Blackjack has been played online for almost 10 years now and it still remains to be one of the most popular online casino games, especially for the male gender. Since most casinos take players as young as 19, many are getting in the game early.
There are many variations of blackjack, one being Vegas Style general blackjack which incorporates 2 decks and the house must hit on hands less then soft 17 and must stand on hands of 17 or greater. A soft hand is one that includes an Ace, which could stand for 11 or 1.
Atlantic City style blackjack is played with 4 decks and the house must hit on 16 and stand on all 17’s. Both versions allow doubling down and splitting. When splitting, the player is dealt two cards of the same number and can add to their bet and split them up so the dealer must give the player 2 more cards making two separate pairs of cards. These cards can then be doubled down and the player is betting 4 times their original bet when split and then doubled down. The player may also choose to hit until he gets a hand that he is content with that may beat the dealer.
Some versions of blackjack are advantageous to the player and some are to the dealer.
When deciding which one to play, make sure you take into consideration all the pros and cons to each side. Some players are risk takers and although it isn’t advantageous for them, the payoff may in fact be better, depending on the situation. Online, you can play against the dealer alone or with other players and many casinos even offer live blackjack with a real dealer and cards, instead of the computer.