Blackjack

BlackjackIn Blackjack, each player competes only against the dealer (i.e. the house), not against other players. Your goal as the player is to draw cards (i.e. "hit") until your hand adds up to 21, or comes as close as possible without exceeding 21. If your first two cards total 21, you have blackjack!

If the total value of your cards is closer to 21 than the dealer's, you win as much as you have wagered. If you have blackjack, you win 3 to 2 times your bet (assuming the dealer does not also have blackjack). Aces count as either 1 or 11, face cards as 10, and remaining cards according to their number values. If the total of your cards exceeds 21, you "bust" and lose your wager. If you have the same card total as the dealer, from 17 and up, no one wins and you get your stake back in a "push." Blackjack beats a score of 21.


Blackjack Links

  • Blackjack Authority
    Blackjack Authority provides basic playing rules for multiple variations, including strategy and the math behind the game.
  • Blackjack.org
    Blackjack.org is the leading free online Blackjack guide, teaching you everything from rules to basic strategy and card counting. Includes profiles of famous blackjack players.
  • BlackjackInfo.com
    A complete explanation of the rules of casino blackjack, plus the Blackjack Basic Strategy Engine, which provides custom strategy charts tailored to any set of specific rules.
  • GoCee.com Blackjack Center
    A comprehensive directory of blackjack on the web for the serious player. Whether you have never played the game or if you are a serious blackjack player, you'll find good information here.
  • Wikipedia Blackjack
    An article from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, describing the game of Blackjack, including rules to the game, and a discussion of basic and advanced strategy tips.


Blackjack Software for Windows

  • 21st Century Blackjack
    21st Century Blackjack software allows you to enter the world of blackjack. Imagine yourself as a high stakes blackjack card game player. Placing $100 bets. At your finger tips are is the information to bust the bank. 21st Century Blackjack provides you hours of fun and blackjack knowledge.
  • AceSpade Blackjack
    AceSpade Blackjack is the #1 rated Blackjack software. It has card counting feature and gives accurate advise on betting and playing. It is a good tool for both casino players and online blackjack players.
  • Better BlackJack
    Whether you want to learn how to play better blackjack or just want to play for fun, Better BlackJack is the game for you! The beginner BlackJack player will enjoy the simple game play and the scintillating graphics. The professional BlackJack player is able to test and refine their playing strategies using the strategy manager and auto play features.
  • Blackjack Gold
    This is a casino-style blackjack game with every blackjack rule imagineable, blackjack strategy testing, blackjack strategy tutor and card counting. For both Windows and Mac OSX.
  • Hoyle Casino GamesHoyle Casino Games
    Set in a realistic Vegas environment, Hoyle Casino Games is the best-selling casino game of all time. Combining great fun, endless replay, an easy-to-use interface and user-friendly installation makes it a sure winner with novices and experts alike. Hoyle Casino offers excitement and challenge with over 500 variations of 16 of the most popular casino games, including Baccarat, Blackjack, Caribbean Stud Poker, Craps, Horse Racing, Keno, Let It Ride, Poker, Pai Gow Poker, Roulette, Slots and Video Slots, Three Card Poker, Video Blackjack, and Video Poker. For Windows (7 / Vista / XP) and Macintosh (OSX) computers.
  • Mike's Cards for Windows
    Mike's Cards is a collection of card games, containing well over 100 solitaire games, plus Blackjack, Cribbage, Crazy Eights, Euchre, Go Fish, and many more favorites.
  • Rob's Super BlackJack
    A realistic-looking Blackjack table with animated cards makes the game as natural as possible. A long list of game options lets you tailor the house rules to your liking. The program's truly unique feature is its use of animated, speaking characters to advise you along the way. An optional training mode can help to teach you basic strategy, making recommendations as you play.
  • Simon Says Blackjack
    This is NOT an online casino game. It is a single player Blackjack simulation with some unique features. You can force the computer players to use your techniques as a trial to validate your playing ideas based on simple charts that you can build as a part of the game. The game will show current card counts, statistics, and much more. You can even have the game play automatically based on different move charts you can build for each player. By Accidental Software.


Blackjack Software for Macintosh

  • Blackjack Gold
    This is a casino-style blackjack game with every blackjack rule imagineable, blackjack strategy testing, blackjack strategy tutor and card counting. For both Windows and Mac OSX.
  • Hoyle Casino GamesHoyle Casino Games
    Set in a realistic Vegas environment, Hoyle Casino Games is the best-selling casino game of all time. Combining great fun, endless replay, an easy-to-use interface and user-friendly installation makes it a sure winner with novices and experts alike. Hoyle Casino offers excitement and challenge with over 500 variations of 16 of the most popular casino games, including Baccarat, Blackjack, Caribbean Stud Poker, Craps, Horse Racing, Keno, Let It Ride, Poker, Pai Gow Poker, Roulette, Slots and Video Slots, Three Card Poker, Video Blackjack, and Video Poker. For Windows (7 / Vista / XP) and Macintosh (OSX) computers.
  • Mike's Cards for Mac
    Mike's Cards is a collection of card games, containing well over 100 solitaire games, plus Blackjack, Cribbage, Crazy Eights, Euchre, Go Fish, and many more favorites.


Online Blackjack Games

  • Blackjack Trainer
    A Flash-based Blackjack game that doubles as an interactive tutorial, which uses visual cues to interact and teach the beginner blackjack player basic strategies. This way of learning is recommended before the blackjack player invests real money in a live or online casino.
  • The Blackjack Strategy Trainer
    The Blackjack Strategy Trainer is a free blackjack game that teaches basic strategy while you play. You select the exact rules that you want, and the Strategy Coach will warn if you make plays that are not correct basic strategy. (You can also turn off the Coach if you prefer.)


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Note: While Blackjack is often played in casinos, and is considered by some to be a "gambling game", it can be played for other reasons, such as relaxation, or for the intellectual challenge of pitting your strategies against the random nature of lady luck. Read more: Responsible Gaming

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Last Update: August 24th, 2011