Double Exposure Blackjack is another variation of the standard blackjack game for players who are always looking for changes. It is available in online blackjack games, and Microgaming has also included it in its online blackjack Gold Series.
The Dealer's Hand Is Doubly Exposed
In standard or classic blackjack games the first two cards are dealt face up to the player, and the dealer gets one card face up and one card face down. What makes the Double Exposure Blackjack variation different from all the others is that both of the dealer's cards are dealt face up. In some ways this makes the game easier for the player because he can see the dealer's complete hand.
However, the Double Exposure Blackjack variation does away with one of the player's bets: Insurance. The insurance bet allows the player to bet that with one more card the dealer will have a blackjack. Usually this bet is placed if the dealer's one face up card is an ace or a card with a ten point value. When both of the dealer's cards are showing, this bet is no longer valid.
Playing Double Exposure Blackjack Online
The object of the online blackjack Double Exposure Blackjack variation is the same as in all blackjack games. The player aims to defeat the dealer by achieving a hand with a total point count of 21 or close to it which is higher than the dealer's hand or by having the dealer go "bust".
Because the dealer's hand is exposed, the payout for a two-card blackjack or a "natural" is only even money instead of 3 to 2 as in most other blackjack variations.
Another difference in this online blackjack game is that if the dealer and the player both tie with a blackjack, the player wins. However, with all other ties the dealer always wins. Furthermore, in Double Exposure Blackjack the house edge is a bit higher than other online blackjack games.
With Microgaming's online blackjack Gold Series Double Exposure Blackjack you have the added attraction of enhanced graphics and sounds. There is an "Autoplay" feature which can help you minimize your losses, and you can control the speed of the game.
When playing online blackjack, Double Exposure Blackjack offers a pleasant change of pace.