European Blackjack Rules

European Blackjack rules has a lot of big draw backs compared to other variations of Blackjack.  There is some rules that help the players, but the rules that increase the house edge are far more disadvantageous than the advantages of the rules that decrease the house edge over you.  One of the rules that greatly increase the house edge is the fact the dealer doesn't peek to see if he has a Blackjack until all hands are finished playing.  To have any chance of winning you should use the perfect European Blackjack strategy while playing.




European Blackjack Rules

Benefits:
- Dealer stands on soft 17
- Blackjacks are paid 3:2
- Insurance is available when dealer's up card is an Ace
- Only two decks of cards are used
- Players are allowed to hit after splitting Aces

Draw backs:
- No re-splitting on any pair
- No surrendering is allowed
- Dealer doesn't check for Blackjacks until hands are played
- Players can't double after splitting pairs
- Players can only double down on a 9, 10 or an 11


European Blackjack Strategy Chart

We created a chart so you will know when to hit, stand, double down or split your hand.  The blackjack chart follows perfect European Blackjack strategy while following the official European Blackjack rules.



Your
Hand

Dealer's up card

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

A

5-8

H

H

H

H

H

H

H

H

H

H

9

H

D

D

D

D

H

H

H

H

H

10

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

H

H

11

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

H

H

12

H

H

S

S

S

H

H

H

H

H

13-16

S

S

S

S

S

H

H

H

H

H

17-20

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

A2 - A6

H

H

H

H

H

H

H

H

H

H

A7

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

H

H

H

A8 - A9

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

2's - 3's

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

H

H

H

H

4's

H

H

H

SP

SP

H

H

H

H

H

5's

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

H

H

6's

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

H

H

H

H

H

7's

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

H

H

H

H

8's

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

H

H

9's

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

S

SP

SP

S

S

10's

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

A's

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

H

H=Hit, D=Double, S=Stand, SP=Split