Blackjack

Playing Blackjack Online In the USA

For many US casino fans, one of the biggest advantages of playing online is being able to play any casino game for free at any time. Playing casino games for free gives players the opportunity to try out casino games they don’t know or would normally shy away from. This is especially true when it comes to table games like poker or blackjack. In a live casino, it would be impossible to play a few hands just for fun in order to learn the game and build your confidence. This is where online casinos have a distinct advantage over their land-based competitors. But how easy is it to play blackjack online and how do the rules work. In the notes below we will explain the ins and outs of playing and winning online.

Blackjack Basics

The good news is that the online version of blackjack is played in exactly the same way as it is in any land based casino. The basic rules of the game are simple. Players use their cards to get as close to 21 as possible without going over 21. The game begins by a player placing his bet. The player is then dealt two cards. The dealer also receives two cards, usually with one card facing upwards. Once the cards are dealt, a player has the option to stand, hit, split or double down. In online Blackjack, card suits are irrelevant. Cards 2 to 10 have face value while Jacks, queens and kings are worth 10 points. Aces can have a value of either 1 or 11. If you are happy with your two cards, you can choose to stand and see if the dealer can beat you hand.

Blackjack Winning Hands

In the online version of the game, if you feel you have a low scoring hand, you can request an additional card by clicking on the “hit” button. If your first two cards match, you can choose to split the cards into two separate hands. You can choose to split twice and have up to three hands at one time. After your first two cards have been dealt, you can also choose to double down which means your bet will be doubled and an additional card will be dealt. If the player scores higher than the dealer, the player wins his bet. If the dealer scores higher than the player, the player loses his bet. If the player and dealer tie, the hand is a “push” and the player keeps his bet. If both the player and the dealer bust, the dealer wins the player’s bet.

Playing Blackjack For Real Money

In the online version of the game, as with the classic game, a player’s strategy should be based on the current status of their hand as well as the dealer’s showing card. A cautious player can calculate the odds of each situation, greatly reducing the casino’s edge. Once you have mastered the basics of the game and you want to make a bit of cash, you can swap over to playing for real money at any time.