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Blackjack has been around for hundreds of years and it’s not very difficult to see why that’s the case. This is likely because it’s such a simple game to learn to play. It also has some of the best player odds you’ll find of any other casino games still played today. These incredible odds are afforded to the player because it puts them on almost even footing with the dealer in every hand that’s played.

Like any casino game, Blackjack is a game with an outcome that is completely dependant on luck. However, there are means and strategies that players can employ in order to try and get the most out of every hand they’re dealt. These methods are known as Blackjack strategy and are freely available and legal for any player who wants to try to utilise them. Just remember that Blackjack strategy isn’t required to win as so much of Blackjack is based primarily on luck and even beginner players can do well if the cards come up right for them.

If you’re a beginner in the world of Blackjack then you might want to try your hand at some practice games available in our casino. Doing so will allow you to get familiar with the ins and outs of the games without having to risk any real money. When you’re confident enough to dive into real-money betting you can do so at any time.

 

Variations of Blackjack

Like many casino games this old, the exact origins of Blackjack are not fully known. However, its believed that the modern game of Blackjack has its origins in a European game from the 16th century which was called 21. The author Miguel de Cervantes, who wrote the now famous Don Quixote is believed to the earliest historical mention of the existence of 21. The modern variation of European Blackjack is more closely related to the classic European version of the game. In this version of the game the player is dealt two cards while the dealer is dealt just one.

American Blackjack on the other hand dates back more recently to the 19th century. One way this differs from European Blackjack is that the dealer is also dealt two cards at the beginning of play. The dealer is also allowed the benefit of peeking to give them a chance to beat the player early into the game. American Blackjack also allows for the use of Blackjack strategy on the part of the players.

With such a long history, Blackjack has cemented itself as one of the most popular classic casino table games of all time.

 

Playing With Blackjack Strategy

Learning all the ins and outs of real Blackjack strategy is a subject that’s far too complex for us to cover on this webpage. While we could never hope to cover everything there is to know on the subject, we can fill you in on some basic Blackjack strategies that beginner Blackjack players can easily follow to try and give them an edge.

Blackjack is all about knowing when to hit and when to stay, and Blackjack strategy is no different. If you hit 8 or lower, then hit. If you get a hand that’s worth 10 or 11, then double down. If your hand is worth 17, choose to pass. If you have two Aces or two 8s then you should choose to split that hand into two new hands. Finally, you should stand if you score 17 and the dealer scores 7. The same goes for if you score 12 and the dealer scores 5 or 6, or if you score 13 and the dealer scores only 2 or 3.

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