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What’s the buzz about Single Deck Blackjack?  How about the rules, the edge and the advantage one deck of cards brings to the fray?  If you want to get the best out of your gaming sessions at Juicy Stakes Casino, the single deck variety can help you achieve exactly that!

Single Deck – One of Several Blackjack Variants at Juicy Stakes Casino

Blackjack is one of the classic casino games.  It is a simple comparative card game that is available in a wide range of variants.  At Juicy Stakes Casino we feature more than 10 variations of the conventional game, one of which is Single Deck Blackjack. 

Besides the side bets and bonus payouts that are unique to the likes of Perfect Pairs, Super 7 and Pirate 21, what are the key elements that separate one game from the other?

The Number of Decks of Cards In-Play 

The majority of blackjack games you can play at Juicy Stakes Casino use six or eight decks of playing cards.  These decks are usually shuffled after each round, as is the case in the land-based casinos in Las Vegas, London and Monte Carlo.  As the name suggests, Single Deck Blackjack only has one deck in-play. 

How does the number of decks affect the potential payout rate?  Well, the probability of achieving a blackjack declines as the decks increase.  When only one deck is used, there is a 4.83% chance of hitting 21 with the first two cards you are dealt.  With two decks in-play, the probability drops to 4.78% and the house edge increases by around 0.35%.  In a six-deck game, the chance of being dealt a natural blackjack is 4.75%.

Although these discrepancies may seem insignificant, they have a direct effect on the long-term average payout rate – and that can have a material impact on the balance of your Juicy Stakes Casino account.  By playing Single Deck Blackjack you have the best theoretical chance of being dealt a winning hand.

Player Oriented Game Rules 

The rules of blackjack vary from one game to another.  Some are beneficial to the house while others are favourable to players.  When it comes to Single Deck Blackjack, Betsoft Gaming has used the same rules as the brick and mortar casinos on the Las Vegas Strip.

The question is – are the rules good, bad or indifferent in terms of you, the player?  Here is the good news.  In the Single Deck game, blackjack pays 3:2 and these odds automatically lower the advantage to the house.  Some games pay even money for the perfect hand… and those games are best avoided.

Secondly, you can double after splitting.  When used strategically, doubling down after the split can reduce the edge by around 0.2%.  Just these two rules, in conjunction with the use of a single deck, raises the average payout rate and trims the edge over the long term.

In order to counterbalance the advantage to the players, there is no early or late surrender option in Single Deck Blackjack.  Similarly, you can only double down on a total of 10 or 11.  Other than that, the rules are pretty standard across the board.

Modest Advantage to the House

Besides the decks used and blackjack rules, the advantage to the house is the best indication of whether a Juicy Stakes Casino game is a good or bad bet.  Ideally, you want to play the games with the lowest edge and greatest average return to player (RTP) or payout rate.

How does Single Deck Blackjack compare with the other blackjack variants developed by Betsoft Gaming?  Here is a breakdown of the edge versus the payout rate in tabular form:

Blackjack Variant House Edge Average Return to Player
Single Deck 0.38% 99.62%
Super 7 0.46% 99.54%
21 Burn 0.54% 99.46%
American 0.65% 99.35%
European 0.66% 99.34%
Pirate 21 0.76% 99.24%

What is important to mention is as a gaming genre, blackjack has one of the lowest edges at Juicy Stakes Casino.  Within the low edge gambling category and in terms of statistics, Single Deck Blackjack is obviously the best proposition and one that should be part of your gambling strategy.

Although Single Deck Blackjack may be the theoretical game of choice, that does not mean you should avoid playing exciting variants like Super 7 and Pirate 21 Blackjack.  Along with a comparatively meagre advantage to the house, you will find that there are big paying bonus payouts that could be yours!

Comparing the Edge: Blackjack vs Popular Casino Games

How does blackjack as a category compare to a few other popular gambling opportunities right here at Juicy Stakes Casino?  When it comes to Betsoft Gaming, World Match and Nucleus Gaming slots, a house edge of 4.00% and an average payout rate of 96% and above is considered a value for money bet.

Moreover, games like Casino War, Draw Hi Lo, Ride Em Poker and Caribbean Stud Poker all have payout rates ranging from 94.79% to 97.12%... which is significantly lower than the very same stat assigned to the blackjack variant with the lowest average return to player (RTP) and greatest advantage to the house!

Sign Up for Single Deck Blackjack at Juicy Stakes Casino  

Now that you have all the facts, figures and game statistics relating to Single Deck Blackjack available at your fingertips, it is time to exploit the little loopholes.  To do that, you have to be a signed-up member of Juicy Stakes Casino – an online process that takes just a few minutes.  Go on… register an account right now!  There is a free spins welcome bonus offer as an incentive! 


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