Blackjack is one of the world’s most popular card games, and is found in various institutions worldwide as well as in Australia. These days with the ever increasing popularity and accessibility of the internet, Blackjack is now not only found in real brick and mortar casinos, but it is found via the internet as online blackjack too. Online blackjack can be played against the computer as a dealer and just yourself, or can even be played in some online casinos as a live game, against other real players with a real live dealer being broadcast from a brick and mortar casino.
How to Find Online Blackjack
Online blackjack can be played either on your pc or on your mobile device that has a suitable internet connection. To find the game search either in your web browser or in your app store for online blackjack games. These will come in two formats. The first is playable purely in your internet browser and does not have to be saved in your devices memory, the second is in the form of an app that has to be downloaded. Online blackjack can be played for both real and free money.
Types of Online Blackjack
Online blackjack can be played in various ways; the rules remain the same but the delivery system differs. The first is the basic against the computer. The computer online will act as the dealer and there are no other players involved. The second is still against the computer as the dealer, but there are other players involved who can be real people from all over the world. The third type is Live Game, whereby the player logs into a game that is being broadcast from a real brick and mortar casino by use of webcam, and plays against real people and a real live dealer.
Rules of Online Blackjack
The rules of online black jack are the same as regular blackjack. Simply put the players aim is to achieve a higher hand than the dealer, without going over 21. The game starts with the player placing their bet. Once this is done the player will be dealt two cards, both face up. The dealer will also be dealt two cards, one face up and one face down. The number cards have the same face value as represented on them, for example a five is worth 5 points, an eight is worth 8 points etc. The face cards I.e. Jack, Queen and King are worth ten each, and an Ace is worth either one or eleven, depending on what suits the player best for their hand.
Once the player has been dealt their hand, they can choose to Stay if they have a high number close to 21, for example a nine and a Jack equalling 19, or they can choose to Hit. If they choose to Hit they get dealt another card. A player can continue to hit until they reach a high hand but should they go over 21 they Bust, and the dealer wins. Once the player has decided to Stay, the dealer then reveals his hand, and should it be low has to Hit until he reaches 17 or higher. Should he Bust or go over 21, the player wins. Should he reach 17 or higher but still have a lower hand than the player, the player still wins.