Free Bet Blackjack

Play Free Bet Blackjack

Free Bet Blackjack is a live dealer game developed by Evolution. On this blackjack table, you get not one - but two free bets! Hands valued at 9, 10 or 11 can double down for free - and split bets are also free of charge. You can also take advantage of four side bets for max payout potential.

Game Information

Game TypeBlackjack
Max Payout250:1
Best StrategyBasic Strategy, All Side Bets

Ready to experience the best blackjack online? Play Free Bet Blackjack with Mayfair Casino - or read our how to play guide below, including the latest strategies.

How to play Free Bet Blackjack

The aim of Free Bet Blackjack is to beat the dealer by having a higher value hand. The best hand possible is 21 - also known as blackjack. Going over this hand value will make you bust and lose the game.

To join a game, choose your chip value and place your wager. Optionally, you can select one or several side bets to increase your payouts.

Once all bets are closed, the presenter will deal the player position two cards. They will also receive two cards, one face down. If the dealer has an Ace at this stage, they will check for blackjack and offer insurance.

The dealer will now ask if you wish to "Hit" (receive another card) or "Stand" (receive no more cards). If you have a pair, you can split them into two hands. You can also double down, doubling your bet and only receiving one additional card.

Once you have made your decisions, the dealer will draw cards until they win or bust.

Free Bet Blackjack Rules

There are three unique game rules in Free Bet Blackjack:

Free Bets on Double Downs: If you are dealt a hand valued at 9, 10 or 11, you can double down for free. The free bet only applies to "Hard" hands - so hands with an Ace will not qualify.

Free Splits on Pairs: You can split almost all pairs for free, including Aces. 10, Jack, Queen and King pairs do not qualify for the free bet.

Dealer Pushes on 22: If the dealer busts with a hand value of 22, then all bets are pushed and your money is returned. Even if you hit a blackjack win, your bet will still be pushed in the event of a dealer 22.

Side Bets

Free Bet Blackjack features four side bets. Here are how each bet activates and the payouts.

21+3 - Your first two cards and the dealer up card are paid out like a poker hand at the following payouts.

21+3 Hand
Suited Trips100 to 1
Straight Flush35 to 1
Three of a Kind25 to 1
Straight8 to 1
Flush5 to 1

Any Pair - This side bet pays if you two starting cards are a pair. 

Any Pair Hand
Suited Pair20 to 1
Pair7 to 1

Hot 3 - This side bet takes into account your two cards and the dealers up card. If they form a total of 19, 20 or 21 - you win.

Hot 3 Hand
7-7-7100 to 1
Total 21 - Suited20 to 1
Total 21 - Unsuited4 to 1
Total 202 to 1
Total 191 to 1

Bust It - For this side bet, you are solely banking on the dealer busting. The number of cards the bust in will determine your prize.

Bust It Hand
Bust with 8+ Cards250 to 1
Bust with 7 Cards100 to 1
Bust with 6 Cards25 to 1
Bust with 5 Cards8 to 1
Bust with 4 Cards2 to 1
Bust with 3 Cards1 to 1

Payouts & RTP

Free Bet Blackjack has an RTP of 98.45% - but returns vary depending on what side bets you play. Here are all the side bet return percentages.

Side Bet
Any Pair95.90%

Free Bet Blackjack Strategy

To receive optimal returns, you will need to practice perfect blackjack strategy. You can memorise the best card matchups - or you can use a strategy chart. By using basic strategy, you will be able to tackle each hand with the best results.

For maximum returns, you can choose to play all side bets at the same time. With each of the bets covered, you have the highest chance of receiving some of the game's best payouts - including the 250:1 Bust It max win!

While most pair splits and double downs are free - practice caution on which hands you choose to practice free bets. If a hand is not suitable for splitting, then you shouldn't split it - even if it is free!


What is the maximum payout in Free Bet Blackjack?

The maximum payout in the game is 250:1 on the Bust It side bet.

What is the best Free Bet Blackjack strategy?

Practice basic strategy to receive the best possible RTP - you can optionally play all side bets for the chance to receive the best payouts.

Where can I play Free Bet Blackjack?

You can play Free Bet Blackjack and other Evolution live casino games right here at Mayfair Casino. You don't need to download any extra software to play - log in to your account and enter the room.

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