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 Blackjack is the most popular casino game ever. And it's probably one of the simplest. Here is how you play blackjack:

Before taking the plunge playing blackjack in online casinos, it is a good idea to familiarize yourself with the basics of what the hands mean to maximize your winning potential.

Blackjack hands are assessed by what the point total is in your hand. You are playing against the dealer, not the other players so their hands are irrelevant. To beat the dealer's hand you must get higher points, have blackjack (21) or hope the dealer goes bust (over 21).

The outcome of the hands in the online casinos is as follows:

If the dealer in the online casinos has a blackjack and the player doesn't, the player loses. If the player has a blackjack and the dealer doesn't, the player wins. If both the player and the dealer have a blackjack it becomes a push, which means neither wins. If nobody has a blackjack then all the players play their hands, followed lastly by the dealer.

When playing blackjack in the online casinos there are terms used to indicate how you wish to play.

Hit: Take another card
Stand: Take no more cards
Split: If the 2 cards dealt in the online casinos have the same value it is possible to split them making 2 hands. If you choose to do this your wager must be doubled.
Doubling Down: The online casinos player, doubles the wager and takes another hit, then stands

The turn of the online casinos player is over after they stand, double down or bust. If the player goes bust they lose even if the dealer goes bust.

When all the players in the online casinos have played out their hand, it is the dealers turn to reveal their hand. It is required that the dealer must hit until they have a total of 17. If the dealer goes bust all the players (who didn't go bust) win.

These are the very basic rules when playing blackjack in online casinos. It is advisable for you to check out the individual online casinos rules before playing as they may vary. Most good online casinos have the option to play in the free mode, where you don't have to part with money while you are playing. Practice playing a few hands to familiarize yourself before parting with your cash.

Most online casinos offer insurance when playing a hand of blackjack. This means, if you think the dealer may have a blackjack you can buy insurance for half of your initial bet. If the dealer has blackjack you are paid 2:1 on your initial bet, if not, you lose your insurance bet.

When playing blackjack in online casinos you will discover that although it is a game of skill and strategy, once you understand the basics it is one of the easiest games to play.

 The game is played with 3 to 5 decks of card. In blackjack you play against the dealer (also called the house) and not against other players. The point of the game is to get higher points total than the dealer up to 21 points (see the point chart below). Everything over 21 points is considered a "bust" and whoever gets over 21 points first - loses.

 Each you and the dealer are dealt two cards face up. After that, if your 2 cards do not add up to 21 (which will make you a winner automatically, unless the dealer has 21 as well, then it's a "draw", nobody wins), you have the option to "hit" (ask for one more card) or "stay" (you are satisfied with your cards and do not want any more cards). If you "hit" and your total goes over 21 - you lose. You can hit as many times as you want, until you decide to "stay" or until you "bust" (your total goes over 21 points).

 When you decide to "stay" the dealer should hit automatically if he is under 17 points (16 at some casinos), if he has 17 points or more from the first two cards - the dealer automatically "stays".

 Point Chart

  • Ace - 11/1
  • King, Queen, Jack, Ten - 10
  • The rest of the cards have their face value, i.e. 7=7

 Here are a few articles to help you with your favorite blackjack game:

 The Basics of Blackjack - It was the bonus payouts that made blackjack ever so popular in the US. Gambling halls had to hoard its contenders into its houses and offered 10 to one payout rates.

 Blackjack Hit or Stand Table Card: Print your blackjack hit or stand card - See the Hit or Stand blackjack rules table and print out the card to have with you at all times when playing blackjack.

 Switch Blackjack - This is why some crazy fanatic way back when and somewhere down the line developed a more mind picking presentation of the game with blackjack switch.

 The History of Blackjack - Blackjack is a popular card game the world over, due to the ease of playing the game and the fact that the player stands a fair chance of beating the house in both casinos and online blackjack.

 Basic Blackjack Strategies - Blackjack is often known as an easy and fun casino game that almost anyone can learn to play.

 Advanced Blackjack Strategies - For all the blackjack gurus out there let us engage you in some beat it to the chase talk – some advanced strategy of the best of blackjack.

 How to use insurance in blackjack - Insurance is something someone can buy is the dealer’s up-card is an ace so that if the faced-down card will give the dealer blackjack you will only end up losing half of the pot rather than totally losing out.

 Blackjack surrender and double down strategies - One of the key blackjack betting choices, which can end with an inner brawl is to surrender.

 Blackjack table selection and chip stacks - When selecting that sassy and table most fitting for your needs then you should scope out the arena and be on the outlook for those different signs telling you table top limits. You can choose a table that doesn’t exceed your limits so that you can actually enjoy a couple rounds of blackjack.

 Easy road to winning blackjack - For the dedicated players there is of course the beginner’s strategy specifically targeted towards those who have never played the big blackjack game before.

 What kind of Blackjack player are you? - Ever wanted to know about those great blackjack jackpots. Or better yet how about those who vie away at the blackjack table for hours because of their unintended blackjack addiction?

 Playing blackjack 6:5 rounds - And in order to make it all the more interesting there is yet something more blackjack beginners should know about: it is the single deck in the 6:5 blackjack.

 Shuffling and Variants in Blackjack - Blackjack may be the simple game of counting to 21, but it also has some manoeuvres that regular gamers would not even think of let alone know the names of them. These things are called shuffle tracking and variants.

 Blackjack blunders to avoid -  Well, then you’re in luck because there are ways to bypass those blackjack blunders and climb your way back on up to play like that blackjack professional.

 Blackjack Multiple Hands - So, when you’ve mastered that skill, you can move onto learning how to play multiple hands in a game of blackjack.

 Blackjack house rules affecting house edge - Previously we talked about the different blackjack strategies that could help you curb the house edge all casinos have at the blackjack tables and today we will take a look at some of the house rules one should avoid or seek out, which could benefit or hurt your chances of winning when playing this fun casino game.

 Online and Offline Blackjack - Playing blackjack can have its ups and downs but maybe its because you haven’t found you niche in the game yet. What then is difference between online vs. offline blackjack?


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