Play Online Blackjack
Online blackjack, commonly referred to as “21,” is a popular table game that owes its popularity to its simplicity and straightforward rules. Identical to its land-based counterpart, online blackjack is played solely against the dealer in a dual for a hand with a value closest to 21. The online blackjack variants at our casino offer ultra-realistic graphics, user-friendly features and generous odds.
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The Basics of Blackjack
Online blackjack is easy to master and is played solely against the dealer. Predominantly a game of chance, online blackjack requires players to understand the basic rules of the game in order to determine when to hit or stand. The objective of online blackjack is to get a hand with a value closest or equal to 21 without going bust. The strongest hand in online blackjack is one that contains an ace and 10-value card. This is known as "blackjack" and automatically beats any other hand.
In online blackjack, all numbered cards (2-10) are worth their face value, while the king, queen and jack are worth 10 each. The ace, however, can be deemed a 1 or 11 depending on the particular situation. To play blackjack, the player is required to place a bet before the start of each hand. The player will then receive 2 cards that are dealt face up. The dealer, on the other hand, receives one card face up and the other face down. The player is first to act and can draw as many cards necessary in order to get a hand closest to 21 without going bust. Once the player decides to stand (not receive more cards) the dealer will then draw cards until the hand reaches a value of 17 or exceeds 21.
Single-hand blackjack is played with a single deck of 52-cards. This variant of online blackjack is popular for its minimalism and lower house edge compared to other variants. The rules of single-hand blackjack may often differ depending on the particular online blackjack game the player wishes to play, often to make room for additional bets. Red Flush Casino has a number of single-hand blackjack games to play.
Multi-hand blackjack is played with up to 8 decks of cards. Similar to single-hand blackjack, this variant of online blackjack makes it possible for players to play up to 5 hands simultaneously, increasing the thrill and reward. Multi-hand blackjack is played against the dealer with the objective of gaining a hand with a value higher than the dealer without exceeding 21. Red Flush Online Casino has a number of multi-hand blackjack games to play.
Online Blackjack Player Decisions
After the player has been dealt two initial cards, the player has the following basic decisions or actions to select from:
Hit: To acquire more cards. The player may take as many cards necessary without exceeding the total of 21.
Stand: To cease from taking more cards.
Split: The player may choose to split the hand if the player is dealt a pair. Each hand is consequently played separately.
Double-down: To increase the initial bet by 100% while taking another card. After the player has decided to double-down, the player may not hit again.
Push: When both the player and the dealer have equally strong hands. The player's bet is returned as a result.
Surrender: Some variants of online blackjack allow the player to “surrender”. Should the player not feel confident in a particular hand, the player may then forfeit the hand, but will lose half their initial bet.
Insurance: The player may choose to take “insurance” if the dealer's up card is an Ace. Insurance is basically a side bet on whether the dealer has “blackjack”