Blackjack strategy online and offline

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The rules and odds are just as good and bad in the casino as they are with live dealers online. So when we play in online casino we can follow the same strategy as usual.

The strategic direction

You should always be aware that you can win or lose. Streaks of bad luck or runs with many wins are always possible.

Therefore we recommend:

Adjust the round bet to the game budget

and always keep a cool head instead of forcing luck.


During current play, there are a number of maneuvers that go beyond drawing or rejecting another card:

  • Split: Split can be used when the two base cards form a pair (e.g. two Jacks). You must then pay your basic bet again and face off against the dealer with two hands. Note: If you split two aces, you are only allowed to draw one more card at a time.
  • Double Down: In Double Down you can double your bet after you have been dealt the starting cards. After that, the rule in blackjack is that you must draw exactly one more card.
  • Surrender: With Surrender you can give up after receiving the two starting cards. As a consolation, you only lose half of your bet, you can keep the other half.

Blackjack table

Blackjack table

Within a single game you never know which decision is the right one. Even if you make the most reasonable decision from a mathematical point of view, you can still be very unlucky. Conversely, a sub-optimal decision can also lead to a win against the dealer.

However, the statistical values in the table can be very helpful, for example when playing a soft hand (if you have an ace). We have summarized the most important insights about the blackjack table in a separate article.

Counting cards (online and offline) in blackjack

There is a trick that is famous in blackjack: it involves card counting. It’s legal, but not easy to use. To put it simply, it is about paying attention to which cards are or were already face up in the game. From this you can draw conclusions about the probability that the cards that are still face down have a high or low value.

Hi-Lo card counting involves analyzing how many high or low cards are already out of the game. If a lot of high cards are exposed, the probability of drawing a lower card yourself increases. However, there are 312 cards in blackjack. Major statistical changes can only occur when an appropriate number of cards have been revealed.

Tricks and strategies

Tricks and strategies

Many casino tricks such as the Martingale strategy and the 1326 system were originally developed for roulette, but are also perfectly applicable to blackjack.

But be careful: These are all very cool gimmicks, but they don’t lead to guaranteed profits in the end.

Blackjack Side Bets

Another perennial question is that of side and bonus bets, such as:

  • Perfect couple
  • 21 plus 3
  • Happy ladies
  • Ace Insurance

An exciting gimmick are these blackjack side bets, which are also optionally offered online at some tables. However, we cannot really recommend them.

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