Double Exposure

Double Exposure Blackjack Rules

Introduction

Double Exposure is a blackjack variation in which dealer’s both cards are exposed. Knowing the dealer's hand provides significant information that is very advantageous to the player that’s why there are other rule changes that favor the dealer. In Double Exposure the house edge is greater than in regular blackjack, despite this fact it still ranks as one of the best options in the casino, if it is played properly.

Rules

The rules are the same as in standard blackjack except:

  • Both dealer’s cards are exposed;
  • Dealer wins all ties, except a natural blackjack;
  • Player may split just once;
  • Player blackjack pays 1:1;
  • Aces can be re-split.

Strategy

The following tables show the basic strategy for Double Exposure.

Dealer's Total Hard-hit Until: Soft-hit Until Hard-Double Soft-Double Split Pairs
Any 20 21 21      
Any 19 20 20      
HARD 18 19 19     9
HARD 17 18 18     2, 3, 6, 7 & 8.
HARD 16 12 18 5 - 11 A-2 - A-9 A-4, 6-10
HARD 15 12 18 5 - 11 A-2 - A-9 A-4, 6-10
HARD 14 12 18 5 - 11 A-2 - A-9 A-4, 6-10
HARD 13 12 18 7 - 11 A-2 - A-9 A-4, 6-10
HARD 12 12 18 8 - 11 A-2 - A-8 A-4, 6-9
HARD 11 14 19      
HARD 10 15 19     A
HARD 9 16 19 11   A
HARD 8 16 19 10, 11   A, 8, 9
HARD 7 17 18 10, 11 A-3 - A-7 A, 8
HARD 6 12 18 9,10, 11 A-5 - A-7 A-3, 6-9
HARD 5 12 18 9,10, 11   A-3, 6-9
HARD 4 12 18 10, 11 A-7 A, 6-9
A-7 19 19      
A-6 18 18 11   A, 8
A-5 12 19 10, 11   A, 8,9
A-4 12 19 10, 11   A, 9
A-3 12 19 10, 11   A
A-2 13 19 11   A
A-A 13 19     A
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