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Guide to Playing Blackjack Online

Thanks to its blend of elements of chance and skill, Blackjack is one of the most popular online casino games in the world. At Vegas Palms you have the opportunity to enjoy several different variations of top-quality Blackjack online. Learn the basics here, and then try your luck in them all.

Gaming Basics

Whether you're playing in a land-based or online Canadian casino, the rules of Blackjack remain the same. Your objective is to get a hand total of 21 or as close to that as possible without going any higher, while beating the dealer's total at the same time. Face cards are worth 10 and number cards count as their pip value. Depending on what works best in the hand, Aces are worth 1 or 11.

To begin the round of Blackjack online, you need to place your bet. After that, you and the dealer will both get 2 cards. You'll be able to see both of your cards and 1 of the dealer's. Based on this information, you need to decide what moves to make as you try to build the best possible hand.

The moves that are allowed differ with the Blackjack versions that are available at our online Canadian casino, but the most common options are to Hit, Double Down and Split. Hitting is simply getting dealt another card, while Doubling Down is doubling your wager and getting an additional card.

You can only Split when you have a Pair of same-value cards; you Split the Pair into 2 new hands of 1 card each, and get another card dealt to each of them. When you're satisfied with your hand, you Stand and end the round. If you have a total of exactly 21, known as Blackjack, you win a fantastic 3:2 payout. Where your total is under 21 but the dealer's total is either lower than yours or over 21, you'll be paid out 1:1.

Strategy Charts

For almost every variation of Blackjack, there are strategy charts that tell you what to do in the case of every possible card combination that you might be dealt. We advise using these to help you decide what your first move should be in any given situation.

Playing Options

Vegas Palms' Random Number Generation versions of Blackjack online are powered by Microgaming and can usually be played for free as well as for real money. The free, no deposit options allow you to work on your strategy before you stake any of your own funds, which is very helpful.

For very authentic action, check out the Blackjack in our live casino. You'll get to interact with professional dealers as they operate physical tables and equipment, from wherever you are in Canada. The action is live-streamed to your desktop or mobile device as it happens in real time, creating a genuine Las Vegas atmosphere.

We use Evolution Gaming for our entire live casino section, so you can trust the quality and fairness of every game. For both our live and RNG Blackjack online, there are multi-player options to add more excitement. You can also enjoy tournaments and multi-hand rounds with Microgaming's releases when you're ready for even more of a challenge!