Learn How to Play Blackjack Online
There are few things more thrilling than playing an exciting game of blackjack. Even better is being able to play blackjack online and from the comfort of your home.
Play Free Blackjack Games
Test your luck and blackjack knowledge to a free game of blackjack at Old Havana Casino. You can play completely free online games of blackjack and then deposit money when you feel confident. Playing with real money can seriously amp up the excitement of playing blackjack online.
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At Old Havana Casino, playing blackjack is simple, easy and fun! The game of blackjack is not complicated, but there are some standard rules all players should know. In the game of blackjack, the goal is always to beat the dealer. Beating the dealer is done by acquiring cards that have a higher value that house's cards, but without going “bust.” Going bust in blackjack means the card totals are over the value of 21. If a player or the dealer goes over 21, the game is over, and the bets given to either the player or the dealer, according to the rules of blackjack. The basic terms and actions a player can take blackjack are:
Stand: Means to take no action on the hand dealt by the dealer. No additional cards are wanted, and a player is using this exact hand to compete against the dealer.
Hit: Requesting to hit in blackjack, means the dealer will give the player another card and the value of the card goes towards to the total of previously dealt cards. A player would use this action to get closer to the total of 21 in hopes of beating the dealer.
Split: If a successful player receives two cards of the same exact value, they have the option to split the cards. This tie means they can bet on both cards, but add separate wagers to each set of cards. An additional bet must be added during this action, to proceed with the game.
Double/Double Down: It is always a good idea to increase a wager if a dealer deals a 9,10, or 11 card value in blackjack.
Blackjack Rules for Online Gaming
When playing online blackjack, the cards a dealt by a digital dealer. The first step is opening the game, next a player must click on the chips they want to bet. The chips are displayed with wager values and will differ depending on the exact version of blackjack. Once wagers are in, a player receives two cards, and only 1 of the dealer's cards is displayed. At this time, a player may be able to split, double, stand or hit and an action is required to progress the game. Remember, getting as close to 21 is the primary goal to beat a dealer in blackjack. If the player beats the dealer, they enjoy a win! Here is how bets will be paid back when a player wins online:
If a player receives cards that equal over 21 and busts, all bets will be taken by the house.
If a dealer goes over 21, all players win!
If at the end of a game, the player’s card value is less than the dealers, the house wins, and the player loses the wager.
If at the end of a game, the dealer's cards have a lesser value than a player, the player wins no matter the card value.
If the player and dealer both tie, all bets are returned to the player.
Helpful Advice for Winning Blackjack Online Games
Below are a few handy charts to help when the pressure is on. The images below can give some insight as to whether to hit, stand, split, double/double down or to request insurance. With this knowledge, every single hand has a move to improve the chances of hitting 21.
Face Value: The value of the blackjack card and what the suit value represents in blackjack.
Hit: When a player requests a card dealt from the dealer.
Stand: When a player no longer requests any more cards.
Up Card: The displayed dealer's card.
Hole Card: A hidden card from the dealer which stays hidden until after players have taken action.
Split: A player can be dealt two cards with equal value, they can play and bet on both.
Double/Double Down: If a player is very confident with their hand, they can add money to the wager to increase chances of winning.
Push: When the player and dealer have the same total hand. Any bets will be given back.
Insurance: If the dealer draws an ace, a player can choose insurance for a side bet of a half. If the dealer deals a blackjack, the player recovers the original wager. If a blackjack from the dealer isn’t hit, the bet goes to the House.
Bust: Any card combination value that is over 21, all wagers are lost.
Blackjack: A hand that is exactly 21, nothing over or below in one game.
Although we have many table games to choose from including Craps and Roulette, Poker and Blackjack are two of the most popular types of card games. While most of our players like the ease and speed of our digital dealer versions, we also feature ones that have live dealers if you would prefer to play in that type of environment.
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