What are the specific rules of Classic Blackjack?

Classic Blackjack is a standard variant 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
  • Even Money pays 1:1
  • Dealer stands on soft 17
  • Player may double down any hand, including split hands
  • Player may split any matching hand
  • Player may only split each hand once
  • Player cannot hit or double split aces
  • American Hole Card Rules, Dealer peeks for Blackjack
  • Player can play up to five hands at once
  • There is no surrender option

The game is medium stakes, with adjustable betting limits from:

  • $1-$500
  • $5-$1,500
  • $10-$3,000

The mobile version of the game’s limits are $1-$300. Classic Blackjack plays with a continuously shuffled six-deck shoe.

What is the house edge on Classic Blackjack?

Classic Blackjack has a return percentage of 99.54 percent with perfect play. This is an average return among NJ legal online casinos.

What disadvantages are there to Classic Blackjack?

The tight splitting rules and lack of surrender hurt the overall player return. However, the game compemsates for this with a six-deck shoe as opposed to the more common eight.

Where can I play Classic Blackjack?

Classic Blackjack is available on 888Casino and Harrahs. It is the only Blackjack game offered for those two NJ online casinos. The game is available for real-money play only, with no demo option.

Sign up for an account on Harrah’s Casino today!

How does the software run?

The program is average, runs stably enough, but lacks some convenience options. Players can adjust the table bet limits mid-game through the options menu, as can the number of hands available to play.

There is also a Turbo Mode and settings to change the felt color of the table. The mobile version of the game is limited to three hands at a time, and is set to Turbo by default.

Learn more about NJ online Blackjack variants

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