Blackjack is a game that has been around for many many years and has a very loyal following. Windows Casino is what someone might call a Blackjack Haven. If you think there is only one type of Blackjack game you are wrong! Windows offers (at last count) over 7 variations of this game. Take advantage of the now download bonus of $5 and give them a try.
The object of Blackjack is to come as close to 21 as possible without going over. You get your total by adding the values of the cards you’re dealt. In the first round you receive two cards from the dealer, after that you get them one by one. Before each round you decide if you want to take another card (Hit) or not (Stand). If your total value is closer to 21 than the dealer’s total value, you win. If the dealer’s total value is closer to 21 than your total value, you lose. If you and the dealer have the same total value it’s a push. If you get a value over 21 you go bust and lose.
Card Values in Blackjack
2-9 have face value. 10, J, Q and K, are all worth 10 points. A is worth either 1 point or 11 points (it’s up to the player to decide).
The best possible hand in online Blackjack as well as in live games is to get dealt an Ace and a 10 point card right away. This is called a Blackjack or a natural 21.
Splitting – when you’re dealt a pair you can split it and continue play with two hands. Doubling down – when you’re sure you will win you can double your original bet. Insurance – when you think the dealer’s got a Blackjack you can protect yourself with this type of bet.
Rules May Differ
Keep in mind that Blackjack rules often differ slightly from casino to casino. The basics are always the same, but some special plays that are available at Golden Palace Casino might not be allowed at Inter Casino. Make sure to always check the rules carefully before you start playing.
Strategy Tips For Online Blackjack
Many Internet casino games are all about luck, but this is not the case with Blackjack. If you know when to Hit, Stand and use the special plays you can greatly improve your chances of winning.
This Blackjack shows how you should act in specific situations:
Soft hands (hands with an Ace counted as 11 in it)
- 19-20 (S)
- 18 (S, if the dealer’s up-card is 2, 7-8. H, if the dealer’s up-card is 9-A. DD, if the dealer’s open card is 3-6)
- 17 (H, if the dealer’s up-card is 2, 7-A. Otherwise S)
- 15-16 (H, if the dealer’s up-card is 2, 3, 7-A. Otherwise DD)
- 13-14 (H, if the dealer’s up-card is 2, 3, 4, 7-A. Otherwise DD)
Hard hands (hands with an Ace that must be counted as 1 point, or no Ace)
- 17-21 (S)
- 13-16 (S, if the dealer’s up-card is 2-6. Otherwise H)
- 12 (S, if the dealer’s up-card is 4-6. Otherwise H)
- 11(DD if the dealer’s up-card isn’t an Ace. Otherwise H)
- 10(DD if the dealer’s up-card isn’t 10-A. Otherwise H)
- 9 (DD if the dealer’s up-card isn’t 3-6. Otherwise H)
- 8 ((or lower) H)
S = Stand
H = Hit
DD = Double Down