It is easy for a beginner to get started playing online blackjack, because the rules for Blackjack are quite simple as Texas Holdem Rules. Online Blackjack is the perfect game for someone who wishes to play an online casino game where a skilled player can have a good chance of beating the house.
The aim of a game of Blackjack is to get a hand that is higher than that of the dealer’s, but does not exceed the value 21. Each player is dealt two cards, and then offered the chance to take more. If the cards in their hand exceed the value of 21, then they are said to be ‘bust’. For the purposes of Blackjack, cards 2 through 10 are worth their face value. The royal cards are worth 10, and an Ace is counted as 11 – unless that would make the player bust, in which case the Ace is worth 1.
If you want to practice playing online blackjack spelen at a casino online, then you could take advantage of many of the free online casino blackjack tournaments that are available, however playing Blackjack online is easier than, say, poker, as there is less to keep track of and less terminology to learn.
A game of Blackjack starts with each player, including the dealer, getting two cards. The dealer places one of his cards face up, and the other face down. The face down card is called the ‘hole card’.
If you are playing American Blackjack or Poker, then the dealer will look at his face up card, and if it is an ace or a ten, he will check his hole card to see if he has a blackjack. If he has a blackjack, then all the players have lost the bet, unless they also have a blackjack, in which case they push.
In most games of online Blackjack, you will see 3:2 payouts on a ‘natural’ hand – a hand where the player has an ace plus a ten-value card. There are some online casinos where the payouts are different, however, so when you are playing Blackjack online make sure you check the rules before you bet.
If the dealer does not have a Blackjack, then the player has five options;
‘Hit’ – take more cards.
‘Stand’ – take no more cards.
‘Double down’ – double their bet, take one more card, then stand.
‘Split’ – if both cards are the same value, they can double the wager, and split their hand into two separate hands.
‘Surrender’ – this is usually not an option offered when playing online Blackjack, but some casinos used to offer the option to give up half the bet and end the hand.
Each casino online will have their own set of rules for online Blackjack. Before you play Blackjack online, read the rules for the online casino and make sure you know what kind of surrender options they have, and if they have any rules for splits – for example some casinos allow you to split a jack and a 10, since they have the same value – other casinos require that you can only split cards of the same type.