What Is Blackjack?

If you’ve never played Blackjack at an online casino before, then you’re in for a treat! An action-packed casino table game filled with excitement, Blackjack offers the ultimate adrenaline boost. Playing Blackjack has only two rules: Don't let the numeric value of all your cards in a hand exceed 21; and finish each hand with a total card-value count that’s higher than the dealers’. The goal of each hand is to draw cards until you get as close to 21 as possible without exceeding it, and then hope the dealer goes bust (total exceeds 21) or finishes with a total lower than yours.

It sounds simple and it is, but it's also adrenalin-charged. You have only seconds to decide whether to stick with your hand, or draw another card; and carefully thought out tactics will decide your outcome.

Blackjack is undeniably one of the most popular casino games played throughout the world and players love it because the game requires equal amounts of chance and skill, and it offers the potential to win big.

How Is Blackjack Played?

Online Blackjack begins with the player deciding how much money to bet on a hand and the available betting range depends on the Blackjack variation, but the most common amounts are £1, £5 , £25 and £100. The dealer will then deal two cards face up for each player at the table, and one card face up and one card face down for the dealer’s hand. When your cards have been dealt, you will then be given the option to Hit, Stand, Double Down or,if you have a pair, you can also choose to Split.

Hit means that you want another card, Stand means you are satisfied with your cards and don't want another. To Double Down is the most thrilling part of Blackjack as it allows you to double your bet in the middle of a hand in exchange for drawing only 1 more card - which can be risky because if you get dealt a low second card, you can't hit again. Split means to separate two cards of the same value into 2 separate hands, be dealt an additional card for each hand, and then play each hand individually, so you may ultimately win 1, 2 or neither of the hands.

Once you and all the players at the table have completed playing their hand, the dealer will play their own hand, drawing cards until their card numerical value exceeds 17. If the dealer goes bust (exceeds 21), then every player still in the hand wins. If the dealer finishes with a total of 18 - 21, each player who has a value higher than the dealer wins the hand, whilst the others lose. If your cards numerical value is the same as the dealer, its a draw and you replay the hand. In Blackjack, a hand of 21 can win the bet and anything over 21 will go bust.

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Blackjack Tricks and Tips

Did you know that Blackjack has the lowest house edge of all the casino games? It is the most player-friendly game in the world and although the game is very simple to play, there are rules and regulations that if followed, will help you go further with the game.

Like Poker, Blackjack is a game of skill and for new players with little experience, following a few simple guidelines will help you enjoy the game even more.

Split Your Pairs - If you are dealt two of the same cards, for example, two Aces, then you can divide or split your hand into two separate hands. If you decide to do this, then bear in mind that you will need to bet on the new hand, with the same amount you placed on the original hand. Splitting your hand is not recommended for all the cards, only the eights and Aces.

Splitting a pair of eights is always recommended because being dealt two eights is the worst possible hands in Blackjack. For example, if you split your eights and draw a 10, Jack, Queen, King or Ace, your hand total will jump from 16 to 18 or 19.

Splitting a pair of Aces is highly recommended as it offers a very good chance to make Blackjack.

Never split a pair of 10s because you will be wasting a very good score of 20 and never split a pair of fives because, with a combined, you only need to hit a high-value card to have a good hand.

The History of Blackjack

The precise origins of Blackjack are unknown, but that being said, card games go back centuries to the first millennia when the Chinese shuffled paper money into different combinations. Card games go back a long way, but as far as Blackjack is concerned, it is widely believed that the game evolved from various European incarnations as far back as the early 1600s. Although the certain origins of Blackjack are not known, the game 21 is thought to be the start. The earliest recorded reference to the card game 21 is from the Spanish author, Miguel de Cervantes. In 1601, in his book Don Quixote de La Mancha, he cited a disagreement between his two central characters. They excelled at cheating at a game of Veintiuna or Twenty One in English. A card game invented by the French Vingt-et-Un shares many similarities to the modern-day Blackjack.

Another variation of Blackjack is a game called Quinze, a French card game where the objective is to score a total of 15 points. Similar to Blackjack, the player acts first and if he or she goes bust, the dealer wins. Quinze became very famous at English casinos in the mid-1800s with politicians and royalty who would wear masks to hide their emotions during play.

Pontoon, the Americanized version of Vingt-et-Un, is also said to be similar to Blackjack. Also known as British Blackjack, Pontoon originated during the First World War when the Infantry would play Blackjack to pass the time. Interestingly enough, the Army Officers would play Bridge while the Infantry preferred Blackjack. Pontoon replaces terminology like Hit and Double with Twist and Buy.

The move to modern-day Blackjack is thanks to the French colonisation of America during the 1800s where Blackjack became popular in established settlements. In 1931, casinos introduced bonus payouts to entice more players to play and Blackjack was officially born.

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