Easy Guide of how to play Online Blackjack

Step 1: Get familiar with Online Blackjack

Online Blackjack is the most popular card casino game in America, which has now become one of the most played games internationally. Blackjack, also known as “twenty-one” in Nevada casinos, is a banking game in which the objective is for the player to get a hand which is nearer to 21 however higher than the bankers hand without exceeding 21. In Britain the word “Black Jack” is used to refer to a different game that is similar to crazy eights.

Throughout this article I will explain the basic house rules of online Blackjack that are commonly found in most online casinos. It is important for players to note that Blackjack rules differ in various casinos hence they should check what the rules are in the online casino they are playing at.

Blackjack is played with a standard 52 card deck with no joker cards in it. Casinos usually use a number of decks mixed together, this is referred to as a shoe. This is done for two reasons, firstly to speed up the game, the more cards are in play, the less reshuffling is required. The second reason is to counter card counting. Card counting is a technique used by some players to outsmart the casino in order to have an added advantage on Blackjack.

An image of a blackjack table

The number of card decks used can vary from two to eight decks in a shoe. Online Blackjack is a two-player game where the player plays against the dealer. In online Blackjack, cards from 2 to 10 have face value, picture cards have the value of 10 points and Ace has the value of 1 or 11 in some instances.

Read on to reveal the next step in becoming a Blackjack pro.