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As a regular at the casino, you will know blackjack bets don’t clear Springbok Casino no deposit bonus codes.  What is more, you will have heard of the surrender option.  In this article, we cover the nuts and bolts of early and late surrender.  We also look at how prevalent it is online.

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Before we get into what it means to surrender in online blackjack, let’s deal with the first matter.  That of course is the playthrough rules of our Springbok Casino no deposit bonus codes.  All bonuses at Springbok Online Casino are subject to wagering requirements – that is standard fare at any casino.

As for what a wagering requirement is…?  If you’ve been reading our Springbok Casino articles or checking out the bonus Ts & Cs, you’ll know that is the number of times the value of the bonus has to be played through at the casino.  Once you have fulfilled the wagering requirement, you are entitled to cash out real ZAR.

As you don’t have to fund your account immediately prior to claiming Springbok Casino no deposit bonus codes, the playthrough is higher than usual.  The reason is obvious.  It wouldn’t make sense for any gaming platform to gift money – and then allow them to withdraw it instantly.  That sentiment also refers to the winnings generated by the complimentary cash.

The idea is to get patrons to stick around, play online casino games, and check out everything we have to offer.  You should however bear in mind that clearing the bonus involves betting real money on games stipulated in the rules.

At Springbok, we have standardised the playthrough criteria across all our promotions.  The Real Time Gaming (RTG) developed online casino games that count toward the wagering requirements are online slots, scratch cards, Keno, and Stud, Pai Gow and European slot Poker.

What that of course means is online blackjack bets have no impact on the bonus playthrough.  That said, in every other respect, betting on blackjack is one of the smartest things you can do.  You are up against a house edge of under 1%, which is some of the best odds any online casino game has to offer!

Right, now to the subject at hand – the surrender option in online blackjack.  What is it?  How does it work? Does it apply to the online blackjack games featured at Springbok Online Casino?

How the Surrender Option in Blackjack Works

The surrender rule allows you to discard your initial two-card hand at a cost of only half your wager.  It is a ‘get out of jail free’ card when you know your hand has zero chance of beating the dealer.  When used strategically, the surrender option can reduce your losses.

In the real world, you would indicate you want to surrender by drawing a finger beneath your bet on the table.  It is a cut-throat gesture demonstrating you want to kill the hand.  Online, it is even easier to surrender.  In games that offer surrender as an option, there is a separate button for just that action.  Depending upon the type of rule in-play, the button is active either before or after the dealer checks for blackjack.

As you have no doubt gathered, there are two types of surrender options – early and late.  When the early surrender rule is applied, you can fold your hand before the dealer checks his hole card for blackjack.  This rule is obviously favourable to players as it reduces the edge even further.

The upshot of it all is that it is exceedingly rare to find any online gaming platform that offers early surrender blackjack.  Even land-based casinos are reluctant to give players that sort of head start.  How about late surrender?  Does that impact players favourably?  In a word, the answer is ‘yes’… but it is not nearly as player-friendly as the early rule.

Here is the problem.  With late surrender, you can only fold your hand after the dealer has checked for blackjack.  What that means is the only time you get half your bet back is when the dealer does not have blackjack.  The probability is about the same as a coin toss.

When to Surrender in Blackjack Online

As the late surrender rule is the most prevalent online, let us take a look at that scenario first.  The decision of when to surrender is based on two factors – the total of the cards in your hand and the dealer’s up card.  On that note, the only time to opt for late surrender is when you hold 15, 16 or 17, and the dealer shows 10 or Ace.

Now to the strategy governing early surrender.  In addition to the criteria immediately above, it is a good time to surrender when:

  • Your hand totals 5, 6, 7 or 12 through 17 and the dealer’s up card is an Ace.
  • You have hard 14, 15 or 16 and the dealer shows 10.

In reality, this whole discussion is academic and purely informative.  The reason being is that the RTG blackjack games at Springbok Online Casino do not have the surrender option.  That however does not detract from one important dynamic – the fact that all the blackjack games on our instant play platform have an average payback percentage 99.46% and an edge of just 0.54%!

When you consider the attractive potential returns, then it is easy to overlook the lack of the early or late surrender options.  Even the inability to use blackjack bets to clear Springbok Casino no deposit bonus codes go right out the window!  Blackjack remains a casino game that guarantees returns – that is if you know how to play the game… and play it well.

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