Online blackjack is one of the most popular games in the 32Red Online Casino. You can play the classic game on any device. If you join 32Red Online Casino today, we’ll also give you one whopper of a welcome bonus on the House.
An introduction to online blackjack
Blackjack's history goes way, way back to 17th century France and Spain. Even in those days, blackjack was all about getting to 21 and aces were worth either 1 or 11. The game stayed the same for centuries and it's easy to see why. Its simple rules and format make it an instant crowd-pleaser. Now you can play blackjack online, the game’s become a runaway hit and the most widely played casino card game.
So how do you actually win at online blackjack? And what’s all the hoo-ha about getting to 21? Well, the whole aim of the game is to get a hand that’s higher than the dealer's without going over the big 2-1. A blackjack itself is the combo of an Ace and any card worth 10 i.e. a King, Queen, Jack and, of course, 10. So get a member of the royal family and you could be flushed! A blackjack is also the strongest hand you can get – think of it as the Incredible Hulk of the casino world. The only way a player can’t win with a blackjack is if the dealer has one, too. So don’t get out the champers, until he’s revealed his hand.
To get a winning set of cards, a player must "hit" to receive cards (no, don’t get in a fight). Eventually, the player much choose to "stand" which means accepting the sum of their cards. The dealer will then play his hand and try to outdo the player's. In many variants of both the online of and offline versions, the dealer must "stand" on soft 17. This means the dealer can’t draw any more cards to try and beat the player. If the dealer or player continues to "hit" (to draw cards) and exceeds a score of 21 then they are “bust”. For any culture vultures, out there, the term doesn’t refer to a piece of art but it does mean they’re no longer a-head (ba-dum-dum-ch!).
There’s a saucy mix of different blackjack games online and payouts vary accordingly. For example, while some games are all about bagging a blackjack hand, others like to mix up the score limit on which the dealer must "stand". All affect the game's odds, how often you win and how much you win. So make sure you pick the right game that’ll give you the maximum fun. See our top blackjack games for more info.
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Last updated: 24th October 2014, 14:30 GMT+1