Blackjack is one of the world’s most popular card games and has a huge following of enthusiastic players around the globe.
With big rewards on offer and fun, exhilarating gameplay it is little wonder that the game is an all-time casino favourite and has been featured in films including the James Bond franchise, The Hangover, 21 and Rain Man.
The game originated in Europe in the 17th century and has been a casino standard ever since. Sometimes called “21” in reference to the highest possible scoring hand in the game, Blackjack retains its allure, elegance and stature as the ultimate game of skill, chance and strategy.
The aim of the game is to beat the house by building a hand as close to 21 as possible. Every card in the deck has a numerical value, those featuring numbers are worth their stated value, while face cards including Jack, Queen and King are worth ten each. The Ace is worth either one or eleven, whichever score benefits the player’s hand most.
The action is kicked off with the dealer dealing you both two cards, the combined value of these two cards make up your initial hand. Once you have checked your cards you will be given the option to “hit” or “stand”. Should you feel that your hand is strong, or is close or equal to 21 you can “stand” and will not be dealt any further cards. It is then up to the dealer to either match or beat your hand’s value.
If however you feel that your hand is weak and is not close enough to 21 that you feel confident of beating the dealer, you can choose to “hit” and will be dealt an extra card. This card will be added to your hand’s value to bring your score closer to 21. You can choose to be dealt as many cards as you wish but remember if you exceed the highest value of 21, you will go “bust” and lose your stake.
This is where the strategy and skill in judgement comes in, the very best players know just when to push their luck and when to stand. You can practice at any of our premium Blackjack tables for free without spending a cent of your own money and once you are comfortable with the game and have developed a strategy you’re confident in, you can graduate to playing for real money.
Betting on our Blackjack tables is very flexible and you can start from just $1.
We have a number of top titles at Casinoland for you to choose from and all of our tables feature the very best animation, superb graphics and authentic sound effects. When you play at any of our tables we want you to feel as though you’re playing in the heart of Vegas.
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