Online casinos offer a great experience, one which can be fully experienced when playing an entertaining version of blackjack.
When it comes to gambling there is no better place to do it than online. Thanks to the hundreds upon hundreds of options out there, online casino users can always have a great selection of the finest most entertaining games on the market.
When it comes to choosing a game most players split any casino’s roster into two categories: classics and new additions. While new additions generally refer to modern games or slots, casino classics are some of the best known as well-established games available. One of these classic games is blackjack.
Blackjack, also known as 21 is extremely popular because of its controllability, entertainment factor and user friendliness.
A history of blackjack
Blackjack’s origins are somewhat shrouded in mystery. While no one can pinpoint the exact time when blackjack was created, it was first mentioned in the works of Miguel de Cervantes. The classic “Don Quixote” was where the Spanish author known for having a predilection for gambling mentioned 21. The game was referred to as “vientiuna” which would literally translate to 21.
When it comes to the name of Blackjack, the history is much simpler to track down. It was started in United States, more specifically in Las Vegas. For casinos to attract more players, they would often offer big payouts. One such occasion was a 10:1 a payout for players that got a combination of black Jacks and an Ace of spades. The coveted hand was called blackjack. With time the hand and payout was removed, however, the name was so popular that it stuck around and now represents any two cards that have a value of 21 when combined.
How to play blackjack online
The game has always had a playable quality and that hasn’t changed in the world of online casinos. Most games involve one to eight decks of cards with no jokers. In order to play, users simply have to place a bet after which they will receive a pair of cards with two cards being dealt to the house as well. Both of the player’s cards can be seen while only one card from the dealer can be seen.
The goal in any game of blackjack is to get 21 or a value as close to 21 as possible without going over while also being closer to 21 than the dealer.
The player must first place a bet and then the game will deal two cards to the player and another two cards to the house side. Both the cards from the player are visible, while only one dealer card can be seen. Each card is worth its number with face cards being worth 10 points each. Aces are worth 1 or 11 points. After each deal, a player can ask for more cards or, if he or she is satisfied with what they have they can stop there.
Strategies for online blackjack
There are numerous strategies for the game but one of the most efficient and most used is the following: stand for 17 points or higher; hit for 13 to 16 if the dealer has less than 6 points; hit for anything under 13.