Mobile Blackjack at its Best with JackpotCity
When it comes to card and table games, Blackjack is possibly the most popular of them all. This is mainly because the game offers players in Ireland a chance to test their skills and go head-to-head with the dealer. Unlike many other card games where luck plays a major role, in Blackjack online it is all about working the best strategy to reduce the house edge.
At JackpotCity online casino Ireland we stock a huge range of games for both online and mobile players. This includes games like Super Fun 21, Vegas Single Deck, Pontoon, Atlantic City, European, Spanish and Double Exposure Blackjack. If you want to dive into the action and win big at home or on the go, we suggest trying your hand at mobile Blackjack. For those who are new to mobile casino games here is how you can get started:
Playing on Your Mobile
One of the great things about Mobile Blackjack online is that you can play it for free or for real money at home, in the office, on the bus, at the airport or just about anywhere you have an Internet connection. As with all of our mobile games, you can access the game through your mobile web-browser or through the casino app. If you want to start out playing for free, you can always swap over to real money play at any time.
How the Game Works?
Mobile Blackjack is played in exactly the same way as the online and land based version. Once you have logged into the game, the first step is to place your bet. This can be done simply by tapping on the virtual casino chips and placing them in the highlighted betting area. Once the bet has been placed, the virtual dealer will deal you two cards face up and himself two cards with one facing up and the other facing down.
For those who are new to the game, the aim of Blackjack is to beat the dealer by creating a point score as close to 21 as possible without going over 21. Each card is worth a certain number of points. Cards 2 through to 10 are worth their face value while the Jack, Queen and King are worth 10 points. The ace is the only one that can be worth 11 points or 1 point depending on what is needed in the hand.
Once the first deal has been made, you have the option of hitting, Standing, Splitting and Doubling Down. This is where the strategy comes into play. Your next move should be based on the strength of your own hand and what the dealer is showing. For example, if you have a hand of 17 and the dealer is showing a 3, it is best to Stand. If you have a hand of 11 and the dealer is showing an 8, it is best to Hit and take another card. This is a very basic version of the standard strategy which can be learned to improve your success rate.
If you were initially dealt two matching value cards, you can also split your hand into 2 playing hands. The final option is to Double Down. This means taking one extra card and doubling the bet. With the mobile and online casino games version, you may also be offered insurance if the dealer is showing an ace.
Winning a Round
If you stick with your hand, the dealer will flip over his card and see if he can beat your hand. If you continue to hit and your score goes over 21, this is called going bust and you lose the round. Similarly, if the dealers score goes over 21, you win the round. With some casino online Blackjack games, it is also possible to place side bets such as trips or perfect pairs, and this adds to the action.
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