There are plenty of games that become even more enjoyable with a bit of good music and a tasty drink in one hand. And we think that these actually go great with a game of blackjack. Blackjack is something of a symbol for pleasant gaming, and we’re very happy to say that Double Exposure Gold Series takes that into account and has just the right atmosphere.
Double Exposure Gold Series is the work of Microgaming, which has a lot of experience with blackjack games, and it really shows in the game. Even though the graphics might seem too basic and uninspired at first, after a while you’ll appreciate that there’s nothing distracting you from the game and you can fully focus on the important things. We also liked the audio. The game is voiced by a pleasant female voice, which calls out the results while you’re surrounded with the gentle sound and ambiance of a real-life casino. Indeed, after a while we felt like we were playing in a nice club.
Blackjack – a game for everyone
The gameplay itself is not very complicated, and if you’ve ever played a blackjack game by Microgaming then you basically already know all you need. But even if you haven't played online blackjack at all or only from other developers, there’s no reason to expect any problems.
Double Exposure is a variant of classical blackjack, where it's just you and a croupier at the table. The goal is to reach a card value of 21 or one that is as close to 21 as possible, but does not exceed it.
There’re 5 boxes on the table, forming a kind of semi-circle. Primarily you’ll only be using one, but if you decide to make use of the Split function then you’ll also be able to use the others. You play with 52 cards taken from 8 packs of cards. These are mixed after every game.
You start playing by selecting the size of your bet and putting it in the appropriate box. After that the croupier deals the cards. Specifically, both you and the croupier gets 2 cards, in the following order: one card for you, one for the croupier, one for you and the final one for the croupier. All cards are shown face up and so you can immediately see what you and the croupier have. The next step is then up to you. If you think that the value of your cards is too low, you can draw cards until you reach or exceed the value of 21. On the other hand, if you think that your cards have the right value, then you can stand and it's the croupier's turn.
In Double Exposure, the croupier stops drawing once he reaches a value of 17 or above. On the other hand, if his value is below 17 then he needs to keep drawing until reaching or exceeding that number. Naturally, if the croupier exceeds 21 then the player wins, and vice-versa. And otherwise the player wins if they are closer to 21 than the croupier. One fundamental change compared to classic rules is the fact that if both the player and the croupier get a blackjack, or more specifically a sum of 21, then the croupier wins.
In Double Exposure, Blackjack refers to the situation of getting a sum of 21 with the first two cards; this beats all other card combinations. However, when splitting the combination of an ace and a card with a value of 10 is no longer considered a blackjack - it merely counts as a combination of cards with a value of 21.
Using the Double and Split functions
The player can make use of the Double and Split rules. Double can be played whenever your first two cards have a value of 9, 10 or 11. But if you decide to do so, then you’ll only be dealt one additional card. Double can also be used after playing a Split.
In order to play a Split, you need to have two cards with the same value in hand after the initial draw (they don’t need to have the same symbol though). Cards can be split at most 3 times. After that you play with a split hand, with separate deposits, whereas for each “new hand” the player is obliged to add a new deposit that is the same as the first deposit. If you play a Split, then you’ll only get one additional card for each hand. And, as we mentioned earlier, in Split it’s no longer the case that cards with a value of 21 count as a Blackjack.
Play Double Exposure Blackjack Gold Series for free
If you're longing for some really good blackjack, we can certainly recommend Double Exposure. As long as you like the rules of the game, then it’ll provide a solid dose of entertainment. One great thing is that you can play Double Exposure Gold Series completely for free online. This means that you can try out and see whether you like this variant of blackjack or whether you’d be better off at another table, without risking your hard-earned money. Test it out and see; we wish you a lucky draw and good hand.