Play Blackjack Online in Ontario with JackpotCity
Blackjack is the world’s most played online casino table game and for good reason. Unlike purely chance-based games like online roulette, online blackjack demands a certain level of skill and strategy, which makes for a satisfying challenge. The rules of blackjack are simple, any player can learn to play 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 games in Ontario here at JackpotCity Casino.
Get Started With The Blackjack Game
The blackjack game comes in many variants here at JackpotCity Casino Ontario. One of the best ways for beginners to start is with Microgaming’s award-winning virtual blackjack games such as Switch Multi Hand Vegas Single Deck Blackjack, Switch Multi Hand Atlantic City Blackjack, Eclipse Blackjack, Premier Blackjack with Buster Blackjack and Premier Blackjack with Side Bets.
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 gameplay is smooth and consistent.
You can set betting levels to suit your budget or even work on your online blackjack strategy 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.
All our games are compatible with Android and iOS mobile devices and can be enjoyed on our mobile casino.
How to Play Blackjack
To stand a chance at winning at online blackjack, you need to know the blackjack rules. The aim is to build a hand that’s closer to 21 than the dealer’s hand without going over 21.
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 must try to hit until 21. This goes on until a player or the dealer’s hand is closest to 21. Important to know: The dealer must stand on 17 in most blackjack variants. If the player and the dealer have the same count on the cards, then it’s a push which is a draw, and you get your bet amount back.
Basic Online Blackjack Bets and Terms
When it comes to choosing a blackjack game, it helps to know a little more about how online blackjack betting works before you decide. There is specific terminology that is used when playing blackjack. These are terms used throughout the game that you may need to familiarise yourself with if you want to play a more advanced version of the game.
The basic terms you will need to understand are “Hit”, “Stand”, “Bust”, “Double Down”, and “Split”. These terms are used throughout the game and will help better understand how the game works and how to play blackjack.
- Once you have been dealt your two cards you can choose to hit which means you are asking for an extra card to be dealt to you to get closer to 21. You can ask to “hit” more than once.
- When you think your cards are good enough to beat the dealer you can choose to stand so that no more cards will be dealt to you.
- Bust is when the total of the cards that has been dealt to you exceeds 21. This means that you bust and lose the round.
- Most games give you the option to Double Down if your first two cards total 11. If you take this option, your bet is doubled but you only get one more card. The goal is to get a face card or a 10 to hit 21 and double your winnings.
- You also have the option to split your hand. If the first 2 cards you receive are the same value, then you have the option to split your 2 cards into 2 separate hands and double your bet.
Online Blackjack Strategy Basics
A little basic strategy can go a long way. Something that many players resort to is the use of 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.
Live Blackjack at JackpotCity Ontario
Live Blackjack is an exciting addition to the online casino world. Here, you can stream blackjack games in real time and interact with a real-life dealer and other players. Powered by On Air and Pragmatic Play, with a range of rooms and games to choose from, there is endless fun to be had.
Some game favourites include Live Exclusive blackjack, Live Private Blackjack, ONE Blackjack and High Streak Blackjack.
Take a virtual seat at the table and enjoy a hand with JackpotCity Ontario.