Blackjack is the most popular casino table game. The game is almost all online casinos. Blackjack the low house edge and acceptable variance make it an excellent choice for playback on bonuses if allowed.

Rules and Play

Blackjack hands achieved by the sum of the card values. For example, a hand of a 4, 5 and 6, consists, as 4 +5 +6 = 15 obtained. Face cards each have a value of 10 aces can be either 1 or 11 rated, so that an ace and 7 could either 8 or 18 are achieved. Objective in blackjack is the highest card, does not exceed the sum have 21 A total of more than 21 is a bust. If the player busts, he loses his bet regardless of the dealer’s hand. A 2-card 21 is known as “Black Jack” and is the best hand. The player receives a bonus for a blackjack. Blackjacks pay 03:02, while other wins pay 01.01.

After placing a bet the player and dealer are given two cards each. One of the dealer’s cards is face up and visible to the player. Under standard conditions, when the dealer shows an Ace or 10-point card, he will spy on a possible blackjack. If the dealer shows an ace, the player has the opportunity to buy “insurance” against the blackjack. Insurance pays if 2:01 remaining card of the dealer is a 10 or face card to form a blackjack. With only one hand play, the house on the edge of the insurance bet is played by 2-15% depending on the decks and cards. So it is not to the advantage of the player to buy insurance without special situations where the deck is known that tens rich (multi-hand with 1-2 decks and pulled some ten or card counting) be. See the page for more details insurance exceptions. If the dealer has a blackjack, the hand will end. If the dealer does not have Blackjack, the player must decide how to play his hand. Possible options are listed below:

Stand – The player can keep his cards and at the end of the hand.

Hit – The player can draw one more card. The player can beat until reaching 21 or busting on.

Double – The player can double his bet and another card. The hand ends moved to this 3rd card. The player is taken not in a position, after a double and may only be doubled on a 2-card hand.

Split – If the player has two cards of equal value, he can the cards into two separate hands. The player’s bet is doubled to make a bet for each of the two hands. After separation, the player is given one more card in each hand to form two 2-card hand. If the player splits a pair of aces, the hand ends after the second card is drawn. When the player a different card, it may decide to hit, stand, or double-click each of the remaining hands. A second split can also be allowed (see rule variations below).

Side bets

Many blackjack games offer an optional side bet that pays if the player’s hand contains a unique combination of cards. As a general rule, avoid side bets. Almost all online blackjack side bets have a much higher house advantage than standard blackjack. One of the few exceptions to this generalization games with an unusually high progressive jackpot. See the blackjack side bets page for a list of specific assignments and the corresponding house advantage.

Rule Variations

Blackjack has many possible rule variations. Usually be used variations in online casinos listed below:

Number of decks -. The number of decks used in online games, generally varies 1-8 A lesser number of decks reduces the house advantage.

Hit or Stand on Soft 17 – Some casinos require the dealer to stand on all 17s. Other casinos require the dealers to “soft” a “hard” 17, which are not an ace, but hit a 17 with an ace hitting a soft 17 increases the house advantage.

Peek for Black Jack – Under standard rules, peeking dealer for blackjack if an ace or 10-point card shows. Under “European Blackjack” rules, the dealer will not peek for blackjack so the player can lose 2x his bet when he doubles or splits and a blackjack is drawn. Peeking for blackjack favors the player.

Double-click … – Most of the online blackjack games you can double on any set of 2 cards. Some games limit you. Solely on the fixed amounts doubled from 9 to 11 and on soft hum with an Ace

Double after Split – The most online blackjack games you can double in two hands after splitting your cards. Some games do not allow double after a split.

Resplits – to form After separating your cards into two hands, you can draw a matching card and want to split again. Some blackjack games allow this, others do not.

Resplit Aces – blackjack games may have different rules for resplits with aces than with other cards.

Hit Split Aces – Most blackjack games you can draw only one card to split aces. Some games you can draw share several cards aces.

Surrender – some blackjack games give you the opportunity to give up at the beginning of the hand and lose half your bet. The option is usually after the surrender, the dealer checks for blackjack, a certain “late surrender.” Some casinos offer an “early surrender” before the checks for blackjack dealer.

n-Card Charlie – A 7-Card Charlie is a hand of 7 cards. Some Grand Virtual games are a 7-Card Charlie an automatic winner. Wager Works Hot Streak Blackjack has a six-card Charlie rule. Some Playtech games have a 10-card Charlie rule.

Game Variations – Some casinos offer slot variations with many rule differences. Blackjack variants include Pontoon, Blackjack Switch, Super Fun 21, Spanish Blackjack, Double Attack Blackjack, Double Exposure, Power Blackjack, 21 Duel Blackjack, Blackjack and Ties Win.

The following table shows variations prevail with common software and the corresponding house advantage. Take home advantage values without basic strategy composition depedent exceptions and shuffling after every hand. For strategy, click on the game resources or just try the rules set out in the strategy calculator. Use to check the house edge calculator to house edge and standard deviation with different rule sets. Click on a column to sort by that measure.