A gaming method and system which allows all players to be dealt a common two-card hand, representing the first two cards for each player. The individual player will independently determine the amount of his wager and will independently make decisions relating to how he will play his hand after viewing the dealer's “up card” of the dealer's first two cards and the common two cards previously dealt, representing the first two cards for all players. The system can be incorporated into an electronic table game version of blackjack with multiple video screens and/or bet selection devices. The system can also be incorporated under a blackjack tournament format. The gaming system can also be applied to the home video, home computer and arcade markets.