Holdem Blackjack Rules

The game of Hold’em Blackjack is a combination of the world-wide popular games Texas Hold’em and Blackjack. You basically play poker against other players and try to get as close to 21 as possible without busting.

Differences from Blackjack

There is no bonus for a blackjack (A 10) in this game. Although there is a very rare* hand that beats all other 21’s. The best possible hand is a “7 Card Charlie” which means a hand consisting of seven cards without busting. Besides that all hands with a final value of 21 ties. There are NO double-down, splitting or insurance in HEBJ but you got three rounds of betting to make up for that. Also remember that you’re not playing against a dealer, you’re playing against several opponents. This means that there is a greater odds that you opponents will get good cards and nobody is forced to stand at 17. You will need a stronger hand to take the pot.

Similarities to Blackjack

Aces counts as 1 or 11 and 10-K counts as 10. The hand rankings is based on blackjack (the best is 21 followed by 20, 19 and so forth).
If the total value of your cards exceeds 21 your hand is busted. BUT you can still win with a busted hand if all other players also have busted and you got the lowest value.

Similarities to Texas Hold’em

The position at the table is important. Remember to play more hands when you’re in late position and be more careful when your in an early. The maximum number of players seated at a table is six (6). The betting is similar to fixed limit Hold’em. Although in the last round a spread limit structure is used.

* 7 Card Charlie is extremely rare. The odds of getting one is 48,000 to 1 but it occurs even more seldom since many low hands are not hit until they reach seven cards.