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Brilliant Blackjack

Spin Casino offers a diverse selection of well-known blackjack games accompanied by valuable online strategies that cater to both beginners and experienced players, enhancing your skills and amplifying the thrill of each game.

How To Play Blackjack

Unlike other titles at Spin Casino, such as our live casino games, blackjack is a strategic card game where players aim to have a hand value closer to 21 than the dealer's without going over, requiring decision-making and caution. Strategic decision-making is important, and following an online blackjack strategy could increase your chances of winning, but remember that, when you play blackjack, it’s a game of skill and luck.


Of course, you can play blackjack online for fun first, in demo mode, however, the best online blackjack experience you could get, will be when you play blackjack online for real money.


How To Bet

When you play blackjack online for real money, simply join one of the blackjack tables and place your chips within the designated betting area. This, of course, is very similar to playing roulette online, however, blackjack is played with cards, and here’s where the similarities end.


You will receive two cards, after which you’ll decide to "Hit" or "Stand" based on hand values and the dealer's visible card. The winner is determined by comparing hand values, and payout depends on the bet type.


Betting Options

In addition to blackjack rules, there are some betting options that you need to keep in mind, especially when playing with a blackjack online basic strategy:


  • Insurance: When a dealer shows an Ace as their face-up card, players may be offered insurance. This provides protection in case the dealer has a card valued at 10.


  • Surrendering: Some online casinos allow players to surrender half of their bet if they are not satisfied with their hand.


  • Soft 17: A soft hand in blackjack is a hand that includes an Ace. It is called "soft" because the hand can have two values, either 1 or 11, in addition to the other cards.


Blackjack Table Explained

The online blackjack table is a semi-circular table with designated betting areas for each player, markings for playing positions, and additional features for insurance bets and surrender options, where players gather to test their strategy, skill, and luck in the game, especially when they’re still learning how to play blackjack.

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Receive 2 face-up cards from the dealer & place your bets.

Receive 2 face-up cards from the dealer & place your bets.

Decide on your strategy action - Hit, Double Down, Split a Pair or Stand.

Decide on your strategy action - Hit, Double Down, Split a Pair or Stand.

The dealer’s full hand will be revealed & compared to yours.

The dealer’s full hand will be revealed & compared to yours.

The winner is announced.

The winner is announced.

Blackjack Betting Strategies

An online blackjack strategy can enhance the overall experience and maximize chances of winning by making informed betting decisions based on previous hands, but it does not guarantee consistent wins as it's ultimately a game of chance.


Hard Hand Blackjack Strategy

A hard hand in online blackjack either does not contain any Aces or has an Ace valued at 1. Here are some recommended blackjack for beginners strategies:


2 to 6

7 to A

4 to 8






10 or 11


DOUBLE if more than dealer*

12 to 16



17 to 21




  • It is generally recommended to draw another card with a hard hand totalling 11 or less – unless doubling is appropriate, hit on hard totals of 12 to 16 when the dealer's exposed card is 7 or higher, and stand on these hands when the dealer has 4 through 6.


  • Regardless of the dealer's starting card, it is advisable to stand on all hard totals of 17.


  • When the dealer starts with 4 through 6, it is advantageous to double down on hard totals of 10, 11, and 9.


Soft Hand Blackjack Strategy

Soft hands have an Ace that can be valued as 1 or 11, giving the player flexibility in choosing the value. Here are some recommended soft hand strategies, especially when it comes to blackjack for beginners:


2 to 6

7 to A

13 to 15



16 to 18



19 to 21




  • It is recommended to hit on soft 13 and soft 14 against all dealer cards except for 5 and 6.


  • Soft 15 and soft 16 should be hit against all dealer face-up cards except for 5, 4, and 6.


  • When the dealer shows any card except 3 through 6, it is advisable to hit on soft 17.


  • Soft 18 should be hit when the dealer has 9 through Ace. However, players should stand against the dealer's deuces, 7, and 8.


Split Hand Blackjack Strategy

Need to know when to split your hand? Here are some suggestions:

SPLITS (Yes or No) *

2 to 6

7 to A

2/2, 3/3, 6/6, 7/7, 9/9



8/8, A/A



4/4, 5/5, 10/10




  • It is recommended to split your Aces and 8s in blackjack.


  • It is not advisable to split 5s and 10s.


  • When facing a dealer's 4, 5, 6, or 7, it is recommended to split 2s and 3s.


  • If the dealer has a 3, 4, 5, or 6, it is advantageous to split 6s.


  • When the dealer has a 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7, it is recommended to split 7s.


  • Splitting 9's is recommended against a dealer's 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, or 9, but not against a 7.
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Blackjack Strategies

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Various Blackjack Betting Systems

There are various betting systems, that players use to try and improve their chances of winning. It is, however, important to note that no online blackjack strategy can guarantee consistent winnings.


D’Alembert Strategy

This blackjack strategy is a betting system where players increase their bet by one unit after a loss and decrease it by one unit after a win.


Fibonacci Sequence

A popular betting system in blackjack where players increase their bet based on the sum of the previous two bets in the sequence.



This is a progressive blackjack strategy where players increase their bet after each win in a specific pattern.



Also known as the 2-1-2, players increase their bet by 2 units after a win, decrease it by 1 unit after a loss, and return to the original bet after a push.


Martingale System

Another progressive betting system where players double their bet after each loss.



This is an online blackjack strategy where players let their winnings ride by adding them to their original bet on the next hand.



A betting system where players create a sequence of numbers and bet the sum of the first and last numbers in the sequence, crossing them off if they win and adding the sum to the end of the sequence if they lose.


One Half Up/50%

A blackjack strategy where players increase their bet by 50% after a win and decrease it by 50% after a loss.


Paroli System

A positive progression betting strategy where players double their bet after a win in an attempt to maximize their winnings.

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Blackjack Strategy Influencing Variables

There are 2 main influencing factors when playing with an online blackjack strategy: betting limits, game type and bet choice.


Betting Limits

Betting limits can influence blackjack strategies by limiting the amount players can bet, potentially affecting their ability to implement certain betting systems or adjust their bets based on the outcome of previous hands.


Game Type

The game type, such as single- or multi-deck, can influence strategies as it affects the probability of certain cards being dealt and the optimal decisions to make based on the available information.


Bet Choice

Bet choice can influence strategies as it determines the potential payout and risk associated with each bet, leading players to adjust their betting strategy accordingly.


Choose The Best Strategy For You

A blackjack strategy is a complex and dynamic aspect of the game that can greatly influence a player's chances of success. It’s important to note that there are no guarantees in blackjack, and success ultimately depends on a combination of skill, luck, and decision-making.


If you want, you can enjoy the game in demo mode first, when you play blackjack online for fun at Spin Casino, and when you’re confident enough, you can move on to play blackjack online for real money.

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Blackjack Rules

Now that we’ve covered the basics of how to play blackjack, and a few blackjack strategies, there are some additional rules to keep in mind. It's always a good idea to familiarise yourself with the specific rules of blackjack games at Spin Casino.



Regular wins pay 1:1, which means that if the value of your cards is closer to 21 than the dealer's, you'll receive an equal amount to your bet. Blackjack wins pay 3:2, which means that if your cards equal 21, you'll receive 1.5 times your bet.


Dealer’s Rule

If the dealer's hand is valued at 16 or below, they must hit (draw another card). This rule ensures that the dealer continues to draw cards until their hand value is 17 or higher.


Hit Or Stand

As a player, you have the choice of adding a card to your hand (hitting) or not (standing) in order to reach a final hand value of 21 or as close to it as possible.



If you have two cards of equal value, you can choose to split your hand into two separate hands. This gives you an extra chance to beat the dealer. Each hand will then be played separately, and you'll need to place an additional bet equal to your original bet.


Double Down

You have the option to double your bet mid-hand. However, when you choose to double down, you'll receive only one additional card and won't have the option to take any more. It's generally recommended to double down on a hand with a value of 10 or 11, as it increases your chances of getting a strong hand.

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Blackjack Tips

  • Play within your means: When you play blackjack online for real money, avoid betting money that you cannot afford to lose. It's important to set a budget for yourself before playing and stick to it. Don't continue betting in an attempt to recover losses.

  • Familiarise yourself with a basic strategy: It's beneficial to memorise a basic strategy for playing blackjack. Keep a strategy guide open on a separate window or have it readily available for quick reference as you play.

  • Choose the right strategy: It is never advisable to take insurance in online blackjack. If the dealer has blackjack, this bet pays 2 to 1. However, if the dealer does not have blackjack, the insurance bet is lost.

  • Manage your bets: It's generally not advisable to bet more than half of your stack on a single bet. This kind of reckless play can lead to significant losses. Bet responsibly and consider the potential risks before placing large bets.

  • Consider all your options: If you have a total of 16 and the dealer is showing a 10, it is recommended to surrender, if the option is available. If the strategy suggests doubling down but you are not allowed to do so, then it is recommended to hit, except when you have a soft 18, in which case you should stand.
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Understand the basic strategies and rules of Blackjack

Understand the basic strategies and rules of Blackjack

Set a limit and budget for yourself

Set a limit and budget for yourself

Blackjack chip

Enjoy Blackjack as a game of chance

Enjoy Blackjack as a game of chance

Avoid chasing lossess, even if applying a blackjack strategy

Mobile Blackjack

Enjoy a convenient and exciting way to enjoy this classic card game on the go. With a user-friendly interface and smooth gameplay, Spin Casino's mobile blackjack platform provides an immersive experience for blackjack enthusiasts.


Players can access a variety of blackjack online variants, all optimised for mobile devices. Additionally, the casino's secure and reliable payment options ensure a seamless gaming experience, making it a popular choice for mobile blackjack players.

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Blackjack Terminology

Whether you’re still learning how to play blackjack, or whether you’re an experienced player and ready to play blackjack online for real money, there are certain terms that you will need to understand:


  • Bankroll: The total amount of money that a player has set aside specifically for gambling purposes.

  • Blackjack: The best possible hand in the game of blackjack online, which consists of an Ace and a 10-value card (10, Jack, Queen, or King). Getting blackjack means being dealt these two cards as the initial hand, resulting in an automatic win for the player, unless the dealer also has blackjack.

  • Blackjack Strategy Chart: A visual representation of the optimal decisions to make in different blackjack scenarios based on the player's hand and the dealer's face-up card.

  • Burn Cards: The cards that are discarded from the top of the deck before the start of a new round in a card game, such as blackjack, to ensure fairness and prevent cheating.

  • Cut: The act of dividing the deck of cards into two parts after shuffling, usually by inserting a plastic card into the deck and placing the remaining cards on top of it, in order to prevent players from knowing the order of the cards and to ensure fairness in the game.

  • Deal: The action of distributing the cards to the players and the dealer at the beginning of each round.

  • Face Card: Any card in a standard deck that has a face on it, rather than just a number. Face cards typically include the King, Queen, and Jack in each suit.

  • First Base: The position of the player who is seated to the dealer's immediate left and receives the first card during the dealing process.

  • Five Card Charlie: A rule variation where a player automatically wins the hand if they are dealt five cards without going over a total of 21.

  • Hard Total: A hand that does not contain an Ace, or if it does, the Ace is counted as 1 rather than 11.

  • Hole Card: The dealer’s face-down card in blackjack online.

  • Stand: A term used to indicate that a player does not want to receive any more cards and is satisfied with their current hand.

  • Steaming: A player's emotional state when they become frustrated, angry, or upset due to a series of losses or unfavourable outcomes. When a player is steaming, they may start making impulsive and irrational decisions, such as increasing their bets significantly or deviating from basic strategy. Steaming can be detrimental to a player's bankroll and overall gameplay, as it often leads to further losses. It is generally recommended to take a break and regain composure when feeling steamed in order to make rational decisions and avoid unnecessary losses.

  • Stiff Total: A hand that has a high probability of busting if another card is drawn.
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Blackjack FAQs

How do you win at blackjack?

If you score 21 points with only 2 cards, you will have Blackjack, and will automatically win the hand and will be paid 3:2 on the bet.

How to know when to hit in blackjack?

Knowing when to hit depends on the value of your current hand, the dealer's face-up card, and following a basic blackjack strategy guide. The general rule is to hit when your hand value is 11 or lower, as there is no risk of busting (going over 21).

What are the blackjack online rules like?

The goal of any blackjack hand is to beat the dealer. To do this, you must have a hand that scores higher than the banker's hand, but does not exceed 21 points in total value. Or, you can win with a score below 22 when the banker's hand exceeds 21 points.

How do you play blackjack 21?

The goal is simple: stay as close to 21 as possible without going over and have a higher hand than the dealer. If the dealer goes over 21, he loses the game. And the same goes for you.

How many times can you hit in blackjack?

In most blackjack games, you can hit as many times as you want until you either reach a hand value of 21 or decide to stand.

Who wins in blackjack online if there is a tie?

If there is a tie between the player and the dealer, it is considered a push and the player's bet is returned.

How do you pay 3 to 2 in blackjack?

To pay 3 to 2 means that if a player wins with a blackjack (an Ace and a 10-value card) against the dealer's non-blackjack hand, the player is paid 3 times their original bet.

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