Double Exposure Blackjack Rules

Double Exposure BlackjackDouble Exposure Blackjack will give you a new look at the game should you decide to play it. This is for the simple fact that not only is all your cards face up but so are the dealer’s cards. Double Exposure is a great version of blackjack and once you gain an insight into it you will find it enjoyable and rewarding.

In Double Exposure Blackjack the game is played with 8 standard decks of playing cards. There are some standard game rules that are similar to regular blackjack and we have outlined those below for you.

Rules on Splitting: You can split any two cards you are dealt are of equal value. In the event that you elect to split aces then you will only be dealt one additional card and the sum of those two cards will be your sum total. If you get dealt a ten value card it will be considered as 21 and not Blackjack. When you split you will be required to place and additional bet of equal value as your initial bet and you may split as many as four hands each time.

Rules for Doubling Down: You may choose to Double Down on a hand that shows a value of 9, 10 or 11. You may also double down after you have split hands.

Rules for Dealer Play: Whenever the dealer has 17 he must hit. All dealer cards must be face up. The dealer will win all hands that are a tie with the exception of when both the dealer and player both have blackjack. In that case the player will win.


Hints and Tips for Double Exposure

As the rules in Double Exposure state that you are only able to double down on hands that equal a value of 9, 10 or 11 there is only a number of times when blackjack strategy advised that you double down.  Strategy would say that when you have a 11 and the dealer has cards valued at 4-9 or 12-15 that you should then double down. Another is if you have a 10 and the dealer has 8, 9, 10 or 12, 13 and 15 then you should also double down.

The same rules state that is you have a 9 and the dealer has 5, 6, 12 or 15 you should also double down. If you have a two 5’s and the dealer shows 4, 5, 6, 7 or 8 or 12, 13, 14 or15 then you should also double down but do not double down in any other combination.

With the usual Blackjack game the proper strategy to apply when holding a pair of Aces states that you should split them. In Double Exposure do not split aces if the dealer has a 11. The correct way to play aces in this event is to hit. Always double down with if holding tens unless the dealer has a 9, 10 or 11. In that circumstance you should then hit.