What are the specific rules for Single-Deck Blackjack?

Single-Deck Blackjack is a typical Blackjack variant, available for regulated real-money play online in New Jersey. It has these side-rules:

  • Blackjack pays out 6:5
  • Insurance pays 2:1
  • Dealer must stand on all 17s
  • Player can double down on any two initial cards
  • Player may only split once
  • Player may double down on split hands
  • Player may not hit split aces
  • Dealer peeks at hole card (American Hole Card Rule)
  • Player can play up to three hands at once
  • Game allows late surrender 

Per the name, this is a single-deck game with no shoe. The game is available at multiple ranges of stakes:

  • $0.10-$10
  • $5-$50
  • $25-250
  • $100-$1,000

These limits are rather narrow, but all tables have the multi-hand option, tripling the maximum per round.

What is the house edge on Single-Deck Blackjack?

This Single-Deck Blackjack game has the worst player return of any online New Jersey real-money casino Blackjack, at 98.74 percent with ideal play.

What are the disadvantages to Single-Deck Blackjack?

Considering the ability to play three hands of Single Deck, with surrender and generous doubling options and only moderate limitations on splitting, this should be an extremely advantageous game. Unfortunately, the 6:5 payout complete destroys the player return.

Where can I play this Single-Deck?

This Single-Deck Blackjack variant is only available at SugarHouse, a legal real-money NJ online casino.

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How does the software work?

Not particularly well. Betting controls are unwieldy, program performance is slow (even on instant mode), and the attempts to add flourish with graphic effects and dealer conversation just bog things down.

Dealer voice, music, warnings, and insurance options can all be disabled. However, the end result is still choppier than a simpler program would have allowed.

Learn more about NJ online Blackjack variants

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