When it comes to blackjack there are several forms that you can choose to play, usually playing online gives you the most choices. The average player doesn’t realize there are so many different varieties, and the advantages and disadvantages that go along with each rendition. Luckily Google.com was around to help me out with the differences.
American Blackjack: Played with four decks of cards, dealer stands on soft 17, player may double down on any two cards; you can also double down after splitting. You can only split an ace once, and cannot get blackjack from a split ace.
European Blackjack: Played with two decks, player can only split once, whether it be an ace or not. If both the dealer and player have blackjack the game is a push.
Blackjack switch: You play two hands at one time, and can interchange the cards dealt to each hand.
Double Exposure: First two cards dealt to the deal are face up, players lose on ties.
Caribbean 21: Same rules as regular blackjack except you try to reach 31 instead of 21.
Spanish 21: Unlimited amount of double downs, no 10s in the deck, the option to rescue, or surrender and wager, and in some casinos an unlicensed version is called “Pontoon” and is played without a hole card.
Multiple Action: allows a player to place up to 3 bets on a single hand. The dealer gets a hand for each bet the player places. This doubles the amount of hands a dealer can play. You can split and double, but it is limited.
French/German: No splitting. One ace is one or eleven, but two aces are 21.
Ok, now that you know the different rules and advantages for each rendition, you need to find the perfect Blackjack for you.