Blackjack is steeped in tradition, and the best way to honour that today is to enjoy it at its best at JackpotCity Casino New Zealand! You can do this in the comfort of your own home, of course, and with our fantastic mobile Blackjack games you can do it wherever else life takes you.
Log in via your preferred browser, or download and install our free software within a matter of moments, and get playing. Whether you are using a Windows, iOS, Android or any other smartphone or tablet, our exceptional Microgaming software delivers detailed, smoothly functional games with unparalleled graphics time after time.
Choose from a range of single-deck, multi-deck or even multi-hand mobile Blackjack games in the traditional American or European styles, or even something newer with innovative twists.
The thing that captivates most players about Blackjack is that, unlike most other casino games, there is a huge element of skill and strategy to the game. The more time you spend on playing, the better you’ll get and the more insight you’ll gain, and the more you’ll win!
The elements of chance add a thrill of the unknown at the same time, and the blend is absolutely intoxicating.
To start out with, after you’ve placed your bets you and the dealer are dealt 2 cards. You can’t do anything about what those cards are, but you can make inferences about them and decide what to do. Royal cards are worth 10, number cards are worth their pip value and Aces are worth 11 or 1, depending on what works best with the rest of the hand.
The objective of the game is always to get a hand total of 21, or as near to that as you can without going any higher, and while beating the dealer hand at the same time. This is why the game is often also called Twenty-One. If you get 21 on the first 2 cards, with a face and an ace combination, it is known as a Natural Blackjack and you win the game immediately.
You can see your 2 cards and 1 of the dealer’s cards, and in the American versions of the game the dealer often “peeks for Blackjack”. This means that if the face-up card is a royal card or an Ace, meaning it is 1 half of a Natural Blackjack, the dealer’s face-down card is checked. If you don’t get a Natural Blackjack there are various moves you can make, as you try to improve your hand. These vary between games, but usually include the following options:
If the dealer has Blackjack you are prevented from placing any further bets and losing any more money, and you may even be able to take out insurance against this scenario so that you do at least walk away with some winnings. This isn’t possible in European variations of Twenty-One.
At the end of the round, all Blackjack hands are revealed. You win if you get a Natural Blackjack, of course, with an incredible 3:2 payout. If this is not the case, you’ll get a 1:1 payout if your hand total is higher than the dealer’s total but less than 21, or if your total is less than 21 but the dealer’s total is more than 21.
Simple enough, but the endless possibilities are sure to fascinate and tantalise you as they have so many other players in New Zealand. Enjoy mobile Blackjack at JackpotCity and work your way to a winning hand while on the go!