Probably the ‘mother’ of all casino table games, blackjack can be found on pretty much every casino which operates on the internet. Indeed, I have yet to encounter any online casino which does not have blackjack, recommended, rogue, or otherwise.

More widely played than poker believes it or not, blackjack is a game between the player and the dealer, featuring several decks of 52 playing cards. A player is dealt a two-card hand with the aim to get to 21 or as close to 21 as possible.

Several of the casinos which we recommend also employ a multi-player blackjack game, which allows players to chat with and play alongside other online players. Thus further enhancing the whole feel of the game.

Unlike your land-based casinos though, you will also find a space at a table playing online.

Before you even think of playing Blackjack online there are a few things you should think about first. Firstly you need to decide how much money you want to play with and more importantly how much you can afford to lose. Thereafter, you need to visit and see how familiar you are with the rules. If we work with a nice easy number like 100 to get things going it will be much easier in the long run.

As a good example, we shall say that once we have only 80 left to play with then that will be that for today. We shall also say that if we reach 120 then we shall also call it a day.

Blackjack is a game played with cards, usually 4 packs excluding jokers meaning there are 208 cards in most games. This game is about you versus the dealer, you are required to get 21 points or more points than the dealer, or hope that the dealer gets more than 21, in which case the dealer is declared a bust and has to payout. Cards are worth exactly what they show IE a 6 is worth 6 points. The exception is that colored cards (Jack, Queen, King) are worth 10 points and Aces either 1 or 11 depending on what is needed. In most casinos, a dealer must hold on 17 or more.


Claire Bennett is a self-taught poker player and is looking for different ways through which she can share her experience and poker tips with other enthusiasts.