European Blackjack Basics

The game of European Blackjack has the same basic structure as other standard blackjack games.

  • The game is between the dealer(smart contract) and the player.

  • The objective is to get a hand of 21 or as close to that number as possible to win.

  • Cards from 2 to 9 are valued at their face value.

  • Cards from 10 to K are valued at 10 points each.

  • The Ace (A) has a value of 1 or 11.

One basic difference is in the deal itself. Once the bets are placed the dealer/SC deals out the cards.

  • The player gets two cards, both face up.

  • The dealer (Smart Contract) gets the first card, which is an open card and is face up. At this point that is all he gets. His second card is dealt after the player has played his hand.


The odds for a player winning in a game of Blackjack is 42.22%. The chances of a dealer win is slightly higher at 49.1% with the remaining 8.48% being for the odds of a tie.

House edge: Just 0.9%.

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