How Does it Work?
The main objective of blackjack is to get as close to 21 as you can with the set of cards in your hand, whilst beating the dealer and not going bust. Going bust means hitting more than 21 with your deck. This is where the betting aspect of the game comes in, as before these cards are dealt, every player in the game has to bet with a chip. The value of this bet is completely up to you, whether you believe you have a good chance of winning or not. Usually, there is a maximum and minimum bet, which is around $500 maximum and $2 minimum, but again, each online casino is different.
Once the cards have been dealt for the first time, the dealer will then provide each player with an extra card face down in front of them. The dealer also provides themselves with a card facing up. The second cards are dealt face up for the players but face down for the dealer. The game is played from the left, with each player deciding whether to hit or stick. The player either sticks to the original two cards that can be seen in their hand or they can ask for more cards from the dealer.
The player then either stands if their hand value is 21 or less, or they will go bust if they exceed the 21 value. If this happens the dealer then takes the bet that was wagered by the player. This happens for each player in a circular motion then the dealer turns his upside-down card up so any players still remaining in the game can see his hand. If the dealer stands at 17 or over, he must stick. If the total is less than 17, he must continue to take cards until he hits 17 or over or goes bust.