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Mayfair Blackjack

 

Welcome to William Hill's Mayfair Blackjack. Mayfair Blackjack is based on the traditional casino card game and is played with six decks of 52 cards and up to five hands can be played at once.

The aim of Mayfair Blackjack is to achieve a hand whose card values added together will total 21 or as close as possible without exceeding 21 ('going bust').

Aces count as 1 or 11 and all picture cards (Jack, Queen, King) count as 10.

If you have a 10 or a picture card plus an ace, you have Blackjack, which beats all other hands.

 

 


Blackjack - Player Instructions

CONTENTS


Step 1: Getting Started

 

 

  • Choose your stake from the selection of Blackjack chips at the bottom left of the screen. To place your chip(s) on the Blackjack table, click in the square bet area for each of the hands you want to play. You can choose to play between one and five hands at a time, using any or all of the five bet areas along with any one of the 21+3 and Perfect Pair side bets. A chip will be placed in each bet area that you click every time you click on any bet area.

Step 2: How To Play

 

  • You may place as many chips as you like on each bet area: min/max bet £1/£5000; min/max 21+3 bet £1/£5000; min/max perfect pair £1/£1000 (or currency equivalent).
  • You may choose different stakes for each of your bets - just select a new chip value or place multiple chips on each bet area.
  • The total amount you have staked will be shown in the 'Total Stake' box at the bottom right of the screen.
  • If you press the 'Double Bet' button, the total bet you have placed on each hand so far will be doubled.
  • Press 'Undo' to undo your last action - so if you removed a chip from the table, 'Undo' will replace it, or if you just pressed 'Double Bet' then 'Undo' will remove those chips you just added.
  • If you change your mind and want to start again, press 'Clear All Bets' to remove all chips from the table.
  • Once you are happy with your bets, press 'Deal' to play the game. Once you have pressed 'Deal', you cannot cancel your bets.
  • Once you press 'Deal', two cards will be dealt for each hand that you are playing. If you have bet on more than one hand, the hands will be dealt from the right of the screen. Then the dealer's first card will be dealt face up.
  • Once each hand has been dealt two cards, you will be given the option to Hit (receive an extra card from the pack) or Stand (keep your existing hand as it is) for each hand in turn.
  • If you have Blackjack or 21, you will not be prompted to Hit or Stand. As this is the best hand you can get, the game will automatically move on to the next hand and you will be given the option to Hit or Stand on that hand.
  • If you choose to Hit, as long as your new score is lower than 21, you will be given the choice to Hit again or Stand, until you either reach 21 (where the game will automatically stand for you) or until you go 'Bust' by scoring over 21.
  • When you Stand or go bust, the hand is finished and the game will move on to the next hand and repeat this process until all hands are played.
  • Next, the dealer's hand will be played. The dealer must Hit on any score below 17 and must Stand on 17 or higher (including 'Soft 17', made up of a 6 and an Ace).

 


Double Down

 

  • During a hand you will be offered the chance to 'Double Down'. To do so, just press the 'Double Down' button when it appears (with the exception of split aces).
  • If you choose to Double Down, your stake for the current hand will be doubled and you will be dealt one more card only.
  • Once your stake is doubled and an additional card dealt, the game will automatically move on to the next hand.
  • If you Split your hand you will still be offered the chance to Double Down (unless you had split aces).
  • If you do not have sufficient credits left to place this additional bet, you will be advised to cash in and once you have done so, the game will continue. If you prefer not to cash in more credits, you may continue playing, but you will not be able to Double Down.


Split

 


  • If your initial two cards make a pair, you will be offered the chance to split your hand. To do this, press the 'Split' button when it appears.
  • If you choose to Split a hand, your stake on that hand will be added onto the new hand (so both will have the same stake as your original bet).
  • If you do not have sufficient credits left to place this additional bet, you will be advised to cash in and once you have done so, the game will continue. If you prefer not to cash in more credits, you may continue playing, but you will not be able to Split.
  • If you get Blackjack after a Split, this is counted as 21, not Blackjack.
  • Multiple splits are available from any one hand.

Insurance

  • When the initial two cards have been dealt for each hand and the Dealer's first card has been dealt face up, if the Dealer's first card is an Ace, you will be offered the option to make an Insurance bet.
  • The stake amount for an Insurance bet is fixed at half of the original stake on each hand for which you take Insurance.
  • An Insurance bet is a completely separate bet and is not dependent on the outcome of the player's hands.
  • The bet is simply whether or not the Dealer will get Blackjack.
  • You can choose to place an Insurance bet on any or all (or none) of the hands you are playing.
  • The first time this happens, you will be given the following options: - 'Yes' or 'No' (applies only to the current hand) - 'Yes To All' (this will automatically place Insurance bets for all hands in the current game) - 'No To All' (you will not be asked again during this game) - 'Never' (you will not be offered Insurance again until you exit the game completely).
  • If the dealer does get Blackjack, you will win the Insurance bet regardless of who wins the game, even if you go bust.
  • If the dealer does not get Blackjack, you lose the Insurance bet and the stake is removed from the table. Your original bet stands until you go bust or win.
  • If you do not have sufficient credits left to place this additional bet, you will be advised to cash in and once you have done so, the game will continue. If you prefer not to cash in more credits, you may continue playing, but you will not be able to make an Insurance bet.

Perfect Pairs


  • Perfect Pairs is a Blackjack side bet that is made prior to any cards being dealt and must be supported by a regular Blackjack bet on the same betting box.
  • A Perfect Pairs bet wins if the first two cards dealt to a player's Blackjack hand are a pair and it loses if they are not a pair.
  • There are 3 different types of pairs and the payout odds vary accordingly:
  • Mixed pair (A pair that is made up of 1 red suited card and 1 black suited card - example 2 of clubs + 2 of hearts)
  • Coloured pair (A pair that is made up of 2 same cards of the same colour but are of different suits - example 6 of clubs + 6 of spades)
  • Perfect Pair (An identical pair - example K of diamonds + K of diamonds)
  • The rules for Perfect Pairs are as follows: - A player may place a Perfect Pairs wager on any box on which the player has placed a Blackjack wager - A Perfect Pairs wager must be placed before any cards in the round of play are dealt - A Perfect Pairs wager wins if the first 2 cards dealt to the player are a pair - A Perfect Pairs wager loses if the first 2 cards dealt to the player are not a pair.
  • Winning Perfect Pairs wagers must be paid as per the displayed paytable.
  • After each player has been dealt the first 2 cards, the dealer must take all losing Perfect Pairs wagers and make a payout to each player who has a winning Perfect Pairs wager.
  • The dealer then goes on to deal with each player in the usual way for Blackjack.
  • Perfect Pairs are paid out based on the odds below: - Perfect Pair pays 30 to 1 - Coloured Pair pays 10 to 1 - Mixed Pair pays 5 to 1.

 


21+3

  • At the start of play, as the players are placing their initial wager, they may also play the 21+3 wager in the designated area.
  • Once all players have placed their bets, a round of Blackjack is dealt in the standard fashion - the dealer deals two cards face up to each participating player, and to themselves in the same manner as regular Blackjack (1 card face up, 1 card face down for the dealer).
  • Once the dealer has dealt two cards to each player and two cards to themselves (1 up, 1 down), the dealer must determine if any players who have made the 21+3 wager have achieved a winning hand. A player will only be awarded for one winning event, although their 3 card hand may contain more than 1 winning event (e.g. three of a kind suited).
  • Hands are ranked in the following order: - Suited Trips - Three cards of same suit and number - Straight Flush - Three cards in sequence and the same suit - Three of a Kind - Three cards of the same rank - Straight - Three cards in sequence (Ace can be used to achieve an Ace, 2, 3, Straight or Ace, King, Queen Straight) - Flush - Three cards of the same suit Note: A Flush may also contain a Pair or Three of a Kind.
  • Beginning from the dealer's right to left, in counter clock-wise rotation, the dealer takes all losing 21+3 wagers and pays all winning 21+3 wagers. All winning hands are paid 9 to 1 regardless of the ranking of the winning hand(s). All payouts and original 21+3 wagers should be removed from the betting area once the player(s) have been paid.
  • In the event the dealer's up card is an Ace, the dealer will reconcile all 21+3 wagers prior to asking for Insurance or checking their hand for a Blackjack.
  • Once all 21+3 wagers have been reconciled, regular Blackjack dealing procedures resume.
  • 21+3 payouts are shown below: - Suited Trips - 100 to 1 - Straight Flush - 40 to 1 - Three of a Kind - 30 to 1 - Straight - 10 to 1 - Flush - 5 to 1


Other Features

BETTING HISTORY: Select this from the OPTIONS menu to display a log of the previous games in the current session showing your bets placed and the outcomes.

CHANGE CARDS: Click on the deck to change the colour of the cards to one of 7 options.

BACKGROUND SOUND ON/OFF: Select this from the OPTIONS menu to turn the background sound off within the game.

SOUND ON/OFF: Select this from the OPTIONS menu to switch on/off all audio within the game. You can also press the 'MUTE' button at the top of the screen.

DEALER VOICE FEMALE/MALE/OFF: Select this from the OPTIONS menu to switch between a Male and Female dealer or to disable the dealer voice within the game.

TURBO MODE: Select this by touching the TURBO button in the bottom left for quicker results.

HELP: Select this from top of the screen (or select "HOW TO PLAY THE GAME" from the OPTIONS menu) to open this help page. 


RTP (based on best strategy)

The RTP is 99.53%


RTP
Main Game
99.53%

Malfunction voids plays and pays.

Applicable date from: 12/04/2016

 

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