Blackjack, with the exception of poker, is the most skill orientated casino game. Casinos play with between 1 and 8 decks of cards at a time and players are dealt 2 cards initially. The aim of the game is to get as close to 21 as possible, without "busting" (going over 21) in order to double your initial bet you must beat the banker, who has strict rules which vary from casino to casino, some must stick on "16" while others 17 or even 18.
A face card is worth "10" and a ACE is semi wild, being either a 1 or 11. Numbered cards are worth the value listed on them e.g the 7 of clubs is worth 7 "points". If a player is lucky enough to be dealt, a ace and a face card they win the hand automatically and in return receive 2.5x their initial bet.
After players are dealt their initial 2 cards they can choose to; "split" if the circumstances are right (2 cards of the same value), "Double Down" which means you double your initial bet but are only given one more card, "stick" which means you stick with the number you have or alternatively "hit" which gives you another card. If you select "hit" you can either "hit" again, or alternatively "stick" and let the dealer take his turn.
Where Can I Play Blackjack?
Paddy Power : Paddy offers a very good blackjack experience. The dealer at Paddy Power Casino must stand on 17 which is common for Online Casinos. Players are given a £75 bonus on signup which is larger then the majority of paypal casino signup bonuses.
William Hill : William Hill's blackjack rules are identical to Paddy Power's. William Hill gives players a £25 sign up bonus, which is ideal for players new to blackjack as the wagering requirements are very small.