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Main Points

  1. Every blackjack or "21" game has to do with having the card values adding up to 21 points or as close to it as possible without going over.
  2. A blackjack is an ace and a face card, whereas a 21 is any set of three or more cards adding up to "21" points
  3. There are many variations on blackjack games
  4. It's very important that you pay attention to what type of blackjack game you are playing because the rules may vary slightly
  5. All face cards are worth "10" points, number cards are face value and aces can be worth "11" or "1" depending on what your other cards equal up to

Basic Instructions (Traditional Blackjack or "21")

First, you will need to select the bet amount you would like to place.

Select the "Deal" option to see if you get a "blackjack". If you do get one, it usually pays out 1.5 times your bet. (You would also get your original bet back.)

If you don't have a "blackjack", you can select to "Hit" to get another card(s), or "Raise" or "Stand" if you think that your hand is going to beat the dealers. The dealer must stand on 17. Final cards, if any, are given and the winner is shown.

Winning with a higher hand (not a "blackjack") or three or more cards pays you 1:1, plus your original bet.

Push: This is also known as a tie. This occurs when both you and the dealer get the same amount. In this instance, you are given back your bet so that you can try it again.

Insurance: This option is given if the dealer's face-up card is an ace. It ensure that you get a win, even though your cards may not have won. It places an additional bet equal to half of your bet and pays out at 2x half of your original bet plus your half bet for the insurance is returned to you if the dealer gets a "blackjack".


Pontoon - This is the English version of Blackjack. The goal is to get as close to "12" as possible without going over.

You are dealt two face-up cards and can then decide if you would like to "Hit" "Stand" or "Split" (if your first two cards have the same value).

If you choose to "Hit", you cannot receive more than three additional cards to the two that you were already dealt. (Each player may have up to a total of five cards.)

All other traditional Blackjack rules apply.

Blackjack Surrender - In Blackjack Surrender, all of the traditional game rules apply (but insurance will only pay 2 to 1 in this game), except for the instance in which you think you will lose.

The dealer will check to make sure there isn't a "blackjack " and then half of your bet will be returned to you and the game will be over.

If you or someone else does have a "blackjack" then you will not have the opportunity to surrender.

Lucky Blackjack - Lucky Blackjack is one of the simplest games out there! All you have to do is select which of the numbers 17 through 21 or a "blackjack" the dealer will draw. If you win, the payouts are below.

Lucky Blackjack Payouts
Amount Payout
17 5 to 1
18 6 to 1
19 6 to 1
20 4 to 1
21 12 to 1
Blackjack 19 to 1
Bust 2 to 1

Blackjack Switch - In this Blackjack variation, you are dealt two hands and you get the option to switch the second cards if you think that they will be better hands that way.

For example, let's say that you were dealt a 7, 10 and a Jack, 3. If you select to switch the 10 and the 3, you will have a better hands because the first one can still be hit on and will be worth ten points and the second will be worth 20.

Fairly simple, eh? All the other traditional rules apply!

That's pretty much all you need to know about Playtech Online Casinos' Blackjack options, other than most Blackjack games use two to six decks of cards. Anything else you might want or need can be found inside one of their great casinos, so go try it out at Titan Casino.

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