How To Play
Quantum Blackjack is very similar to regular Blackjack. The aim of the game is to build a hand of cards that is as close to 21 in value as possible, but without exceeding 21. At the end of a round, as long as your hand is closer to 21 than the dealer’s is then you have won.
In Blackjack the number cards (2 – 10) are worth their face value, face cards (Jack, Queen and King) are worth 10 and Aces are worth 1 or 11. This means that it is possible to build a hand of 21 using just two cards, an Ace and a ten card. This hand is called Blackjack, it is the strongest possible hand and will always beat all other hands, including those worth 21 but made up of more than two cards.
At the start of a round, you need to place your main bet and any side bets that you wish to place. Afterwards, up to three special cards are randomly selected from a digital deck of cards and each card is given a multiplier of either x3, x5 or x10. Next, the dealer will deal four cards, two face up to the player, and one face up and one facedown to the dealer. Next, you can choose whether to Hit, Stand or Double. If you choose Hit the hand will receive an additional card, if you choose Stand then the hand remains as it is and play moves on. If you choose Double, your bet will be doubled, you will receive one more card to the hand, and then play moves on.
When all players have finished, the dealer will play. The dealer will always draw more cards until the hand is worth at least 16 and they will stand as soon as the hand is worth 17 or more.
After the dealer has finished playing, you are paid out if you have a winning hand. One important difference is that in Quantum Blackjack, if the dealer goes bust with three cards then your bet is returned as a push.
There are some situations where you will have more options than Hit, Stand and Double. If the first two cards dealt to you have the same value then you can split them and play them as independent hands. If you split two Aces then you can only draw one more card to each hand, but if you split any other cards then you can play them as regular hands. If the dealer’s face-up card is an Ace then you have the chance to take out insurance against the dealer having Blackjack. Insurance costs half of your original bet and if the dealer does have Blackjack then you are paid double the insurance bet. This means that you will not lose any money.
The Quantum Feature is what makes this game unique. If your winning hand contains any of the randomly selected multiplier cards, then your payout will be multiplied by that value. If the hand contains more than one multiplier card then the payout is multiplied by the product of the multipliers. Therefore, if you have a three card winning hand and each of those cards is assigned a x10 multiplier, your payout will be multiplied by 1000 (10x10x10).
The game also offers the 21+3 and Perfect Pairs side bets. The 21+3 side bet is on the two cards dealt to you and the dealer’s face-up card combining to form a poker hand. It pays out as follows: a Suited Three of a Kind pays out at 100:1, a Straight Flush pays out at 40:1, Three of a Kind pays out at 30:1, a Straight pays out at 10:1 and a Flush pays out at 5:1.
The Perfect Pairs side bet pays out if your first two cards or the dealer’s first two cards form one of three kinds of pairs, a Perfect Pair, a Coloured Pair or a Red/Black Pair. A Perfect Pair is two identical cards and it pays out at 25:1, a Coloured Pair is two cards that have the same colour and value but come from different suits and it pays out at 12:1, a Red/Black pair is two cards that have the same value but different suits and colours and it pays out at 6:1.