Do you like casino games? No matter how often you play, you know that one of by far most popular casino card games is Blackjack. Sometimes, it is called Twenty one. When you play blackjack game online, you often have various versions of it. The rules of blackjack you will get to read here at Slotsride are the Atlantic City rules.
Blackjack is one of the most exciting games online and many are those who have tried to master it while playing blackjack games online. Blackjack is intuitive and mathematical, so try your wits at this mind puzzling game.
Blackjack Game ObjectiveS
The main objective of the black jack card game is for the player’s hand to beat the dealer’s hand by not exceeding 21 or by the dealer’s hand going “bust,” or more than 21 when the first cards are dealt. To play a blackjack game you need to know the true value of your cards, especially the face cards, because these will be determinant in evaluating if you should proceed with your bet or stopping.
Cards in Blackjack
A total of 8 decks of cards are used with each deck containing 52 cards each. After each game ends the cards are reshuffled for the new game.
In online Blackjack, the value of a hand depends on the total sum of points you get by adding up the cards received. The value of cards in Blackjack online is determined in the following way:
- Cards 2 through 9 are their face values.
- 10, J, Q, and K are all valued at 10.
- An Ace can be counted as either a 1 or 11. An Ace can be used so the value will make the best hand. For instance let’s say you have been dealt an Ace and a 7. The value of this hand is either 8 or 18. If you decide to stop playing at that point, it will be 18. But let’s assume you’ve drawn one more card and the hand now contains Ace, 7, 8. Now you would count its total value at 16.
How to Play Blackjack Game Online
You are allowed to bet on up to three hands, placing bets in the central, right and left positions, correspondingly.
Click on the DEAL button to start dealing cards. The dealer and player are both dealt 2 cards each. The casino player receives both of his or her blackjack cards faceup. Casino dealer receives 1 card faceup, while the other card facedown.
Note, that in case you decide to play multiple hands at a time, hands will be dealt to you accordingly. For each separate hand, two cards are then dealt face up. In this particular case each hand will be treated separately.
Check for Blackjack
If the dealer’s faceup card is a 10, J, Q, K or Ace, the dealer checks for Blackjack. The player’s and the dealer’s hands are compared and if the dealer has a Blackjack, his face-down card opens.
In case the blackjack dealer does not get a Blackjack, the card game proceeds – with all the standard options: Double, Hit and Stand – still being offered.
Note: If the dealer’s face-up card turns out to be an Ace, Insurance will be offered before the check is performed (see Insurance).
You will have one of the 3 following options listed after you and the dealer are both dealt cards:
HIT – just click the “hit” button to draw an additional card to your hand. You can draw as many cards as you need. When or if the total reaches 21, your hand will automatically stop. If your total exceeds 21, you bust and your hand is lost.
STAND – just click the “stand” button in order to stop drawing cards. Once you click it you either start playing the next hand if you played multiple hands, or, if it were the last of your hands then the dealer’s hand would start being played.
DOUBLE – just click the “double” button if you want to double your original bet amount and add one more card to your hand. After that, you can’t draw any more cards to your hand.
Split and Insurance in Blackjack Game
Split and Insurance options may become available depending on the game situation
If first two cards dealt are of the same value, for example two Aces, two sevens, or two tens, valued cards like a Jack, Queen or King, you can then choose to split them into two separate hands by clicking SPLIT and placing a bet equal to your original bet. Then you will draw cards to the first split hand, but remember that you are only allowed to split your hand once.
Note: If it happens that you are splitting a pair of Aces, you are only allowed to draw one card to each Ace. If after that you draw a ten valued card on one of the split Aces, your hand will be treated as a normal 21 and is not considered a Blackjack.
This option will show up if the dealer’s up card is an Ace. If that’s the case, a player has the ability to insure against the dealer’s Blackjack. An “Insurance?” message will pop up, and ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ controls will appear on the game table.
If you don’t want to insure your hand simply click NO. If yes, then simply click the YES button. If yes, then an additional bet will be placed equal to half your initial bet. If the dealer’s hand comes up a Blackjack, the dealer’s card opens and the game stops. You will lose your original bet unless you also have Blackjack then your insurance returns will be 2 to 1. If the dealer does not have Blackjack, Stand, Hit and Double buttons become available to proceed with the game.
Once all the player’s hands are completed, the dealer starts playing his hand. The dealer stands on 17.
BLACKJACK Game Outcomes
When a player decides to stand with a hand or stops drawing cards and the dealer completes his hand, both the player’s and the dealer’s hands are then compared. The hand with the higher total number is considered the winning hand. If the dealer has a Blackjack, that hand beats any hand including a regular 21. If the hand total is greater than 21, that hand busts.
A regular winning hand pays out 1 to 1. So for instance, if you place a €10 bet and beat the dealer, you will get your bet back and win €10, totaling €20.
Blackjack pays out 3 to 2. If you place €10 and have Blackjack, you will get your bet back and win €15, €25 in total.
An insurance bet pays out 2 to 1. So if you start with an initial bet of €10, your insurance bet will be €5. If the dealer has Blackjack, you will be returned your bet and the win of €10, €15 in total.
|Winning Hand||1 to 1|
|Blackjack||3 to 2|
|Insurance||2 to 1|
|Tied Hands||Push (draw)|
In the case of tie hands, you get your original bet back.