Blackjack is the US version of a banking card game known as Twenty-One that’s popular all over the world. There can be up to seven players, who compete against the dealer – not each other.
In standard blackjack, the dealer gets one card facing up plus another face downwards. In Double Exposure Blackjack, both cards are facing up.
This online offering from NetEnt is a faithful reproduction of the game and one of the Professional series of games from the Swedish developer, with quality graphics and gameplay firmly in mind in the design.
It’s an easier version than the standard one in many ways, and therefore pays out less.
The layout is similar to NetEnt’s other table games. You’ll see the standard green felt table plus logo across the top in the centre of your screen, where the cards are dealt.
The card deck is on the right, while the wagering limits are detailed on the left-hand side. Along the bottom of the table go the card-shaped spaces where you will place your bet.
You’ll find some handy information on your screen too, for example, the explanation that the dealer wins all ties except a tied blackjack.
How to play
Bet limits in this game range from €1 to €40.
The good news is that blackjack isn’t a complex game to pick up if you’re new to table games. The aim is simply to achieve a hand that is closer to 21 (i.e. a blackjack) than the dealer.
You’ll have the chance to adjust some features, including the size of the wager you stake on each hand, as shown with the chips in the bottom right-hand corner. These wagers’ values are €1, €5 and €10.
A grey chip showing a red X lets you delete any of the bets already placed before the game starts.
Use the wrench icon to adjust the speed of the game.
Play between one and three of the hands, by adding chips to each of the table’s card-shaped areas. Just hit Deal and get two cards while the dealer also gets two cards facing upwards.
Remember, your aim is to get as near to 21 as you can without going over that, either by sticking with the value you have or pressing Hit to get more cards.
All wins get a 1:1 reward, and if you’re in a tie with the dealer at any point, other than with blackjack, the dealer wins.
You can continue with a Double Down if your initial cards come to a total of nine, 10 or 11, and get a single extra card after an additional bet equivalent to your original stake.
Click Stand to receive no extra cards, and Split to split your cards. Once your hand stands, the result is presented. If anytime during the game you or the dealer goes over 21, that’s an automatic loss.
Double Exposure Blackjack special features
Sadly, you won’t find any bonus features in Double Exposure Blackjack or any progressive jackpots.
Return to Player (RTP)
In Double Exposure Blackjack, the RTP is high at 99.33%, meaning a house edge of 0.67%.
You will love the background piano tunes (or turn them off if you prefer), while the gorgeous graphics of this game make playing it a fun experience. It’s the ideal choice if you fancy a change from the regular version of blackjack. Equally, you should feel right at home if you already enjoy this game.
Try it in demo mode before staking any of your own cash, to see if it’s one you want to pursue – play at most NetEnt casinos.