A lot many people are huge fans of online gaming. Among these games fall the online casino games or online gambling. Online casinos offer a wide variety of games. They come in variations and often sub variations too. These games comprise of Roulette, Craps, Poker, Blackjack, Online Slot and Baccarat.
Blackjack is one of the most popular of available online casino games. This game is available in both modes i.e. free mode (where no money is involved), and real money mode (where wagering real money is involved). A lot of online casinos offer free online blackjack to its players.
There is hardly any difference in playing blackjack in a land-based casino and playing it online. The only major difference that one can think of is the environment of either. The main aim, of this game, is to beat the dealer’s (and not the players’) hand of cards. This is possible only if the sum of your cards is bigger than the sum of his cards.
However, the crucial point to be remembered is that a hand can qualify only if the sum of the cards is less than or equal to 21; not more than that. For this reason, this game is also referred to as twenty-one. If, however, the sum of the cards happens to exceed the limit of twenty-one, it is known as busting; and the respective player(s) lose(s) the game. Certain cards, in this game, are allotted values that are different from their face values. This knowledge of this, one basic rule, is extremely crucial to playing, and thereon winning this game.
Based on the variation of its rules, online Blackjack offers around 4 variants including, Dealer Stands on Hard 17; Dealer Hits on Soft 17; Dealer Stands on Soft 17 and Doubling. Apart from these a number of unique Blackjack versions are also offered, and they include Regular Blackjack, Spanish 21, Blackjack Switch, Single Deck Blackjack as well as Double Exposure Blackjack. All of these variations, obviously require following of different rules; and thus applying the strategy most appropriate to it.
Basically, the game of blackjack, as mentioned before, involves winning only against the dealer; hence the presence or absence of other players is irrelevant. However, quite recently Multiplayer Blackjack has been introduced, which allows 2 or more players to compete with each other, in this game. This game is based mostly on luck and partly on skill. It is probably one of the most profitable casino game, and yet one of the most easy to learn.
This game is not available for downloading; it is only available for online play. To play free online Blackjack all one needs to do is register at the casino (website) and start enjoying.
One may wonder why blackjack is offered for free online. There are two reasons, although inter-related, behind this. Players, who haven’t tried their hands at casino games before, or specifically at Blackjack, would not readily bet any money on the same. So, neither would they be able to enjoy the game (fearing the loss) nor would the casinos gain anything out of it. Therefore, free games were introduced.
Free online blackjack provides the players with the opportunity to learn the ways of the game, while actually playing it. This will comprise of the rules as well as procedures that need to be followed, and also the strategies that one may apply to it. Theory on the subject is widely available, in the form of books and articles. However, there is nothing like playing an actual game, to help one learn.
Just because no real money is involved, playing of free online blackjack should not be taken lightly. Rather it should be considered an important step towards mastering the game. Mastering it would not only help you to enjoy it, but will also help you to make a few bucks out of it.