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Play Blackjack Online: JackpotCity Casino

Few online establishments can boast of having an online presence spanning over two decades. Not only has JackpotCity been operating successfully since 1998, it has also established a reputation for bringing world-class entertainment to its players in a 100% safe and secure gaming environment. JackpotCity Casino is fully licensed, and certified by eCOGRA. Its varied selection of casino games ensures that every players taste is catered to. One table game that has proven to be popular with players is online blackjack. The types of blackjack games available range from Classic Blackjack, European Blackjack and Atlantic City Blackjack, to a series of Live Blackjack options, which can be streamed in real time. 

Find out more about the variety of online blackjack on offer, get answers for common how to's and frequently asked questions, blackjack terminology, and general rules when playing blackjack online at JackpotCity.

A Variety of Online Blackjack Games

JackpotCity Casino has quite a selection of online blackjack games for you to choose from. Once you know how to play blackjack online, you can quickly familiarise yourself with the blackjack rules of the other versions. Here are just some that you can expect to find:

Classic Blackjack

Probably one of the best online blackjack games for beginners as the rules are quite simple and easy to understand. The main rule here is that the dealer must Hit (receive another card) when the total of the dealer’s hand is 16 or less.

Atlantic City Blackjack

There are some interesting additions to this version, where Split cards up to three times, and even Double Down after a Split.

European Blackjack

This version of blackjack online is played with two decks of cards and you can only choose the Double Down option when your first two cards have a combined value of 9, 10 or 11.

Live Blackjack

An exciting addition to the game of blackjack is the live variety of games available. Here, you can stream games in real time with live dealers available at different tables. You can also chat to the dealers via the live chat function.

Other Games at JackpotCity Casino

Blackjack online is a game of strategy, however, for players looking for other simpler casino games that may not require as much strategy, look no further then JackpotCity Casino. These include other card games like baccarat, as well as table games like roulette, plus keno and a variety of slots games, including classic 3-reel slots and 5-reel video slots.

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How to Play Blackjack Online

Blackjack is also known as the game of 21. The aim of the game is to get as close to 21 as possible, or at least higher than the dealer.

The blackjack rules are very much the same for blackjack online as the game played at a land-based casino.

At the beginning of each game, after your bet has been placed, you will be dealt two face-up cards, while the dealer will receive one face-up card. It’s then your turn, and you can decide whether to be dealt another card, or to keep the two cards that you have. Once all bets have been made, the dealer will be dealt another card. This continues until either you or the dealer have a combined number that is closest to 21.

The values of the cards are as follows:

  • 2 to 10 are worth the value that they display (e.g. 2 = 2, 3 = 3, and so on)
  • Jack, Queen and King are worth 10 each.
  • The Ace is worth either 1 or 11 points, and you can decide which of these two values is more beneficial to getting as close to 21 as possible, or beating the dealer.

In most varieties of blackjack, the dealer has to stand when getting a combined number of-17 and therefore cannot receive another card.

Blackjack Terminology

Once you understand the basics of how to play blackjack online, there is some terminology that you may need to familiarise yourself with.

Hit

Once your two cards have been dealt, you can choose to take another card (or more than one) to get as close to 21 as possible. With Hit, you’re asking for an extra card.

Stand

When you think your two cards (or additional cards requested) are good enough to beat the dealer, or are as close to 21 as you can get without going over, you will Stand and no more cards will be dealt to you.

Bust

Should the total of the cards received be more than 21, you will Bust and therefore lose the round.

Blackjack

If your first two cards are a face card (Jack, King or Queen) and an Ace, this is known as Blackjack and, in most blackjack games, will pay out double the bet.

Push

When your and the dealer’s hands are the same total, no one wins the game – this is known as Push, and the bet will be carried over to the next game.

Double Down

In most games, if your first two hands add up to 11, you have the choice to Double Down, meaning that your bet will be doubled, however, you will only receive one more card. In other games, the Double Down option is available on the first two cards, no matter the total.

Split

If your first two cards are of the same value (for example, two 3s, two Jacks, and so on), you will have the option to Split the two cards and therefore play two hands at the same time for double the bet.

Insurance

Should the first card of the dealer be an Ace, there is a possibility that the next card may result in Blackjack, and you can therefore put Insurance on the hand for an extra bet. This pays 2:1, so even if the dealer does get Blackjack and you lose the game, you will still break even.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do you play blackjack online?

Blackjack is a game of player versus dealer and the main goal is to get as close to 21 as possible (without going over) with the cards that are being dealt to you, or at least get closer than the dealer. While the rules are basically the same for each game, there are slight differences between certain variations of online blackjack. We suggest that you view the rules of the game that you are playing at JackpotCity directly, which are available in-game. Simply log into your account (or register one if you’re a new player) and make your way to the tablegames section to find the different online blackjack games available.

Does blackjack beat 21?

It does indeed. While you can still win with a combined total of 21, Blackjack is the highest payout and is achieved with two cards – one of them being a Jack, Queen or King and the other one an Ace.

Is blackjack easy to play?

Once you understand the basic rules of blackjack, it should be relatively easy to play, but we recommend to first go through the rules and play a few practice rounds before spending real money.

What are the basic rules of playing online blackjack?

As mentioned before, the main goal in blackjack is to get to 21 without going over. There are certain basic rules that the dealer has to adhere to in most games, for example that the dealer has to Stand on any card total of 17 or over and therefore cannot ask for another card. Some games allow you to Split your hand more than once and most games will allow you to put up Insurance. We recommend that you view all the rules within the online blackjack game that you are playing.

Do you hit or stay on 16?

That is completely up to you – most players suggest to only Hit on 16 when the dealer has 7 or higher, but again, it’s really your decision to make.

Is it illegal to play blackjack online?

JackpotCity is a fully licensed and regulated casino in Canada and it’s therefore legal to play online blackjack here, provided that you are of legal age to gamble. Before joining any online casino, make sure that online gambling is legal in your jurisdiction and that the casino is licensed, safe and secure, such as JackpotCity.

Can you play blackjack online for real money?

Yes you can. JackpotCity offers a variety of blackjack and other online casino games that can be enjoyed with a real money account.

Can I play blackjack for free?

Most of the blackjack games are available to play in Demo Mode as well as Real Play, which means that you can practise blackjack first before playing with your own money. Please note that when you are playing in Demo Mode (free play), any winnings are purely for demonstration purposes and therefore cannot be withdrawn.

Play Online Blackjack at JackpotCity

Online Blackjack is an enthralling game that relies on skill, strategy and wit. Its one of the few casino games where a player is able to influence the outcome by utilising strategy, making it all the more compelling.

Play online Blackjack at JackpotCity and master the art of a casino classic that’s stood the test of time to become one of the worlds most popular card games!

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