Blackjack is a casino classic, and has been popular with players in Australia and around the rest of the world for many years. It originated in the noble houses of the aristocrats of France, as a game called Ving-et-Un. This means Twenty-One in French, and although the game is happily much less exclusive today it is very similar to the original and is just as sophisticated as ever.
Online Blackjack brings all of this to you in the comfort of your own home and you can enjoy the very best online offerings right here at JackpotCity. Our online Blackjack games follow the same basic rules as their offline counterparts do, along with the convenience of being able to play at any time, increased cost-effectiveness, more game choice and, perhaps most importantly, even better payouts!
The best place to start learning online Blackjack is with the essentials of the Classic game. Many different variations have arisen over the years, and at JackpotCity we offer Vegas Downtown Blackjack, Atlantic City Blackjack, High Streak Blackjack and Double Exposure Blackjack among many others. Once you’ve mastered the Classic version of the game, you can start enjoying and exploring them all.
The basic principle in the game is always to beat the dealer and get a hand total as near to 21 as possible, without going over this amount, or getting the best hand possible with Blackjack, which is a total of 21 on the dot. Number cards carry their face value, royal cards are all worth 10, and aces count as 11 or 1 depending on the value of the rest of the cards in your hand.
You’ll start each round off by placing your wager, and then you and the Dealer will both get a 2-card hand. You’ll be able to see one of the Dealer’s cards and both of yours, and you’ll need to decide what move you want to make based on this information alone. This is where the strategic element of the game comes in – you can’t control the cards that you are dealt, but you can control what you do with them!
The specific rules of each game variation are a little different, but in general you can choose from a few actions when you’re playing at JackpotCity. You can Hit and get dealt another card, Split your hand in 2, Double your bet and get dealt only 1 more card, and Stand when you are satisfied with your hand total. You can stand whenever you wish to, but the Dealer needs to stand in accordance to the rules of the version of online Blackjack you are playing.
Once the Dealer and you are both Standing, your hands will be totalled. If you get Blackjack you win automatically, and you also win if your hand total is more than the Dealer’s but both are under 21 or if the Dealer’s hand exceeds 21 but yours does not. The different versions of the game available at JackpotCity also have their own rules regarding what happens when the hand totals tie.
Like all of the games we offer at JackpotCity, our online Blackjack games are created and produced by Microgaming. This legendary casino software developer is known around the world for its incredible games, and is among the most respected platforms in Australia.
You’ll be immersed in the playing action thanks to the incredible graphics and attention to detail, and you can even play live dealer games with us. These involve live croupiers in real time on your screen, and are as close to a land-based casino experience as you can come when you are playing online.
Our Microgaming powered online Blackjack games can be downloaded and are available in a flash player format that can be accessed via web browsers, so you can decide how you want to play. The software will also run smoothly on whichever device or operating system that you happen to be using.
As always, all of our online Blackjack games are audited and certified for fairness and safety by eCOGRA and are licensed and regulated by the Malta Gaming Authority as well. You can trust that our high standards are being maintained, and can relax and focus on your games.
One of the best things about playing online Blackjack is that it becomes more and more pleasurable over time. You’ll gain more insight and understanding into the game as you play more and more, and there are many strategy tables and other resources to help you along the way.
As you explore all of the options that we’ve lined up for you, you’ll appreciate the different challenges and rewards that each one presents. They all offer handsome payouts and are all well worth playing, though most people do find the versions that they most prefer over time.
You can play many of our online Blackjack games for free as well as for real money at JackpotCity, which means you can check out the different versions and practice your skills without any risk at all. When you do play for real money you’ll feel a lot more confident, and stand a better chance of taking home some serious payouts.
Playing for no deposit is also truly enjoyable in its own right, and is a good way to relax and unwind at the end of a stressful day. With no financial pressures on you, you’re better able to appreciate the finer points of the games and can take playing risks that you might not dare to when you have real money on the line.
However you are playing, the only way to be sure of getting the best quality in every way and at every level is to do it with us, so start today!
Open your account, download out software or use your favourite web browser to access our flash player instant-play online Blackjack games, and get going. We can assure you, you won’t regret it!