Blackjack is one of the most played games available at casinos. Some players may also know the game as twenty one. The game is played with at least 2 people, which consists of the player and dealer. The goal in the game is to beat the dealer and receive winnings. Beating the dealer can be done a number of ways, but would need skill or luck and sometimes both.
Rules of Blackjack
I won’t go into too much detail with the rules of blackjack, but just cover the basics instead. The game will need players to get a total of 21. This can be done in any way, but you cannot go over. Ace is the only card with 2 values as it can be used as a 1 or an 11. All the face cards in the game will be seen as 10 (king, queen, jack). The perfect blackjack is seen different if some countries as some would say it’s a jack and ace, others would say its 10 and ace or king and ace. The fact is you got 21, which cannot be beaten. This means you are instantly rewarded, but if you hit 21 by taking another card and the dealer also gets 21 your winnings will remain on the table for the next round as it’s a draw.
How Blackjack is played
At a casino blackjack tables will usually have up to 6 seats and betting options for players to use. Should the seat next to you be option the casino will allow you to play more than one hand at a time. In this example we will only one 1 hand per round. Players will need to place a bet in the block in front of them (each table will have minimum bets). After bets have been place the dealer will deal 2 cards to you the players and another 2 to himself. You will find one of the dealer cards are always face down.
Then you need to choose one of the following options. Hit (receive another card) when your total value between the cards are too low, stay/Stand is used when you are close enough to 21 or you don’t want to take a chance and bust. Should 2 of your cards be the same you will get to split them and receive another card for each. Double up will require you to double your bet and receive another card. Once you have completed your hand the dealer will complete this for all players and then play his own hand. This includes features such as double up, which will require you to double your bet and receive another card.
The dealer may not have any amount less than 17, which means he need to have a total of 17 or more. Obviously the dealer also can’t go over 21 as it would be a bust. The dealer will be forced to take another card for any value under 17, which means he will be busting a lot of the time. This is basically is everything you need to know about online blackjack which will increase your chances of winning.
Most online casinos that offer online blackjack also have several types of bonuses that are in play. The most popular type of bonus is of course the "no deposit bonus" – This type of bonus offers players a set amount of money when opening a new account with that particular casino. This allows the player to play online using the casino money so as to become familiar with the software and games. There are always Terms and Conditions that apply, and as this varies from one casino to the next it is imperative that you always make sure that you understand what is expected of you as the player and what you can expect from the casino in return.