Casino Island Blackjack is a casino card game, where 3 players compete against the dealer to make the total value of their cards as close to 21 as possible, without going over.
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Casino Island Blackjack Hints & Tips
Rank progress in Casino Island Blackjack is achieved through winning hands, with a bonus given to your blackjacks, blackjacks of other players at the table and 5-card Charlies (your hand must have five cards totaling 21 or less).
I find that playing Blackjack “Basic Strategy” in Casino Island Blackjack doesn’t work as well because of the 5-card Charlie rule. However, you may find that it works for you.
I tend to draw on everything to try to improve my hand and give me a chance to get a 5-card Charlie if a bunch of low cards come out in a row.
Always go for the 5-card Charlie if you have four cards drawn and less than 17, regardless of what the dealer is showing. Even if you have 17, 18 or even 19 in four cards, it may be better to hit if the dealer has a 10 or facecard up. You are probably going to lose to the dealer’s 20, so give your self a chance at an automatic win if the next card is small!
Split everything you can. You might get lucky with a dealer bust and move up 6 or 8 places in one hand! Never double down. Just hit your 10’s and 11’s. You might get an ace or two on your way to a 5-card Charlie.
Play very aggressively if you are at the very bottom of the volcano because you do not lose a space if you lose your hand.
Save your “Up Your Sleeve” cards for times when it will give you exactly 21 or save them when they will give you a 5-card Charlie. Think of an “Up Your Sleeve” card as an automatic win; you don’t want to play them unless you’re sure you can win the hand.
For more hints and tricks, see our Casino Island Blackjack Tips thread.
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