The biggest advantage to playing Blackjack online as opposed to playing
in a regular land-based casino is that it is less pressurised and much less
intimidating. This allows players to think strategically and at their own
pace. It also allows online Blackjack players open access to the basic
strategy chart so that they do not have to commit it to memory.
Another reason to play online Blackjack is that it is one of a
very select group of online casino games where a player's decisions can actually affect their chances of winning. Almost no other Online Casino game (or offline for that matter) offers this level of strategic thought and
this makes online blackjack one of the best bets in the casino for
implementing a winning strategy. Please go to our Blackjack Strategies page.
Games similar to Blackjack
Pontoon is an English variation of Blackjack with significant rule
differences. In Australia however the game of Pontoon is a renamed
version of the American game Spanish 21 and bears no resemblance to
the game of English Pontoon. Spanish 21 on the other hand is a very
liberal interpretation of the modern Blackjack rules.
"Vegas Style" Blackjack (also called 21st Century Blackjack) is an
American version of the game made popular in California. It allows
the player to still push if both he and the dealer bust, provided
the dealer busts with a higher total.
The French (Vingt-et-un) and the German (Siebzehn und Vier) versions of
Blackjack do not offer the chance to split the ace and the ace always
counts as eleven. Two Aces however also count as a Blackjack. This form
of Blackjack, although not popular in casinos, is very popular in the military.
Chinese Blackjack allows different card combinations and no splitting of
cards. This form of Blackjack, as the name insinuates, is popular in
the Far East.
The most recent form of Blackjack to appear is Elimination Blackjack.
This is a tournament form of Blackjack made popular by the surge of
interest in tournament based poker games. For more
on Blackjack Tournaments please
see the tournaments section of this website.