European blackjack:

European Blackjack is one of the most popular online blackjack games. European blackjack is easy to learn and master, with simple blackjack strategy that gives you a real edge against the casino. The goal in European blackjack is the same one in classic blackjack- trying to reach a score of 21, but not to cross it, using two or more cards.

European blackjack is played in the same manner as classic blackjack. The main difference is the fact that the dealers hand is not exposed at all. This fact gives the house some advantage.

European blackjack can be played with a variety of numbers of decks (blackjack casinos have been known to use anywhere from four to eight decks), unlike the classic blackjack, which played with only one deck. Card values are all identical to the classic black jack rules. In addition, all classic blackjack options such as splitting and doubling are usually also possible in European blackjack, with certain limitations.

In general, European blackjack is pretty similar to the classic blackjack game, and can be played with confidence without much changes of the basic blackjack strategy.

The odds of winning and earning money are quite good and players who lose, usually, do not lose too much. You can learn some blackjack strategy and read the blackjack cheat sheet to boost the odds in your favor.

Considering the fact that as a game, blackjack does have a very low house edge, European blackjack or any other blackjack is probably one of the safest bets at the casino.

The specific different European blackjack rules:

1. European Blackjack is played only against the dealer and not against other blackjack players.

2.European blackjack played with 2 or more decks of cards.

3.In European blackjack the dealer stands on all 17.

4.You cannot split on unlike 10 value cards. If you receive two cards of the same value, a 10 of hearts and 10 of spades, you will be allowed to split these cards and play them both against the dealer's hand.

5.In European Blackjack you can only double down when your initial two cards are worth a combined 9, 10 or 11.

6.In European Blackjack there is a no-peek rule (you lose the total bet, including after doubling or splitting, if the dealer has a blackjack).

7.In European Blackjack the dealer must draw another card on 16 or less.

The casinos edge under the European black jack rules is 0.62%, which is totally in your favor.

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