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BlackJack: how to play, strategies

Blackjack from A to Z

Everything you need to know about the most popular game

Today, experts consider blackjack as one of the most popular and difficult games, which is also known as “twenty one”. We need to say that blackjack has become popular because of extremely simple rules, as well as relatively fast gameplay. Blackjack has a fixed set of rules that are not difficult to follow. Unfortunately, many beginners are afraid to start playing blackjack, because it is believed that playing blackjack requires a mathematical mindset. In fact, this is far from the reality.

What is the main principle of the game?

Blackjack is played against the dealer. It means that the basic principle of the game is to collect a combination of cards that will beat the dealer’s hand, but not by much. In blackjack the best hand has 21 points. If a combination has a point total of more than 21 points, the player is automatically eliminated from the game. It is important to remember that it is impossible to beat a dealer with a combination of 21 points. If you want to beat the dealer the only way to do this is to have a hand, which has greater point total than the dealer’s hand.

As for notion of blackjack. It is a card with a value of ten points and an ace received from the card distribution. This is the only combination in the game that has a name. By the way, it is superior to other cards.

Types of blackjack

There are several types of blackjack. In general, they are identical. The only difference is the number of cards a dealer deals at the beginning of the round. Some rules may differ too: for example, in some types of blackjack the dealer may expose two cards. By the way, the casino itself can change the rules. There are bonus rules in some casinos such as an additional increased payment of three sevens on one box or some other combinations. It should be noted that a casino’s own rules are not always beneficial to the player. Often casinos put a cap on the maximum number of cards that are dealt per box. You have got to agree that this is not really good for any player. So, before you start playing blackjack in any casino, do not be lazy and study the rules of the game so you do not get into any unpleasant situations in the future.

Which one is the best place to play blackjack: online-casinos or classic ones?

Each type of casinos has its advantages and disadvantages. Some people like the atmosphere of traditional casinos, while others do not like noisy parties and prefer to play in places they are accustomed to. It all depends on the goal, financial capabilities and individual preferences of a player. Nevertheless, not all gambling enthusiasts have the opportunity to visit offline casinos, since such places usually require big money. This is the reason why online casinos are more popular today. Players do not need to leave their comfort zone. You can access online casinos from anywhere in the world, and assessing your budget is much easier.

On the other hand, as we mentioned earlier, online casinos often change the rules of blackjack and newcomers may not even know about it. Consequently, advantage is almost always on the side of the online casino, which greatly reduces players’ chances of winning. Attitude towards customers is also different. Many traditional casinos are afraid of players who can predict the card layout, so casinos create conditions for them to lose. Online casinos are equally honest with all visitors, but nevertheless, there are cases when online casinos find reasons not to pay winnings to players. Be careful!

Useful tips for blackjack

It is practically impossible to win at the casino, but you can significantly reduce the risks if chose a wise approach. We want to give you some useful tips:


Determine the amount you are willing to lose. Do not borrow money from friends or use last money to play since you risk getting stuck in pretty deep debt. The best option is to never use real money to play and use free versions of games;

Control your emotions

Superfluous emotions are often the main obstacle to achieving success. Gambling requires strict control of emotions, regardless of what mood you are in. For example, if you win a decent amount, it is important to be able to stop on time to pick up your winnings and finish the game;

You will lose. Embrace it

Sounds pretty weird, but this will help you. It’s better to program yourself to lose than to hope in vain for a win. We should also admit that the chances of winning are so small so even hope won’t help.

And the last thing! Choose only reliable online casinos with the most loyal gaming conditions. Do not even consider casinos where the payout for blackjack is less than 3: 2. There are casinos that offer a 6: 5 combination, which significantly reduces the player’s chances of winning. Also avoid casinos without a license. This is the first thing you should pay attention to before playing for real money in any casino. Also, some casinos offer to play for bonuses without a deposit before you start playing for real money. Play responsibly!


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