How to play blackjack online

How to play BlackjackBlackjack is one of the most popular online casino card games. To make sure you do not lose, you have to be aware of basic rules of a game. You have to know when you can hit, when to double or when to take the insurance. Every decision that you take may have the significant impact on final outcome of a game.

Your goal in blackjack is to beat the dealer and to get as close as to 21 as you can (not over 21, then you bust). In blackjack faced cards count as ten. Both you and dealer will start a game with 2 cards each. The dealer may have a single card faced down and the other card faced up and you will get both cards faced-up. After getting your cards, you choose to hit or stand. Before doing this, you can also double (you then double your wager and take only one card) or split (make two hands if two cards have same value). If you choose to stand you won’t take any more cards and if you chose to hit you can ask for more cards until you are satisfied with the number or you bust.

After your turn, it’s the dealer’s turn to play. The dealer may continue to hit until he or she beats you or busts. The dealer must either stand on 17 or continue to draw depending on the game. If you beat the dealer you win!

In the beginning of the round, if the dealer’s faced-up card is an ace, you may consider taking the insurance. That means you place half the value of the original bet to an insurance that the dealer has blackjack. If the dealer has blackjack you loose your regular bet, but win the insurance bet. If the dealer does not have the blackjack, then you will win a game by having the better hand, however lose an amount that you bet on the insurance. Also you can loose both the insurance bet and the original bet if the dealer’s hand is not blackjack, but simply better than yours.

What I’ve read and in my own experience it’s never good taking an insurance, so I usually don’t. At least I read it at when searching for some tips on how to play blackjack online.