Online Blackjack for Australian Players
Blackjack is a traditional card game which you can find in every fully licensed Australian online casino today. This game is not only a fast paced game, but it is also one of the easiest games to learn how to play in a casino and this is what makes it so popular. Although there are more than 50 different varieties available online today, each version is fundamentally the same as the next and so once you have learned how to play one version, the other versions should be equally as easy to learn how to play.
Before you to start playing in the real money mode though, we recommend practising on this game in the free play mode. You can play online blackjack either instantly in your browser or from within a download client and you can play for some really big prizes. Some Australian online casinos also now have one or two progressive blackjack games available and some of the best blackjack games available online today have been developed by leading online casino software providers like Microgaming, Playtech, Net Entertainment and Realtime Gaming.
The aim of this game is fairly straightforward and you only have to try and beat the dealer. The person with the hand closest to 21 points will win the round and there are several different betting options available during each new hand. The value of each card is worth its face value in points. For example the 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 are all worth their face value in points. The Ace can be worth 1 or 11 points and the Jacks, Queens and Kings are all worth 10 points. When you pay to start a new hand, you and the dealer (and any other players who are sitting at the table) will be dealt two cards. One of the dealer’s cards will be dealt face up so that you can see roughly what he has.
Simply add your two cards together to find out how much your hand is worth. The dealer usually has to draw to all 16s and must stand on all 17s. If the dealer has a 10 and a 7 for example, he has 17 points and must stand. If you have 18, 19, 20 or 21 points, you have won the hand. If your hand or the dealer’s hand ever exceeds 21 points that hand will no longer be valid. This is called Going Bust. The best possible hand would be a 10 and an Ace (10 + 11 = 21 points). To improve your initial two card hand, other betting options such as Split, Double, Stand and Hit will also become available.