Blackjack is a particularly popular card game in Switzerland. The goal of each player is to beat the banker’s result to recover the bet. Much less complex than poker, this card game features a combination of multiple cards to reach (or approach) 21 points. Thanks to its particularly simple rules and mechanisms, blackjack is suitable for players of all levels. Of course, before participating in real games, it is necessary to understand some basic principles well.
Be wary of the strategies outlined on some websites
Numerous websites attract visitors by presenting outlandish or un-argued strategies. Keep in mind that the internet is made up of more or less reliable information, and avoid guides with titles that promise safe results posted on dubious sites. While there are obviously ways to effectively limit the risk of losing money, this game is fundamentally based on luck, just like all the other games found in online or land-based casinos.
Start by learning the rules of traditional blackjack
Browsing through the categories of our online casino you will find different variations of blackjack (such as Portuguese blackjack for example). Even if you know the basics of the game, we recommend that you master the rules of the variations before trying your hand at the mat.
Even if you are not registered (or logged in) on our online casino, you can try most of our games in their demo version. In this way you will be able to participate in the games without risking real money, and your playing capital can be used when you have fully assimilated the rules and mechanisms.
Take advantage of these demo games to analyze the game phases and apply your strategies. Also take the time to study the dealer habits: the Hit Frequency of a demo version is similar to that of real money sessions!
Play live to discover new game strategies
Live Casino games allow you to participate in live sessions, where the presence of a real dealer further enriches your online gaming experience. This attractive game system is also an excellent opportunity to discover new strategies, thanks to the possibility of analyzing the decisions made by other players. Likewise, you can communicate directly with participants to share your experience. With more knowledge, your chances of winning will also increase.
Blackjack pits all players against the dealer; for this reason there is no competition between you and the other participants. Don’t hesitate to chat with other players!
Adjust your bets according to your budget
Like other online casino games, the essence of a game of blackjack is winning, or losing money. If you are a novice player we recommend that you bet small amounts during your first real money games, in order to limit the risks as you progressively improve your strategies.
Over time, you will be able to increase your budget at the appropriate time as you become more familiar with the game.
Apply the basic strategy
Browsing the web you have undoubtedly already consulted other articles titled ‘how to win at blackjack’, where the preparation of a basic strategy is recommended. In fact, it is a method of play that can be useful for players who have just started blackjack.
In practice, this strategy is based on the moves to be adopted during the game following the value of the cards distributed. Below you will find a brief summary of the rules to follow:
Hand without Ace
- First, never accept insurance
- If your score is 18, keep your hand
- Don’t double if the score is 10 or 11
- Don’t ask for new cards if the score is over 11
Hand with ace (1 point)
- Limit yourself to a score of 17 or higher
- If the dealer’s up card is 7 or more, ask for a new card when yours
- result is between 12 and 16
Hand with ace (11 points)
- Limit yourself to a result equal to or greater than 18 (otherwise, roll a new card
A wide range of variations awaits you!
Are you familiar with the rules and principles of traditional blackjack? There are variations that you may like and further enhance your online gaming experience. Check out our “Table Games” or “Live Casino” categories and discover other exciting gaming systems. As always, where possible favor the demo versions to start with.
With this guide we wanted to show you all the tricks that can be effective to optimize your gaming experience and limit the risk of losing real money. Always apply these tips during every game, and stick to the limits you’ve set – responsible gaming is the foundation of fun!