Blackjack is one of Canada’s favourite casino games for a reason, it offers strategy, rivalry and exhilaration. Blackjack has a strong history in this country despite the game originating in Europe, its arrival on the online gaming scene over the past decade or so has seen the game enjoy a healthy resurgence with an entirely new generation of Canadians now enjoying the action and rewards on offer.
The game remains as simple as it has ever been, just beat the dealer and you win your bet with a payout of 1:1. So how exactly do you beat the house then?
The name of the game is to build the score of your hand as close to 21 as possible. Each hand starts with the dealer dealing you each two cards. The combined value of these two cards makes up your score with all number cards representing their stated value and face cards such as Jack, Queen and King all being worth ten. The Ace is worth either one or eleven, at a player’s discretion.
Once the dealer has dealt the first set of cards you will be asked whether you would like to “hit” or “stand.” If you feel your hand is strong and close enough to 21 that the dealer cannot match your score, you can choose to stand and will be dealt no more cards, the dealer then having to either match or beat your score in order to beat you.
Should the value of your initial two cards feel low, you can ask to “hit” and you will then be dealt another card to boost your score. You can continue to hit until you are satisfied with the strength of your hand. Remember, if the value of your cards exceeds 21, you will go “bust” and lose your stake, so choose carefully.
A lot of the skill in Blackjack comes from knowing when to hit and when to stand and the very best players seem to have a sixth sense regarding when to push their luck. You can practice your own strategy and Blackjack skills at our tables for free by playing with virtual cash. This will help you build your confidence and get you comfortable with the tables before you’re ready to play for real rewards.
You can choose from a wide range of Blackjack tables at Casinoland including some our favourites like Multi hand Blackjack, Single Deck Blackjack, Blackjack Pro and Blackjack Classic. Check out our Blackjack games page for even more great Blackjack games.
We’ve played all of our Blackjack games ourselves to make sure that they’re the highest quality on the web and we’re confident the experience you get playing with us will be second to none. We have games from all of the biggest games developers like Microgaming, Netent, Quickspin, NYX, Play n Go and Thunderkick so you can rest assured we’ve got all bases covered.
If you’re after fun, realistic and rewarding Blackjack gaming, come join us on the tables at Casinoland today and discover the definitive online playing experience.