What are the rules of Blackjack (IGT)?

Blackjack (IGT) is a classic variation of the game, available at many regulated real-money New Jersey online casinos. The rules are:

  • Blackjack pays out 3:2
  • Insurance pays 2:1
  • Dealer must stand on a soft 17
  • Player may double down on any two cards, including after splitting
  • Player may split any matching value cards, including mismatched picture cards
  • Player may resplit each split hand once except aces
  • Split aces also only receive one card
  • American Hole Card Rules, Dealer peeks on 10-value cards and aces
  • The shoe is 6 decks
  • No surrender option

This is a medium-stakes game with a minimum bet of $1 and a maximum of $200. The game continuously shuffles the decks. There is also a Charlie Rule in place. However, the requirement is an unlikely eight cards.

What edge does the house have on this game?

Blackjack (IGT) offers a return of 99.59%. This is a favorable and above average for legal online casinos in New Jersey, thanks to its favorable splitting options and the six-deck shoe.

Are there significant disadvantages?

The only real limitations on this variant are the lack of surrender and the limited options on split aces. Still, these are common enough handicaps for NJ online casinos. In the end, the smaller shoe size more than makes up for them.

Where can I play this version of BlackJack?

IGT Blackjack is the most widely available version of the game on New Jersey real-money sites. Online casinos offering it include:

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Is the software good?

The program runs very stably. Although animations are a bit sluggish on older computers, there are options to adjust the quality to correct for this. Voice sound effects can be disabled.

A turbo mode is also available to skip past animations for fast players. Additionaly, there are optional warnings to alert players from hitting on very high hands.

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Learn more about NJ online Blackjack variants

These are all the versions of Blackjack available at NJ online casinos: