How to Play Online and Live Dealer Blackjack

There are many card games available to play at an online casino, and blackjack – made famous by blockbuster movies – is one of the most popular ones. Although the basic rules are quite simple, the strategy gets more complex as you dig deeper, but this just means there is always something new to learn! In this post, we’ll cover the basics of the game, as well as how to play online and live dealer variations.

Blackjack rules

Similar to other casino games like poker, the basics of this card game are easy to learn, but it takes a lot of practice and dedication to become a pro! That said, it’s very simple to get started. The main goal of the game is to beat the dealer by getting dealt a hand of cards that is greater in value than the dealer’s hand, while also being as close as possible to 21, without going over that total.

Each card that you’re dealt has a value, although you don’t need to worry about the suits (diamonds, hearts, spades, clubs) in this game – it’s all about the cards’ numerical value. All the cards with numbers on them carry the same “pip” value as you see on them. The jack, queen and king cards, or “face cards”, carry a value of 10, while an ace can be worth either one or 11. This is where the game starts to get interesting and requires you to start adding numbers in your head very quickly!

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