European Blackjack has a close resemblance to the Classic game of Blackjack. One of the differences, however, is that unlike the Classic version of Blackjack, European Blackjack is played with 2 decks of cards.
Typically, the foremost important rule of European Blackjack is that the “Blackjack” wins over all other hands. So, the player who accumulates a total card score of 21(Blackjack) first wins the game. Another way to win is if the opponent goes “Bust”; meaning that the opponent exceeded the value of 21 before the player.
One needs to be mindful of the following few rules regarding the value allocated to each card on the deck: All numeric cards are valued at the number which occurs on the card. All face cards (i.e. Kings, Queens and Jacks) are valued at 10 while Aces are valued at either 1 or 11.

At the beginning of the game, two cards facing upwards are dealt to the player while the dealer is dealt only one upwards-facing card. The “No-peek” rule, which is specific to the European version of Blackjack, refers to the prohibition of the dealer to check the value of his downward-facing card until he deals for the second time. Like with any other game of Blackjack, the player will then have the chances to either “Hit” or “Stand”. Once the player chooses to “Stand”, the same options (whether to Hit or Stand) are transferred to the dealer. If one of them Hits and the total value of his cards exceeds 21, the challenger automatically wins.

Vegas Strip Blackjack is also very similar to the Original Blackjack game. It is based on the same rules and objectives. However, Vegas strip Blackjack is normally found in both single and multi-hand variations. Plus, it is played with four decks of cards rather than the two that is used in European Blackjack. This increases the odds of the player against the dealer significantly in the single-hand variations of the game.
Another important difference to note is that in the Vegas variations of Blackjack, if the player receives an Ace and any card valued at 10, the total of such a hand is 21, but it is not considered a Blackjack. In such a case, a new round will have to be started.