Players in New Zealand have a healthy appreciation for all of the casino classics, so it’s no wonder that Blackjack has been such a big hit for so many years. Online Blackjack is even more popular than its offline counterpart these days, because it is so convenient.
Online Blackjack is best enjoyed in New Zealand at JackpotCity! The graphics and smooth functionality of our Microgaming powered games is simply incredible, and you’ll be transported to a casino table no matter where you are at the time. A game of skill, strategy and wit, we bring you the very best in card comparing action online!
If you’re ready to start enjoying and appreciating one of the best-loved casino games in New Zealand and the rest of the world, you’re ready to play online Blackjack at JackpotCity!
Blackjack is actually based on an 18th century French game called Ving-et-Un, which means Twenty-One. It was originally played exclusively by the nobility, but it has now spread all over the world and many different variations of the game exist.
We offer several different variations at JackpotCity, including High Streak, Double Exposure and Atlantic City Blackjack, but the best place to start your online Blackjack adventures is with the original version of the game.
Once you have mastered the fundamental basics, you can start enjoying and understanding the subtle differences of all the different formats. Each of them is worthwhile, and will give you insight into all of the others.
In every permutation of Blackjack, the main objective is always to beat the dealer and try and get a hand total of 21 on the dot, or as close to this as possible without going any higher. You’ll be playing against the Dealer, so the first thing that happens after you have placed your bet is that you and the Dealer each get 2 cards.
The royal and number cards are worth 10 and whatever their face value is respectively, while the aces are worth 1 or 11 depending on the value of the rest the hand they are in. You can see both of your cards, of course, as well as one of the Dealer’s. Up to this point, everything about the game is based on chance, but this is where strategy starts to come in.
You need to decide what you want to do next, based only on the 3 face-up cards that you can see. You’ll notice a few differences in the rules of the various Blackjack games, but in general you can split your hand in 2 and get another card dealt to each half, Hit to get a card dealt to your original hand, Double your wager and then place no more bets, and Stand when you’re happy with your total. You can Stand whenever you want to, but there are usually specific rules about what the Dealer’s hand has to look like before they are allowed to.
When both sides are ready, the hands are totalled to determine the winner. Getting Blackjack, or a total of exactly 21, is the most coveted hand in the game and will yield the biggest payout. You also win if your total is less than 21 and the Dealer hand total is more, or if you are both under 21 but your total is higher. This can sound simple enough, but as you play you’ll see and enjoy the challenging complexities for yourself!
When you play online Blackjack at JackpotCity, we give you the opportunity to game for free as well as for real money. Playing for no deposit gives you the chance to practice, get familiar with the games, and try out any new strategies or tips that you may have learnt about. This is invaluable and should ultimately help you to win a lot more money. It’s also great when you’ve used up your daily playing budget, or when you just want to relax and enjoy your favourite game without any financial pressures or worries.
Strategy tables that explain what to do based on every possible configuration of your cards and the Dealer’s card are available, and it’s a good idea to consult them closely as you begin playing. Over time, you’ll develop your own insights and your own style, and the more time you spend playing the games the better you’ll understand them and what it takes to win. As with everything worthwhile in life, when it comes to Blackjack practice makes perfect.
As well as being able to play for real money or for no deposit, you can choose to play online Blackjack on mobile or desktop and with instant play or downloaded games at JackpotCity. This all comes down to Microgaming’s cutting edge software, which is flexible enough to run smoothly on almost every platform.
Although all of our online Blackjack games are well worth exploring, most players do tend to find their favourites and you might be the same. They’re all waiting for you to investigate, and we’ve even got live dealer options to spice up your game time even more. These involve a professional croupier dealing your cards in real time, while you watch on your screen via a live video feed. This is really the ultimate in immersive online gameplay, and is as close to authentic land-based Blackjack as it is possible to get online.
Start with Classic Blackjack in our free play mode, and as you gain more experience you can move on to real money and on to variations of the game. No matter how you decide you want to play on any given day, we’ve got what you need to do it! Open a casino account with us now and start enjoying the pleasures of the game of Twenty-One.
Enjoy premium online Blackjack entertainment at JackpotCity and indulge in a card game that keeps the world captivated with every hand!