Single Deck Gold
With the game using a single deck of cards and blackjack paying 3 to 2, the house edge has been significantly decreased, meaning this is one of those online blackjack games that give players more than a decent chance of winning (and can no longer be found in landbased casinos) . Taking also into account that maximum wager stands at $200 per hand, we have a feeling that high rollers will be drawn to Vegas Single Deck Gold blackjack.
Microgaming actually have two single deck blackjacks. The first one called Classic blackjack and the second Single Deck Gold. They share almost similar rules, with only two differences. In Classic the dealer stands on all 17s but doesn’t peak for blackjack, while in Gold dealer hits on soft 17, but peaks for blackjack. Overall, both games are within the top 10% in terms of payouts, but the classic version is slightly better: 99.79% vs. 99.67%.
Free Single Deck Gold
Single Deck Gold Blackjack Rules
After you press Deal, both yourself and the dealer will receive two cards, with his second card being face down. The dealer will check for blackjack if his face up card is ten value or an Ace, offering you Insurance at the price of 2:1.
We have already mentioned that he must draw to 16 and hit a soft 17, whereas the player is allowed to double down on hard 9, 10 or 11, unlike in Bovada blackjack, where you can double on any two cards. You can also hit after doubling down, whereas blackjack features the standard 3:2 payout.
When it comes to splitting, it is important to note that you are allowed to split your cards once per hand and there is no double down after split allowed.
Limits & User Interface
You can play up to 5 hands per hand, which is nice, but only when you play for real money. The common $1-$200 table limit should prove good enough for most players. The game interface is not the best we have seen even if there are quite a few options available, whereas the delay while the game switches from window mode to full screen can be a bit annoying.