BEST OF ONLINE BLACKJACK AT HOME OR ON THE GO!
Blackjack has always been among the most popular table games. Such is the fun, second to none, that it will be almost impossible to summarise it into one word. The simple and highly entertaining card game involves luck and a bit of skill as well. While our casino venues offer highly impressive blackjack tables, we are offering great online blackjack games for you to try.
There are many variants of in-house or online Blackjack. With recent breakthroughs in technology, you can now connect to a real casino and play live blackjack. Browse the list here and pick the titles that you enjoy the most.
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PLAY ONLINE BLACKJACK AT GROSVENOR CASINOS
At Grosvenor Casinos, we take one of the most popular card games in casinos around the world and give you the same experience online. We also offer regular casino promotions, where you can enjoy bonuses and more when playing our blackjack games.
When you play at the online casino, you will find two types of blackjack games: live and classic online blackjack. Classic online blackjack games use modern 3D graphics to create a realistic casino experience. They allow you to play at your own pace and experiment with strategies without the pressure or slower pace of playing live alongside other players. Their outcomes are obtained from RNG (Random Number Generators)
Live blackjack is played with real dealers and other online players, giving you the same thrills you’d get on the casino floor. There are live tables open 24/7, catering to every kind of blackjack player, with side bets, native dealers, and innovative new ways to play across a broad array of tables. Outcomes on these are pure luck! With our live blackjack guide, you can have an in-depth view of how to play the game!
THE HISTORY OF BLACKJACK
Although blackjack has no known origin, researchers believe it was first played in France under the name ‘vingt-et-un’, meaning ‘twenty and one’. It is believed the game derived from popular French dealer-led card games at the time, chemin de fer and French Ferme.
The name ‘blackjack’ initially came about when French colonists introduced the game to US gambling houses in the 1800s. Players were offered bonus payouts for a hand with an ace of spades and a blackjack (either jack of clubs or jack of spades). As the game became more popular in the US, the name stuck. Today, you can play the popular card game in online casino spheres where their classic and live versions are always reminding players of the authentic blackjack game in casinos.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is Blackjack?
Blackjack is a classic casino table game, where the objective is to be dealt cards having a higher combined value than those of the dealer, up to but not exceeding a total value of 21. There are several variants of Blackjack that can be played in-casino or online.
How to play Blackjack?
Blackjack is a fairly simple game to pick up and play. First, place your bets for the hand. Then, the dealer will deal two cards to each player.
Picture cards, like Jacks, Queens and Kings, all have a value of 10. Aces can be counted as either 11 or 1 – whichever is stronger for your current hand.
Your objective is to beat the dealer by getting as close to 21 as possible, without exceeding that total value – 22 or more will make you bust.
If the dealer hands you an Ace and any other picture card (worth 10), you’ve got Blackjack, and only the dealer then getting Blackjack can then stop you from winning the hand. In this scenario you won’t lose, but your total bet will be returned.
How do bets work in Blackjack?
Betting in Blackjack is fairly straightforward. Before the dealer hands out cards to players for the current hand, each player must place a bet using chips on the table in front of them. You can also choose to double down, with a duplicate of your first bet, if you like your odds after you’ve been dealt your hand.
There are minimum and maximum betting limits for both in-casino and online Blackjack. The amounts will differ depending on the Blackjack variant you’re playing.
There are also a number of side bets available in most Blackjack games, including:
- Perfect Pair
- Coloured Pair
- Mixed Pair
- Suited Trips
- Straight Flush
- Three of a Kind
What are the basic rules of Blackjack?
Blackjack is popular for being a simple game to pick up, but a challenge to master. Basic rules and actions include:
- Hit – To add another card to your hand from the dealer.
- Stand – When you don’t want to add to your hand with another card from the dealer.
- Bust – When your total card value exceeds 21.
- Push – When the dealer’s hand is the same as yours.
- Split – When you hold two of the same cards. You then have the option to play two hands.
Picture cards are worth 10. Aces are worth 11 or 1 – whichever strengthens your hand.
Do I need a strategy to play Blackjack?
It can help to apply some basic Blackjack strategy to your hand. Some simple risk-based concepts include:
Hit on 12 or less – if the dealers upturned hand shows a 2 or 3.
Hit on 11 or less – if the dealer is showing 4, 5 or 6.
Hit on 16 or less – if the dealer shows 7, 8, 9, 10, Jack, King or Queen
You can learn the optimum Blackjack strategy online with Grosvenor Casinos.
When to hit or stand in Blackjack?
You hit to add another card to your hand from the dealer, in hope of getting as close as possible to the target of 21 without going bust.
Stand is used if you’re confident in your hand, or at being cautious of going bust. This indicates you don’t want another card added to your hand.
A good basic Blackjack strategy is to stand when your hand is 12-16 and the dealer shows 2-6. Or hit when your hand is 12-16 and the dealer shows 7-Ace.
Can I raise in Blackjack?
Blackjack does allow you to raise your bets mid-hand. If you like your odds after you’ve seen your hand, you can choose to increase your wager by doubling down. This means you can place a second bet in equal size to your first.