Most Lucrative Blackjack Variations

One of the reasons why Blackjack is so popular around the world is its high rate of payout. Players can expect more frequent wins than in many other casino games.  Most variants of Blackjack come with very low house edges and high RTPs. And with a whole variety of payment methods, you can set the game the way you find it convenient for you.

Despite the fact that many good options exist in land-based casinos, there are even more options with better payment rates online. Thus, playing Blackjack at an online casino can be even more lucrative. In this article, we have identified some of the most lucrative variations of the game available.

Blackjack Switch

This is one of the most popular Blackjack variants available. It requires players to wager on two hands at the same time. Players have to make two wagers that are at least equal to the minimum bet amount of the game. They may decide to draw cards or leave them as they were dealt. They are also allowed to double down after and before the split.

Blackjack Switch has the highest return to player rate (RTP). The rate of payout stands around 99.87%.


This is a version of the game which can be found at many online casinos. It makes use of Blackjack basics but works differently. It uses the basics of blackjack, but works differently. The player gets two cards, and the dealer does not take the up card until the player decides.

Pontoon allows the player to double down on 2, 3, or 4 cards. Doubling down can also occur after splitting. The RTP of the game is around 99.70%.

American Blackjack

The American Blackjack is the most widely played form of the game. It is also called Classic Blackjack by many. It is quite similar to the European Blackjack.

One major difference between both versions is the stage where the dealer takes his/her hole card (the card that is left face down). In the American game, the dealer takes their hole card before players can make any decision or move. There are many other differences between them.

American Blackjack has a return to player rate of 99.59%.

Spanish 21

This version of Blackjack is not so popular and may not be found at many online casinos, except for the live dealer sections. The game offers bonus payouts for getting a 5-card 21, 777, and 678. It also permits doubling down on any card, after splitting and even after hitting. The return to player rate is 99.58%.

Double Attack Blackjack

This version makes use of the Spanish 21 card decks, which has no tens. The only difference in the rules is that players can double the first bet after seeing the dealer’s hole card. The return to player rate is 99.53%.

European Blackjack

In this version, the dealer does not take the whole card until the player makes a decision. It is mostly played in European casinos and also available at many online casinos. The return to player rate for the game is 99.37%.

Faceup Blackjack

In this version of the game, all the cards, including the dealer’s, are dealt face up. This gives the game player a huge advantage. However, there are usually rules included by the casino to tackle this. For example, the casino may allow players to only double down on 11 and 10 only before splitting. These rules are set by the casino, so they differ. The rate of return to player stands at 99.33%.

Super Fun 21 Blackjack

This version can be played with a single or double deck. It allows players to double down even after splitting. Players can also surrender at any time they want, even after they double down or hit. The rate of paying out is 99.10%.



John Shallo
John Shallo
John Shallo is the founder and editor of Cruise Addicts. Since 1999 it has been a leading destination for cruise travelers and self professed Cruise Addicts looking for the latest news, ship reviews and travel tips.

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