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Frankly speaking, playing online blackjack does not differ much from playing it in a land-based casino. In spite of this, online blackjack has its own peculiarities and advantages. That is why more and more people prefer playing it.

It should be noted that the dealer and from one to five players can participate in online blackjack. Sure thing, players should place their bets before the game starts.

Besides, there are the so-called "minimum" and "maximum" bets in blackjack. "Minimum" bet is considered to be the least amount, which can be put as a bet. On the other hand, "maximum" wager is supposed to be the largest amount, which can be put as a stake. They may differ from one casino to another.

How to Play Blackjack and Objective of the Game

After the players have put their bets, the cards are shuffled by the dealer and given to the players. Every player has 2 cards.

The purpose of the game is to get more points than the dealer. If a player has 21 points, he wins, as it is considered to be the strongest hand in the game. If a player gets over 21 points, he loses automatically. Actually, it is called a bust.

It should be noted that to play successfully, a player must know how the cards are counted in blackjack. All face cards are valued as 10 (for example, King of clubs = 10), numbered cards are counted according to the numbers they have (for instance, 4 of hearts = 4) and Aces may be valued either as 11 or as 1. It depends on the game situation. By the way, suit is not taken into account.

Blackjack Tips

There are a lot of tips, which can help you to win in blackjack. Here is a list of some of them:

  • If you have a pair of Tens, never split them.
  • If you have a pair of Aces or Eights, it is strongly advisable that you should split them always. It does not even matter what the dealer upcard is.
  • Never take insurance.
  • Pay attention to the dealer's upcard and act accordingly.
  • Remember that your aim is not to get 21 points. You just have to beat the dealer.

If you are eager to become a high roller, read more about blackjack rules, card counting and basic strategy.