To begin with, blackjack is considered to be a gambling card game with a rich history of its development. So, it is not a surprise that it was one of the first games, which appeared on the Internet.
Sure thing, online blackjack has its own peculiarities and its rules may slightly differ from one online casino to another. Besides, while playing online blackjack, you may choose either to play a single mode game or with other players. Unlike craps, blackjack is believed to be a game of skills.
How to Play Blackjack
First of all, players can play blackjack with 1 to 8 packs of cards. The basic conception of the game is to get more points than the dealer without busting. To bust means to get over 21 points.
If a player obtains 21 points, he wins a game at once. This gambling situation is called a blackjack. If a player gets a blackjack, payout is 3 to 2, while ordinary winning payout is 1 to 1.
If the number of the dealer's and the player's points is equal, there is a push. In this case, all the bets are returned to the players and a new game round starts.
It should be noted that cards are counted in a special way in blackjack. As far as the cards with the numbers are concerned, they are counted according to the numbers they have (for instance, Four of diamonds = 4). Moreover, all the face cards are scored as 10 (for example, Jack of clubs = 10). An Ace can be scored either 1 or 11 points, depending on the situation and what is more suitable for a player.
To start a new round, players put their stakes. Afterwards, the dealer shuffles the cards and gives 2 of them to every player. It should be mentioned that one of the dealer's cards is shown to every player. It is called upcard. Actually, it is very significant for the game as the whole strategies are based upon it.
Moreover, a player has bigger option of actions than the dealer. A player can stand, hit, double, split or surrender. Read about blackjack tips in order to know what action to take and when.