Split Blackjack

Your [Ten, 6] against dealer’s 7 up?
Play 1 Hand or 2 Split Hands is your choice

To hit or not to hit is no longer the question, because in
Split Blackjack you can split a Ten and a 6 into two
hands against the dealer’s 7 up. Next, your Ten could
make a blackjack and win 3 to 2 if you get an Ace; the
other hand starts with the 6 to play blackjack.

Split [Ace, 2] against dealer's 6 up? Split [T, 5] against dealer's 5 up?
Split [Ace, T] against dealer's 4 up? Split [T,T] against dealer's 3 up?

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To play Split Blackjack, you place two bets (“MAIN” and “ACE/TEN”)

of equal amounts to start the game.

If your first two cards include at least one Ten, Jack, Queen, King or

Ace, you have the option to split the cards into two hands. To signal

your desire to split, place a SPLIT bet equal to the MAIN bet. (See

betting area below).

If you cannot split or choose not to split, the ACE/TEN bet is

combined with the MAIN bet in blackjack. A natural blackjack wins

even money. 

When you split, the T, J, Q, K or A card becomes the ACE/TEN hand

and this hand gets one more card and is done. After that, the dealer

deals a 2nd card to the MAIN + SPLIT hand and you can hit, stand,

double-down, split-pairs, and so on.  

The payout rules are:

*  A blackjack in the ACE/TEN hand or the MAIN + SPLIT hand pays 3 to 2.

*If the dealer’s hand does not bust, the ACE/TEN hand and the MAIN + SPLIT hand are separately played against the dealer’s hand for even money.


*  If the dealer’s hand busts:

  +The MAIN bet wins even money and the SPLIT bet is pushed.

  +The ACE/TEN bet pays even money if the ACE/TEN hand scores 17-20 and pushes otherwise.

Math Analysis done by
Stephen How
Creator of www.discountgambling.net

House Edge for 6 Deck game: 1.0244%

Optimal Play Strategy for the 2 initial cards

After Split, the Optimal Play Strategy for
the "regular" blackjack hand

Split Blackjack’s Important Features:

a) House edge for 6‐deck is 1.0244%;
    for 8‐deck 1.094%;
for 2‐deck 0.547%.

b) Players can choose to play one hand or two
when the initial cards have Ace or Ten.

c) Optimal Play: can split up to 25.59% of hands

d) Players can split hands when the initial cards are
“hard” to hit, e.g. [Ten, 6], [Ten, 5] and so on.

e) Player’s single Ten or Ace could get one more Ace
Ten to make a blackjack, winning 3 to 2.

f) A natural blackjack pays even money.

g) Simple to deal and exciting to play.

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Patent Pending, 2012


Blackjack is no longer boring

when you play it two ways

Will be shown in

Shuffle Master's Focus Group II on June 12, 2012