As far as quintessential casino games go, not much beats Blackjack. The incredible combination of luck, similar to what slots and Keno require, and skill, like that which players bring to the fore in Baccarat, Roulette, Video Poker, and Craps, is heady. We are proud to say that we feature beautifully designed Blackjack games for you here at King Neptunes Casino, from Microgaming, of course. And that all the sumptuous play is governed by RNGs to guarantee fairness 100% of the time.
Whether you decide to enjoy a Live Dealer Blackjack game, or prefer to stick to the standard version for a while still, you will be catered for, as we have them all. They may not have Progressive Jackpots attached, but the big wins Blackjack is capable of delivering are nothing to sneeze at!
No matter which variation you have decided on, the objective of a Blackjack game is that you get 21, or as close to this total as you can without going over, before the dealer does, and beat the dealer at the same time.
The Blackjack game will begin after you have placed your bet, and you will then be dealt 2 cards. The dealer receives 2 as well, with one of these facing up so you can see it. The face cards are worth 10 points each, the number cards their pip value, and Aces are 1 or 11 points, whichever would be more useful to you. Based only on the cards you can see and your knowledge of Blackjack odds, you will next have to decide which move to make.
As you gain experience playing Blackjack, your knowledge of the odds will increase and your gut instincts as to what to do next will improve. When you are just starting out, make use of the strategy charts that have been created for all the different versions of the game. These will tell you what to do no matter which 2 cards you have been dealt, and will give you the best chance of winning when you are just getting started.
The details will differ depending on which of King Neptunes Casino Blackjack variations you are playing, but the essentials remain the same, so when you have nailed the basics you will be good to go.
These basic moves include:
Hitting, or getting another card
Doubling Down, getting another card and doubling your bet
Splitting, which is only possible if you have been dealt a Pair, and which means that 2 new hands made up of 1 card each will be formed, with each of these hands getting dealt a new card
Standing, or taking no more cards and ending the turn
You will be able to Stand as and when you please, but there are rules in place which dictate what the dealer is able to do. These generally say that the dealer has to Hit with a hand totalling 16 or less, and Stand when the hand value is 17.
When everyone is Standing, the cards and the game results will be revealed.
You will be paid out at 1:1 if your hand’s total is less than 21 but more than the dealer’s, or less than 21 and the dealer has gone Bust, or exceeded 21. If your hand totals more than 21, you will lose. The ultimate Blackjack hand is 21 points, which is also known as a Blackjack if it is made up of an Ace and a face card. If this happens, your pay out will jump up to 3:2.
Enjoy a game of Blackjack and a myriad of other exciting casino games with us at King Neptunes Casino and win big at Ireland’s favourite gaming site!