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Withdrawing funds from your account is quick and easy. Follow these steps:

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For further information on the available banking options for New Jersey players, click on the accepted payment methods listing.

Winning Big with Blackjack

The trick to winning big is practice. Blackjack is a strategy game where you are tasked with forming the strongest possible hand, without exceeding 21. You’re up against the dealer, and your decisions revolve around the cards you are dealt and the dealer’s upcard. Strategic gameplay, probability analysis, and blackjack resources will help you to win more in this card game.

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How to Play Blackjack

Blackjack is an easy game to play, and a challenging game to master. Fortunately, you can get started instantly.

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Head over to the game lobby where you will be able to choose your preferred blackjack game. Remember, you qualify for a $20 no deposit needed bonus as a newbie so don’t forget to add that to your bankroll. This is free money to play blackjack games for real – use it wisely.

We have several blackjack games available for you, so take your pick. It’s always a good idea to start off with Classic Blackjack since it is the most basic form of the game. This terrific game has player-friendly odds and it is easy to play. Simply go head-to-head against the dealer – one-on-one – in pursuit of the highest-value hand. You can consistently beat the dealer when you use perfect playing strategy over the long-term.

Once you pick a game, place your bets, and click the deal button.

  • The dealer will automatically deal 2 cards face up to you and 1 upcard to himself/herself.
  • Depending on the cards that have been dealt, you will have the option for insurance, hit, stand, double, split etc.
  • Certain blackjack games allow additional wagers based on the cards that have been dealt and the rules of play.
  • You can enjoy blackjack games on PC, mobile (iOS or Android) at your leisure.
  • Remember to use bankroll management during blackjack games, since you can get through plenty of hands per hour.
  • Bank some of your winnings and divide your gaming into sessions.
  • Before you start a new blackjack game, play it in demo-play mode to ensure that it meets your needs.

Rules of Play for Blackjack Games

Each blackjack game has a unique set of rules. For example, certain blackjack games like Classic Blackjack have a minimal number of decks in play. This means that it is much easier for players to calculate odds based on which cards are dealt, and the cards remaining in the deck. If you can, it’s always advisable to play games with 1 or 2 decks of cards as opposed to 6 or 8 decks of cards.

For information on the game rules, simply click on the ‘?’ in the bottom right of the screen. This will provide additional information for you on how to play, what to expect, and how to deal with the blackjack dealer. Blackjack rules can affect your chances of success in a big way. For example, what are the rules on insurance, splitting 10-value cards, doubling, and the dealer peeking? Read up on these before you pick a game to play for real money.

It’s always a good idea to use blackjack strategy charts and blackjack odds calculators. These will help you to consistently make the right decisions based on the dealer’s upcard and the strength of your own hand. If ever you are in doubt, stick with the strategy charts, since they have been proven over the long-term. Be sure that you can afford the table minimums, and that you’re happy with the table maximums if you’re a high roller. Never wager more than you can afford to lose at any time.

We make it easy for you to rebet, clear all bets, withdraw your winnings, or switch games. The best blackjack players always check out the rules of play for blackjack games before they put down real money. Practice makes perfect – the top blackjack players know this for a fact!

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Game Variations

Classic Blackjack – Classic Blackjack offers players the best odds of all the blackjack variants. Players compete against the house in pursuit of the highest-value hand. The maximum hand total you can hit is 21, but any hand value that beats the dealer’s hand wins the game. Both the player and dealer are dealt 2 cards. Players can continue drawing cards until they are satisfied with their hand total, or they bust. Any player hand value over 21 loses, and the house wins.

In Classic Blackjack, cards valued at 2 – 9 have their nominal value, while 10s, Jacks, Queens, and Kings are valued at 10. Aces are unique in that they can assume the value of 1, or 11 depending on the other cards in the hand. Hard hands do not contain an Ace, while soft hands contain an Ace valued at 11. In Classic Blackjack, a winning hand is paid at 1:1, blackjack pays 3:2, and insurance payouts are 2:1. Low minimum bets and high maximum bets make this an exciting game to play.

American Blackjack - American Blackjack differs from other variants. For starters, the minimum and maximum bets are considerably higher in this game. Players can also choose their table color – green, blue, red, or black. Several options are available including: side bets, x1 – x3 – x5 hands, and turbo mode. Players can also toggle the announcements for male or female preferences. Once you have saved your settings, you can fire up the game.

American Blackjack pays 3:2, a winning hand pays 1:1, and even money pays 1:1. The dealer must draw to 16 and stand on all 17s (hard 17s and soft 17s). Insurance pays 2:1 in this variant of the game. There are 6 decks of 52 cards used for each game, and they’re shuffled after each round of play. The goal is to form the strongest possible hand, without exceeding 21. The perfect pairs side bets and 21+3 are unique to American Blackjack.

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Blackjack FAQs

question mark Do Blackjack players have to know how to count cards?

Card counting is a specialized skill that professional blackjack players have mastered over the years. However, at 888casino NJ you can simply use our blackjack strategy charts, guides and expert articles to assist you. Read the rules of play, manage your bankroll well, and practice blackjack for free before you play for real.

question mark Do you need a hand value of 21 to beat the dealer?

No. When you play blackjack games, your goal is to simply beat the dealer’s hand total without exceeding 21. You could theoretically stand on any hand value and if the dealer busts, you win.

question mark Is Blackjack a game of skill or chance?

Blackjack is considered a skill-based casino card game. The outcomes of games are largely dependent upon the player’s actions. There are specific rules of play that determine when you should hit, stand, double, split, take insurance, or place side bets. When you have mastered blackjack strategy, you can significantly reduce the house edge. However, since the dealer acts last – the casino always has an advantage over the player.

question mark Should you play multiple spots in blackjack games?

If you divide your bankroll up and play several spots at the same time, you are decreasing the variance associated with winning or losing. You will still need to employ blackjack strategy with each spot that you play, but you won’t be risking all your bankroll on one spot when you bet $10 per spot as opposed to $20 per spot. Plus, when you play multiple spots in the same round, you get more playing time, but your long-term expected losses will remain the same. It’s the variance that changes.

question mark What is insurance and when is it used?

Many blackjack games today offer insurance. If the dealer’s face up card is an Ace, you may wish to consider insurance. The insurance bet is typically 50% of your original bet. If the dealer has blackjack, you will be paid 2:1. Be advised that there is no long-term gain on your overall bets when you place the insurance bet. If you bet $50 and place a $25 insurance bet, you will only win back $50 if the dealer has blackjack.


Terminology for Online Blackjack Games

Now that you’re a blackjack player you are going to come across several betting terms, phrases and jargon that will need further explanation. These include the following:

  • Bankroll – this is your stash of cash, the greenbacks in your account.
  • Bet – this is how much you are wagering on the current hand. The minimum bet is required, and you cannot place more than the maximum bet.
  • Basic Strategy – this is a set of rules that players follow to ensure they are playing the game effectively.
  • Blackjack – this is the best possible hand you can form in the game of blackjack, with two cards totaling 21. Typically, an Ace/10, Ace/King, Ace/Queen, or Ace/Jack.
  • Bust – any hand total that exceeds 21.
  • Card Counting – card counters are specialist blackjack players who keep a tally on the high cards and low cards that remain in the deck. This allows you to call the next card with a degree of accuracy.
  • Deal – the blackjack dealer or RNG will deliver cards to you, the player.
  • Face Cards – these are Jacks, Queens, and Kings. They are otherwise known as the Royals. Since there are 4 suits in every deck, there are 12 Royals.
  • Face down/Face up – this refers to cards that are dealt face up (visible) or face down (hidden).
  • Hit – this action requires the dealer to deliver another card to the player.
  • Stand – a player who stands does not want any additional cards and is happy with the hand total he/she has compiled.
  • Double – when you double, you take an additional card, double your bet and stand.
  • Split – when you split cards in blackjack, you typically divide equal-value cards, and play them individually as separate hands.
  • Insurance – this option is usually available to players if the dealer’s upcard is an Ace.
  • Shuffle up – this is what the RNG (random number generator) or blackjack dealer does before the cards are dealt.
  • Soft Hand/Hard Hands – when an Ace is valued at 11 and there is another card in the hand, it is known as a soft hand. When the Ace is valued at 1, it is a hard hand.
  • Wager – a wager is a bet. The minimum wager must be placed before cards will be dealt.