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How to Play Online Blackjack?

The aim of online blackjack is simple: get to 21 (or 21 exactly) from your deck of cards before the dealer. Getting to that point, however, requires a little explanation.

To begin, online blackjack games start with the player being dealt two cards face-up. The dealer also has two cards, but only one is face-up. (In some blackjack games, the dealer only receives one card during the initial deal. They draw a second card once all active players have made their moves.)

After the starting cards are dealt, the online blackjack player decides whether to ‘hit’ (take another card from the deck) or ‘stand’ (stick with their existing hand). The dealer can only take their turn after a player ‘stands’.

As the game develops, the player chooses to ‘double down’ (double their initial bet and receive one more card) or ‘split’ (split their first two cards into two separate hands).

Players can also choose to make an ‘insurance bet’ if the dealer’s exposed card is an Ace. This side bet insures the player’s hand against the dealer getting a blackjack (i.e. if they reach 21 without hitting). However, these insurance bets could cost you more money in the long-run, so we don’t encourage their use too often.

The betting round finishes when the player stops taking cards or the player/dealer exceeds 21 (called ‘going bust’). When this happens, the dealer reveals their hand. (The dealer’s game follows the blackjack rules that they must either keep taking cards until they hit 17 or more, or until they go bust.)

The winner of blackjack is the one who gets closest to 21 (or 21 exactly) without going bust. In the event of a tie or a ‘push’, the player receives their stake back.

What are the Card Values in Online Blackjack?

All cards count as their face value in blackjack, except for Jack, Queen and King: they all count as 10. Ace counts either as 1 or 11, according to the player’s choice.

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What are the types of bets in Online Blackjack?

There are a couple of other options when playing blackjack. You can ‘double down’ and ‘split’. Doubling down means you double your initial bet and in exchange get one more card.  If your first two cards have the same value, you can ‘split’ them into two separate hands. Always remember that a Blackjack after a split is counted as a regular 21, not a blackjack.

Another option is the insurance bet. If the dealer’s exposed card is an ace, you can get ‘insurance’ against the dealer getting a blackjack. This is a side bet that pays 2:1 if the dealer gets blackjack. If the dealer doesn’t get blackjack you lose the insurance bet.

Betting limits differ depending on the type of blackjack game you are playing. Rest assured, these limits are always visibly shown on your screen before play.

Betting rounds begin when a player makes their first bet (the ‘ante’) equal to or above the minimum table limit.

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How to Win at Online Blackjack?

Players are advised to brush up on their strategy to stand the best chance of winning online blackjack.

Simply put, winning online blackjack players analyse: the probability and expected value of their own cards, the probability and expected value of the dealer’s cards, and the varying odds as the game develops. The value of these cards will determine whether an online blackjack player correctly hits, stands, doubles or splits going forward.

For example, 6 is the worst up card for the dealer because they risk making 16 then going bust. Therefore, if the dealer shows a 6, players should stand on any value of 12 or above. This means they do not bust their own hand before the dealer.

Players should also account for the exchange of play; they act first, and this means they are more likely to bust before the dealer.

To learn more about online blackjack mathematical strategy, read our helpful guides on blackjack strategy and blackjack odds.

DEALERS UP CARD
Y
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RH
A
N
D
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 A
8 or less H H H H H H H H H H
9 H D D D D H H H H H
10 D D D D D D D D H H
11 D D D D D D D D D H
12 H H S S S H H H H H
13 S S S S S H H H H H
14 S S S S S H H H H H
15 S S S S S H H H H/SU H
16 S S S S S H H H/SU H/SU H/SU
17+ S S S S S S S S S S
A8-10 S S S S S S S S S S
A7 S D D D D S S H H H
A6 H D D D D H H H H H
A5 H H D D D H H H H H
A4 H H D D D H H H H H
A3 H H H D D H H H H H
A2 H H H D D H H H H H
A-A, 8.8 SP SP P SP SP SP SP SP SP SP
10-10 S S S S S S S S S
9-9 SP SP SP SP SP S SP SP S S
8-8 SP SP SP SP SP SP SP SP SP
7-7 SP SP SP P SP SP H H H H
6-6 H SP SP SP SP H H H H H
5-5 D D D D D D D D H H
4-4 H H H H H H H H H H
3-3, 2-2 H H SP SP SP SP H H H H
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 A
DEALERS UP CARD
H = Hit S = Stand D = Double Down SP = Split H/SU = SUrrender if able to, otherwise Hit

 

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What are the Top Online Blackjack Tips for Beginners?

While juggling percentages and probabilities sounds difficult, there are certain tricks to help online blackjack beginners hit that magic number.

Read our online blackjack strategy tips for more detailed strategies, however below, outlines tips to get your edge on the dealer:

  • Bankroll management is crucial: Generally speaking, players should only play online blackjack with no more than 3% of their total bankroll. This protects the bankroll against an unlucky streak. Similarly, each bet should be worth around 5% of your table funds; this helps to control bankroll as the play happens.
  • Always check the dealer’s up-card: Too often, blackjack beginners check their own cards in isolation without considering the dealer. This makes strategising incredibly difficult, if not impossible. The only way to make the correct set of moves in an online blackjack game is to know what the dealer is holding.
  • Analyse how many cards are being used: The number of decks used depends on the type of blackjack game you are playing, although the average casino blackjack game uses between six and eight decks. Just remember: house edge (the likelihood of the casino beating the player) improves when more decks are used.
  • Vary your bets during play: One of the best things about blackjack for beginners is that players are free to increase or decrease bets during play. This means you can adapt your betting strategy to the game, betting up when times are good or bringing them down when your luck runs low.

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