What's New at the Wizard of Odds

2024

Jul 23

Push 22: The Wizard analyzes the side bet that pays 11 to 1 if the dealer draws to 22 points.

Jul 22

Double Down Madness: Double Down Madness is a blackjack variant by Light and Wonder that allows players do double anytime as well as hit after doubling.  The price for these rules that cut the player's way is if the dealer draws to 22, then any standing wagers shall push.  The game made it's debut in July 2024 at the New York New York in Las Vegas and the Isle Casino in Waterloo, Iowa.

Jun 25

Big Bet Blackjack: The Wizard explains and analyzes the game Big Bet Blackjack.

Jun 19

Simsinos Casino: Simsinos Casino review ➤ Slots, live-dealer, baccarat, roulette, blackjack and more for AU, CA, DE players ✓ Welcome package, loyalty cashbacks +Tournaments!

May 29

GGbet Casino: GGbet Casino review ➤ Slots, baccarat, roulette, blackjack, live & crypto games for players from AT, DK, NO, IE, CA! ✓ Welcome casino bonuses + Tournaments!

May 04

RollXO Casino: Play online slots, live blackjack and roulette at RollXO Casino ✓ Cryptocurrencies accepted ➤ Play in tournaments, open lucky boxes, and claim many bonuses.

Apr 30

Trino Casino: Trino Casino offers live blackjack and baccarat, online slots, and game shows ✓ Withdraw in crypto ➤ Earn coins and purchase rewards from the casino shop.

Apr 26

Seven Casino: Seven Casino review ➤ Top-notch slots, live-dealer games, blackjack, baccarat, roulette ✓ Welcome package +weekly casino bonuses for SE, CH, NO, PL players!

Apr 24

Joya Casino: Play live blackjack, roulette, and slots at Joya Casino ✓ Deposit with 10+ crypto options ➤ Join the VIP program, claim the welcome bonus, and earn cashback.

Apr 24

Luna Casino: Luna Casino review ➤ Welcome bonus, daily promos + loyalty perks ✓ Play slots, jackpots, live-dealer blackjack, roulette ✓ UK, CA, DE and more players welcome.

Apr 04

Rock'N'Rolla Casino: Rock’N’Rolla Casino review by the Wizard ➤ Play slots, live roulette, blackjack, baccarat and more ✓ Fast crypto payments ✓ Hot welcome pack +weekly bonuses!

Mar 07

Lukki Casino: Play slots and live dealer games like blackjack and poker at Lukki Casino ➤ Crypto deposits ✓ Join the yacht club, compete in tournaments & claim promotions.

Feb 26

WantedWin Casino: Play live dealer blackjack, baccarat, poker, and online slots at WantedWin Casino ➤ Deposit and play in crypto ✓ Grab promotions in the bonus shop.

Feb 22

Milky Way Casino: Milky Way Casino review ➤ Crypto friendly live casino offering slots, instant games, blackjack, roulette ✓ Rich promotional plan & no-wager bonuses +Loyalty!

Feb 19

Loft Casino: Play live blackjack, roulette, baccarat, and online slots at Loft Casino ➤ Crypto-friendly payments ✓ Loyalty program + bonuses, cashback, and lotteries.

Feb 13

Ready Casino: Ready Casino offers live blackjack, roulette, crash games, and online slots ➤ Deposit with crypto ✓ VIP program cash rewards, cashback, and promotions.

Feb 05

Crypto Games Casino: Crypto Games Casino has live blackjack, roulette, slots and more ➤ Crypto site with provably fair mini-games ✓ Tournaments, bonuses & loyalty rewards.

Jan 16

888Arabic Casino: Play exclusive live blackjack, poker and roulette at trusted 888Arabic Casino ➤ New player bonus and sports promos ✓ Finrax crypto payments.

Jan 15

Gamblezen Casino: Gamblezen Casino review by the Wizard ➤ VPN-friendlyLive casino, baccarat, blackjack, roulette, slots ✓ Exchange coins for free spins and bonuses!

2023

Nov 30

PayDay Casino: PayDay Casino review ➤ Hot online slots, blackjack, roulette and live-dealer games for USA players ✓ Welcome bonuses and fast crypto deposits & withdrawals!

Nov 28

House of Spins Casino: House of Spins Casino ➤ Bet on sports and play live dealer games, RTP-certified slots, blackjack, poker and craps! ✓ Fine welcome offer & Telegram Bonus Vault.

Jul 07

Betvictor Casino Canada: Betvictor Casino Canada review by the Wizard ➤ Play hottest online casino games at this modern gaming site for Canadians ✓ Live blackjack, poker, roulette!

Jun 29

Spin-Ace Casino: Play roulette, blackjack, and slots at Spin-Ace Casino➤A fantastic VIP program for loyal customers✔️Players from Canada and New Zealand are welcome to join. 

Jun 05

Texas Bullseye: The Wizard analyzes the blackjack variant Texas Bullseye

Feb 08

Bingo Blackjack: Bingo Blackjack is a blackjack variant that pays a multiplier for achieving random totals.

2022

Dec 09

Ace Buster: The Wizard explains and analyzes the blackjack side bet Ace Buster.

Oct 26

Perfect 11: The Wizard explains and analyzes the blackjack side bet Perfect 11.

Oct 15

Split Aces: Split Aces is a blackjack side bet I noticed at the Paris casino in Monaco in September 2022. It wins if the player's first card is an ace, with bigger wins for two aces, especially if they lead to blackjacks after splitting.

Oct 13

Poker 21: The Wizard analyzes the blackjack side bet 21 Poker.

Feb 23

Flush: The Wizard explains and analyzes the Flush side bet for blackjack.

Feb 10

Magic Jacks: The Wizard explains and analyzes the blackjack side bet Magic Jacks.

Jan 09

Ripper Casino: Ripper Casino review ➤ Offering a wide range of popular online slots and blackjack games ✓ Cryptocurrency-friendly ✓ Live dealer games

2021

Dec 30

TVBET Blackjack: The Wizard explains and analyzes 'blackjack' by TVBET, a provider of games for Internet casinos.

Dec 26

Four 20's: The Wizard analyzes the Draft Kings blackjack side bet titled four 20's.

Nov 10

Lightning Blackjack: The Wizard explains and analyzes the game Lightning Blackjack.

Oct 25

Fortune Blackjack: The Wizard explains and analyzes the blackjack side bet Fortunes Blackjack.

Oct 07

Straight 2 Flush: The Wizard analyzes the blackjack side bet Straight 2 Flush.

Sep 23

Haiti Casino: Haiti Casino review ➤ Generous welcome bonus for all new players ✓ Online slot tournaments ✓ Play online blackjack and roulette at the live dealer casino ✓

Sep 19

Casino2021 Bet: Casino2021 Bet review ➤ Online casino powered by Soft Gaming, offering a massive library of online games ✓ Play blackjack and roulette at the live casino

Sep 15

Real Dealer Studios: Check out the live casino games from Real Dealer Studios ➤ Enjoy our trusted casinos with the best selection of live blackjack and other online casino games.

Aug 31

Vegadream Casino: Vegadream casino offers countless slots and online live dealer games ➤ Play blackjack and roulette for real money ✓ Three welcome bonuses for new players! ✓

Aug 09

Trifecta: The Wizard explains and analyzes the Trifecta blackjack side bet.

Feb 01

Lucky Charlie: The Wizard analyzes the blackjack game/side bet Lucky Charlie.

2020

Nov 30

Why the number of decks matters in blackjack: The Wizard explains why the number of decks matter in blackjack for the recreational player.

Nov 16

Upcard Luck: The Wizard analyzes Upcard Luck, a side bet in blackjack.

Jul 14

Concept Gaming: Take a look at the speciality table games and online slots from Concept Gaming, and find out which online casinos offer the best experience to play online blackjack.

Jun 19

Blackjack (Encrypted Version): The Wizard explains how the fair gaming process uses cryptology to ensure fairness in blackjack. He also offers his own program to easily do all the math for you.

Jan 23

21+3 Extreme: The Wizard explains and analyzes the 21+3 side bet in blackjack.

Jan 13

Visionary iGaming: Visionary iGaming is a live dealer game supplier from Costa Rica, known for providing quality roulette, blackjack, and baccarat games to online casinos.

Jan 13

Air Dice: The Wizard takes a look at software developer Air Dice, analyzing their blackjack games, slot machines, and more. Is this developer putting out good titles, or is it full of hot air?

2019

Dec 16

Quantum Blackjack Analysis: Quantum Blackjack is a live dealer blackjack variant by Playtech. The twist is the game will randomly deal 1 to 3 cards from a separate deck. A multiplier is associated with each card. If the player gets a card to match a multiplier card, then he gets

Nov 04

Wild Aces: The Wizard introduces and analyzes the blackjack side bet Wild Aces.

Nov 04

Hi-Lo: The Wizard introduces and analyzes two versions of the Hi Lo blackjack side bet.

Nov 04

Bonanza Blackjack: The Wizard explains and analyzes the Bonanza Blackjack side bet.

Nov 04

Twin Blackjack: The Wizard explains and analyzes the game Twin Blackjack.

Nov 04

Progressive Blackjack: The Wizard explains and analyzes the blackjack side bet titled "Progressive Blackjack. "

Nov 04

Sweet 16: The Wizard explains and analyzes the blackjack side bet Sweet 16.

Nov 04

Tie: The Wizard explains and analyzes the blackjack side bet(s) on a tie.

Nov 04

Bet the Set Progressive: The Wizard explains and analyzes the Bet the Set Progressive side bet.

Nov 04

Pair Play: The Wizard explains and analyzes the Pair Play side bet in blackjack.

Nov 04

Over/Under 13: The Wizard explains and analyzes the Over/Under 13 side bets in blackjack.

Oct 01

Live Dealer Blackjack: The Wizard compares the odds offered in blackjack across every known brand of live dealer Internet casinos that offer the game.

Sep 17

Millionaire Maker: Get the full scoop on the Millionaire Maker side bet game for specific blackjack tables, learning the strategy and odds behind this game that gives you the chance to strike it rich.

Aug 13

San Diego Blackjack Survey: The Wizard of Odds' survey of blackjack rules in San Diego County.

Aug 13

Best Online Blackjack Odds: A list of blackjack rules found online by major software providers of Internet casinos with the house edge of each.

Aug 13

Introduction to the High-Low Card Counting Strategy: High-Low Card Counting Strategy Introduction by The Wizard of Odds.

Aug 09

Twisted 21: The Wizard explains and analyzes Twisted 21, a blackjack variant on field trial at the Rio.

Jul 17

House Money: The Wizard analyzes the blackjack side bet House Money, where the player can parlay a win on the side bet to his blackjack wager.

Apr 04

Blackjack Block Bonus: The Wizard analyzes the blackjack side bet Block Bonus.

2018

Nov 15

Multiplier Blackjack: The Wizard analyzes the game Multiplier Blackjack

Nov 13

Pair 'Em Up: The Wizard analyzes the blackjack side bet Pair'Em Up.

May 24

Deal or No Deal Blackjack: Deal Or No Deal Blackjack is an online blackjack variation developed and designed by Red Tiger Gaming and in it you can surrender with any initial two cards, so…

Mar 31

Ten Twenty: Rules, in-depth analysis and the house edge summary for Ten Twenty worked out by the legendary Wizard of Odds. Being a blackjack side bet, it wins if the player …

Mar 23

Swiss Casinos Jack: The Wizard analyzes the blackjack side bet Swiss Casinos Jack.

Jan 27

Down Under Blackjack: The Wizard analyzes the game Down Under Blackjack.

2017

Oct 31

Extra Bet Blackjack: The Wizard analyzes the blackjack variant/side bet Extra Bet Blackjack.

Aug 10

Zombie Blackjack: The Wizard analyzes the game Zombie Blackjack

Jul 21

Buffalo Blackjack: The Wizard analyzes the game Buffalo Blackjack.

Mar 08

The Cost to a Casino of High Cut Card: Analysis of high cut card in the game of blackjack through laymen’s terms, ruminating on game profitability for casinos and players through dealers’ lenses.

Mar 03

In BETween: The Wizard analyzes the In Between side bet.

Mar 03

Bet the Bust: The Wizard analyzes the blackjack side bet Bet the Bust.

Mar 03

Royal 20's: The Wizard analyzes the blackjack side bet Royal 20's.

Feb 28

Mega Blackjack: The Wizard analyzes the blackjack variant Mega Blackjack.

2016

Dec 23

Block Pro Blackjack: The Wizard analyzes the blackjack side bet Block Pro Blackjack

Nov 11

Lucky Lucky: In Blackjack, it’s not just about being lucky, but knowing how to play Lucky Lucky! Though it sounds funny, it’s actually a matter of experience and knowledge that...

Nov 05

Let's Play: The Wizard analyzes the blackjack side bet Let's Play.

Nov 01

Bonus Blackjack: The Wizard analyzes the many version of the Bonus Blackjack side bet.

Oct 17

Lucky Aces: The Wizard analyzes the Lucky Aces blackjack side bet.

Oct 06

Next Step Blackjack: The Wizard analyzes Next Step Blackjack

Sep 13

Double Twist Blackjack: The Wizard analyzes Double Twist Blackjack.

Sep 13

Mega Match: The Wizard analyzes the Mega Match side bet for blackjack.

Sep 13

Cash Queens: The Wizard analyzes the Cash Queens side bet for blackjack.

Sep 13

Bust Bonus: The Wizard analyzes the Bust Bonus blackjack side bet.

Sep 13

Highest Hand Bet: The Wizard analyzes the Highest Hand side bet for blackjack.

Sep 13

Safe Bet for Blackjack: What is a Safe Bet and when is the right time to wager? Use it in blackjack for a chance of extra winning. Take a close look at the introduction and...

Sep 13

Golden 21: The Wizard analyzes the blackjack side bet Golden 21.

Sep 13

Lucky Stiff Blackjack: The Wizard analyzes the game Lucky Stiff Blackjack

Sep 13

Red Flex: The Wizard analyzes the blackjack side bet Red Flex.

Sep 13

Lucky Ladies: The Wizard analyzes the Lucky Ladies blackjack side bet.

Sep 13

Blackjack Match: The Wizard analyzes the Blackjack Match side bet.

Sep 12

Super Sevens: The Wizard analyzes the Super Sevens side bet for blackjack.

Sep 12

Blazing 7's ™: The Wizard analyzes the Blazing 7's side bet for blackjack.

May 16

Pick One 21: Pick One 21 is a blackjack variation with a twist because you bet on which of two dummy hands comes closer to 21 without going over it, so here are all the…

May 16

Rummy: Rummy is a popular blackjack variant played in Costa Rica exclusively. Over there, blackjack is illegal so Rummy comes in and acts as a perfect substitute.

May 07

Pontoon: Australian Pontoon blackjack rules, strategy, house edge, and analysis of game similar to Spanish 21. Play it with a host of bonuses and favorable rules instead!

May 05

Blackjack Side Bets: Blackjack side bets explained, rules, strategy guides, hints and tips for novice and experienced players. Click and get yourself the best advice on the net!

2015

Dec 21

Change It 21: Change It 21 is a variation of blackjack which can be played in some casinos of Las Vegas, in which you can swap one of your initial two cards for the…

Dec 21

Lucky 13s Blackjack: Lucky 13s Blackjack is a blackjack variation which has four 11s, 12s, and 13s added to each deck, while all the other rules are pretty much the same as the…

Dec 02

Double Blackjack: Double Blackjack is a variation of blackjack that debuted in November 2015 and it is actually some sort of mixture of pai gow poker and traditional blackjack.

Nov 19

Dazzle Casino: Dazzle Casino review ➤ Play live baccarat, blackjack, craps, slots and more ✓ Bankroll boosts with welcome pack and Loyalty rewards.

Nov 17

PlayBlackjack: The Wizard reviews PlayBlackjack Casino and analyzes the casino's games and bonuses.

Nov 11

Free Bet Blackjack: Free Bet Blackjack is Geoff Hall’s interesting new take on the classic game of blackjack, where you don’t have to risk your own cash when splitting or doubling.

Aug 05

Caribbean Blackjack: Caribbean Blackjack is a blackjack variant in which you make two blackjack bets in addition to another poker-based side bet, so you can check all its…

Jul 30

Your Way 21: Your Way 21 is a table game which can loosely be described as a combination of pai gow and blackjack and it can be found in several Las Vegas casinos.

Jun 26

Player's Edge 21: Played like classic blackjack, Player’s Edge 21 features some rule changes thoroughly explained by the Wizard of Odds. The optimal strategy and the house edge …

Apr 21

Double Exposure: Double Exposure is a blackjack variant in which the dealer exposes both cards, and over here you can read all the rules and check the suggested strategies.

Mar 22

Blackjack Plus: Blackjack Plus is a blackjack variation which can be found in some of the casinos in New Zealand, and over here you can check its unique set of rules…

Mar 19

Diamond Blackjack: Diamond Blackjack is a video blackjack game designed and developed by Gamesys N.V. It can be compared to Super Fun 21, but with slight rule differences to…

Mar 17

Doublet Blackjack: Doublet Blackjack is a video blackjack game designed and developed by Gamesys N.V. It comes with a set of quite unique rules and you can read all about them…

Mar 13

21 Burn Blackjack: 21 Burn Blackjack is an online blackjack variation designed and developed by Betsoft in which you can burn your second card for a random card, so that…

Mar 04

BlackJack Ballroom: The Wizard reviews BlackJack Ballroom Casino and analyzes the casino's games and bonuses.

Jan 11

Lucky Draw Baccarat: Lucky Draw Baccarat can be observed as a mixture of blackjack and baccarat, and it is a game owned and created by Mr. Casino Games and can be played at…

2014

Dec 18

Blackjack Challenge: Blackjack Challenge is a blackjack variation that can be found in certain casinos in Australia and over here you can check all its unique rules and strategies.

Jul 15

Lucky Blackjack: Lucky Blackjack is Playtech’s blackjack variation which has a single hand only and you bet on the final outcome, from 17 to a bust, and here you can also check…

Jun 04

Baccpo: Baccpo is a game that’s actually a mixture of baccarat and blackjack, where you play against the dealer, but the cards are valued as in baccarat, so…

May 11

War Blackjack: War Blackjack rules, strategy, values of blackjack wager, house edge and much more on a game that combines War and Blackjack. Learn here about this humdinger.

2013

Nov 21

2 Face Blackjack: 2 Face Blackjack is a blackjack variation in which the dealer exposes the hole card if his up card is any face card, and over here you can read all its rules…

Oct 25

Australian Blackjack: Australian Blackjack is quite similar to the one played in the rest of the world, and over here you can check all the rules and suggested strategies to be used…

Oct 03

Player's Choice 21: Player’s Choice 21 is a variation of blackjack available in select casinos in which you start with three cards and use them to form two starting hands so that…

May 14

Expected Returns with Infinite Decks: This page shows the expected return of any initial hand in blackjack as well as by the player's first card, and first two cards.

2012

Mar 23

Power Blackjack: All you need to know about Power blackjack: rules, strategies, and the house edge punters can encounter in different land-based and online casinos. Plus, some…

2011

Sep 03

Burn 20 Blackjack: Burn 20 Blackjack is a blackjack variation in which you never have to worry about playing against a hard 2-card 20, so here you can check all the rules to…

May 06

Blackjack Switch: Blackjack Switch is a blackjack variation in which you are allowed to trade cards between two hands, and you can check the rules and strategies that will…

Apr 13

Never Bust Blackjack - Odds: Never Bust Blackjack is a blackjack variation that’s probably the simplest one ever made as it does not involve any decision making in the process, so…

Feb 24

Basic Strategy for Panamanian Blackjack - Charts: Panama City is quite liberal yet consistent when blackjack rules at casinos are concerned, but over here you can check them all, along with different…

2010

Sep 10

Three Card Blackjack: For Blackjack fans, here comes an interesting variant- Three Card Blackjack! Check the rules and odds all described by Wizard of Odds, with the help of Eliot Jacobson.

Jun 29

One Up: One Up is sometimes referred to as the world’s easiest blackjack games, and it sure is one of the simplest ways of getting to feel the magic of blackjack and…

May 04

Double Attack Blackjack: Double Attack Blackjack is a blackjack variation that features many rule twists, but you can observe them all here, along with strategies to boost your…

2009

Oct 27

Card Counting: Blackjack and card counting — the truth behind it, dos and don’ts, principles, probabilities, with in-depth analysis. Count your chickens after they hatch!

Oct 08

Double after Splitting Aces Allowed: Sometimes the player has the choice to double or stand after splitting aces. Doubling for less may also be allowed. This page shows you how to play after splitting aces under such rules.

Sep 07

Triple Up 21: Triple Up 21: rules, the most beneficial strategies, the house edge, and where to play this engaging blackjack variant. Explained by the Wizard of Odds, all …

Aug 23

Triple Attack Blackjack: Triple Attack Blackjack is a different take on blackjack that’s gone on to win the best new table game award at the 2010 Raving Consulting conference.

Jun 04

California No Bust Blackjack: California No Bust Blackjack is a blackjack variant commonly featured in Los Angeles County and it has varying rules and strategies to be applied, so make sure…

2008

Apr 08

21 Movie - Truth and Fiction: The movie 21 about an MIT blackjack team was controversial to begin with, but there’s still a need to discern the true parts from those that are pure fiction.

2007

Jul 16

Splitting Strategy for the Back Players: Some casinos allow back-betting in blackjack. You see it all the time in Macau. When the acting player splits, the back bettors may choose to play one or both hands. This page explains when to play one and when to play both.

2006

Feb 15

No Bust 21: No Bust 21 is a blackjack variant that can only be found at certain casinos in Las Vegas area and in which you can push even if you bust, and two jokers per…

2005

Nov 26

Exchange Blackjack: Exchange Blackjack is a variant of blackjack that can be played at the Betfair online casino in which you bet against other players on whether or not a hand…

Feb 01

Extreme 21: Extreme 21 is a blackjack variation in which all the players play one at a time until the dealer beats the player or simply goes bust while trying to do so…

2002

Sep 05

Caribbean 21: Caribbean 21 is an online blackjack variation developed and produced by Real Time Gaming, and in it you can split any two initial cards and then redouble…