Blackjack Strategy

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Play Online Blackjack at Top Canadian Casinos

Blackjack, also known as twenty one, has been around for centuries. First established as early as the 1600’s it’s now considered to be one of the most popular online casino games around. Canadian players, as well as players from across the globe, have jumped on the bandwagon to make sure they also benefit from this simple, strategic card game.

A Blackjack strategy isn’t a necessity when playing the game but sure has the potential to help you gain in wins. This game is available at all of the best Canadian online casinos and accepts CAD for deposits and withdrawals when playing real money Blackjack.

Blackjack Basics

Blackjack is a card game, also considered a table game that features in all top casinos. It is a card game that can be played with 1 deck or up to 8 decks of 52 cards. A number of players can take part in a round of Blackjack but you can play a one-on-one game as well.

The aim of the game is to end up with a total of 21 points. To get there the dealer will deal you 2 cards face down, and will deal himself 2 cards as well, one of which will be facing down and the other facing up. It’s your job then to make sure that your cards equal 21, or have the closest value to 21 as possible.

If the total value of your cards are the same as the dealers it’s referred to as a ‘push’ and neither player wins the round.

If your 2 cards make up a very low value then you will have the opportunity to take another card which is referred to as a ‘hit’. If you’re happy with the cards that you have then you can keep them as is which is referred to as ‘stand’. If you ‘hit’ and your card value exceeds 21 you will lose the round. If you’re lucky enough to land with an Ace and a card to the value of 10 then you will immediately win the round that hand is referred to as a ‘Blackjack’ hand.

Blackjack Card Values

To land up with a winning hand you’ll need to know the values of the cards. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 are all at face value. The Jack, Queen and the King are valued at 10 points each, and the Ace is valued at either a 1 or 11. You can choose which value the Ace should take on depending on the values of the other cards in your hand.

Blackjack Strategy

There are quite a few Blackjack strategies for Canadian players to adopt to enhance the Blackjack game.

Splitting is one of them, and entails you splitting your hand into hands, which of course increases your chances of winning. This is generally done on a hand that has Aces and 8’s.

Insurance is another one, and this strategy is when the casino offers insurance to the player if one of player’s cards is an Ace. It generally works in odds of 3:2.

Surrender is when a player will surrender their hand to at least recover half of their bet back. This is generally exercised when the dealer’s card is better than your hand.

Double downing is when you double your bet based on the good hand you have. If you win the round you will automatically double the winnings.

Card counting is another strategy and only really works in your favour is you have an impeccable memory and really is best applied at brick and mortar casinos rather than online.