Online Blackjack and Rules to Play By
When online casinos brought blackjack to the Internet, they brought with it blackjack entirely. Blackjack rules and features have been modified, however, to suit its new environment and its new audience or patrons.
As it is in offline casinos, online blackjack rules may differ in slightly varying degrees among online casinos. Nonetheless, they cover rules on hitting, standing, double downing, splitting, insurance, even money, surrender, split on Ace, and others.
The objective of online blackjack is the same: to get a hand total of 21. A hand that exceeds that sum busts and loses.
The one obvious difference between online blackjack rules and rules observed in land casinos is found in the method of relaying one's play choices.
In land casinos, a player uses different hand signals to cue the dealer what playing option one is taking. For instance, a player waves one hand to mean Stand.
In online casinos, a player needs only drag the mouse, picks an option, and right clicks the button.
To pick a bet, the player also right clicks on the chip value of one's choice. In land casinos, this is done by placing chips in front of the player.
Online blackjack rules for the dealer and the player are sometimes, mutually exclusive. The dealer has more limited choices than the player. The dealer, for instance, cannot double down or split or make insurance options. Definitely, the dealer cannot surrender. The dealer cannot even make real choices about hitting and standing. If the dealer has a hand total of less than 17, the house rules him to keep drawing a card for oneself.
The player, on the other hand, can hit or ask for additional to the hand if the player deems it would make one win.
If the player thinks that the sum of one's hand is quite good enough already, then the player stands. Meaning, the player would no longer be dealt with another card.
Doubling down is increasing one's original bet to as much as 100%. The player then settles with one hit.
If the player thinks one has no chances against the dealer, the player can surrender and losses only half of one's original bet to the dealer. The dealer cannot make such a choice.
Online blackjack rules refer to the online casino's policy on such choices as hitting, surrender, insurance, and double splitting. Online blackjack rule refer, in effect, to the play options a player has access while registered in an online casino. Rules may vary from online casino to another so it is necessary to check what those rules are, as they will be posted by the online casino.