Online Blackjack

Take your seat at the blackjack table at Jackpot City’s casino online! Explore this classic table game of strategy and chance with a broad range of variants produced by the world’s best online casino game developers. Turn your mobile into a blackjack casino any time you choose. Keep reading to get hints and tips for this compelling game.

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Blackjack Variations

Discover multiple variations of 21 blackjack online at Jackpot City’s mobile casino:

  • Classic Blackjack: Played with a single deck of cards, this is the original blackjack game in which the dealer stands on all 17s. Explore Switch Classic Blackjack, Classic Blackjack Gold, and Classic Blackjack with Perfect-11™.
  • Atlantic City Blackjack: Played with eight decks, this player-friendly variation has the dealer peek for blackjack on 10 or 11. Atlantic City Blackjack Gold is the online variation of choice.
  • European Blackjack: In this challenging variation, the dealer doesn’t get a hole card and stands on soft 17. Take up the challenge with Switch European Blackjack and European Blackjack Gold.
  • Multihand Blackjack: Play multiple hands of blackjack simultaneously! In addition to Switch Multihand Classic Blackjack and Switch Multihand Atlantic City Blackjack, there’s Switch Multihand Vegas Downtown Blackjack, a player-friendly two-deck variation where the dealer hits on soft 17.
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Blackjack Game Strategy

Like video poker, blackjack is a game of chance, but with the right strategy, it’s possible to achieve an RTP of 99.5 %. Strategy charts showing the best moves are readily available online. These are the key points:

  • Stand on hard 17 or higher: Even if the dealer’s card is an ace or 10, it’s best to hold this hand.
  • Double down on hard 11: Take advantage of this strong hand by doubling your bet.
  • Split 8s and aces: A pair of 8s or aces are the most advantageous hands to split, regardless of the dealer’s card.
  • Don’t split 10s: 20 is an excellent hand value, so always stand with a pair of 10s.
  • Hit on ace-7 if the dealer shows a 9, 10, or ace: If the dealer’s up card is 9 or better, they are likely to form a stronger hand than 18 (ace-7).
  • Only stand with 12 if the dealer shows 4, 5, or 6: If the dealer’s up card is 7 or higher, their hole card is likely to yield a hand stronger than 12.
  • Stand with 13, 14, 15, or 16 if the dealer shows 2-6: The dealer’s hole card is unlikely to beat your hand.

Surrender on 16 against 9, 10, or ace: If surrender is available, use it against these dangerous dealer cards.

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How to Play Blackjack

Game Rules

The aim of the game is to form a hand closer to 21 than the dealer’s hand.

Before the deal begins, players place their chips in the designated betting area. The deck is then shuffled automatically, and the dealer deals one card face up to each player in rotation clockwise, then deals one card face up to themselves.

If a player's first two cards are an ace and a 10 or face card, it’s a natural or "blackjack" and the dealer pays out 3:2. Similarly, dealer blackjack beats all players without blackjack. If a player and the dealer both have naturals, it’s a tie and the player gets their chips back.

The player to the dealer’s left acts first and has to decide whether to “hit” (ask for another card) or "stand" (not ask for another card). The player can hit until they are satisfied with their total. If their hand goes over 21, they go bust and lose their bet.

Play rotates clockwise in this way until finally it’s the dealer turns up their face-down card. The dealer has to hit on 16 or lower and stand on 17 or higher.

Bets and Payouts

Winning blackjack bets pay out 1:1, with blackjack awarding 3:2.

Other betting actions include:

  • Insurance: If the dealer's up card is an ace, the dealer can offer Insurance. The dealer places a bet half the amount of their original wager on the insurance line. This bet pays out 2:1 if the dealer has blackjack.
  • Double down: A player with a strong hand can double their bet and take one extra card.
  • Split: A player can split a pair of cards into two hands. They place an additional bet the same size as their starting bet on the new hand and play both hands separately.

Blackjack Terminology

  • Bust Card: A dealer up card likely to make their hand bust (usually 4, 5 or 6).
  • Hard hand: A hand that has no ace.
  • Hole card: The dealer’s face-down card.
  • House edge: The house advantage on any given hand.
  • Natural: When a player’s first two cards are a perfect 21.
  • Soft 17: A hand containing an ace and a 6.
  • Surrender: A player with a weak hand can quit the hand and get half their bet back.
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How to Play 21 Blackjack Online at Jackpot City

  1. Register an account. Head for the Jackpot City website, click on the Sign Up button, and fill in the form.
  2. Find a blackjack game. Click on the Tables tab in the Lobby. Find the Blackjack menu on the Table Games page and pick a variant.
  3. Play the game. Choose your bet size and press Deal.

Jackpot City RNG and live casino blackjack games are 100 % mobile compatible – play anywhere you want, any time.

Safety & Security

Safety and security are guaranteed at Jackpot City Mexico, which is operated by authorized company PRODUCCIONES MOVILES S.A DE C.V. Your privacy is assured by SSL digital encryption technology, and the fast, easy payment options are provided in partnership with trusted brands. Jackpot City endorses responsible gaming and provides a comprehensive range of responsible gaming tools for safety-conscious players.

Online Blackjack FAQs

Are online blackjack dealers real?

Some are, some aren’t. RNG titles use software while live dealer blackjack has live dealers.

How many decks are used in online blackjack?

Anything from one to eight decks are used, depending on the variant.

Can you trust online blackjack?

Yes, you can trust online blackjack at Jackpot City because the games are certified safe and fair by eCOGRA.

Does blackjack beat 21?

Yes, if the dealer has blackjack, it beats a hand of 21 that isn’t a natural.

Is blackjack easy to play?

Yes, blackjack is easy to learn, although it can take a lifetime to master.

Do you hit or stay on 16?

According to basic blackjack strategy, you should hit unless the dealer shows 2-6.

Can you play blackjack 21 online for real money?

Yes, you can safely play blackjack online for real money at Jackpot City.
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