Play the Great Classic Game of Online Blackjack at Betiton™
When you begin playing online blackjack, you’ll be entering the world of one of the most popular card games ever created. At our online casino in Canada, we offer a large variety of blackjack tables, that should serve as a great source of gaming entertainment.
If you’re new to this wonderful card game, then you might find it confusing at first. However, rest assured that we’ll be providing you with every bit of information that you need to know in order to play this highly entertaining game.
We’ll firstly be providing you with information about the basics of blackjack, including its rules, its available bets, and the terminology associated with the game. Then we’ll be looking at the different variations that blackjack can be found in.
We provide online blackjack casino tables, which are very fast to play, providing players with some quick fun, as well as offering a demo version. We also provide live blackjack tables that can be found in our dedicated live casino section.
Later on, we’ll be discussing some tips on how to choose the best online blackjack tables. Finally, we’ll be explaining what popular games you can enjoy when becoming a member of our platform, including unique games we provide that you won’t find on other casinos or gambling sites.
By joining our online casino in Canada, you can enjoy a number of benefits, including our welcome bonus as well as other bonuses. Our online casino has been designed to make you forget all other gambling sites, operators, and online casinos!
What Exactly is Online Blackjack?
Blackjack is a card game, as well as one of the few casino games where the player can have some sort of control over what’s happening. In fact, the actions that you take as the game progresses make a big difference.
The aim of online blackjack is to “beat” the dealer and the house. The way to do this is to get a card combination that has a higher value than the one that the dealer receives. There are a couple of things that players can do to get a better card combination.
We’ll be explaining everything that happens in the game, as well as how it’s played. However, do keep in mind that these will be the basic rules that apply to the standard game of single deck blackjack; however, you can find plenty of blackjack options on our casino.
Due to this, you might come across a blackjack variant that has slightly different rules. Therefore, before you start to play a blackjack variant, we recommend that you take the time to familiarise yourself with the rules.
Don’t worry about this, however, as all of the online blackjack games that we provide have a list of instructions and rules. Do have a look at these before enjoying a game of blackjack. Other than that, don’t be afraid to enjoy the variety of games we offer!
What Are the Rules of Blackjack? Learn How to Play Blackjack
At Betiton™, we want all our players to be able to play with confidence. Therefore, we have taken the time to provide the basic rules that should surely come in handy when you’re playing any of the blackjack options at our online casino.
Whilst there is no real strategy to follow when enjoying a game of online blackjack, you can gain an edge in the game simply from knowing what you’re doing. If anything, the best strategy to follow is your own intuition!
How Does a Classic Game of Blackjack Play Out?
Before going on to explain how to play a game of blackjack, we’ll be giving you a list of steps that the game follows. We’ll be explaining everything more clearly in the following section. A game of blackjack at Betiton™ casino happens like so:
- The player places his bets on the table.
- The dealer deals 4 cards, 2 to the player, 2 to himself. The player’s cards are all faceup, whilst the dealer has one faceup and one facedown card.
- The player decides if he wants to hit, stand, or double down. If the player has a pair, he can also split his hand to play with two hands.
- If the player hits, another card is dealt to him. If the player’s hand exceeds a value of 21, then he goes bust and loses outright.
- If the player stands, he keeps his current cards.
- If the player doubles down, he doubles his bet and another card is dealt to him. Afterwards, he cannot have any more cards dealt to him.
- After the player takes his action, the dealer reveals his facedown card.
- If the value of the dealer’s hand is lower than 16, then he must hit until he reaches a value of 17 or higher.
- If the value of the dealer’s hand is 17 or higher, then he must stand.
- If the dealer’s hand has a lower value than the player’s, then the player wins his bet.
- If the dealer goes bust, then the player also wins.
- If the dealer’s hand has a higher value than the player’s, then the player loses his bet and the money goes to the house.
An Easy Guide to Playing Blackjack
You’ll be glad to know that blackjack doesn’t have a lot of rules to remember. When you visit a blackjack table, whether it’s an online table at Betiton™ Canada or physical tables at land-based casinos, the first thing that you need to do is put down a wager.
Therefore, make sure to pick a table with a minimum wager that you’re comfortable with. Once players have placed their bets, the dealer will deal each player two cards, both faceup, and then deal himself two, with only one of the cards faceup.
Each player can then look at their cards. Then there are a handful of decisions that they need to make. Players have to decide if they want to hit (be given another card) or stand (keep the cards that they have).
You’ll also often have the option to “double down.” This gives you the opportunity to double your original wager and receive an additional card. This card is dealt facedown and can only be turned over after the bets are settled.
Finally, you can also be given the option of splitting your hand (if you have a pair). To do this, you have place down another wager with the same value as your original stake. Then you’ll have two hands that the house will treat as separate.
Once each player at the table has made their decision, the action passes over to the dealer. The dealer will turn over his facedown card to expose his full hand. If his hand has a value of less than 16, he must take a hit.
If his hand is 17 or above, he has to stand. Bear in mind that your aim is to have a hand with a higher value than the dealer’s without going over the value of 21. However, if the value of your hand goes above 21, you go bust and lose your stake, which goes to the house.
When the dealer stands, they’ll compare their hand with the player’s hand. If you have a better hand than the dealer without going bust, then you’ll win your bet. You also win if the dealer goes bust.
If there is a tie, the player will receive his full stake back. These are the basic blackjack rules and they apply to both live and online games. It’s these straightforward rules that makes blackjack one of the most popular online games in Canadian casinos and the world.
How to Understand Blackjack Terms
As you can see, the rules of blackjack aren’t all that difficult to understand. In fact, punters can easily learn them a couple of minutes. Don’t worry, though, because all our online blackjack games have automated instructions to help you.
These are instructions that you should consider when it comes to deciding what your next move is going to be. Other than knowing what moves you can make in blackjack, however, there is still the matter of the terminology associated with the game.
If you want to be able to understand the game better, you’re going to have understand blackjack terms. To help you out, we’re going to explain some of the most common terms that are used in blackjack games across our casino below:
- Hard/Soft: An ace can have a value of 11 or 1; this is entirely up to the player but it depends on their hand. This is what makes a hand hard or soft. A hard hand is when the ace card can only be used as a 1 because if you use it as 11, you will end up going bust. A soft hand is the opposite—you can use the ace as 1 or 11 without the fear of going bust.
- Push: This is the term that is used when there is a tie in a game. A tie is when both the player and the dealer have card combinations with the same values. When there is a push, the player will get their stake refunded.
- Insurance: If the dealer’s faceup card is an ace, you’ll often have the option of putting down this side bet. Here you’re betting that the dealer will have a blackjack. If he does, you will be given a payout of 2:1.
- Surrender: If you think that the dealer has a better hand than you, you can pull out and claim back half of your bet.
- Blackjack: If you hit a blackjack (a hand that values 21), you will receive a 3:2 payout. This is also known as a natural.
What Is the Value of Online Blackjack Cards?
Regardless of what blackjack variant you’re playing at our online casino in Canada, all cards have the same value. It’s important to know what the values are as they’ll inform your decision on whether you want to hit or stand.
Whilst it’s impossible for there to be a working strategy for online blackjack, simply knowing what values of the cards have can give you that edge you need. So, without further ado, the values are as follows:
- The number cards have the value that is written on them; for example, 7 has a value of 7.
- Jacks, Queens, and Kings are valued at 10.
- Aces can be either 1 or 11, depending on which is best for your hand.
Before Diving Into the Game…
Playing a new game can be daunting for many punters at casinos, especially if they have to learn a bunch of rules. We’re fully aware of this, which is why we want to assist our players and help them become comfortable with games such as blackjack.
This is why we provide all our players with the opportunity to try our online games for free in demo mode. Whilst this can help you gain an edge when going to play blackjack, remember that you need to deposit to enjoy any of our bonuses.
When it comes to enjoying blackjack with real money, it’s always wise to make all your decisions based on the dealer’s face card. This isn’t a strategy per se but it’s a good rule of thumb to keep in mind and thus gain an edge in the game.
However, keep in mind that no matter what you do in the game, you cannot totally control the outcome. No matter which blackjack table you play at our casino for Canadian players, the outcome is out of punters’ hands.
Blackjack is a unique card game that has been around for centuries and has changed over time to create different options that are now popular as the original. Here at Betiton™ Canada, you’ll be able to play a wide variety of online and live blackjack games.
Find the Best Blackjack Games for You
To help you find the game that suits you best, we have made sure that you can play all of the online blackjack tables we offer without having to pay. When you’re using our demo versions, you can concentrate on learning the game.
Moreover, you can focus on learning the blackjack variant of your choice, all whilst not having to worry about losing any of your own money. Once you have practised enough, you’ll have the knowledge and skills to then play for real money.
However, do keep in mind that you won’t be able to enjoy any of the benefits on our casino by simply playing demo games. To be able to claim our welcome bonus, and any other of our bonuses, you’ll need to make a deposit.
Discover Popular Online Blackjack Games
Now that you know pretty much everything there is to need to know about blackjack, it’s a good idea to check what popular games we have available. To give you a head start, let’s have a look at five of the most popular blackjack options we offer.
This 8-deck blackjack variant was created by iSoftBet. With this variant, the split option is only allowed once, which gives a maximum of twice per hand.
You can also play an insurance bet, which comes with a 2:1 payout. However, there is no surrender move available. Finally, if you get blackjack, there is a 3:2 payout.
Atlantic City Blackjack
This variant was produced by Red Rake Gaming. There are 8 decks and players can split up to three times per game. The dealer has to stand on a soft and hard 17. If you split your cards, you then have the option to double down. There is a surrender option too.
Vegas Downtown Blackjack
You can only double down on your first two cards. There is the option of buying insurance, but there is no option to surrender. The dealer is obliged to take a hit with a soft 17. This game is truly designed to make you feel like you’re in Vegas!
This variant was developed by Red Rake Gaming and makes use of 6 decks. The dealer has no choice but to stand on 17. You can only split once per hand and a blackjack pays out at 3:2. You can double down after splitting, while before that it is only possible with a hand value of 9, 10, or 11.
Blackjack Royal Pairs
This is another blackjack variant by iSoftBet and it also uses 8 decks. You can split once per hand and you can claim insurance that will pay out at 2:1. If you land a blackjack, the payout will be 3:2.
If the dealer’s faceup card is an ace or has a value of 10, the dealer is not allowed to check for a blackjack. This game also offers side bets on Royal Pairs, the first two cards you receive. The bet wins when you land an ace, king, queen, or jack pairs.
The above helps to highlight just how diverse blackjack is. In fact, we have many more online blackjack games than the above! As we have said before, however, make sure you learn the rules of each variant before playing it with real money.
New Blackjack Games to Play
Our main aim is to provide punters with the best software around and the newest game releases. Therefore, we continuously update our games lobby to provide players with more entertainment.
We’re happy to tell you that we have teamed up with iSoftBet to develop 2 unique blackjack games that you cannot find at any other online casinos or gambling sites. Be sure to register to our casino if you want to enjoy these blackjack games!
Betiton™ Casino Blackjack
In this variant, the dealer has to hit at 16 and has to stand at 17. You can place a wager as low as $0.01 and the maximum wager is $10.00.
Betiton™ Casino Blackjack Multi-Hand
This 8-deck blackjack variant pays out 3:2 for blackjack and 2:1 for insurance. Dealers have to hit until they get at least 16 and have to stand on 17. The minimum wager that you can place is $0.01 while the maximum wager stands at $10.00.
Get Your Blackjack Buzz on the Go
Our whole platform was built with total mobile compatibility in mind. Therefore, you can be certain that our casino is fully compatible with a wide variety of mobile devices, meaning that you don’t have to worry about your device.
In fact, if you own a mobile with iOS, Android, or Windows operating systems, then you’ll be able to access our mobile site without the need of having to download an app. This is obviously great for saving on space on your device.
All you have to do is register to our site and make sure that you have an internet connection on your phone. You’ll be able to enjoy all of the same features and functions that our desktop site offers, but on your mobile device instead.
Finally, you don’t have to worry about the safety of your data as we make use of all of the best encryption technology around. The padlock icon that you can see in the search bar is an indication that you are safe on our site.
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Online Blackjack FAQs
Yes, of course. At our online casino in Canada you’ll be able to choose from several available blackjack games. Feel free to browse through our casino and find the right game for you. You can even try out our games without having to wager!
The great thing about signing up with Betiton™ Canada is that you will be able to access our casino games through any device that is able to connect to the internet. This means that you can easily play from your home in case you can’t visit any brick-and-mortar casinos.
All you need to do is sign up to our casino by filling in the required details. Afterwards, be sure to deposit to your bankroll and then head over to our casino to find the game that’s right for you. Feel free to try out our games’ demo versions as well!
Once you’ve found the game for you, simply click on it, and the real money version will open. Afterwards, all that’s left to do is to enjoy it.
The software of all the games that you can find on our site is verified and tested by iTech Labs before we allow any of our players to play them.
Moreover, we have also implemented all of the latest security technology on our website. This in order to ensure that all of your details are perfectly safe when using our platform.
If you’re new to blackjack, then we recommend that you practice using our demos before you start playing for real money. By playing for free you can learn all about the rules. You can find more information higher up on this page.
You definitely can! However, to be able to win real money, you’re going to need to play with real money. This applies to all of our online blackjack games. Thus, be sure that you’ve deposited to your account before going to play.