Double Exposure Blackjack
The Main Difference
When it comes to double exposure in blackjack, both the dealer cards will be given face-up, so that players receive more information and can thus base all of their decisions depending on the dealer's cards.
Now, this might sound like an awesome advantage, but when looking at the other rules of this blackjack variant, we come to find that other changes have actually also come about to even out the big player edge that results from it.
Read this quick run-through for all of the changes done on traditional rules of blackjack when playing double exposure:
- The dealers' cards will both be given face-up.
- The dealer wins every ties aside from blackjacks.
- Natural blackjacks only pay out 1:1.
- Players only get one more card if Aces are split.
- Splitting 10+Ace will count as 21 and not as a natural.
- Splitting is only allowed once. (This rule might differ between casinos, though.)
- Dealers need to hit when they get soft 17s. (This rule might differ between casinos, though.)
- Re-splitting Aces is allowed. (This rule might differ between casinos, though.)
Naturally, the primary change of rules that will even things out will be the one where dealers win every tie aside from blackjacks. Without this particular rule, the players' edge over the casino would be humongous. However, winning chances would still be better here compared to regular blackjack, but how much the difference is would depend on the casino's own applied rules.
Double exposure is sometimes called "face-up 21" or "dealer disclosure", as well.
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