Blackjack is a very popular online casino game, and with the need for strategy it is very attractive for players wanting to use their skill to win. Any game which uses card values as the main component needs careful understanding so that you don’t make unnecessary errors which could cost you the hand and therefore your bet. And by understanding the basic rules from the outset, you can ensure that your online blackjack strategy is confident and helps you win as many hands as possible.
Maximizing Your Chances
When you’re playing online blackjack you should remember that you need to aim to score 21, or as close to 21, as possible. Playing individually, or amongst a number of players, a winning hand will be had if you can score above the dealer’s hand without your cards totaling 22 or more. ‘Blackjack’ can be easily achieved with three cards, and if you’re lucky, with just a picture card and an Ace. However, it is important to remember that you don’t need 21 to win, and shouldn’t take unnecessary risks if you have a high scoring hand.
Time to ‘Hit’
Blackjack has two main options; to ‘stand’ or to ‘hit’. As cards are being dealt you will have the chance to take these options, with a ‘stand’ resulting in you holding on to your cards and not take another deal. Meanwhile, you can ‘hit’ as many times as you wish until you reach more than 21, at which time you are ‘bust’. Dealers are also governed by these rules, with a total of 17 or more ruling that they must ‘stand’, whilst having 16 or under results in the dealer having to take another ‘hit’.
Like the rules of the game, the rule of winnings is usually fairly straight forward. If the dealer and your hand’s are identical, the bet you placed is returned. If however you win, whilst not scoring 21, normal rules state that you’ll receive your betting amount back, with a bet of $10 noting a $10 win. And, if you’re lucky enough to score ‘Blackjack’ normal payouts are 3:2, with a $10 bet gaining $15 in winnings.
By understanding the card values, in addition to moves made by the dealer, you can maximize your chances of winning. And by a careful mix of winning gains, you can ensure your Blackjack career gets off to a flying start.
I’m Jason Rockwell. When I’m not winning playing online poker, I enjoy writing about my love of the game. Thanks for visiting!