Online Blackjack

Below we explain the general game of Blackjack and more importantly the differences when playing online Blackjack and how to get started.

So, you are a beginner when it comes to gambling online at a casino but you have read our previous articles and understand a bit about casinos, bonuses etc and now you want to play your favourite game – blackjack from the comfort of your own home.Once you have signed up at your preferred casino and are logged in and are in the blackjack game you simply click on the chips to select the amount of your wager, click deal and the croupier will deal your cards to you. The choice to hit, stand or double is yours.

The Blackjack objective is to beat the dealer without going bust. The player needs to get a better hand than the dealer to win. Many believe it is necessary to hit 21 in order to win a game of online Blackjack. This is not the case! Simply get a better hand than the dealer.

Blackjack is an extremely popular game whether land based or online relying on strategy and luck. There are also blackjack game variations including European and American Blackjack games. There are differences between the games but the general play is the same – beat the dealer without going bust and take the pot. The highest hand allowed is 21, after that you are bust. The origins of the game date back as far as the 17th century in France.

If you are able to count to 21 and have basic math skills, you can start trying your hand at this popular game so to speak. Remember in this card game you are playing the dealer and not against other players.

Below are some values of cards to help get you started:

2 through 10 are worth their face value and face cards (jack, queen, king) are worth 10.
An ace is valued at 11 unless this would bring a player’s hand to a bust, in this case it would be worth 1.

There are various ways to get that highly sought after 21.
In order to win in the game of online blackjack your only competitor is the dealer but more than one player can win at a time in the same hand.