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The casino styled Blackjack is one of the popular online games which are offered by many gaming rooms. Here are the basic tips on how to play online casino Blackjack.

The main aim while playing the game is to get a total point as close to 21 by counting all the cards but you should be careful about the fact that it is not more than 21.

In Blackjack, the different face cards like kings, queens and jacks is worth 10 points, the other cards are worth their number and the Aces can be worth either 11 or 1. So getting an ace can be of real advantage in the game.

To win a game you have to beat the dealer. A single table can have up to six players. Before the players receive a card, they have to place the wager. Each player is given two cards facing up and then each player tries to get as close to 21 possible by taking more cards or by staying.

If a player gets 21 in the first two cards i.e. if he has a face card and an ace then he wins automatically. In this case the player wins one and one-half time the amount he has originally betted. This is known as Blackjack. The remaining players who have more than that of the dealer will win the same amount they had betted and those with count lesser than the dealer lose.

In Blackjack, there are different kinds of betting options like the Insurance, Double Down, Surrender, Split and Money Even. Surrender is not offered in many places but some do allow it. Surrender is when the players give up their hand. This way, the player loses only half the money that he had betted. However a player can surrender only before the dealer checks for Blackjack.

Getting an ace can be of real advantage because it can be used either as 11 or as 1, thus it lessens the risk of going over 21. Soft hand means that the player can use the ace with the value of 1 or 11. How the ace will be used depends on the player. Hard hand means where the player cannot use the ace at all or has to use it with the value of 1.

Before playing it is advisable that you know the rules properly so that you can play carefully and take well informed decisions.