Real Deal Blackjack

What is so real about Real Deal Blackjack? Well, mainly the graphics and animation. This is a standard European blackjack video game with one difference: Players are treated to excellent visual details including charming dealer in a low-cut black dress on the other side of the table, slot players focused on their machines and waitresses carrying refreshments to the exhausted punters.

Beside an appealing appearance, Real Deal Euro Blackjack offers a fast-paced game with up to 5 hands at once, based on European Rules and unusually wide wager limits.

The design is done skilfully supported by excellent animation with some 3D-like effects that deliver a real-casino image. However, unlike the land based casinos, there will be only you and the dealer at the table, so the game will go much faster and the table will grab all your attention. Obviously, this is still a machine game and not real live dealer blackjack. Nevertheless, this is one of the most realistic internet blackjack games available at online casinos.

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Real Deal Euro Blackjack Rules

If you are familiar with the European set of rules, this game will not bring anything particularly new. While the player is dealt a two-card hand, the dealer receives only one card in the first draw. After you make your moves, the dealer draws additional card(s). Therefore, the dealer won’t peek for blackjack (there is no ‘hole’ card after all) and finish the game in case he got it.

The dealer stands on all 17s (including soft 17s). The player is allowed to split all cards with the same value including two different 10-point value cards, but no re-split is permitted.

In case your first two cards have a total value of 9, 10 or 11 points, you may double down the bet and receive one more card. However, split pair of Aces receive only one card.

If the dealer’s first card is an Ace, the player will be offered Insurance. Real Deal Blackjack can be played with 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 hands at once. The player is free to accept or reject Insurance on all hands or to decide for each hand separately. The game is played with 8 decks of 52 cards reshuffled after each round.


  • Blackjack pays 3:2
  • Insurance pays 2:1
  • Winning hand pays 1:1
  • Push returns the original stake

Real Deal Blackjack Strategy and Tips

The “no hole card” rule means the dealer won’t finish the game in case he has a blackjack before you make your decisions. This may be tricky, so you should be more careful with double downs and splits.

The game requires special vigilance any time the dealer’s fist card is and Ace or a 10-value card. Playing by more than one hand at the same time could be useful, but only if you are an experienced player. We wish all the luck to those you intend to use all 5 hands simultaneously, but most players loose their grasp of the correct strategy while playing high number of hands simultaneously.

The European version of blackjack is well-known to the majority of players and you may find on the net numerous complex strategies for all possible situations. The optimal strategy may reduce the house edge to only 0.68% and it includes standing if the player’s first two cards total 13 or more in case the dealer’s up-card is worth 6 or less. Even though it’s very tempting to split a pair of 10-value cards, you really shouldn’t.

Bottom Line

Graphically unique version of otherwise standard European blackjack. You can play free Real Deal Blackjack here on our site and see if you like it. Otherwise, you can try more standard BetSoft European blackjack version.