There are a lot of great reasons to play Blackjack online, and the best place to do so in Canada is, of course, at JackpotCity Casino. Playing online allows you to practice in an unpressurised environment, especially with the free games that JackpotCity lets you play.
You also never need to wait for a table or deal with crowds when you play online, and it’s cheaper because there are no travel or other costs involved. Relax in the privacy of your own home and enjoy a wide variety of Blackjack games, with the best bonuses and design, whenever you want!
Blackjack involves elements of chance and insight. You can’t do anything about the cards you are dealt but, unlike many other popular casino games, you can influence what happens to them and thus what the outcome of the game is.
The heady mix of random card dealing and shrewd decision making has made online Blackjack appealing to Canadian players for some time, and the superb design of the games at JackpotCity makes them better than ever. Keep your wits about you, enjoy the mental exercises and feel a real sense of accomplishment when you win this challenging game.
There are several great editions of Blackjack at JackpotCity, all with their own challenges and rewards, but they all follow the same basic structure. The objective is to reach a hand total of 21. You need to get 21, or as close to that as possible, without going higher and while beating the dealer’s hand. Face cards are worth 10, number cards are worth their numerical value and Aces are worth 11 or 1. The Ace’s value depends on what works best with the rest of the hand.
The first thing you do is place your bet, and then you and the dealer both get 2 cards. You can see both of yours, and can see 1 of the cards in the dealer’s hand. This is the part of the game that is based on luck, since you can’t do anything about the cards that you get. But based on the 3 cards that you see, you can decide what to do next.
Your options are to Hit (get another card), Double Down (get another card and double your bet), Split (if you have a Pair of same-value cards you can divide them into 2 new hands and deal a new card to each new hand) and Stand when you are happy with your cards. Specific rules govern when the dealer has to Hit and Stand.
At the end of the round all cards are revealed. You win a 1:1 return if your hand total is greater than the dealer’s but both are under 21, or if your total is under 21 and the dealer’s is over 21. If you get an Ace and a face card this is called Blackjack and will get you an incredible 3:2 payout!
Like everything, the more you practice online Blackjack, the better you will be. With all the great variations that we offer at JackpotCity this is especially true, and luckily we offer players the chance to practice as much as they want to before spending any of their hard-earned money on a game.
Play free for no deposit, polishing your skills and building your confidence, so that when you play for real money you feel secure in your abilities. You can try out every different strategy you find, and keep the ones that work for you. Of course, when you are playing for real money we have the very best payouts available online.
It’s easy to start playing Blackjack at JackpotCity. All you need to do is open an account with our casino, or login with your existing account details. You can do this by visiting our casino directly through your browser. It takes only a few moments, and you’ll be able to start playing easily. If you’re signing up for the first time, don’t forget to claim your Welcome Bonus!