Blackjack is a very easy game to learn to play and the rules are simple. The standard game is played the same as at a real casino.
One of the great advantages of playing online is that you can play free games first. Once you understand the rules you can then easily progress to real money blackjack and all the added excitement that it brings.
In the game of blackjack, you are playing against the dealer and the objective is to win by beating his card hard but not going over 21 points.
To start you place your bet.
The dealer will deal you two cards and two for himself, one of his cards will be face up and one facing down.
The card values are;
The Face Cards – Jacks, Queens and Kings are worth 10 points
2 – 10 Cards – are valued the same as their number
Aces – Can either be 1 or 11
There are a number of choices to play;
Blackjack – If the player has been dealt a face card or a ten and an ace this is known as ‘Blackjack’ and you win unless the dealer also has a blackjack and this is classed as a tie or a ‘push’ and neither of you wins.
Hit – The player can hit and the dealer will give them an additional card, the points are then added to the total. A player can hit as many times as is needed but must not go over 21 points.
Stand – If a player stands their turn ends and they don’t draw any more cards.
Split – When you have two cards of the same value in Blackjack you can choose to split the hand. This strategy allows the player to play two games of blackjack simultaneously.
Double Down – in this option the player can choose to double the amount of their bet and take another card.
At the end of the game, the dealer shows his hand, the player wins if he has more points than the dealer or loses if he has less. The player will also lose if he goes over 21 which is known as ‘bust’.