How To Play Blackjack Online
If you want to know how to play blackjack online then you are in the right place! This post breaks down step-by-step how to play blackjack.
You can also find explanations to all the many types of side bets in blackjack including insurance, pair betting and 21 + 3 bets!
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How To Play Blackjack At BoyleSports
Go To The BlackJack Page On The BoyleSports app\website
The first thing you’ll need to do to play blackjack online at BoyleSports is to navigate to the blackjack page on our app/website.
If you are using the BoyleSports app then you can tap down in the bottom right hand corner of the homepage, as indicated in the below screenshot.
Then tap on the link to the blackjack page as shown by the red arrow in the below screenshot.
Select Your Stake
Choosing your stake is simple. The virtual chips that you see down at the bottom of your screen determine how much your wager is going to be.
The value on the chip equals the amount that you are going to spend on your blackjack bet. So, for example, if you select one chip with ‘1’ on it your stake will be €/£1.
Once you have decided how much you want to stake then tap on the chip of that amount.
Place Your Bet
Now that you have decided your stake you can tap on one of the white circles on the table.
This will put your virtual chip onto the table as you can see below.
Once your chip is on the table you will see three buttons that you can press.
If you tap on ‘X2’ that will double your stake.
‘Clear Bets’ will take your chip/chips off of the table, use this if you want to change the amount you are staking.
The green button ‘Deal’ will get the game started, so press this once you are ready to play.
How To Play Blackjack online – Basic Strategy
After you press ‘Deal’ you will be given two cards face up.
You will see the dealer also get two cards, the first will be face up which means you can see what card it is and the other one will be face down so you won’t know what value the dealer’s other card is.
Remember: The aim of the game is for the value of your cards to add up to 21 or as close as possible to 21 without going over it.
If you go over 21 then that means you have gone ‘bust’ and you automatically lose. The dealer can also go bust too.
‘Hit’ means that you want to be dealt another card so when you press the hit button on your screen you will be given an extra card by the dealer.
If the value of your cards is 11 or less then you should always select hit because you will get closer to 21 and you can’t go bust.
‘Stand’ is when you don’t take any more cards and stick with the value that you have. The closer you are to 21 the more likely ‘stand’ is to be the right decision.
The value of the cards
All number cards (2-10) are worth their number.
All picture cards (Jack, Queen, King) are worth 10.
The Ace card is worth either 1 or 11.
Blackjack Side Bets
These are wagers that you can make beyond the main game bet. These cannot be placed without the main bet.
What is insurance in Blackjack
If the dealer’s first face up card is an Ace you will be given a chance to insure each of your regular bets against the dealer having Blackjack. If you take Insurance then an amount equal to half your original bet will be deducted from your balance and placed separately on the table.
If the dealer has Blackjack, you are paid 2 to 1 on your insurance. This way you do not lose your original bet (because you receive the value of your original bet plus the insurance amount back).
If the dealer does not have Blackjack, you lose the insurance amount. Insurance does not affect any side bets.
What does pair mean in Blackjack?
You can place a Player’s Pair side bet on the ‘Player’s Pair’ betting area, found beneath each regular betting area, for each of your hands that has a regular bet placed on it.
The Dealer’s Pair side bet can be placed on the ‘Dealer’s Pair’ betting area near the dealer’s hand once per game round.
This type of side bet wins when the first two cards in the hand form a Perfect Pair, a Colored Pair or a Red/Black Pair.
What is a perfect pair in Blackjack?
Perfect Pair (25/1) means that your, or the dealer’s, first two cards form a pair of the same suit (for example, two 4 of Diamonds cards).
What is a colored pair in Blackjack?
Colored Pair (12/1) means that your, or the dealer’s, first two cards form a pair of the same color but different suits (for example, 4 of Diamonds and 4 of Hearts).
What is a red/black pair in blackjack?
Red/Black Pair (6/1) means that your, or dealer’s first two cards form a pair, but with different colors and suits (for example, 4 of Diamonds and 4 of Spades).
What is 21+3 in Blackjack
This is a type of a side bet that allows the players to bet that the first two cards dealt to the player, combined with the first card dealt to the dealer, will make a three card poker hand against the following list of winning hands:
Suited Three of a Kind 100/1 – All three cards of the same suit and value
Straight Flush 40/1 – All three in sequence and of the same suit
Three of a Kind 30/1 – All three of the same ranking
Straight 10/1 – All three cards in sequence but not the same suit
Flush 5/1 – All three cards of the same suit
What is a blackjack in blackjack?
A blackjack is when a player’s first two cards equal to 21. This can only be done when the player is dealt both an ace and a card with a value of 10 (picture card or 10 card).
A blackjack pays out at 3/2 odds.
The object of Premium Blackjack is to get a hand that totals 21 or is closer to 21 than the dealer’s hand without exceeding 21.
The value of a hand is the sum of the individual cards values. Blackjack is the highest hand and consists of two cards: an ace and any 10-point card. Blackjack beats a score of 21.
You can choose 1 to 5 hands to play on in a game round. The chosen hands are played clockwise, starting from your rightmost hand. The dealer’s hand is played last. You may split, double and take insurance, just like in standard Blackjack.
Premium Blackjack is a variant of Blackjack with the following rules:
6 decks of cards are used. After each round, used cards are returned to the deck and the deck is shuffled.
Aces count as either 1 or 11, face cards count as 10 and number cards count at their face values.
The player may not split a split hand.
Only one card is drawn to each Ace in a split hand.
The player may double after splitting.
The dealer will not automatically check for Blackjack, regardless of the value of the dealer’s first face-up card.
Ace and a 10-point card after a split are considered 21, and not Blackjack.
Blackjack pays 1.5 times the bet amount (3 to 2).
If the total value of the player’s cards is closer to 21 than the dealer’s after the dealer has stopped taking cards, the player wins the bet amount (1 to 1).
If the total of the player’s cards is more than 21, the player’s hand is “bust” and the player automatically loses the bet for that hand.
If the player and the dealer have the same point total (17 to 21), neither of them wins and the player’s bet is returned to the player in a “push”.
The dealer always draws to 16. The dealer stands when the dealer’s hand has a value of 17 or greater (including soft 17). The dealer does not draw when the player is “bust”.
If the dealer’s first card is an Ace, and the player then doubles, and the dealer then reveals Blackjack, then the player loses the doubled bet.
If the dealer’s first card has a 10-point value, and the player then doubles, and the dealer then reveals Blackjack, then the doubled bet is returned to the player.
Blackjack beats a score of 21.
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