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The Best in Online Blackjack at Euro Palace

Possibly the most well known of all table games, Blackjack is world renowned and enjoyed by all kinds of players. At Euro Palace Casino New Zealand you can join in the fun and indulge in this card comparing game of skill and strategy whenever you choose.

Understand the Blackjack Terms

Blackjack has some interesting lingo and understanding it only adds to your enjoyment. Here’s a list of the most commonly used terms to help get you familiar:

  • Blackjack – The best hand a player could get, made up of an Ace and any 10 point card
  • Bust – A hand value worth more than 21
  • Hit – Request another card from the dealer
  • Stand – Stop requesting more cards
  • Double down – Doubling your bet and receiving one extra card.
  • Split – This splits your hand into two hands each played separately
  • Surrender – Give up your hand so you can keep half your bet
  • Soft Hand – A hand with an 11 valued Ace
  • Hard Hand – A hand with a high value which stands a good chance of exceeding 21 if a hit is requested

Blackjack Winning Tips

The aim of Blackjack is to create a hand with a value of 21 or as close to it as possible, but you do not want your hand to exceed 21 because this means you are ‘bust’.

When you play online Blackjack, you are going head to head with the dealer, so a little bit of know-how and some strategy can go a long way toward winning the hands. Here’s how:

First you will need to place your bet amount and then you will receive your two cards, the dealer will also deal their own two cards.

  • If your first two cards have a total value of 21, you win!
  • If your hand value is closer to 21 than the dealers, you win!
  • If the dealer goes ‘bust’ by exceeding a total hand value of 21, you win!

Card values are calculated as follows:

  • Numbered cards or cards 1 to ten have the same value as their number
  • Face cards or Jacks, Queens, and Kings have a value of 10
  • The Ace card can have a value of either 1 or 11 depending on which is most beneficial to your hand.

he Beginners Guide to Playing Blackjack

At Euro Palace Casino New Zealand our online Blackjack can be played with as many as 8 decks of cards. After you have placed your bet and received your cards you will notice that one of the dealer cards is face down, this is known as the hole card.

If the hole card is an Ace, you will be given the opportunity to place an insurance bet. The insurance bet is a side bet, which pays out at 2:1 if the hole card is a ten, in other words the dealer has Blackjack. This bet is completely separate to your primary bet and the one does not affect the other.

If the dealer’s hand is valued at 21, all other bets except the insurance bet are lost, unless you too have 21. When this happens, it is called a push and your original wager is returned to you.

If the dealer does not go bust, then whichever hand is closest to 21 wins.

Euro Palace Blackjack Variations

Euro Palace New Zealand offers a great number of variations of this popular game to ensure we cater to each of our players.

We offer Single-hand Blackjack, Multi-hand Blackjack, and our very special Gold Series Blackjack. The options are extensive, each with their own defining bonuses and special attractions.

Live Blackjack Online

Do you want to enjoy an even more interactive game of Blackjack? Then join one of Euro Palace’s Live Blackjack games. The game is played using a standard deck of cards, with our live dealers in real time. Choose which dealer you want to play against; we have different options available, from the traditional dealer, to a Playboy Bunny with bunny tail and all!

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