When it comes to casino table games, Blackjack is probably the most popular of them all. Also known as 21 or Pontoon, Blackjack is a classic card game where having a good strategy can actually reduce the house edge.
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A game of online Blackjack kicks off with you placing your bet. This can be done by clicking on the chips at the bottom of the screen and then placing them in the betting area. If you want to increase your bet, you can simply click on more chips and place them on the pile. Once you have placed your bet, you can click on the deal button.
The dealer will deal you two cards and himself two cards with one card face up. In Blackjack each card is worth a specific number of points. Cards 2 through to 10 are worth their face value while the jack, queen and king are all worth 10 points. The ace is worth 1 point or 11 points depending on what is needed in the hand.
Once you have had a look at your hand and at the dealer’s up-facing card, you can choose to hit, stand, split, or double down. If you have a particularly high scoring hand (18-20) you can choose to stand and see if the dealer can beat your hand. If you have a low scoring hand (4-17) you can click on the hit button to accept another card. You can request as many cards as you want as long as your total does not go over 21. If you are dealt a card and your total exceeds 21 points, this is called going bust and you will lose your bet.
If you are dealt two of the same valued cards, you can choose to split your hand into two playing hands side by side. If your two hands total 10 points you can choose to double down. This is where you accept one additional card and the bet is automatically doubled. Once you have gotten to a point where you are happy with your total you can click on the stand button and the dealer will flip over his downward facing card and try and beat your hand. In Blackjack all standard wins will pay out even money with a hand of Blackjack paying out 3:1.
Blackjack is a game where the right strategy can seriously improve your winning capabilities. If you are new to the game, it is best to hone your skills in practice play before swapping over to playing for real money. It is also a good idea to read up on basic Blackjack strategy. This splits each hand into certain categories. Once you are dealt a type of hand, you will instantly know if you should hit or stand.
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