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An Introduction to Online Blackjack
Blackjack's origins date back centuries, with evidence suggesting the game was played in 17th century Spain and France. Even then it was based on the building of hands to form the number 21, where Aces are worth either 1 or 11. Unchanged for centuries, the strength of the game's format is undeniable - it's certainly easy to see why it became the most widely played casino card game, and why it was brought to the internet in modern day.
The overall goal of online blackjack is to acquire a hand greater than the dealer's without exceeding the number 21. Blackjack itself is the combination of being dealt an Ace and any card worth 10 (King, Queen, Jack and, of course, 10) and is the strongest hand you can get. The only way a player cannot win with this hand is if the dealer has one too.
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To build a winning hand, a player must "hit" to receive cards until calling "stand", where the player accepts the sum of their cards. The dealer will then play their hand and try to outscore the player's. In many variants of both the online and offline versions, the dealer must "stand" on soft 17, which means the dealer cannot draw any more cards to try and beat the player. If the dealer or player continue to "hit" (to draw cards) and exceed a score of 21 then they are "bust" and lose that round of online blackjack.
There are many variants of the game online, where payouts differ according to the focus of that version. For example, whilst some emphasise the blackjack hand, with subsequent blackjack wins being boosted, others change the score limit on which the dealer must "stand". All affect the game's odds, win frequency and how much can be won. So make sure you pick the game that suits you and maximise your fun. See our online blackjack games for more information.