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Blackjack Classic

Blackjack is a simple and all-time favourite classic card game. Even people who have no knowledge or interest in cards and poker know of Blackjack. It is the backbone of casinos, the beginnings of card counting, and the premise of several great movies.

Developer NetEnt thankfully has created a savvy mobile version of this great game. They have also kept the betting range wide from £1 to £500 to suit all pockets.


ABOUT THE DEVELOPER

NetEnt began as a small land-based operator ‘Cherry’ in 1996. This was until the Swedish government passed a law to ban all slot machines. Pontus Lindwall then decided to create a new company NetEnt. He used the resources of the old company he was working for (Cherry) and the finances of Kinnevik – an investment company.

That was the start of something spectacular. NetEnt has done soared high since and is now one of the leaders in their industry. Below are some of their online slots games:

- Fisticuffs
- Beach
- Fruit Case


ABOUT THE GAME

The game begins with 6 decks of the standard 52-card deck which are shuffled before every new round of cards is dealt.

The main purpose of the game is to get a sum as close to the number 21 as possible without going over. This means all of your cards added up together should be 21 or lower. If the total of all of your cards is 22 or higher, it is considered an immediate loss.

Once you are ready, you will reveal your cards to the dealer. The highest total (which is under 21) will win.

Below are some strategies and basic lingo that players should be aware of before prior to playing this game. Below is an outline of the Guidelines, Lingo and Strategies.


GUIDELINES

- Card Values: cards 2 to 10 are worth what they are. Jack, Queen and King are worth 10. And an Ace can be worth either 1 or 11

- ‘Blackjack’ means reaching one of the following combinations:
1) Ace + Jack
2) Ace + Queen
3) Ace + King

LINGO

- Busting/Breaking: The sum of your cards is over 21

- Hit: Another way to request for a card

- Stand: This means you have decided not to take any more cards

- Face Cards/Pictures: Quite literally cards with faces i.e. Jack, Queen, and King

STRATEGY

- Split: You can use this strategy if you have received  2 cards of the exact same value. The option then is to separate them, and play them as 2 different hands. This will then give you higher odds of winning

- Double: This is done when you are confident with the 2 cards dealt to you and you would like to double your initial bet. The only downside is, you will have to stand after receiving one final card.

- Insurance: If the dealer’s open card is an Ace, you can take insurance. This is an additional bet where you are betting against yourself, hoping that the dealer will land a Black Jack.


VERDICT

A must download for all Black Jack lovers! Netent has created a seamless version of a casino classic. The visuals are realistic and the game is kept simple so that the focus is just on the game itself. Highly recommended! If you enjoyed Blackjack why not try