Explore Blackjack Online at Spin Casino Ontario
Blackjack, also known as Twenty-One, is one of the most attractive of all casino table games. With simple rules, a low house edge and challenging game-play, blackjack is found in just about every casino. Now you can play online blackjack in Canada, too, with the most popular blackjack variations here at Spin Casino Ontario. Explore more!
Blackjack: The basics
Don’t worry if you don’t know how to play blackjack because the basic rules are incredibly simple to learn. Essentially you have to build a hand of cards that’s as close to 21 “blackjack” as possible, without going over. Here’s how the game goes. You and any other players make an initial bet and then you’re all dealt two cards. One of the dealer’s cards is face up. Players take turns to decide whether to hit (get another card) or stand (keep their cards). If your hand is worth more than 21, you’re bust – game over! Then the dealer turns their down card up. If their hand is worth 16 or less, they have to hit. If it’s 17 or more, they have to stand. Play then continues until everyone’s done and the outcomes are revealed.
Get started with blackjack online
Gamers agree that it’s a pleasure to play blackjack online here at Spin Casino Ontario. Probably the easiest way to get started is with virtual blackjack. Cutting-edge visuals and authentic background sounds create a slick, enjoyable casino atmosphere. The gaming interface is fully customisable, with a range of player-friendly options. Set your betting levels in line with your budget or try the game out at no monetary cost in demo mode. The virtual cards are dealt randomly, with fairness guaranteed through the use of RNGs (random number generators). Because the dealer’s a machine, you can take as long as you like to make decisions, which is an ideal way for beginners to learn how to play blackjack.
Basic blackjack approach
One thing that players appreciate about blackjack is that it has a great RTP (return to player), averaging out at approximately 99.5%. That’s a few percentage points better than slots. But that high RTP doesn’t come automatically. For the best results, you have to work at your blackjack approach. That means memorising the best decision for every possible scenario in blackjack. If your blackjack approach isn’t perfect, you can expect a lower RTP. Fortunately, blackjack players are allowed to use blackjack charts that display the best decision for every scenario. It’s not a bad idea to practice using charts with virtual blackjack, which you can play at your own pace here at Spin Casino Ontario.
Understanding blackjack betting
If you have a good blackjack approach, you can experiment with more advanced blackjack bets. Here’s how some of the more popular ones work. You can Double Down in most games if your first two cards are worth 11. A Double Down bet doubles your bet but you can only hit once. If your first two cards are equal (two Aces, for example), you can place a Split bet. You split the cards into two hands on the table and double your bet. Then there’s Insurance. If the dealer’s first card is an Ace, you can place an Insurance bet that pays 2:1 even if the dealer gets blackjack. If these bets sound interesting, you can explore them further here at Spin Casino Ontario.
Great blackjack variations
Blackjack comes in many variations. The basics remain the same, but there are twists between one game and another that keep things interesting for the player. Blackjack is played with eight decks of cards, unless otherwise indicated. Players can split up to four hands, which they can also double down on. The dealer must stand on a soft 17 and has to peek for blackjack if their up card is a 10, a royal or an ace. Compare that to Vegas Strip Blackjack. The game is almost the same, except that the dealer only has to peek on an Ace. It’s a subtle difference, but it makes Vegas Strip Blackjack more challenging for the player. Spin Casino Ontario has many more variations of online blackjack for you to explore!
A trusted blackjack casino
Blackjack players at Spin Casino Ontario benefit from know that they are playing in a safe, legal environment as Spin Casino is licensed by iGaming Ontario. This means that you can trust our casino games to be fair and safe. Additionally, our digital encryption technology keeps your personal and financial information secure at all times. Enjoy blackjack in total peace of mind at Spin Casino!