What are the side rules for Multi Hand Blackjack?

Multi Hand Blackjack and Multi Hand Blackjack Pro are two standard variants of Blackjack available for real-money play at online regulated casinos in New Jersey. The unique rules are:

  • Blackjack pays out 3:2
  • Insurance pays 2:1
  • Dealer must hit on soft 17
  • Doubling down is allowed on any hand
  • Player can split any matching value hand
  • Player may double down on a split hand
  • Player can only split hands once
  • Player cannot hit on split aces
  • The game follows the American Hole Card Rules (dealer peeks for Blackjack)
  • Player may play up to five hands at once
  • Late surrender available

Multi Hand Blackjack is a moderate-stakes game with bets limited from $1 to $100. Multi Hand Pro is somewhat higher stakes, $5-500. Multi Hand Blackjack plays with an eight-deck shoe, continuously shuffled between each hand.

What is the house edge in Multi Hand?

Multi Hand Blackjack has a return percentage of 99.39 based on the rules as stated. Though information listed on PartyPoker appears to erroneously claim a return of 99.49 percent for the regular version. It also claims 99.5 percent for Pro. In any case, these games have a below-average return compared to other real-money NJ online casinos.

What player disadvantages are there in Multi Hand Blackjack?

The biggest disadvantage comes from hitting on soft 17s, though there are also the usual standard limitations on split aces. Thankfully there are liberal rules on doubling down. There is also a surrender option, but these offerings don’t help much.

Where can Multi Hand Blackjack be played?

Multi Hand Blackjack and Multi Hand Blackjack Pro are available for New Jersey real-money play in at Borgata Casino and PartyPoker.

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How does the program run?

Performance is a little more sluggish than it should be. Controls are straightforward, though declining or accepting insurance for multiple hands is more inefficient than it should be. The regular version has no customizable options, though the Pro version has small adjustments to graphics and a turbo mode. That turbo mode is a bit slow though.

Learn more about NJ online Blackjack variants

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