How To Play Online Blackjack-Step 5

Step 5: Online Blackjack, A Very Easy Game

Online Blackjack seems confusing at first glance but once you get the hang of it, it becomes easier and really fun.

Here is some additional information about online Blackjack so you can become a pro in no time. A side note about the cards used in online Blackjack- 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, results in less reshuffling 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. The number of card decks used can vary from two to eight decks in a shoe.

An image of a blackjack dealer - Online Blackjack

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.

Although I have covered the general basic rules on how to play online Blackjack, players should however, note that there are different types of online Blackjack. These include Classic Blackjack, European Blackjack, Atlantic City Blackjack, Bonus Blackjack and Double exposure. Each variation may have slightly different rules or added rules. It would be wise to read up on the rules for the variation you wish to bet on.