Black Lotus Casino Online Blackjack
No one is totally sure where or exactly when the online Blackjack so vastly popular at Black Lotus Casino originated, but most experts agree that it’s been around for at least 300 years. It’s that good! Blackjack has the lowest house edge of all online casino games, a mere 2%, and, with the proper application of basic Blackjack strategy, you can bring this down even further, to just 0.1% or 0.2%.
When you play Blackjack for real money, luck naturally plays a part in the outcome, but there’s a lot you can do to affect what happens too. We’ve got a number of variations of 21 for you to enjoy at Black Lotus Casino, including Atlantic City, European, Single-Deck, and Vegas Strip Blackjack and the good news is that, when you know the standard rules, adapting to a new variant is a piece of cake.
Practice is Key
If you’ve always wanted to play real money Blackjack but never quite gotten around to it, practice your moves on the free versions of the games we offer. This is a fantastic way to learn the rules of Basic Strategy and increase your confidence before you start risking any of your own money.
Just remember that, in Demo mode, you don’t get to keep any of the winnings. This can be very disheartening when you win big, so switch over to the real version as soon as you can.
Your goal in online Blackjack is to create a hand worth 21 points without going over this amount and to do this before the dealer does. The exact order of things, and specific card placement, will vary from game to game, but essentially, you’re dealt two cards and the dealer gets two as well. If these first two equal 21, you win straightaway. If your total is less than the magic number, you can Hit, or take another card, and if it’s a little too close to 21 to risk going over, you can Stand, or take no more cards.
In certain Blackjack variants you can Split, or divide two cards of the same value and play them as two separate hands from that point on. Some Blackjack for real money versions also offer an Insurance side bet. This becomes available when the dealer’s face-up card is an Ace. You’ll put half your original stake down for this wager, and if it does turn out that the croupier has 21, you’ll get paid out 2:1. Other options are available too, so remember to read the rules carefully before you begin.
Tips and Tricks for Blackjack Players
The truth is that basic Blackjack strategy is relatively complicated, consisting of precise instructions of what to do with all possible card combinations. That’s a lot to remember! But you will find that, as you gain experience playing Blackjack for real money, these rules will become second nature. They’re based on probability and will start making sense as you go along. Here at Black Lotus, we’ve created a little cheat sheet for you here, so you can get an idea of how it applies to real money Blackjack games. Store this information until you need it at the table:
- If your hand is worth less than eight points, Hit
- If you are holding cards worth 10 or 11 points, Double Down
- If your hand total is 17 points, Stand
- If you get two Aces or two 8s, Split
- Consider doubling your bet if your first two cards total 11 points
Are you ready to make your way to 21? Let’s go!