“If there was only one game I could ever play again it would be Blackjack! Nothing beats it thanks to the thrill of the win, the speed of the deal and the skill that it takes to play a good game...”
Loyal River Belle Player and $24,329 Blackjack Winner
Start your online casino entertainment of with a game or two of Blackjack and you’re sure to hit the gambling straights running. This ever popular card game is possibly the only game in the world that puts poker to shame and allows you the player to compete against the casino (yes that includes us) on an even footing. Blackjack is the world’s favourite Online Casino card game and with River Belle Online Casino it couldn’t be easier to experience the thrill of the Casino and play Blackjack online from the comfort of your own home. We’ve got a comprehensive selection of games to choose from including Atlantic City Online Blackjack, European Online Blackjack and Vegas Strip Online Blackjack so whatever your preference River Belle is the best place to play Blackjack online.
Download our Online Casino Software and start playing Blackjack in minutes
If you’re wondering how to start playing Online Blackjack, you’ve come to the right online casino site! In a matter of minutes we’ll have you sitting at a virtual table, kicking back and calling for cards. Simply follow the easy sign-up steps to get yourself started:
- Firstly download our FREE River Belle Online Casino software
- Then follow the in software prompts to register your New River Belle Real Account
- After that, you need to login to your new casino account using your new River Belle Account Number and password
- You then need to claim your exclusive sign-up bonus
- And finally start playing the Online Blackjack games of your choice
Online Blackjack powered by Microgaming
Online Blackjack is one of the best table games to play at River Belle thanks to our Microgaming powered online casino software that provides you with exhilarating game play and big cash payouts. In fact it has often been said by some of our regular Online Blackjack players that River Belle is the online home for Blackjack. This could be because we offer over 40 variants of the game, but we personally think it is because River Belle is simply one of the better online casino sites to play at (ok, we know were biased).
The hallmark of all Online Blackjack games at River Belle is the exceptionally smooth animation and the dynamic graphic interface. This allows for an enthralling and realistic Online Blackjack gaming experience.
How to play Online Blackjack
Online Blackjack, otherwise known as Twenty one and Pontoon, is pretty straightforward; after the initial bets are placed players are dealt two cards face up and must then choose to either ‘hit’ or ‘stand’, the dealer is also dealt two cards, one of which is face down. The aim of the game is simple: the winner is whoever gets closest to 21 without going bust (getting a hand which is higher than 21). The skill comes in deciding when to stand. Beyond the basics here are a few useful pointers to take on board before you hit the tables:
- A ‘Blackjack’ is achieved when a player is dealt an ace with either a ten or a face card and is unbeatable unless the dealer is also dealt a Blackjack in which case the game is a tie.
- The dealer will continue to deal until his cards total 17 or more at which point he must stand.
- If you’re dealt a pair, that is two cards of the same value, you can ‘split’ your hand and thus double the wager. Each card will become the first card of a new hand.
- You can choose to ‘double down’, in which case your wager is doubled and you are dealt one more card, you must then stand.
- If you don’t fancy your chances you may ‘surrender’ which means that the hand is abandoned at the cost of half the wager.
- Go bust and you automatically lose the hand, even if the dealer also goes bust.
- There are numerous variations of blackjack to play online, each with subtly distinct rules. It’s a good idea to find out about the particularities of whichever version you’re playing before you start.
Online Blackjack Terminology
Basic Blackjack terminology is simple to understand as the words describe the action taken in the game exactly. In fact it’s the simplicity of the game of Blackjack in conjunction with the strategy of outplaying the house that makes it one of the world’s most popular Online Casino Games.
Below is a list of a few of the most frequently used Blackjack Terms:
- Hit: This is the Blackjack term used to describe the action of a Blackjack player requesting another card. A player may request as many cards as they would like until they stand, bust or attain a Blackjack.
- Stand: This is the Blackjack term used to describe when a player decides to receive no more cards.
- Split: This Blackjack term is used if the player’s first two cards are of equal value and they opt to split the hand. Each card then becomes the first card of a new hand and the player must make another bet of equal value to the first hand.
- Double: A double is the Blackjack term used when a player chooses to receive only one more card and doubles their bet. No matter whether the Blackjack hand is good or bad the player has to stand.
Online Blackjack Strategy
Online Blackjack Strategy is an integral part of any Blackjack game played at River Belle. The table provided on the Blackjack Strategy page will give you an in-depth look at how these strategies work. The table is in an easy to use format, so print it out and keep it next to your computer for when you next enjoy a game of Online Blackjack.