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Online Blackjack New Zealand
Online blackjack is one of the most popular online casino NZ games around, loved by many for the fantastic excitement and big prizes it can often bring. At Conquer Casino, many people love to play blackjack online, and many of these people are lucky enough to win massive sums of money. So, what are you waiting for? Why not start playing blackjack online today and see if you can be the next big winner at Conquer Casino?
History of Blackjack
There is some confusion as to when and where blackjack was first played, however most seem to think that the game originated around 1700 in France. Some believe that the game owes its roots to Spain though, while others even think that the game was invented by the Romans. It was initially called 21 though, and this was the name it kept until it made its way over to Nevada in 1931, as gambling had just been made legal in this state.
When 21 was first played in Nevada, some casinos offered a special bet: if a player was dealt a black jack and the ace of spades, they would win a prize worth 10:1. While this special bet was discontinued, the name “blackjack” still stuck around, and before long the game was commonly referred to by this name. Since its time in Nevada, blackjack has become one of the most popular casino games in the world, and it is also a massively popular game online. The latest innovation is live blackjack, and you can play that right here at Conquer Casino.
How to Play Blackjack
Blackjack is a game that combines basic strategy and skill, however the goal is always the same – to beat the dealer by getting closer to 21 than them, without ever going over. The game starts with you choosing how much to bet, and your wager can be anything from a few cents through to hundreds of dollars. You’ll then receive two cards, dealt face up, while the dealer will also receive two cards, although one of their cards will be face down. You then have the option to do four different things:
- Hit. You receive another card and hope that this does not put you over the 21 mark.
- Stand. You do not add any more cards to your hand.
- Split. Splitting is possible when you have two cards of the same value. Essentially you double your bet and then split the hand into two. More cards are then dealt and you play with two hands instead of one.
- Double Down. You double your bet and then receive just one extra card from the deck.
When you have finished, the dealer will take their turn, and they will try to beat every player at the table by getting closer to 21, without ever going bust (going over 21). If the dealer wins, you will lose your money, however if you win, you will double your prize. The only exception to this payout is if you manage to get blackjack (any ace combined with any ten-value card), in which case you’ll receive a prize worth 3:2.
That’s all there is when it comes to blackjack rules – it’s a card game that really couldn’t be any easier. There is an element of skill though, as you need to know when to make the right move, so experienced online blackjack NZ players will have a slight advantage when it comes to playing blackjack online.
Please don’t forget that we offer the chance to play free online blackjack. This can be used by those looking to learn the rules before risking any of their own money. If you don’t want to play for free, why not use bonus money while you’re learning the rules instead?
There are many different blackjack strategy options to choose from, however there is no way to guarantee prizes. Instead, the different blackjack strategies out there, such as the Martingale, simply provide a base, giving you the chance to win more money in the long run, but not guaranteeing you will. There are some tips to remember when you play blackjack games at online casinos though…
- Always double down when you are dealt cards totalling 11, unless the dealer is showing an ace.
- Always look at the dealer’s visible card, as it affects your decisions. For example, if you have 15 and the dealer is showing a 4, you might stand, however if they’re showing a 9 you’ll probably opt to take another card.
- Stand when you have 12-16 when the dealer is showing 2-6.
- Always split aces and eights.
- Set yourself a limit and never continue betting once you have gone past this point.
- Only play at the blackjack table when you’re well rested, and don’t play after drinking alcohol.
Games Variations We Offer
When it comes to online blackjack New Zealand players have a number of different options, and you’ll find many of these variants right here at Conquer Casino. These real money games have rules that differ slightly from the original game, and this difference could be anything from the addition of a side bet, through to a slight tweak to the rules. Some of the blackjack variations we offer include:
- Spanish Blackjack
- Vegas Strip Blackjack
- Premier Blackjack Hi Lo
- Premier Blackjack Multi Hand
Regardless of the variation you choose, you can be sure that it will offer a completely fair and honest way to play casino games, thanks to the independently tested random number generator each game uses. So, you’ll always have a fantastic chance of hitting blackjack when you play online blackjack here at Conquer Casino!
Glossary of Terms
As with many other online gambling games found at casino sites, there are a few words and phrases you’ll need to understand when you play online blackjack. These can be found below…
- Ace. The ace can count as either 1 or 11, so can be an incredibly useful card to be dealt.
- Blackjack. When you manage to get dealt an ace alongside any card with a ten-value.
- Card Counting. Card counting is a system used by some in order to give themselves an advantage. It is not illegal, however it is frowned on by many casinos.
- Double Down. Doubling down means that you double your bet, however you are then only allowed to receive one more card.
- Hole Card. The dealer’s card that is face down.
- House Edge. The house edge tells you how much the casino expects to win over a long period of time.
- Hit. When you choose to add another card to your cards.
- Insurance. A side bet that the dealer has blackjack, which can only be made when the dealer is showing an ace.
- Push. When the player and the dealer get the same value. This results in the player receiving their stake back.
- Split. When you choose to split your cards into two different hands. This can only be done when you have two cards of the same value, such as 10-10.
- Stand. When you stand, you choose not to receive any more cards.