How To Play Multi-Hand Blackjack

This post is syndicated by the Las Vegas Advisor for the 888 casino group. Anthony Curtis comments on the 888 article introduced and linked to on this page.

A.C. says: This article is about playing multiple hands in online blackjack, but the information about expected losses and risk also apply to playing live blackjack in casinos. Author Henry Tamburin hits all the important points, including the fact that you can’t beat the online games that shuffle after every hand. However, it’s also clear that those playing for entertainment will find it much easier to play multiple hands online and often for significantly lower stakes, which counteracts the negative effect of faster play.

This article was written by Henry Tamburin in association with 888casino.

How To Play Multi-Hand Blackjack

Multi-Hand Blackjack is the same as the traditional blackjack game, with this caveat: You can play more than one hand per round (up to five hands, although the latter varies by the online site). 

You’re playing against a dealer with the objective of beating her by:

  • Having your hand total higher than the dealer’s hand, or 
  • Having 21 or less when the dealer busts.

You have the option to play one or more hands per round. Some online casinos allow you to play up to three hands while others permit five hands (check the blackjack rules). You can also bet the same or different amounts on each hand up to the table limits.

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