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If you're a fan of blackjack, you'll love the unique twist of the classic casino table game, with Free Bet Blackjack online! Are you ready to double or split?

What is Free Bet Blackjack?

Free Bet Blackjack is a live casino game from Evolution Gaming , available now at The game follows standard blackjack rules with a unique twist – it allows you to double or split for free on qualifying hands.

Learn how to play this popular variant of live dealer blackjack at the Stake Casino .

How to Play Free Bet Blackjack Online at Stake

To play Free Bet Blackjack at, you need to decide how much to bet each round. You will then be dealt two cards, and the dealer will have two cards in front of them – one face up and one face down.

The aim of blackjack is to beat the dealer to a hand as close to 21 as possible. After receiving your cards, you can decide to stand or hit to receive more cards to get to the desired total. But be careful; if you go past 21, you will go bust, and the dealer will win. If you win, you will win back your original wager, plus winnings equivalent to double your initial wager.

You can also opt to double your bet, where you are dealt one additional card to try and make it to 21. Equally, you can split your hand if you receive a pair.

For more information, check out our handy guide that explains how to play blackjack at .

You need to be aware of some key distinctions in the Free Bet Blackjack rules compared to regular blackjack before playing, as explained in the following section.

What are the Rules of Free Bet Blackjack?

The following rules apply to Free Bet Blackjack:

  • Eight decks of 52 cards are in play at any given time.

  • The dealer must stand on all 17s.

  • The player can double down on the initial two cards.

  • The player can split any pair.

  • You receive a free double-down bet if the first two cards equal 9, 10, or 11.

  • You receive a free split bet on split pairs.

  • If the dealer busts on 22, all winning hands result in a push bet instead of the win paying out.

Free Bet Blackjack Betting Options & Bet Sizes

The minimum bet you can place on Free Bet Blackjack is 1.00, and the maximum bet permitted is 1,000.

As well as the standard blackjack bet, you can also place several side bets in Free Bet Blackjack:

  • Any pair: This side bet pays out 8:1 if the first two cards dealt are a pair.

  • 21+3: This wager uses the dealer’s up card and the player’s initial two cards to form a 3-card poker hand. Suited trips pays out 100:1, while a flush pays out 5:1.

  • Hot3: This wager pays out if the dealer’s up card total is 19, 20, or 21.

  • Bustit: This side bet pays out when the dealer goes bust. A 3 card bust pays out 1:1, a four-card bust is worth 2:1, and a 5 card bust offers 9:1.

Free Bet Blackjack Payouts & House Edge

A winning hand pays out 1:1, and a winning hand with blackjack (a ten-value card and ace) pays out 3:2.

Free Bet Blackjack has a theoretical return to player percentage of 98.45%. The side bet RTPs are as follows:

  • Any pair: 95.90%

  • 21+3: 96.30%

  • Hot3: 94.60%

  • Bustit: 94.12%

Remember, when the dealer goes bust with 22 in Free Bet Blackjack, money is returned to you in the form of a push bet.

Free Bet Blackjack Strategies & Tips

To help you get started with this blackjack variant, here are some helpful tips to devise a basic blackjack strategy when playing Free Bet Blackjack from Evolution:

  • Staying in the game is extremely important in blackjack, and going bust is to be avoided at all costs. Consider this when you’re tempted to hit on 17 or higher.

  • It’s not a good idea to split hands of 9 or 10-value cards. That being said, it’s entirely up to you which blackjack betting strategy you employ!

  • Consider placing the various side bets in Free Bet Blackjack to improve the potential payouts available.

  • Read our online casino guide for more tips and useful information that will help you while playing Free Bet Blackjack.

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How to Deposit & Withdraw Funds to Play Free Bet Blackjack Online

Easily deposit crypto units into your account in order to play Free Bet Blackjack and other titles by following the steps listed below:

  • Step 1 - Retrieve your deposit address, located in Wallet > Deposit.

  • Step 2 - Choose the method that suits your needs. supports multiple currencies, including Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Dogecoin (Doge), Litecoin (LTC), and others.

  • Step 3 - Use your deposit address as the ‘send to’ location for your crypto wallet or exchange.

  • Step 4 (Optional) - If you wish to make a deposit via fiat currency, you can buy crypto for Stake via Moonpay. offers live support to players via our customer support staff for help with issues regarding Free Bet Blackjack and depositing and withdrawing units.

Moonpay supports multiple payment options, including Visa, Mastercard, Apple Pay, Google Pay, and others, to buy cryptocurrency to play Free Bet Blackjack and other online titles. For a full list of supported payment methods, please refer to the Moonpay documentation .

Other Popular Casino Games by Evolution Gaming

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