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Ignition Casino welcomes players from all over Australia with a range of blackjack games and variations ready and waiting for you to play. If you enjoy a round or two at the big-name Crown Casinos in Perth and Melbourne, or The Star of Sydney, then you’ll enjoy our blackjack online. Play Single Deck Blackjack, Double Deck, European, Perfect Pairs or Zappit - which eliminates hands of 15, 16 and 17 using the ‘Zap’ button. Aussie players from Brisbane’s Brisvegas casinos can now play online for real money at Ignition Casino as often as they like 24/7.

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How to play Blackjack?

Blackjack is not just one standard game but rather an umbrella term used to encompass all the different styles and variations of this timeless and classic casino card game. We offer a range of versions which each have their own different advantages and disadvantages, depending on the blackjack strategy you prefer to adopt. Standard six-deck Blackjack uses six decks of cards which sounds like it shortens your odds of winning but when you know how to play and when to bet, you’ll find your wins, we promise you.

If you would prefer to hedge your bets and play only with a single deck, then you can play The New Blackjack or 21 Blackjack Classic. This replicates what you’re likely to play at a table in, say,  The Star Sydney and the dealer will hit soft on 17. Don’t worry if you don’t know what that means yet, we’ll get to it.

The aim of the game is to achieve a score of 21 from the cards drawn by your dealer. Ideally, you want to reach a total score of 21, or as close to it, before your dealer does with their own cards. If you’re new to the game or have never played before at either a live casino or an online casino then you should first familiarise yourself with the backjack rules of the version you’re playing, and then just play your first few rounds for free. We offer you free versions to try before you start betting.

First things, first. Blackjack online plays with the entire deck – or two decks or six, depending on your version - apart from the joker cards. Each card represents its face value with picture cards worth 10 points and an Ace worth either 1 or 11. The natural win is a card worth 10 points and an Ace in your first two-card hand. This win is worth 3-2 on your bet. If your total hand equals more than 21 then, simply put, you lose the hand. There are ways to try and counter this by splitting or doubling down but we’ll get to those terms shortly.

Blackjack Rules

As before, there is no one type of blackjack game and each version will have its own table rules that you’ll need to learn. Once you have the basics down, though, you can pick up each version pretty quickly. We’ve put together a few of the more common terms and some blackjack tips that you should know straight away.

The first term you should learn is “dealer rules”. These will be written on blackjack table and can vary between versions so make sure you know what they are. The “dealer rules” determine what a dealer will do on each hand and more often than not it will apply to dealer’s total of 17. If you read a rule that says “dealer will hit soft on 17” it means that when the dealer’s card total 17 then they will take another card – or hit – if their hand includes an Ace. It is called “soft” because the Ace can have a value of either 1 or 11 points. If the hand is 17 but does not contain an Ace then the dealer will stand, or take no further cards, regardless of the total the player has.

The blackjack odds on every version at Ignition Casino pay 3-2 for a natural win – a two-card hand of a 10 point value card and an Ace – except if you achieve blackjack after splitting. But we’ll get to that later.

The 5 card rule applies to a player’s draw when they have drawn 5 cards without busting. A bust is achieving a value of more than 21 points and is an automatic loss. It is possible to play a version of Blackjack offering an automatic win for a player who draws 5 cards without busting. This is pretty rare, though.

Blackjack ace rules will determine how an Ace is treated on the table when drawn by either the dealer or the player. Usually, the Ace represents a value of either 1 point or 11 points, depending on the rest of the hand. The point value is interchangeable to match the point values of the other, fixed card values.

What is a flush in blackjack?

We don’t suggest you starting betting on the odds of a flush until you really know how to play. The flush in blackjack is also, more commonly, known as 21 + 3 and it relates to betting on whether the player’s first two cards and the dealer’s up-card result in a poker-style flush. These are known as side bets and you can find very favourable odds on them. They can be a great way to recoup some of your money if you lose on the standard blackjack bet.

When do you double down in blackjack?

Doubling down is to increase your initial bet for up to 100% on the agreement that you will only receive one more card. The best times to double down are when you have a soft total of between 16 and 18 points and the dealer shows a card valued between 2 and 6 points. Remember, soft totals are ones which include an Ace which has a value of either 11 points or 1 point depending on the rest of your hand.

When to split in blackjack?

You generally split when you are dealt two identical cards and it’s always a good idea to split when you’re dealt two Aces. This is will increase your chances of 21 points or achieving blackjack.

What is blackjack switch?

Blackjack switch is another way of saying “split”. It’s when you’re dealt two identical cards and they are split to double your bet. You receive two more cards, one for each split.

How to win at blackjack?

There are a lot of ways that you can win playing blackjack and they don’t always mean achieving 21 points, or as close to 21 as possible. Learn as much as you can about side bets to increase your chances and your odds of reducing your loss on each bet by either breaking even or only losing half your bet.

What is blackjack insurance?

Blackjack insurance is a type of side bet you can make when the dealer’s up-card is an Ace. You bet against the dealer achieving blackjack and receive 2-1 odds on the bet. This can help you to break even.

What are the blackjack card values?

Blackjack card values are usually what they say on the tin with the exception of the Ace which can either be 1 point or 11 points depending on yours or the dealer’s hand.