Your online Blackjack FAQs answered

Playing Blackjack online, whether it be for the first time or not, you may find yourself with some questions about the game and even online gameplay itself.

With this in mind, we thought it would be a great time to answer a few of the most commonly asked questions casino providers receive about online Blackjack.

Follow us as we help you prepare for your next game against the dealer.

Scroll to answer the FAQs.

What is online Blackjack?

Online Blackjack is a card game that has been played for centuries, which, thanks to the advancements of modern technology, is now accessible to the masses. Blackjack itself could be described as a card game battle between player and dealer, where the aim of the game is to hold a hand of cards that total 21 or as close as possible, without exceeding 21.

How do you play Blackjack?

To begin a game of Blackjack, you will be dealt two starting cards by the dealer, who will also deal themselves two starting cards, yet one of thiers will be face-down and hidden until later, unlike yours, which will both be face-up. In a race to reach 21, if your two starting cards create a good hand, you can Stand. If not, you can ask to be Hit with another card in the hopes it boosts your hand value closer to 21, or to 21 exactly, without exceeding. Once happy with your hand, the dealer will reveal their facedown card and play their hand. Whoever is closer to 21, wins.

How can I win a game of Blackjack?

You simply need to beat the dealer. To do this, you’ll need to either have a hand value higher than their hand or if the dealer goes bust by exceeding 21 and you don’t.

Is there a way to play Blackjack for free?

In a way, yes. On many casino provider sites, there are Blackjack tables available to practice on, which are fully functional, without any cost towards play. Although you will not win anything on the practice tables, there is still fun to be had.

Can I play Blackjack on any mobile/portable device?

In part, yes. If your portable device can connect to the internet. All online Blackjack game software should be compatible with both desktop and mobile devices, including that of iOS and Android smartphones and tablets.

How many decks are normally used in online Blackjack?

Online Blackjack games typically use six or eight decks of playing cards. Although, it is possible to find games online that use more or fewer decks, sometimes even just one deck. Naturally, the fewer decks in play, the better the odds are of winning. 

Do the same rules apply within online Blackjack games as they do offline?

To put it simply, yes. Online Blackjack is a digital representation of the much-loved offline game. All rules are the same, but you can also find themed variations to spice up standard gameplay.

What are the odds of winning a game of online Blackjack?

With the house edge around 1% for online Blackjack games, Blackjack is almost a 50/50 game, but this can vary depending on the number of card decks being used.

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