Blackjack what is it?
Blackjack is a card game which is often played in the casino. The main purpose of blackjack is to outplay the bank. Face cards (Jack, Queen and King) are worth 10 points. The cards 2-10 have the value on each card. The ace is 1 or 11 points (which determines what value is the closest the 21 but does not cross it). If the dealer has the same number of players, it is a “stand-off” or “push” (tie).
Gameplay on a blackjack site
The game is played with one to six decks (52 to 312 cards) that are shaken by the dealer. Holland Casino uses six decks for their games, but you can find a game with less cards at other online casinos. All players play individually against the bank on a blackjack site (dealer). The game at a blackjack site is almost always played with open cards. After the players have placed their bets, the bank (dealer) gives each player two cards and this is done clockwise. The bank gives himself one card. If a player has 21 points with the first two cards, for example an Ace with a 10, Jack, Queen or King this is called a blackjack and the player wins 1.5 times his or her commitment, unless the Dealer also has Blackjack , then they draw (stand-off). The blackjack is paid immediately if the dealer has no chance to get a blackjack.
Blackjack site options
If the player doesn’t have blackjack, the players are asked to indicate whether they want to split or double. If a player has more than 21 points, the player has lost. If all players have passed, the dealer deals cards to himself. The croupier stops when he obtained 17 or more points. Here, the Ace is regarded as 11, unless the 21 is exceeded. When 17 is reached, the points of the croupier are compared with those of the player. If the player has fewer points, the player loses the bet to the bank. Depending on the game situation you can double your bet during the game. By doubling your bet, you get only one more card from the dealer. Divide (split) your bet is also possible when the first two dealt cards are of equal value or of equal rank (some casinos allow splitting pairs like 10, Jack or King, Jack or King, Queen, and others only two men, two women 2 Jacks or 2 tens). After splitting you can place the same bet on the second card. Each individual bet is than one of the individual cards. Both cards are played once for two separate games. When you split two aces then you only receive one additional card on each ace. If this is an ace again, one should generally split again. Usually one can also double after a split, but some casinos allow doubling after splitting as not fair, which is disadvantageous for the player.
Insurance (insurance) is possible when the first card of the dealer is an Ace. Insurance means that an additional bet placed on the insurance line at the height of half the original bet. If the dealer has blackjack then you will receive your insurance wager 2x paid and you compensate for this loss of your lost bet. If the dealer doesn’t have blackjack then the insurance bet is lost.
Surrender (surrender) is the ability for players to refrain from further playing any particular hand. They lose only half of their bet. This is especially beneficial at totals as 16 or 15 against a 9 or 10 in the bank. There are different versions of surrender. Some Casinos are not against surrender of an Ace, if the bank has an Ace, then they may not opt for surrender.
Where to play Blackjack
Now a days you can play blackjack online, this is done by playing blackjack on the computer. With all these new and fun online casino’s you can just play online blackjack for free online. You don’t need to go to a regular casino to play. There are online casinos with blackjack sites where you can play live blackjack. The fun part of playing in an online casino is that you can acquire a blackjack casino bonus and you can play as long as you like. That’s why blackjack is now one of the most popular online casino games in the business. Another fun fact of blackjack sites is that you can easily ask for help and you can also play mobile blackjack. This is a version of blackjack for your mobile phone. You will need a smartphone though to play blackjack on your mobile. Another reason why blackjack sites are so popular is because they make it easy to play blackjack, even for the players who have no experience at all. Most online casinos also give nice blackjack bonus, which makes playing blackjack for free even more attractive for players. Because you don’t have to put in a lot of money and still you can win money. In the Netherlands you can play blackjack at numerous online casinos such as panda casino, polder casino and klaver casino.
Another popular blackjack game is the live blackjack game. This is also an online casino game, but in this game you play blackjack as if you’re in a real casino. In a real live casino a camera is placed at a black jack table and you can watch and play black jack live. During these session you can hear the dealer, the other players at the table and even the other sounds coming from the live casino. This is such a great experience which every black jack player should have tried at least once. The rules applied at Live blackjack are basically the same rules of when you start playing blackjack in a real casino. The most popular casino’s in the Netherlands offer this kind of live blackjack games. These casinos are the Kroon casino and the Oranje casino.