Blackjack is one of the world’s most popular (not to mention lucrative and famous) online casino games and like its land based cousin is an easy game to learn but a difficult game to master.
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Thanks to our Microgaming powered online casino software you get to enjoy some of the most rewarding Blackjack action in the world! The great thing about playing Blackjack online is that it is one of the only casino games that genuinely lets you enjoy a statistical edge over the casino that you are playing at. This automatically improves your chances of winning and results in a better gambling experience for you.
Back in 1700 AD three games were brought together to form what was then an early form of the game of Blackjack. These three games were called “chemin de fer”, “French Ferme” and “vinget-et-un”. But it was not until the 1800’s that a simple rule change in America introduced a 10:1 bonus received when players drew the Jack of Clubs (or Spades) along with the Ace of Spades that the game of Blackjack really took off.
For almost 300 years casino players and gambling fanatics from around the world have enjoyed playing the great game of Blackjack. It first originated in France in the early 1700’s, but quickly grew in popularity and expanded across the world in only a few decades. Blackjack is now found in ALL casinos (both online and offline) and is one of the most popular casino games ever created (only slots games are more popular than Blackjack).
Blackjack is Blackjack right? Wrong, because with online Blackjack at Gaming Club the game is less pressurised and players get the chance to think strategically and at their own pace! This ensures that a player’s strategic thinking influences their chance of winning and makes the implementation of a winning Blackjack strategy an integral part of every online Blackjack game.
Please Note! All the Online Blackjack Games available in our software have the same simple rules and structure. This makes it easier for you to play any of our Blackjack games and offers a range of easy to use playing options that include the hugely popular Multi-Hand Blackjack Games.
You can be playing Online Blackjack in minutes thanks to our quick casino software download process. Simply follow the steps below and you’ll be playing all of your favourite Blackjack games in no time at all:
So how do you play online Blackjack? The object of online (and offline) Blackjack is to get a value of cards equal to or as close to 21 while beating the total of the dealer’s cards. To get the best possible card combination it must be remembered that numbered cards are worth their face value and face cards are worth 10 however Aces are worth 1 or 11 (the player decides). If the total of the cards exceeds 21 it is called a “bust” and the player or dealer (depending on who ‘busts”) loses. If the total of the value of cards is less than or equal to 21 the highest total wins. In the event of a tie no one wins and the hand is played again.
In Online Blackjack strategy is king and used correctly can change the entire outcome of a player’s game. Below is the basic Blackjack strategy that is used in a game that utilises three or more card decks.
|Your hand||Dealer's face-up card|
|11||Double or Hit||Double or Hit||Double or Hit||Double or Hit||Double or Hit||Double or Hit||Double or Hit||Double or Hit||Double or Hit||Hit|
|10||Double or Hit||Double or Hit||Double or Hit||Double or Hit||Double or Hit||Double or Hit||Double or Hit||Double or Hit||Hit||Hit|
|9||Hit||Double or Hit||Double or Hit||Double or Hit||Double or Hit||Hit||Hit||Hit||Hit||Hit|
|A,7||Stand||Double or Stand||Double or Stand||Double or Stand||Double or Stand||Stand||Stand||Hit||Hit||Hit|
|A,6||Hit||Double or Hit||Double or Hit||Double or Hit||Double or Hit||Hit||Hit||Hit||Hit||Hit|
|A,4 A,5||Hit||Hit||Double or Hit||Double or Hit||Double or Hit||Hit||Hit||Hit||Hit||Hit|
|A,2 A,3||Hit||Hit||Hit||Double or Hit||Double or Hit||Hit||Hit||Hit||Hit||Hit|
|5,5||Double or Hit||Double or Hit||Double or Hit||Double or Hit||Double or Hit||Double or Hit||Double or Hit||Double or Hit||Hit||Hit|
Players must ALWAYS remember that there are variations to basic Blackjack strategy depending on house rules and the number of card decks being used in a specific game.
Online Blackjack tips are not only a valuable way to make the most of a game, but when used in conjunction with a good Blackjack Strategy they can help in gaining the upper hand over a casino.
The following are some of the most important tips to follow when playing online Blackjack:
“Vegas Style” Blackjack is an American version of the game that allows players to push if both player and dealer bust with the dealers bust being a higher total.
The French (Vingt-et-un) and the German (Siebzehn und Vier) versions of Blackjack (which we don’t offer unfortunately) are also extremely popular. Neither game offers the chance to split the ace, and the ace always counts as eleven. Two Aces also count as a Blackjack in both these games.
One of the most exciting forms of Blackjack is Elimination Blackjack. This is a tournament form of Blackjack and can be found in our Blackjack Tournaments section of this website. It must be noted that Elimination Blackjack has a different strategy to normal Blackjack and players play against each other and not just the house. Please read the Blackjack Tournament rules before playing for the first time.