Top Blackjack tips which will see you win big this summer!

Monday, Jul 24, 2017 12:20

Ace up your sleeve?


Blackjack is one of the most popular casino table games and has been for a very long time. With the coming of online casinos over the past few years, the traditional game has also been a major hit online. The original Blackjack game dates back as far as the 17th century and began its gaming life in France. The original game awarded players a special pay out for holding an ace and jack of spades and the card phrase a “black jack” was coined. Blackjack then ventured across the Atlantic ocean to the US after the French revolution and it then began to spread around the entire globe. The modern Blackjack card game has the player aiming for a hand total which is nearer to 21 than the dealer, without going over 21. There is a special pay out for a two-card hand which totals 21 and this is called Blackjack.

Blackjack Basics


As there are many different variants of Blackjack, each Blackjack game has a different set of rules. However, the majority of Blackjack games follow the same basic idea. Each Blackjack player at the table is dealt two face up cars, while the Blackjack dealer is dealt one card face up and one card face down. Each card in the game is worth a value. Ace cards are unique and can be valued as either 1 or 11, face cards are valued as 10 and 2 through 10 are valued as their number. Blackjack players must then decide on how to play their hand while aiming for a total hand value which is closer to 21 than the dealer without going over 21.

Top Blackjack Tips


Once you get the hang of Blackjack, it is quite easy but in order to win the big bucks, you will want some extra help to beat the Blackjack dealer. The house edge in a game of Blackjack will depend on which variation of the game you are playing. The casino where you playing will also have implication on the house edge so you’ll need to watch out for this. A basic Blackjack chart can be helpful to help in working out how to play each hand according to optimal strategy.

Blackjack player options


There are 6 options available to the Blackjack player, some are quite basic such as hit, stand and insurance. Some others are a bit more complicated such as surrender, double down and split.
  • Hit means that you will receive one more card from the dealer.
  • Stand means that you will receive no more cards.
  • Insurance is a side bet against the dealer having Blackjack.
  • Calling split will cause a split on your first two cards, splitting identical cards into two separate bets.
  • Doubling down will let you double your original bet and you will be dealt one more card to end your turn.
  • Surrendering your hand at the cost of half your bet is usually available as late surrender.

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