The card game of Blackjack has been enjoyed in casinos around Canada and the rest of the world for many years, but its beginnings were a lot more exclusive. Blackjack is based on a game called Ving-et-Un, meaning Twenty-One, that was played among the aristocracy in France during the 18th century.
Today it is luckily a lot more widespread, although no less sophisticated, and the best place to experience online Blackjack in Canada is at JackpotCity!
Over the years many versions of this popular game have arisen, and there are more than 40 available for you to discover and enjoy at our casino.
Before you start exploring all of the different variations that we offer, including Atlantic City, high Streak and Double Exposure Blackjack among many others, it’s a good idea to learn the fundamentals of online Blackjack with the classic version of the game. You’ll have a better grasp of it, and can tackle the other styles with a lot more confidence and insight.
For the same reason, be sure to take advantage of the free play options that we offer at JackpotCity and build up your skills and confidence before you place any real money bets.
Even when you are feeling more competent, you might want to play for no deposit and just enjoy the high quality of Microgaming’s online Blackjack games every now and then. Playing this way is the perfect way to relax and unwind at the end of a long and stressful day.
To begin playing, you will need to place a bet. After this you will be dealt 2 cards, and the Dealer will get the same. The objective of the game is always to beat the dealer all whilst aiming for a hand total of 21 or as near to this figure as you can, without going higher; or bust. You win the round if you get 21 on the dot, which is also known as Blackjack, if your hand and the Dealer’s hand are both under 21 but yours is higher, and if your total is below 21 but the Dealer’s is over.
Once the hands have been dealt, you’ll be able to see both of your cards and one of the Dealer’s. The royal cards carry a value of 10, the number cards are all worth their face value and, depending on the rest of the hand, the aces are worth 11 or 1. Based on the cards you can see, you need to decide what to do next.
The different versions of the game have a few different sets of rules regarding this, but in general you can Split your hand in two, Hit and get another card, Double your bet and stand when you’re satisfied with your hand. You can Stand whenever you want to, but there are generally specific requirements for when the Dealer can do so. Then, when you and the Dealer are both Standing, both hands are totalled and the winner of the round is determined.
The combination of sheer chance in the cards you are dealt and clever strategy in the decisions that you make with them, is one of the reasons why Blackjack is such a popular game in Canada. One of the few casino games in which you can influence the outcome, Blackjack remains a player favourite as it requires more than luck to win on a regular basis.
The more you play the Classic and the other versions of online Blackjack that we have available, including high-roller and multi-hand games, the more your appreciation and understanding of the game will grow. Playing this game at JackpotCity should bring you many hours of enjoyment, and developing and refining your skills should keep going for as long as you do!
Playing online Blackjack at JackpotCity means you get the full benefit of Microgaming’s incredible software, including amazing graphics and functionality, and the flexibility to be used on any machine. This means that you’ll enjoy the same great Blackjack experiences whether you are using a desktop or handheld device.
Aside from the superb animations and Random Number Generation that simulates the game so well, you can also choose to play with a live dealer when you feel like levelling up your entertainment even more. This means a professional dealer will deal the cards to you, while you watch it all happen on your screen display via a live video feed. It really is as close to being in a land-based casino that you can get online, and you’ll love the authentic feeling of playing this way.
As always, you can trust the quality of the games, service, security and support that you’ll receive when you play Blackjack with us. Our Customer Service team is available to you via telephone, live chat and web form channels at any time of the day or night, and you can choose from several different and convenient banking options.
All transactions are protected by the latest SSL technology, and all of our standards are audited and endorsed independently by eCOGRA. We’re also licensed and regulated by the Malta Gaming Authority, which means that we’re committed to upholding international standards and are regularly checked to make sure that we’re doing that.
With all of this attention to detail waiting for you, not to mention the fantastic payouts you’re in line for when you play with real money, it’s time to start enjoying the online Blackjack experiences that you deserve! Open a casino account with JackpotCity, and enjoy the games for free or make a deposit to start winning big.
Once you’ve made the deposit, you can claim your Welcome Bonus so that you can bet and then win decent amounts of money from your very first round.
If you’ve been looking for authentic, immersive and rewarding games of online Blackjack in Canada, you’ve come to the right place. JackpotCity brings you the finest in card comparing entertainment in a safe and secure environment. 24/7!