If you're the type of casino player that enjoys playing blackjack, you'll be happy to know that you can play classic blackjack for free or real money at all Playtech powered casinos. When it comes to playing this great game, you have two choices; you can play online on your computer or you can play the mobile version of this game on your mobile device. Either way, you're sure to enjoy playing classic blackjack by Playtech because it's one of the best blackjack games around.
When playing classic blackjack by Playtech, the objective is to get closer to 21 points than the dealer without going over 21 points.
How to Play Classic Blackjack by Playtech
If you've played blackjack before, either online or at a land-based casino, it's likely that you have a good understanding of how the game is played. And we're happy to report that classic blackjack by Playtech is played just like any other blackjack game, so you shouldn't have any trouble playing this great game.
After you've placed your bet or bets if you prefer to play multiple hands, you will be dealt two cards face up for each hand you are playing and the dealer will be dealt one card that's face up and one card that's face down. Once the initial cards are dealt, there will be a brief pause in the game to determine if either player has a blackjack. If you have a blackjack, you automatically win unless the dealer also has a blackjack, in which case you will push if you didn't elect to buy insurance. If neither player has a blackjack, play will continue with the player being first to act.
As a player, there are two moves that you can make; you can stand or you can hit. If you stand, no further cards are dealt and it will be the dealer's turn to act. If you hit, an extra card will be added to your hand. Before you hit, you can choose to double down or split your hand if the value of each of your first two cards is identical. Both actions require you to place an additional wager. After you've played your hand(s), the dealer will play their hand according to the rules below.
- The Dealer must hit on any total of 16 or less.
- The Dealer must stand on any total of 17 or more.
How do I win?
You win if:
- You are dealt a blackjack.
- The point total of your hand is closer to 21 than the Dealer's hand without exceeding 21 points.
- The Dealer's hand busts (exceeds 21 points) and the total of your hand is 21 points or less.
- Cards are dealt from six standard 52-card decks.
- Cards are re-shuffled after each hand.
- A blackjack is a guaranteed win unless the dealer has a blackjack, in which case it is a push, unless of course you purchased insurance.
If you haven't played online blackjack before, you should know that there are a few differences between online blackjack and blackjack at land-based casinos. The most important difference is that online blackjack uses continuous shuffling, which means that it's impossible to count cards like you can at land-based casinos. Therefore, our biggest tip is to ensure that you are using perfect basic strategy, which will give you the best chances of winning while playing classic blackjack by Playtech.