Online Blackjack

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Ready to double down on fun with our games? Cool Cat Casino has free online blackjack tables, ready for hitting.

How Free Blackjack Games Work

If you've ever played Blackjack at a casino, you're ready to play blackjack for free at Cool Cat Casino's online casino games. It works the same way as real-money Blackjack, except you're playing with play money, and whatever you win can't be converted to real money or withdrawn.

New to blackjack? We'll have you playing blackjack like a pro in no time.

How to Play Blackjack at Cool Cat

The rules are simple. In blackjack, it's you versus the dealer, regardless of whether other players are at the table. You place your bet and the free online blackjack software deals out the cards.

Your goal is to get as close to 21 without going over. While your two cards are dealt face-up, the dealer only shows one card (the other is face-down).

Once you see your two cards, you have to decide whether you want to hit, stand, split, or double down. While it might sound a bit complex, it's actually really easy to understand how to play Blackjack. Let's walk through the terminology.

Stand:This means you're not interested in any more cards. You're happy with your hand.

Hit:This means you want another card so that you can get closer to 21 without going over.

Split: In some situations, hitting isn't your best option. If you've got two cards that are the same value (two eights for example), you can actually split the two cards into two separate hands. If you decide to split while you play Blackjack, you'll need to place another bet on your second card. You'll then play each card as if it's a new hand. The dealer will deal a second card next to your first split card. You will then decide whether to hit, stand, split, or double down once again.

Double Down: If you find yourself with a 9, 10, or 11, it might be worth it to double your bet. If you do, you'll get just one additional card.

Winning at Blackjack at our Online Casino

If you go over 21 after hitting, it's game over. The dealer will take your bet. But if your card is 21 or lower, you're still in the game. Once all players have decided to stand, the dealer will turn over his facedown card. Just like you had to decide when to hit or stand, the dealer must do the same. The only difference is that when the dealer plays Blackjack, they can't split or double down. They must hit if they have 16 or less. And they must stand if they have 17 or higher. At Cool Cat, the dealer must hit if they have a soft 17.

How Bets are Paid Out When You Play Blackjack Online

  • If the dealer busts (goes over 21), all the players left standing win.
  • If the dealer's hand is 21 or less, but higher than your hand, you lose.
  • If the dealer's hand is 21 or less, but lower than your hand, you win.
  • If you have the same valued hand as the dealer, you tie. No money is collected, but none is paid out.

Other Blackjack Rules to Know About

  • If you hit a combination of an Ace and a face card, or an Ace and a 10, with your first two cards, it's called hitting a Blackjack. It pays out 3 to 2, which is 1.5 times your original bet.
  • You can take insurance if the dealer is showing an Ace. Insurance pays 2 to 1, which is twice the amount of your insurance bet.
  • In case of a tie, your bet is returned to you.
  • The dealer must hit a soft 17.
  • If you split Aces, you'll only receive one card per Ace.

Tips for Winning at Blackjack

Wondering when to hit, stand, double down, or split? Rather than scouring the Internet for Blackjack tips, we're going to cut out the middleman and deliver them right here.

Just follow the charts below to figure out what to do in every possible situation while you play Blackjack. If you follow the rules, you'll have way more success, not to mention a lot more fun when playing this casino table game!

Player's Hand Dealer's Up Card
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 A
5 H H H H H H H H H H
6 H H H H H H H H H H
7 H H H H H H H H H H
8 H H H H H H H H H H
9 D D D D H H H H H H
10 D D D D D D D D H H
11 D D D D D D D D D H
12 H S S S H H H H H H
13 S S S S H H H H H H
14 S S S S H H H H H H
15 S S S S H H H H H H
16 S S S S H H H H H H
17+ Always Stand
Legend H = Hit D = Double S = Stand
Player's Hand Dealer's Up Card
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 A
A & 2 H H H D D H H H H H
A & 3 H H H H H H H H H H
A & 4 H H H H H H H H H H
A & 5 H H H H H H H H H H
A & 6 H D D D D H H H H H
A & 7 D D D D D D D D D H
A & 8 D D D D D D D D D D
A & 9 H H S S S H H H H H
Legend H = Hit D = Double S = Stand
Player's Hand Dealer's Up Card
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 A
2 & 2 SP SP SP SP SP SP H H H H
3 & 3 SP SP SP SP SP SP H H H H
4 & 4 H H H SP SP H H H H H
5 & 5 D D D D D D D D H H
6 & 6 SP SP SP SP SP H H H H H
7 & 7 SP SP SP SP SP H H H H H
8 & 8 SP SP SP SP SP SP SP SP SP SP
9 & 9 SP SP SP SP SP SP S SP SP SP
10s S S S S S S S S S S
A & A SP SP SP SP SP SP SP SP SP SP
Legend H = Hit D = Double S = Stand SP = Split

You should try these tips while playing free of cost to see the relevance and efficacy of the above moves. In case you need help regarding 21 games rules and tricks, click the Help button on the bottom right corner of the game screen.

Glossary

Blackjack: A combination of 21 made from an Ace and a Jack, Queen, or King, regardless of the suit.

Up Card: One of the cards of the Dealer that is visible to you.

Hole Card: The Dealer's card that is not visible to you.

Bust: A total value that overshoots 21 is called a bust.

Push: A tie between you and the Dealer is called a push. Player's bet is returned in a push.

Double: The act of doubling your bet by judging the quality of your cards in hand.

Hit: The act of drawing a card.

Split: The act of splitting a pair of cards into two hands.

Stand: When you are fine with your card total and do not want to add more to it, you stand or opt not to draw.

Insurance: A method of safeguarding your bet against a Blackjack that the dealer may have.

Face Value: The value on a card that is printed as is.