Blackjack is the first card game many people remember playing, along with other versions like Spanish 21 and Pontoon.
It's a game that has existed for centuries and is still one of the most popular casino games to play, whether offline or at online casinos.
Online blackjack takes many forms, but one consistent thing is that it stays true to the game's roots. Gameplay takes place on a virtual table, and the rules are the same as we're sure you are familiar with.
Super-sharp animations, sleek graphics, and realistic noises create an authentic gaming experience. Game rounds are smooth and fast, allowing you to play at your own pace.
All bets are settled immediately, and any winnings are credited straight to your account.
Online casino blackjack at Raptor comes from many game providers, like Betsoft, iSoftBet, Pragmatic Play, and Microgaming. So you can choose a table that you like the feel of. There are different themes, colours, betting options, and limits.
Let's look in more detail at some of our popular online blackjack games.
The classic race to 21. Face off against the dealer and try to trump their hand without going bust. European Blackjack pays 6/4 for blackjack and even money for any other win.
You can take numerous options during the game, including splitting pairs and doubling down.
Single Deck Blackjack
One reason blackjack is among the most popular online casino table games is that the house edge is so low. Playing single-deck blackjack can bring the house edge down to 0.17% for a skilled player, making it an excellent choice.
We have single deck versions from Betsoft and Play' n Go.
More hands, more fun, right? As the name suggests, Multi-Hand Blackjack lets you play multiple hands at the same time. Each hand is treated independently, so you can win and lose on different hands in each round.
It gives you an excellent opportunity to try different strategies on different hands until you land on a winning one.
An exciting twist on classic online blackjack, Caribbean Blackjack values aces at just one (rather than either 1 or 11). The best hand is a Caribbean Blackjack - two 10-value cards and an ace.
There are several other differences too. Players can split any hand, the dealer only receives one card to start with, and players can double their stake at any time. And if you look like you will lose, you can forfeit your hand for half your stake back at any time.
But note, to compensate for these advantages, the dealer wins all ties.
Red Queen Blackjack
From 1X2 Gaming, Red Queen Blackjack lets you simultaneously play up to three hands against the dealer. It follows all the usual online blackjack rules but offers an enhanced payout of 2/1 for a blackjack made up of an ace and either red queen.
As well as online blackjack tables, check out the live casino for hundreds of live blackjack streams. These also come from the best game studios on the planet and let you see all the action happen in real-time with professional dealers doing the dealing.
In the live casino, you can find exciting side bets and unique themed versions like Blackjack Party and share the excitement of big wins with other players at the table.
Best Blackjack Strategies
Unlike online roulette games or online baccarat games, you can use strategy to give yourself the best chance of winning at online blackjack.
You can read various resources that give a detailed breakdown of every move you should make, covering any starting hand. You can even find strategy cards online instructing you for every hand you are dealt.
However, that can make blackjack a slow and boring game to play. So, here are some quick top tips to help lower the house edge and give you a better chance of winning.
Remember, while, in theory, you want to get as close to 21 as possible, what you don't want to do is go bust. So even a lowish-value hand has a high chance of beating the dealer's hand if the dealer's face-up card is poor.
With that in mind, stand when your hand is 12-16 if the dealer has a 2-6 on show.
Hit if your hand is 12-16 when the dealer has 7-Ace and always splits aces and eights. If you have 11 after two cards, always double versus a dealer's 2-10, and hit or double when you have an ace and a six.
And don't bother with insurance, as the house edge is around 6% on this, which will cut right into your profit margins. Follow these simple steps and give yourself the best chance of winning at online blackjack.