Classic blackjack is the name given by online casinos to the most traditional and most popular game of 21. In this game of skill and luck the players compete against the dealer who represents the house. For those making the transition from land-based casinos to the virtual world there are a few differences to be aware of.
Basic Rules and Betting Limits
In classic blackjack games the object is to get closer to 21, without going over, than the dealer. To start, both dealer and player get two cards. The player’s cards are dealt face up and the dealer has one face up and the other hidden.
- Aces count as either 1 or 11 depending which is most beneficial.
- Kings, Queens and Jacks count as 10.
- Number cards 2-10 retain their face value.
- The different suits don’t matter.
If the cards you are dealt total more than 21’ you are ‘bust’ regardless of the dealer’s hand. If the dealer is bust you win the hand.
Betting limits do vary widely but most casinos offer both high and low stakes games, which make the classic blackjack game ideal for both the newbie and the more experienced player. The cards are shuffled after each game.