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Play Online Blackjack in Canada: JackpotCity Casino Ontario

Blackjack is the world’s most played online casino table game and for good reason. Unlike purely chance-based games like roulette, online blackjack demands a certain level of skill, which makes for a satisfying challenge. At the same time, the rules of blackjack are simple. Any player can learn them and start developing their own blackjack strategy. This makes blackjack more than just a game – it’s a continuous journey of learning and fun. No matter what level of skill you’re at, whether you’re a total beginner or a seasoned pro, you can take your journey further with some of the best online blackjack in Ontario here at JackpotCity Casino.

How to play blackjack

To stand a chance at winning at online blackjack, you have to know the blackjack rules. (Skip this part if you already know how to play blackjack!) The aim is to build a hand that’s closer to 21 than the dealer’s hand without going over. Game-play proceeds as follows. After you make your initial bet, you are dealt two cards. The dealer also gets two cards, but one is face up. When it’s your turn, you decide whether to hit (be dealt another card) or stand (keep the two cards that you have). If your hand goes over 21, you’re bust (out of the game). When every player has gone, the dealer gets another card and play continues as before. This goes on until a player or the dealer’s hand is closest to 21. If nobody’s hand is higher, it’s a push and the bet carries over to the next game. Important to know: The dealer has to stand on 17 in most blackjack variants.

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Get started with the blackjack game

The blackjack game comes in all sorts of variants here at JackpotCity Casino Ontario. One of the best ways for beginners to start is with one of Microgaming’s award-winning virtual blackjack titles. The values of the virtual cards are generated at random, but the experience is completely authentic in every other way. Crisp graphics and ambient sounds simulate a sophisticated casino environment and the game-play is smooth and slick. You can set betting levels to suit your budget or even get your licks in at no cost if you play blackjack in demo mode. The customisable gaming interface also has other player-friendly options such as the ability to set limits on how much you spend.

Basic online blackjack bets

So which blackjack game to choose? It helps to know a little more about how online blackjack betting works before you decide. First you have to understand what it means to Double Down or Split. Most games give you the option to Double Down if your first two hands total 11. If you take the option, your bet is doubled but you only get one more card. If your first two cards have the same value, you can Split them, double your bet and play two hands. This knowledge is useful when playing more advanced variants.

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Blackjack basic strategy

Online blackjack is said to have one of the best RTP (return to player) percentages out of all online casino games – provided the player has a flawless blackjack strategy. It’s extremely unlikely that the average casual player will ever achieve this level of expertise. You’d have to memorise all the potential scenarios and decisions, which is a pretty tall order. That said, a little blackjack basic strategy can go a long way. Something that many players resort to is the use of blackjack strategy charts. These handy reference charts summarise all the scenarios and decisions for optimal blackjack strategy. Be sure to look for a chart that’s adjusted for the same number of decks used in the variant you play.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can you play online blackjack in Canada?

You can play online blackjack in Canada right here at JackpotCity Ontario. Our premium blackjack game offering includes virtual RNG blackjack and a range of innovative online casino blackjack experiences.

How can you develop the ultimate blackjack strategy?

You can develop the ultimate blackjack strategy if you memorise all the potential scenarios and decisions you have to make, but it’s not easy! Blackjack basic strategy charts can also improve your game, but unless you’re a professional player, the best approach is to treat online blackjack as a fun recreational activity. From this viewpoint, the ultimate blackjack strategy is to never bet more than you can afford to lose.
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