A blackjack is when you get an Ace and a card with a value of ten. This is considered the strongest hand in Strip Blackjack. A blackjack automatically stands and anybody who has this can only be matched but not beaten.
The Vegas strip blackjack is an American hole card game played with four standard decks of 52 cards. The playing cards are usually shuffled before the start of each hand and after the completion of each game. During this game, the dealer will check for a blackjack if he is dealt with an ace or a 10. If the dealer has a blackjack, the game is done.
The rules of strip blackjack are similar to other blackjack games but with a little variation which alters the flow of the game. With four regular decks of cards in use, the odds of hitting certain cards will have gone up especially when playing the single hand. The multi-hand version, on the other hand, means that the odds of hitting certain cards are lesser.
In Vegas strip blackjack, the dealer is normally forced to stand on all hands totaling 17 and a blackjack beats any hand with a value of 21. When the dealer stands on any 17, his risk of busting is lesser. But on the one hand, if you get an 18 hand, you have a better chance of winning as the dealer is forced to stand on 17.
Splitting. If you get a pair of aces and you opt to split and then you are dealt with a card with a value of 10, that will only count as 21 and not a blackjack. If the dealer has a blackjack, then he automatically wins the hand. You can only split to a maximum of three to give you four hands. Remember that you cannot split aces twice. And if you want to split your aces, you will only get one card to each of them and then you will be forced to stand.
Double down. Your double down bet is usually the same as your initial bet. You can double down on any two cards. You are not allowed to do this after you split but you can double down after splitting your aces. If you get a blackjack, a double down is no longer possible.
Insurance. This cannot be applied to additional hands resulting from splitting or doubling down. The odds on your insurance bet are usually 2:1. If the dealer does not get a blackjack, your insurance bet value is forfeited.