Online Blackjack - The Basics

The purpose of the online blackjack game is to get a hand, which has a total card value that is greater than the dealer's but doesn't go over the value of 21. When a player's hand in online blackjack has a total card value that is greater than 21, it is called "breaking" or "busted", and the dealer will definitely win.

The following are the card values of online blackjack: - Aces can be counted as one or 11, depending on the current hand. - Cards two through ten are counted as their face values. - All face cards such as King, Queen, and Jack are counted as ten.

The value of the Aces to be either one or 11 is dependent on the decision of the online blackjack player. The value of the Aces should be used accordingly that your current hand has a total value closer to 21 and will not, of course, get you busted.

An online blackjack hand that has an Ace that can be valued as one or 11 and will not make a player busted is called a soft hand. An online blackjack hand that has no Ace or has an Ace but can be valued only as one to avoid being busted is called a hard hand.

Before the game of online blackjack starts, all bets must be placed first. Every online blackjack player and the dealer are all dealt with two cards. One of the two cards on the dealer's hand is dealt up so that all the players can see its value. The other card of the dealer's hand is dealt down that it may be unknown to all online blackjack players including the dealer.

Always keep in mind that online blackjack is played only between you and the dealer, no matter how many players are there at the table. The play of the other players at the table cannot affect the result of your individual play.

The dealer has no play to make because the online blackjack rules with regards to the dealer's hand are already predetermined.

You can make any of the following moves during the game of online blackjack: hit, stand, double down, and split. A player can make an insurance bet, which is a side bet that will pay two to one odds if the dealer has a blackjack. In any circumstance, side betting in insurance is not really favorable to the player's side.

The colors of the online blackjack chips are white for $1, red for $5, green for $2, and black for $100.

When you get a 21 or natural in online blackjack from the first two cards, the pay is 1.5:1.

Online blackjack is among the favorite casino table game in the United States. The game is easy to learn and fun to play and with the correct playing strategy, the house advantage of online blackjack is absolutely low.