How to Play Blackjack Online

Online blackjack reached the peak of its popularity after the release of film "Twenty-One" about famous MIT Blackjack Team and their card counting system. If you want to master the game, choose the best online blackjack casino for you, check out the rules, tips and terminology and start playing.

Playing Online Blackjack

  • The rules are basically the same.
  • The game is played between the dealer and 5 players (each play with the dealer).
  • Before game players place their bets.
  • There is no opportunity to change the bets after selection of the "Deal" option.

Online Blackjack Rules

  1. The aim is to beat the dealer by getting the total score of 21 or close, but not more.
  2. Blackjack is first two-card combination with the total score of 21.
  3. Blackjack always beats 21-hand.
  4. Card values are the same as in land blackjack.
  5. Each player receives two cards and then does the decisions to continue dealing cards or stop at that score.

Online Blackjack Strategy

A special set of recommendations how to act in a case of any combination of cards. Knowledge of basic strategy raise player's winning chances and playing skills.

Online Blackjack Tips

  • Don't Split 10s.
  • You should always Split Aces and 8s.
  • Try not to take the insurance.
  • Hit soft 17 if the croupier's up card is 10.
  • If the dealer has 2, 3, 7 or more- Hit hard 12; 4, 5, 6 - Stand on hard 12.
  • Hit at least until 17.

Blackjack Online Terminology

Hit - take one more card.

Stand - stay with your result.

Split - divide paired cards into two hands.

Double Down - double your bet.

Surrender - give up.

Insurance - optional bet.

Online Blackjack Bet Rules

  1. Insurance is offered if the croupier shows an Ace.
  2. Doubling Down is possible after dealing first two cards. After doubling your bet you have an opportunity to ask for only one additional card.
  3. Splitting allows you to play two separate hands with two equal bets.
  4. Early Surrender - the option before dealer's checking for 21.
  5. Late Surrender - after dealer's checking option.

The one thing you have to remember that the perfection comes with practice, so improve yourself in playing different blackjack variations and don't be afraid of novelties.