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Understanding Blackjack Terminology and Rules

Blackjack is a card game where you try to get as close to 21 points as possible without going over that point total. In this game, numbered cards are worth their face value. A 10 card is worth 10 points, and a 7 card is worth 7 points, etc. Your face cards (Jack, Queen, and King) are worth 10 points. An ace is worth either 11 or 1 points.

You play Blackjack against the dealer. You want to get a better hand than the dealer has in order to win. The game starts when you place your bet. At this point, you'll click "Deal" to get your two starting cards. Those are face up, but only one of the dealer's two cards will show.

Once you have those two cards, you can:

  • Hit – Get another card
  • Stand – Stop there and reveal the dealer's hand
  • Double – Get one more card and double your wager
  • Split – Only offered if your hand has a pair; you split that pair into two hands
  • Insurance – A side bet you can place to protect yourself if the dealer's face-up card shows an Ace
  • Surrender – Allows you to quit if you think your hand is lousy

Some commonsense is required when you play Blackjack. For example, you have a total of 20 points. Hitting on that hand makes no sense. The odds of getting the A to get the one point you need for a Blackjack is very low.

How do you win? You need a Blackjack, a better hand than the dealer has, or the dealer to bust (go over 21 points). With Slots.LV, a Blackjack pays $3 for every $2 you wager; other winning hands pay $1 for every $1 you wager.

Know the Differences Between Soft and Hard Hands

In Blackjack, there are "soft hands" and "hard hands." Soft hands are hands where one of your cards is an ace. Because the ace is worth either 1 point or 11 points, it's called a soft hand. There are also hard hands where you don't have an ace. This makes a difference when it comes to your Blackjack game strategy.

With a hard hand, the general rule of thumb for card totals is:

  • 5 to 8 points – Hit
  • 9 points – Hit or double down (if the dealer is showing a 3, 4, 5, or 6)
  • 10 points – Double down or hit (if the dealer is showing a 10 or A)
  • 11 points – Double down or hit (if the dealer is showing an A)
  • 12 points – Hit (if the dealer is showing 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, or A) or double down (if the dealer is showing 4, 5, or 6)
  • 13 and 14 points – Stand if the dealer is showing less than 7 points, otherwise hit
  • 15 points – Stand (if the dealer has less than 7 points), hit (if the dealer has 8 or 9 points), or surrender (if the dealer is showing a 10 or higher)
  • 16 points – Stand (if the dealer has less than 6 points), hit (if the dealer has 7 or 8 points), or surrender if the dealer has 9 or more)
  • 17 to 20 points - Stand

That's when you have a hard hand. What if you have at least one ace? In this case:

  • A/2 or A/3 – Double down (if the dealer shows a 5 or 6), otherwise hit
  • A/4 or A/5 – Double down (if the dealer shows a 5, 6, or 7), otherwise hit
  • A/6 – Double down (if the dealer shows a 4, 5, 6, or 7), otherwise hit
  • A/7 – Hit (if the dealer shows a 9, 10, or A), otherwise stand
  • A/8 or A/9 – Hit

When you have pairs, always split pairs of aces. However, it's not recommended to split pairs worth a total of 20 points, which are your 10/10, J/J, Q/Q, or K/K.

Pay Attention to the House Edge

The Blackjack games at Slots.LV have a low house edge. They tend to be around 0.5%, making them some of the best online casino games to play for real money. As long as you pay attention to the dealer's cards and use the above betting strategies, you're in good shape for winning cash.

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  • Double Deck Blackjack
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  • Zappit Blackjack

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Whether you play for fun to get started, use free casino cash from deposit bonuses, or deposit funds on your own, Blackjack is a low-risk game with impressive payouts. Play all of the different versions and pick your favorites.