How do I play online blackjack?

Online blackjack: what you need to know to get started

Playing blackjack is always the best option when you want to play in an online casino. The statistics clearly show that. To play, you need to know the strategies and various tips & tricks to increase your chances of winning money.

In this article, you are going to find what you should know as well as simple strategies to give you a higher chance of winning in online blackjack.

Here are 4 things you should know

1. If you have a pair of aces or 8s, separate them!

In general, when you have two of the same card in your hand, you have the option to separate them into 2.

This isn’t always advantageous, but when you have two aces or two 8s, the best solution is to separate them. The two aces together only make 11, but if you separate them, you have the chance to get two 21s. A pair of 8s is the worst hand. But if you separate them, you have the chance to get two 18s. Which is a much better hand.

2. Don’t separate pairs of 10 or 6

A pair of 10s equals 20. This hand is too strong to separate and you have a high risk of ending up with something worse.

Separating two 6s gives you the worst possible cards.

3. Never take insurance

This option works in the casino’s favor, unless you count the cards, which isn’t possible in online blackjack.

4. Let the dealer bust (go past 21)

If the dealer has a card between 4 and 6, let them draw until they bust. However, if you have a soft hand, meaning a hand that’s impossible to bust, you can of course take an extra card.

Use the base strategy to increase your chances even more

There are several tables where you can, in the blink of an eye, see which is the best option to take to increase your chances of winning against the house. This decreases the house’s advantage to less than 1%.

Here is the base strategy:

As we said before; never take insurance

  • If you have a total less than or equal to 11, you must draw
  • Double to 10 or 11 if the total of your cards is higher than the house’s card
  • If you have a total of 18, in any case, stop

Hands with an ace that counts as 1:

  • If you have a 17, stop

If the house’s card is higher than or equal to 7, and you have a total of 12 to 16, you must draw a card.

Hands with an ace that counts as 11:

  • If you have a total of 18, stop
  • If you have a total of 17 or less, you must draw

The possibility of busting if you draw a card

Your hand + the %

21 - 100%

20 - 92%

19 - 85%

18 - 77%

17 - 69%

16 - 62%

15 - 58%

14 - 46%

13 - 39%

12 - 31%

11 or less - 0%

In conclusion, the base strategy in online blackjack isn’t a 100% winning strategy, but it can decrease the house’s chances of winning dramatically.

All you need to do now is try it out. Tell us how is goes!