Blackjack – Online Casino Guides

Blackjack is an elegantly simple card game at its most basic, but has key elements of strategy, tactics and odds that appeal to advanced players. It is for this reason that Blackjack forms a core component of our Online Casino Guides section.

Blackjack is a staple table game of both online and “real” casinos, as well as the playground, though there, there was usually less gambling and it was known as pontoon or 21. As with other table games, there are a wide variety of Blackjack game variations, each with its own unique twist, and we’ll cover the differences between these too.

The rules of the game mean that in theory, you should be able to make an educated decision on how to play your hand, card by card. In reality though, unless you’re Rainman, keeping track and working out what to do next is incredibly complex – you’re not allowed to take any notes or machines in with you to the table, so it’s got to be all in your head, and though it’s not banned, casinos have been known to ban players that they believe are counting cards in this way.

The point is, that with Blackjack, although the mechanics are simple there is much to know and to learn and so, the articles that you’ll find in this part of our Online Casino Guide will cover the basics of Blackjack; from terminology, to how to play, all the way through to some of the more advanced strategies and tactics. If you scroll down this page, you will see snippets from some of our articles, and you can click on the relevant links to read the full text of these.

In addition to reading our guides, take the time to have a look around the rest of the site. On the homepage you can browse our Online Casino Reviews – online casinos use one of a relatively small number of software providers and so there are other factors that you have to take into account when deciding where to play. We’ve also got free Blackjack games from Microgaming and RTG which you can play in your browser without registration.

On that note, we wish you the best of luck in your play. If you’re new to online gambling, remember to set yourself a budget and stick to it, and always, always make sure you’ve checked the terms and conditions before you deposit and sign up for bonuses. We hope you enjoy these articles and if you have a topic you’d like to see covered, or if we have made any errors, please send us an e-mail to

How To Play Blackjack

In casinos around the world, it is blackjack that you’ll come across most often. The purpose of this online casino guide is to inform you of the basics of blackjack, and how to play.

This game is played with a traditional 52 card deck (and sometimes even two, three, or four of them). Players are dealt two cards initially, and are allowed to receive subsequent cards. While the goal is to have the sum of your cards equal 21, you are essentially competing only with the dealer, to get as close to 21 without going over. Your job, then, is to get equal to or less than 21, without going over. If you exceed 21, you are out of the hand, and your bet is lost. [read more…]

Blackjack – Insurance May be a Poor Bet

Our online casino guides are intended to provide you with information that’ll leave you having a better online casino experience. This guide specifically is about blackjack betting techniques, and even more specifically about something in blackjack called insurance. [read more…]