Double Exposure Play n Go
Double Exposure is a unique blackjack game where the player gets to see both of dealer’s cards before playing out his own hand, which is undoubtedly a huge advantage. Nevertheless, to offset this special benefit, the blackjack payout has been lowered from 3:2 to 1:1.
There are few variations of this game available online by different software providers: NetEnt, Microgaming, Play’n Go are the main ones. Each one with slighly different rules, odds and settings. Double Exposure blackjack by Play n Go uses six decks instead of eight like in the Microgaming version, and has the dealer standing at all 17’s as opposed to hitting soft 17. However, it only allows one split per hand and no hitting or doubling down after splits.
NetEnt Double Exposure, which you can play for free, is similar to the one reviewed here, but offers the advantage of wider bet limits: lowest stake is just 10c while high stakes players can bet $200 per hand.
Play’n Go Rules
With the dealer given both cards face up, the player is given more control over gameplay as he knows exactly what is needed to win the hand in question, but this is why blackjack hand pays even money (1:1) and dealer wins all ties apart from tied blackjack, where the player emerges victorious.
Double down can be performed once per hand on hard 9-11, with split also available once per hand. Due to the fact that no hit or double down is available after splitting, each split hand will automatically stand after the additional card. When it comes to the dealer, he draws to 16 and stands on all 17’s. Here you can find more details info about Double Exposure blackjack strategy and odds.
Limits & User Interface
Even though the table appear to have three betting positions, only one hand per round can be played, and you get to stake anywhere from $1 to $100 per single round. The game interface is pretty good and everything runs smoothly, but you will have to click on both Rebet and Deal buttons after each hand ends when they could have easily incorporated the two options into a single icon.