Last update at 22 August, 2023 Blackjack is one of the most popular casino games all over the world. As the land-based casino culture has been very vibrant in the Philippines, you can find plenty of Blackjack tables in the country. And thanks to advancements in internet technology, you can now play Bitcoin Blackjack!
Blackjack is believed to have French descent, from a game known as Vingt-en-Un. It roughly translates to “twenty-one” in English which captures the essence of the game quite well. If you’re not aware, the objective of BTC Blackjack is to reach as close to 21 as possible!
At the beginning of a round of crypto Blackjack, the dealer deals cards for all players including themselves, twice. So, you should have 2 cards, to begin with. It’s the combined value of the 2 cards that determine the outcome. If you go over 21, however, it’s considered a “bust” and you lose.
The card values are pretty standard in Bitcoin Blackjack games. Cards 2 through 10 have their face value. The picture cards, as in the King, Queen, and Jack are considered 10. The Ace can be both 1 and 11, based on what your other card is. The Ace ultimately controls whether you have a “hard hand” or a “soft hand” in a round.
Simply put, if you can use the Ace as both 1 and 11, it’s a soft hand. But if the other card lets you use the Ace as 1 only, it’s a hard hand.
Once the initial 2 cards are dealt, players have a few options to choose from. Let’s look at the player actions in crypto Blackjack games and what they mean.
You don’t want any more cards.
You want to split the 2 cards into 2 bets and get 2 additional cards.
You want to double your bet.
You want more cards after the initial 2.
RNG vs Live Blackjack
In online casinos, you can expect to find 2 main types of Blackjack games. One is regular online Bitcoin blackjack (RNG) and the other one is live dealer Blackjack Bitcoin. Let’s take a look at the major differences between the 2. Keep in mind that both types follow the standard Blackjack rules.
Live Dealer Blackjack
RNG stands for Random Number Generator. It means there are no dealers in the game.
The game has a real dealer who deals the cards on camera.
Almost all major software providers have RNG Blackjack games in their libraries.
Only a handful of renowned studios have live dealer Blackjack Bitcoin games. Evolution Gaming, Vivo Gaming, LuckyStreak, etc. are some of them.
You can play RNG BTC Blackjack 24/7.
You need to wait for a live lobby to populate and launch.
Runs well on a decent internet connection.
You need high-speed internet to seamlessly play live dealer games.
Most Popular Blackjack Variations to Play Online
It uses between 2 and 4 decks of cards
Dealer doesn’t check for a blackjack
Players can only double on totals of 9, 10 or 11
You can surrender after doubling
Perfect Pairs Blackjack
Players can play up to 5 hands per round
Best Blackjack Strategies
Strategies in general are designed to help you get an edge at Bitcoin casino blackjack. Unfortunately, they’re not as effective in a game of chance. But using the right strategies at the right time can still help you lose less in BTC Blackjack.
✔ Doubling Down
This is perhaps the most popular player action where you double the stakes. Do it only when your hand total is 9, 10, or 11.
You should only split when you have a pair of aces, 8s, and re-split if those cards show up again. And you should never split 10s. For all other combinations, you’ll need to use your judgment.
As long as your hand value is 17 or more, you must stand. It’s because if you draw any more cards, you stand the risk of going bust.
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