Blackjack FAQ

What is blackjack?

Blackjack is a card game played between a player and a dealer. The aim of a blackjack player is to end the game with a hand total higher than the dealer's hand and not to exceed 21. A hand over 21 is a bust and loses automatically.

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What is blackjack basic strategy?

Blackjack basic strategy is a set of rules calculated and developed by researchers and statisticians to decrease casino advantage to minimum and teach players how to win at blackjack.

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Can anyone beat blackjack?

Before we answer please note that no method can guarantee you will beat the casino. There is no strategy that will give you an edge over the casino all the methods aim to do is reducing the casino edge. You can win money playing blackjack if you use the strategy, tips and pick the right winning table.

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How do you count cards?

Each card gets a point value of -1, 0 or +1. The player is to add the value of the cards as they are dealt. The running count is a plus-minus count also known as the High-Low blackjack card-counting strategy.
Card values are:
2, 3, 4, 5, 6 = +1
7, 8, 9 = 0
10, J, Q, K, A = -1

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Is the card counting legal?

According to the US jurisdictions of different states card counting is not considered illegal. This means that according to law you can use this method. However, casinos are private property and therefore you have to follow their rules and you can be banned from the casino if you are found or suspected of using card-counting.

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Can a bad player influence my game?

No, he cannot. Your game is against the dealer only! Your result depends on your strategy, your talent and your luck and has nothing to do with the other players.

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Is there a big difference between online and land blackjack games?

It all depends on what are you looking for. The basics that include rules and strategies remain the same in both versions. The speed of online game is much faster and depends on you and not the dealer. Also, online games do not have breaks and there are not as many distractions. The atmosphere of a real casino cannot be recreated online. Moreover, online casinos eliminate the possibility of card-counting as players cannot check the number of decks left and shuffling.

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Can we trust online casino dealers?

Online casinos that are licensed by reputable gaming authorities and hold all the necessary casino certifications are providing fair and honest games.

I was wondering if the game Fast Cash Jack was available in any online casinos?

Every game you see at our Blackjack Variations Catalog has a casino box right below the short description. The casino box shows all the recommended casinos by that feature this game. Unfortunately, most games are not available online. However, in time we will be feature more online casinos , so please come back to see if one of those casinos will have the game you are looking for.

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