against the same dealer hand. Bet amounts range from $1 to $1000. To bet, choose from chips with the amounts of $1, $5, $25 and $100,that can be clicked once or multiple times, depending on the desired bet amount per hand . To bet the same amount per hand as in the last game played, click on REBET.
Once the bets are placed, the cards will be dealt from right to left on your screen. From there you decide on the option you'd like to choose according to the action buttons displayed.
Some of the options available AFTER the cards are dealt, will have a specific dollar value on a yellow bubble over each action button. These yellow bubbles will be displayed over certain buttons that do not exactly follow basic Blackjack strategy.
The value in the yellow bubble will depend on the hand's bet amount and will increase or decrease according to the probability of winning the hand if that option is selected.
The amounts displayed in the yellow bubbles will add to your balance whether the outcome of the hand(s) is a win or not. Hitting an option with no yellow bubble, will not add extra value to your play, but will follow basic Blackjack strategy.
In case the dealer has a 10 valued card, the first buttons that will be displayed are SETTLE and CONTINUE. The value displayed in the yellow bubble will depend on the wager amount and possibility of the hand winning or losing against the dealer as explained above.
Clicking on SETTLE will finish the hand, and the amount displayed on the yellow bubble will be the payout.
Clicking on CONTINUE will allow you to continue playing the hand.
There are 3 special features that you can turn ON/OFF from the "Options" section of the game, under "Settings":
• First Card Settle
• First two cards settle
• Dealer turn card settle
First Card Settle
Activating this setting will enable the option to settle the bet after seeing the first card you are dealt. If the option SETTLE is clicked in this instance, the amount showed on the bubble will be immediately paid and the hand will be over.
First Two Card Settle
Activating this setting will enable the option to settle the bet after seeing the first two cards dealt in the hand, but before the dealer draws its own cards. If the option SETTLE is clicked in this instance, the amount displayed on the bubble will be immediately paid and the hand will be over.
Dealer Turn Card Settle
Activating this setting will enable the option to settle the bet after seeing both of the dealer's cards, but before the dealer hits (when needed). If the dealer must hit again and hasn't reached 17, the SETTLE or CONTINUE options will be offered again. If the option SETTLE is clicked in this instance, the amount displayed on the bubble will be immediately paid and the hand will be over.
Full Screen - Play like at the Casino! Hit F11 to have the full screen view of the game with bigger cards and a crisper display.
Keyboard Shortcuts - We now have available keyboard shortcuts for those that prefer playing this way. Please see below the keys that generate an action on your Options Blackjack Enhanced game.
Enjoy this new exclusive and original game, ONLY at the 5Dimes!