There is a huge variety of different blackjack games that you can play online. Even though we recommend the classic game to get started with these other games all have their own strategies, rules and a different number of decks to inject even more excitement into the game.
Classic Blackjack – The blackjack rules we discussed earlier apply to the classic game, we recommend getting a feel for this version with just its single deck, before moving on to other variations.
European – This game uses two decks or more and on a winning hand you’ll win even money. It has a few different rules to the classic. The main difference is that at the start of the game the dealer is dealt just the one card, the other difference that will determine your strategy is that it is only permitted to double down on totals of 11, 10 and 9.
Pontoon – If you want a fun variation of the blackjack game that is still really easy to play but has an exciting twist then try pontoon. A pontoon is just a different name for blackjack when you win with 21 with 2 cards a face card, ten and an ace. The main difference with this game is that if you get a hand of five cards which total 21 points or less its called a five-card trick and it’s the best hand you can get after ‘pontoon’.
Spanish 21 – With the Spanish game, all the 10 value cards are removed from the deck, leaving just 48 cards increasing the house edge. In Spanish 21 the dealer always hits on a soft 17 [a hand where an ace is counted as an 11 is known as a soft hand, so an ace and a 6 or an ace and two threes would be a soft 17]. There is a good mix of rules to benefit both players and the house and the 4 missing cards entail using different blackjack strategies to make this game really interesting
Other variations you can seek out at online casinos are; Vegas Strip, Perfect Pairs and Blackjack Switch and many more, once you get comfortable with the single-hand version for a fast and exciting game check out Multi-Hand Blackjack.