Blackjack rules

Blackjack appeared in the 9th century and became a very popular casino card game. Its popularity is due to fairly simple and easy-to-remember rules, and the fact that, with the correct strategy , the percentage of casinos tends to zero. After reading the rules and basic blackjack strategy , it is recommended to try out the game in one of the online casinos presented on the site. In an online casino, it will be possible, before playing for real money, to play free blackjack and work out everything to the point of automaticity.

Backjack is played between the dealer and the player. In this case, the player needs to score more points than the croupier, but not more than twenty-one points. If the player gains more than 21 points, his bet is lost, i.e. the player loses.

To start playing Blackjack, you need to place a bet on the boxes indicated on the table, while the bets should not be more than the amount set by the casino or less than the set minimum table. After placing a bet, the player clicks on the "Deal" button to deal cards. After that, he is given two cards, and the player will need to calculate the resulting sum of points, it is worth noting that basically the counting of the player's and dealer's cards occurs automatically and is displayed on the screen. Based on the result, the player must make a choice: take another card or surrender. But if the player has already collected 21 points, then there is no need to take more cards - the player won, provided that the dealer does not have 21 points; if the dealer and the player have 21 points each, then a draw is recorded.

How to count cards in Blackjack?

  • Ace - 11 or 1 point at the player's request.
  • 1,2, .. 10 - corresponds to the face value.
  • Kings, queens, jacks - 10 points each.

Bets are paid 1: 1, and a combination of an ace and any card of 10 points ("blackjack") pays 3: 2 and can appear on the first two cards of any box on the table.

During the game, you can double the bet, but under certain conditions: if the total of points is less than twenty-one, while some online casino establish boundaries allowing doubling from nine to eleven points; You can increase the bet once and on hands, after doubling, only one card is issued.

In cases where a player has 2 cards with the same value, he can split them. To do this, click on "Split" and instead of one combination, two are formed. For each combination, you will need to place a bet and start a set of cards, first for one, then for the second. You can split cards three times this way.


In cases where the dealer has an ace up card, the player can insure against a possible "blackjack" at the dealer. The insurance is equal to half of the original bet and the winnings will be 2: 1 if the dealer has 21 points, otherwise the insurance will expire.

Different online casinos may have different rules and there are many varieties of blackjack. These differences can be both in favor of the casino and in favor of the player.