Double Exposure Blackjack is a variant of the virtual casino game blackjack in which the dealer receives two cards face-up in part of the initial deal. To maintain the house edge, the payout when the player receives a natural blackjack is reduced to even money from 3:2, and players lose their bets when their hand is tied with the dealer. Thanks to the fact that the dealers’ cards are shown from the outset, players cannot buy insurance or give up their hand. The basic strategy for this game is different, both because the player can see dealer cards 11 to 20 and because the player loses all ties except blackjacks.
In Double Exposure Blackjack the cards of the dealer will also be dealt open, hence the name Double Exposure Blackjack. The card values are as follows: the numbered cards 2-10 are worth their face value, aces count as 1 or 11; and the jack, queen, and king count as 10 points. The goal of the game is to score a blackjack or 21 points, or to come as close to 21 points as possible and thus beating the dealer. When you get 21 points with your first two cards, this is called a blackjack. A blackjack always beats another hand with 21 points. Double is possible in Double Exposure Blackjack. You are allowed to this when your first cards have a hard value of 9, 10, or 11. A hard value means a hand without an Ace. Because an Ace counts as 1 or 11 a hand that contains an Ace is called a soft hand.