How To Play
The aim of Cashback Blackjack is to build a hand of cards that is as close in value to 21 as possible but without exceeding it and going bust. As long as your hand is close to 21 than the dealer's is then you have won the round.
The numbered cards are worth their face values, the face cards are all worth 10 and the Aces are worth either 1 or 11. The most valuable hand is ‘Blackjack', an Ace and a ten card, and it will beat all other hands.
The first thing to do is place your chips in the betting areas of each hand that you want to play. You can also place chips in the marked areas for the side bets. When you are happy with your bets click on ‘Deal' to receive your first two face-up cards to each hand. The dealer will be dealt one face-up card and one facedown. For each hand you have three main options, ‘Hit', ‘Stand' and ‘Double'. Selecting ‘Hit' will draw another card to the hand, selecting ‘Stand' leaves the hand as it is and if you select ‘Double' your bet will be doubled, you'll receive one more card and the dealer will then play his round.
At the end of a round winning hands are paid at 2:1 except Blackjack which is paid out at 3:2.
Depending on the cards in your hands and the dealer's hand, you may be presented with some more options. If the dealer's face-up card is an Ace then you can take out ‘Insurance' against the dealer having Blackjack. Insurance costs half of your initial bet and if the dealer does have Blackjack then you are paid out at 2:1. If your two first cards have the same value then you can ‘Split' them into two separate hands. You can then play them as individual hands giving you more opportunities to win.
While playing a hand, as long as you haven't selected ‘Stand' and the hand hasn't gone Bust, you will be offered a Cashback amount. You can choose to take this and abandon the hand therefore guaranteeing that you won't lose all your money. Furthermore, choosing Cashback leaves your side bets in play so you could still win more off the hand.
There are three side bets that you can place with each game round. The Player's Pair bet is on the first two cards dealt to your hand forming one of three types of pair (Perfect Pair, Coloured Pair and Red/Black Pair) while the Dealer's Pair bet is on the dealer's first two cards forming one of these pairs. A Perfect Pair is two cards that have the same suit and number and it pays out at 25:1. A Coloured Pair is two cards with the same number and colour but different suits (e.g. 6 of Spades and 6 of Clubs) and it pays at 12:1. A Red/Black Pair is two cards that have the same value but different suits and colours (e.g. 4 of Clubs and 4 of Hearts) and it pays out at 6/1.
The 23+1 side bet is on your first two cards and the dealer's face-up card forming a Flush, Straight, Three of a Kind, Straight Flush or Suited Three of a Kind. They payout at 5:1, 10:1, 30:1, 40:1 and 100:1 respectively.