Blackjack is a wonderful card game and is a huge favourite in India. It can be very easy to understand and play. However, it can also get a whole lot better when you understand its rules and learn how to put some strategy into it.
When played online, blackjack can become an even more exciting card game, where added features such as bonus bets can also increase your chances of winning. Nowadays, you can find multiple blackjack versions available. All you have to do is take a seat.
We have prepared this guide that covers everything you need to know about how to seriously improve your blackjack game. From rules and strategies to bonus features and where to find them, this extensive guide has been written with you in mind, to make sure you are able to get out as much as possible from each game of blackjack you play.
We want you to enjoy yourself whilst playing at our Indian online casino, and this guide will help you get there whilst of course having plenty of fun along the way.
Blackjack rules In India
Blackjack is a card game which is played with a 52-card deck. Indian Blackjack is no different to European Blackjack or American Blackjack. Each card has a point value, with cards bearing numbers 2 through 10 giving you as many points as the number on them. Ace cards can be counted either as a 1 or 11 points, whilst all face cards (King, Jack or Queen) are equal to 10 points each. The cards that you, any other player or the dealer currently has, are called a hand. To calculate the value of your hand, just add the points of each card together.
To win the game, you have to get the closest as possible to 21 points. The only exception is the “blackjack” hand, which is Ace and 10 together. This outranks all other hands of 21. If you go over 21, you are busted and it's game over. The winner is the player or dealer at the table who has the number of points that is closest to 21. The dealer will give as many cards to each player as they like, until they decide to stand, at which point the dealer will reveal his face-down card, and the winner.
How to play Blackjack
Once you pick a table, you have to place a bet. You can play alone against the dealer or together with other players. When all bets are placed, the dealer will deal two cards to each player and two cards for himself: one face up (if it’s an Ace, insurance will be offered) and the other one face down. If the dealer's face-up card happens to be an Ace or 10 he will quickly check if he has a blackjack. If no one has the blackjack, the game continues.
- Place a bet from any of the available denominations
- Decide if you want to insure your hand or not
The dealer will always start with the player sitting on his left. Whenever it's your turn, you will need to press Hit if you want another card, and Stand if you do not. You can also choose to double your bet and get only one card. The dealer will then move on to the next player. When all players are ready, the dealer will reveal his face-down card. If the total of the hand is 16 or less, he or she will take another card; However, if it is more than he or she will stand.
If you get a pair of any cards (all face cards are considered pairs), you can choose to split your hand. In this case, the dealer will automatically give one more card to each hand. Then you can hit or stand as you wish. Aces are not always allowed to split, and it is worth to know that if you get a blackjack after splitting, it counts as a normal 21. Some versions of online blackjack will allow you to split cards even if they are not the same.
- Use our blackjack strategy guide to decide when to hit or stand
- Consider splitting if this increases your chances of winning
How to play online
Playing a game of online blackjack can be a fantastic experience, whether you're new to the game or a veteran pro. When playing online, you can play any time, anywhere using our app that gives you access to our blackjack games on the go. You can also choose from our many titles and themes for an exciting game of blackjack like you have never played before. After all, it's not every day that you get a ringmaster to deal you cards whilst a mermaid swims about in a fish tank.
Information about playing blackjack online
At ComeOn! online casino we give you the option to play either on your desktop PC or Mac. Try using our app for true on-the-go mobile gaming. Whichever platform you use, you can be sure of the best graphics and gameplay. If you're playing with real money, make sure you have an account with us and don't forget about our bonus offer if you're making your first deposit! Use the search function to find all of our blackjack games or click on Blackjack from the Casino menu, and lastly, remember to have fun!
Blackjack titles available at ComeOn! casino
At ComeOn! online casino we have a number of different blackjack games available for you to play. If you are after that real casino feel, then we suggest heading over to the live casino section. Here you can find a number of exciting titles from top-tier providers including NetEnt and Evolution Gaming that are sure to increase adrenaline and set hearts racing. Try titles like Free Bet Blackjack, Blackjack Exclusive 2 or the very special ComeOn! Blackjack for added fun, all from the comfort of your own home.
If you're looking for something that is more laid back, visit the casino section, where you will be treated to an excellent selection of different blackjack games purposefully curated for all tastes and wants. Try Dr Fortuno by Yggdrasil and feast your eyes on some fantastic CGI as you prepare for a truly magical evening. If you happen to be playing on a mobile device, then we definitely suggest trying NetEnt's Blackjack Professional Series that uses NetEnt touch technology for an even better mobile and tablet experience.
Optimal Blackjack strategy
When it comes to optimal blackjack strategy, there are many schools of thought that might not necessarily agree with each other. This is especially true when it comes to discussing the finer details of the game. Having said that, there are a few strategic rules which can help you win more and, when you suffer losses, minimise the damage. The first strategic tip was also used by Sun Tzu, who famously advised to build opponents a golden bridge to retreat across. Similarly, you should always give the dealer a chance to bust.
If your initial hand is good, you might want to split or double down. If you have a hard 17 or higher, you are mathematically more likely to go bust if you hit, so consider standing. Say you have two Aces, think about splitting as they can be very powerful cards; however, if you have two 10s, splitting them might not be the wisest choice when you consider how close you are. When it comes to insurance, this can be a hot topic and from what we can see, the jury is still out.
How to play Blackjack online free
There are many ways to play blackjack online for free and at ComeOn! online casino we have many options for you to do so. Now that you have learned some basic blackjack strategies, free online play can be a fantastic opportunity to better your strategy without putting up any money. Keep in mind that whilst free play can help you get better, it will not allow you to win any money; for that, you need to deposit money, and at ComeOn! we have many exciting, real money games for you to choose from.
To play for free, however, all you need to do is click on the ellipses (...) next to applicable blackjack games and then click on Play for Fun. Keep in mind that not all blackjack games have a free mode, such as live blackjack. However, most of them do include this nifty feature, which can be useful if you want to become a master at this great game. It can also be an opportunity to try a new variation of this game from the many titles available at our casino.
Other features: Insurance
As mentioned earlier, if the dealer's face-up card is an Ace, you will be offered the chance to buy insurance. This is a side bet and it is completely optional. Whenever you are offered insurance, you can choose to bet up to half of your original wager and, in case the dealer has a blackjack, you will get two times your insurance bet. Insurance does not affect the original wager and if the dealer does not get a blackjack you will lose the money you wagered on this side bet.
Other features: Bonus bets
If you’re trying your luck on Dr Fortuno Blackjack, you can choose to place a Fortuno bonus bet. If you decided to place a bonus bet, you have to wait for the dealer to get a flush, which means that all of his cards have to be of the same suit. Once that happens, many bubbles with different multipliers and a Jackpot will appear and start bursting randomly. The ones that are left will float to each seat at the table for a chance to win the Jackpot or the multiplier on your bubble.