Thursday 22nd of February 2018 10:32:45 PM

Online Blackjack

One popular game that is played at many online casinos is blackjack. The wide appeal for this game can be attributed to its simplicity and lack of complicated rules that comes with other games. That being said there is also some strategy to the game, which is an aspect preferred by some players.

In the game of blackjack, the object of the game is to build a hand that has a total of 21 without going over. If your hand happens to exceed the magic number of 21, this is called busting. When you play blackjack, you are playing against the dealer, or the house as they are also known. This is different than online poker where you are pitted against the other players seated around the table. Your hand must be a higher total than that of the dealers without going over 21. Since you’re playing the dealer, the potential exists for there to be more than one winner in a hand of blackjack.

A natural blackjack

A natural blackjack

When playing blackjack, you need to know the values of the cards. Numbered cards from 2 to 10 are all worth the same value as their number. So, if you have a 6, it counts as 6 points. The face cards (jack, queen and king) are all worth 10 points. The ace is a special card. It can be used in a number of ways. It can count as a one or an 11. Players can change the value of the card so they it works best with their hand.

Before a game of blackjack can commence, bets must first be placed on the table. By anteing up, this entitles you to be dealt your cards. Once betting has finished, the dealer will then give two cards to each player participating in the hand. The cards are dealt to the player face up and all of the others are face down. Depending upon the count of their cards as well as what cards the dealer has showing, the player must make a decision. They must decide if they want to stay where they are (stand) or get another card (hit).

Blackjack is very popular with poker players, especially professional poker players, at it can be a nice break from playing poker all the time, but is still gambling, and can often become a big leak for players if they are not careful.

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