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Why Play Online Blackjack?

Blackjack, along with video poker, is one of the only casino games where your decisions actually have an effect on your chances of winning. No other casino game offers this level of strategic thought, and in fact, a skilled blackjack player can actually tilt the odds in his favor. Even if you're only a partially skilled player, knowing basic strategy only, you can reduce the house edge to just 0.5%. For the most part, online casinos will shuffle the deck after each hand, so you're not able to count cards online like you would in a traditional casino. Even still, blackjack is one of the best bets in the casino, even if you don't count cards. And learning the correct strategies is easy. Online slots are fun to play, but will never offer you this advantage.

Although it doesn't get as much action as the slot machines, Blackjack is certainly King of the online casino card games. With straight forward rules, Blackjack is simple to learn, and is one of the few online casino games that can actually put the odds in the player's favor. Of course, this entails the use of perfect strategy - something which takes practice to perfect. There are many varieties of hybrids of Blackjack, more of which can be found on the internet than in land-based casinos.

Blackjack online can be played with as little as one deck and up to eight, and depending on the version, can be played with one hand or multiple hands at a time. Although you are more likely to find higher table minimums in land-based casinos, online blackjack is accommodating to every bankroll and can normally be played with stakes as low as $1.

The objective of blackjack on line is to shape a hand near a point total of twenty-one without going over (busting). All cards are worth their numeric value, while face cards (Jacks/Queens/Aces) are worth ten points and Aces are worth 1 or 11 points, depending on which value will get the hand closer to twenty-one without going over.

All blackjack games are played between the player and dealer, with each being dealt two initial cards. The only difference is that one of the dealer's cards is facedown. The player must then make a decision to draw additional cards (hit) or abstain from drawing (stand). In between, options to take insurance, surrender a hand, split hands and doubling bet amounts will present themselves.

This is where the Basic Blackjack strategy has its advantage. Based on mathematical odds, the strategy informs players when to take the appropriate actions, depending on what the dealer's upturned card is and the total value of the player's hand. As the case is in any casino game, there is no guarantee of winning at blackjack. However, if someone decides to play the basic strategy with 100% accuracy 100% of the time, stastically speaking, said player would at least come out even.

Here are a few tips to keep in mind: Do not take Insurance if it is offered to you (when the dealer is showing an Ace) and seek out games that pay 3 to 2 for a blackjack, as opposed to 6 to 5. You won't have to worry so much about this when playing blackjack at online casinos. However, if you ever do come across blackjack online that pays 6 to 5, turn around and go the other way. Lastly, if you take the time to learn the basic strategy on line, which you should if you are serious about winning, begin by learning to spot patterns in the strategy so as to understand why it functions the way it does. Then, put the strategy to the test in an online casino that allows you to open a fun-money blackjack account.

Edited by Keith Smith

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