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How to Play Blackjack Online for Real Money

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Ready to double down on fun, use your head to entice both the odds and lady luck and play some cards? CoolCat Casino offers the best online blackjack real money tables you’ll find on the web today, ready for hitting and winning.

Why play blackjack?

If you've ever played blackjack online for real money, or blackjack in a traditional brick and mortar casino in Las Vegas, Reno Tahoe, Atlantic City, Macau or Monte Carlo, you know it’s the game to play for thinking men and women who understand strategy as much as their intimate relationship with lady luck.

Real blackjack is a game of strategy as much as luck and as such also has one of the lowest house edges in the casino if you how to play well. That means, yep, you guessed it, you CAN BEAT THE HOUSE if you know what you’re doing and play real money blackjack with your eye on the table and your head on your shoulders.

Here at CoolCat Casino our blackjack tables work the same way as in any traditional land-based casino with two key exceptions. First, you’ll never be distracted. Play blackjack online for real money in the USA at CoolCat Casino on your desktop PC, on your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Play when and where you like, at home, on the go, in the middle of the night, while waiting in line, on the bus, train or plane and it’s just you and the dealer. You’ll never have to worry about that hostile slob next to you at the table, those annoying bells and whistles coming off the casino floor. You’re free to concentrate on your game, play well and win, without all the real-world casino distractions and BS.

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On top of that, because CoolCat Casino is the best place to play blackjack online for real money, and because we have low overhead, i.e. we don’t have to maintain an expensive building, worry about the air conditioning, heat and electricity bills, there’s more to go around and we’re committed to sharing that with our beloved players. How, you might ask? It’s simple:

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The neat thing about being an online casino is that it gives us the chance to offer our real money blackjack players amazing match, deposit and no deposit bonuses to keep them super happy and coming back for more. Vegas can’t even begin to compete (think of how much it costs to keep all those lights on just to start). Sure, you might get a few free watered-down drinks, but here at CoolCat Online Casino, you’ll get so much more. Not only do we have the latest and greatest games on the market today, we also pony up amazing bonuses to keep you super happy, make your bankroll go farther, increasing your thrills, play time, fun and potential to win!

Real Money Blackjack Casino Guides

Blackjack Guide

Blackjack Guide

Long the most popular casino table game, blackjack is a game of both luck and skill. With one of the lowest house edges on the floor, proper blackjack strategy can be translated to big winnings for savvy players who know how to use the right skills to get ahead.

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Blackjack Tips

Blackjack Tips

Winners know that when it comes to blackjack, card playing know-how can make all the difference in this seemingly straightforward game of beat the dealer. With a little bit of effort, it’s easy to dramatically improve your game and chances of winning. Check out these tips and tricks and you’ll be smiling all the way to the bank.

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Blackjack Bonus

Blackjack Bonus

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Learn how to play blackjack online at CoolCat Casino

Playing blackjack online in the USA or almost anywhere else is easy at CoolCat Casino. 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 in 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 face down 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 CoolCat, 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 how to play blackjack online, 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 whether online for real money in the USA or in a traditional brick and mortar casino anywhere in the world. 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. The 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.

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