Real Money European Blackjack
Blackjack, 21’s, beat the dealer.
It really doesn’t matter what you call it, real money online Blackjack is found on most US friendly online games sites and there are a variety of different versions to play now this traditional casino game has entered the online world.
Play European Blackjack for cash Online
All US friendly online European real money Blackjack games that I have found work in the same way. Put simply:
- You place your bet.
- Get dealt your cards.
- Choose whether to hit or stick.
- The dealer does his/her thing.
- You see who wins.
Make sure you don't go over 21 as you will be 'bust'. This means that you have lost, regardless of what the dealers cards are.
Playing Blackjack online for prizes is really simple if you just want to play for a bit of fun. If you want to reduce house odds and increase your chances of winning there are a few strategies you can use to help you win money online, so keep reading.
How to Play Online Blackjack and win real money
The aim of real money Blackjack is really simple. Your aim is for your first two cards that you are dealt to be an ace and either a ten, jack, queen or king (Blackjack) - if you find some trick to get Blackjack every time then do it because you win more money than if you just beat the dealer. For most people though, this is not always possible, so you need to get closer than the dealer to 21.
At the start of the game you are dealt two cards. If you don't have Blackjack you need to decide what to do next. There are two main options:
- Hit - Get another card. You want your cards to be as close to the total of 21 as possible without going over (bust). Cards 2-10 are worth the amount on them, Jacks, Queens and Kings are worth ten points and aces are worth one or eleven (you can choose).
- Stick - Stay with the cards you have. If your total is near to 21, then stick. (or advice on Blackjack strategy and when to hit and stick, keep reading).
Other Blackjack things you can do:
- Double - the amount you bet will be doubled and you will be dealt one more card. After you are dealt your card you can't do anything else and it is the dealers go.
- Split - If you are dealt two of the same value card you can choose to split. Your cards will be separated and you play them as if you had two hands. Once you have stuck you move on to the next card where you can hit r stick. Once you have stuck on the second card it is the dealers turn.
- Insurance - The dealers cards are dealt with one face down and one face up. If the card face up is an ace you can choose to take out insurance. This is basically a bet on the side (half your original bet) that the dealer other card is worth 10 (Blackjack).
Some good things to know:
- The dealer has to stick on 17+.
- If the dealer has less than 17 they have to hit.
- You can stick on whatever total you want.
Online Blackjack For Real Money Strategy
A very basic real money Blackjack strategy
A very simple US friendly online Blackjack for prizes strategy is to assume that the face down card of the dealer is worth 10 (as this is the most common card value). You then bet accordingly. For example if the face up card of the dealers is 7, assume that the card face down is 10 so the dealer has 17. You then need to make sure you have more than 17 (as the dealer has to stick on 17).
A slightly more complicated Blackjack strategy for real money
Depending on what two cards you are dealt, there are a few different things you can do to increase your chances of winning.
- If the first two cards you are dealt total between 12-16 you have a ‘stiff’ hand (one more card dealt could cause you to bust).
- If the turned up dealers card is between 2-6, the dealer has a stiff hand’.
- If you have 17+ - STAND
- If both you and the dealer have ‘stiff’ hands - STAND.
- If you have a ‘stiff’ hand and the dealer has 7-Ace - HIT.
Obviously there is an element of luck and you are never going to win 100% of the time. These real money online Black jack strategies will help you to increase your chances of winning. Once you have mastered basic strategies move on to some more complicated online cash Blackjack strategies that will help you increase your chances of winning even more.
More Advanced European Black jack Strategy for real money
For more detailed and advanced Online Blackjack strategy for cash, check out the bottom few boxes on real money online Blackjack strategy
Who can play Blackjack online for real money?
US griendly online Blackjack for cash is a great game and can be played with or without a strategy. It is great for those starting out at online casino games and superb for those who have been playing real cash Blackjack on a friday night for years. You can adapt the Blackjack strategy you use depending on how much Blackjack you have.
Alternatives to real money Blackjack Online
There are a number of different versions of Blackjack games that have found their way into traditional casinos and now you can play online the number of possible alternatives are endless. Have a look at the US friendly online games table for more online games where you can play games online and win real money.
Real Money European Blackjack Conclusion
Online Blackjack for prizes is a really great game as it can be played by those new to online casino games as well as those who have been playing for years. The best bit for me is that it is not all luck. You can use strategy to influence the outcome.
If you are after a good online casino game, I would definitely recommend playing Blackjack for real cash online.
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