Unlike the Player, the Dealer, in a game of Blackjack has very few decisions to make, they have to deal with the cards, following the rules indicated on the Blackjack table and then pay and remove winning and losing bets. The only critical rule they have to follow is how they play their hand when it is worth 17 in total, they either have to Hit their hand or Stand such a hand, so a Dealers game is rather easy! Plus of course, they have to know how much to payout a winning hand.
We have compiled a list of the most popular online blackjack games from a variety of different software providers and have highlighted the different Dealer rules and payouts of that particular blackjack variant.
Microgaming Dealer Rules
- Atlantic City Blackjack – This game calls for the Dealer to Stand his hand on all 17s and a winning Player Blackjack will payout at odds of 3-2.
- Bonus Blackjack – A Dealer will always Hit a Soft 17 in this game and a winning Player Blackjack will be rewarded at odds of 3-2.
- Big 5 Blackjack – As in the above game when faced with a Soft 17 the Dealer will, in a game of Big 5 Blackjack always Hit that hand, and once again the standard payout of 3-2 is given to a player for getting a Blackjack hand.
- Classic Blackjack – This is the best game in the Microgaming Blackjack games suite as it has a tiny house edge, and the Dealer will always Stand his hand on All 17’s and a winning player Blackjack is paid out at odds of 3-2.
Rival Dealer Rules
In this game, the Dealer will always Hit a Soft 17 and the Player gets the usual odds of 3-2 for a winning Blackjack hand. The rules of this Blackjack game are identical to the sister game above with a Dealer Hitting a Soft 17 and winning Player Blackjacks getting odds of 3-2.
Real-Time Gaming Dealer
In this game, a Player Blackjack always wins, even if faced with a Dealer Blackjack. A Player Blackjack is paid out at even money unless it is in the suit of Diamonds in which case the Player gets 2-1.
A Dealer will always Stand a Soft 17 in European Blackjack played at Real Time Gaming sites and you will be paid out at odds of 3-2 for a winning Blackjack hand.
Vegas Technology Dealer
In this popular Blackjack variant, a Dealer will Stand all 17s and a winning Players Blackjack is paid out at odds of 3-2.
Winning Player Blackjacks are rewarded at odds of 3-2 and the Dealer will always Stand his hand on all 17’s Vegas Technology’s Perfect Pairs Blackjack game.
A winning Player Blackjack is paid out at even money in Blackjack Switch and the Dealer must always Hit a Soft 17.
A winning “Pontoon” hand pays out at odds of 2-1 and a Dealer must Hit a 16 or a Soft 17 and Stand his hand on a Hard 17.