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What is Blackjack?
Blackjack is one of the most popular online casino games available at Stake.com . The goal of Blackjack is to acquire a hand as close to 21 as possible, beating the dealer in the process. Beating the dealer with a regular hand pays out 1:1, while beating the dealer with Blackjack pays out 3:2.
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How to Play Blackjack Online at Stake
Then, employing a basic strategy to help you, take a seat at the Blackjack table and place your bets. When the game gets underway, you need to decide whether to stand (stick with the cards that you have been dealt) or hit (receive another card from the dealer).
You can stand with any value that is 21 or under, but be careful – stand with a hand that is too low and the dealer is likely to beat you to 21. But if you take a risk and hit with a hand that is close to 21 already, you might go bust.
Working out when to hit and when to stand is crucial to your Blackjack strategy and will help you win more hands than you lose at the table.
What are the Basic Rules of Blackjack
We’ve already established that Blackjack is a race to 21 cards, but there are some other simple Blackjack rules that you need to be aware of when playing this classic table game:
Hit or stand: Every hand that you’re dealt, you must decide whether to hit or stand, as explained above.
Split: If the first two hands that you’re dealt forms a pair (5+5, for instance), you can decide to split your hand in two. If you opt to split your hand, you need place the same bet again.
Double: The double down option in Blackjack allows you to double your bet in the middle of a hand in exchange for just one more card. Though a risky bet, it can increase the value of your payouts if you’re feeling good about the deal.
Insurance: An insurance bet in Blackjack is a side bet and it’s only available when the dealer’s exposed hand is an ace. If you place an insurance bet, you are betting on the dealer landing Blackjack and if you’re correct, you earn a payout of 2:1.
Blackjack Betting Options & Bet Sizes
As soon as you have added funds to your Stake.com account, you can decide how much to bet per hand at the Blackjack table.
Remember, because Blackjack pays out 1:1 for standard bets, the amount that you stake is the amount that you can win in return.
Blackjack Payouts & House Edge
Our Blackjack game features the lowest house edge in the industry, at just 0.57%. Therefore, Stake Original Blackjack has a theoretical return to player percentage of 99.43%.
In terms of payouts, if you beat the dealer with a standard hand, you are paid out 1:1. However, if you beat the dealer with Blackjack (A+10 / picture card + 10), you are paid out 3:2. Insurance bets pay 2:1.
Blackjack Strategies & Tips
Although luck plays a big role in the outcome of any Blackjack hand, the fact that you can decide to hit or stand each hand means that a basic Blackjack strategy is also important. Here are some tips that will help you as you get your feet under the Blackjack table:
While it’s tempting to go for 21 every time, standing with a hand of 17 or better is a smart move as it keeps you in the game. After all, if you go bust, you have zero chance of beating the dealer.
Read the dealer’s hand before making your decision. If the dealer is showing 7-Ace, they’re likely to have a good hand and that should influence your decision accordingly.
Aces and Eights are great cards to split as you’re betting on getting a ten in your next hand.
Remember that you are only dealt one additional card after doubling down, so make sure that you don’t play yourself out of the game.
For further help, be sure to check out our guide that explains how to play Blackjack on Stake . Our online casino guide , guide to table games , and guide to casino card games are also a great resource for new Blackjack players.
How to Deposit & Withdraw Funds to Play Blackjack Online
Easily deposit units into your account in order to play Blackjack and other games by following the steps listed below:
Step 1 - Retrieve your deposit address, located in Wallet > Deposit.
Step 2 - Choose the method that suits your needs. Stake.com supports multiple currencies, including Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Dogecoin (Doge), Litecoin (LTC), and others.
Step 3 - Use your deposit address as the ‘send to’ location for your crypto wallet or exchange.
Step 4 (Optional) - If you wish to make a deposit via fiat currency, you can buy crypto for Stake via Moonpay.
Learn more about deposit and withdrawal methods for betting, with our online payment methods guide at Stake.com.
Stake.com offers live support to players via our customer support staff for help with issues regarding Blackjack, other table games, and depositing and withdrawing units.
Moonpay supports multiple payment options, including Visa, Mastercard, Apple Pay, Google Pay, and others, to buy cryptocurrency to play Blackjack and other online games. For a full list of supported payment methods, please refer to the Moonpay documentation .
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