A staple of casino gameplay throughout history, Blackjack has a small learning curve with a potential for big wins for any casino game advocate. The goal of blackjack is to hit the closest point total to 21 without going over for either the player or deal, which brings along excitement and a layer of strategy involved in gambling techniques.
Beyond the extensive collection of Blackjack games available on Stake, there is a variety of casino games available including
and many more for the dedicated Stake Casino bettor.
One major advantage of playing blackjack online is the relatively small
, improving the RTP for the player and maximising the winning potential for as many players as possible.
The House Edge for our Stake original blackjack game is approximately 0.5%, which is about as low as a house edge can be for a viable casino operation. The house edge is available in all casino games in the description tab (i.e.
0.57%) to provide full clarity of the house edge for each game, regardless of provider.
How to Play Blackjack Online
With its simple rules, easy-to-understand payouts, and high-stakes action, Blackjack is one of the most popular casino games in the world.
Blackjack is played between two players, each trying to beat the dealer's hand by getting closer to 21 than his opponent without going over. The object of the game is to get as close to 21 as possible while your opponents do not exceed 21.
In Blackjack, cards are broken down as natural (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10), face cards (Jack, Queen, King) which are treated as a 10 as well as Aces can count as 1 or 11. The special dual property of Aces is useful if the player or dealer exceeds a count of 21 if the Aces value is 11, but remains under 21 if Ace's value is 1.
The blackjack dealer deals two cards to each player/hand and the dealer, with the dealer turning one card face up. The player can choose to hit (draw another card to add to their total) or stand (sit on their hand and allow the dealer to play). Depending on the rules of their particular blackjack game the player might have additional options that can protect their losses from blackjack or multiply their hands based on their current cards.
If the player hits blackjack (21), they will likely win outright and force the dealer to show their hand, otherwise, they can 'stand' on their current count aiming to be as close to 21 as possible. The dealer is then forced to draw cards until they exceed the player's count or they go 'bust' by exceeding 21.
In games with multiple players or hands, the players with hands weaker than the dealers lose out.
Blackjack comes in many variations and depending on the rule set the betting options may vary. Blackjack gameplay mechanics may include, but are not limited to:
A side-bet offered if the dealer's 'up' card is an Ace - providing insurance in case the dealer's hand is a 'blackjack' (Ace + 10 or Face card)
Double down occurs after the first turn of play and it provides the player with an opportunity to double their initial bet based on the current strength of their hand.
If the two cards the player receives are the same count, they may have the option to 'split' the hand into two and receive additional cards for each hand. Splitting is a useful strategy in blackjack to put the player in an advantageous position (Aces) or to prevent a bad position (8s).
The player makes these side bets at the blackjack table for an extra payout if the initial hand dealt results in a pair. Bets are made before hands are dealt with the odds and payout varying depending on the number of decks used and type of pairs.
Cards have the same value but are different suits and colours
Cards have the same value, are different suits but share the same colour
Cards have the same value and suit. This is the most unlikely scenario with the highest payout,
Hit blackjack to get an extra payout - for every 2 units bet you receive 3 units in return. This type of Blackjack payout ensures a low house edge and high RTP for the player.
21+3 Side Bet:
This popular side bet combines Blackjack with
in which the first two cards in the player's hand and the face-up card from the dealer match a three-card poker hand
Three cards in the same suit
Three cards of consecutive values, with Aces being either high or low
Three of a kind:
Three cards of the same value or face (Any suit or colour)
Three cards of consecutive values that have matching suits
Suited Three of a Kind:
Three cards of the same value/face card and the same suit. This is the rarest combination and can lead to major payouts.
Blackjack is a simple game but the variety of betting options during live gameplay makes it one of the most fun and engaging casino games available on Stake.
How to Make a Deposit for Blackjack on Stake.com
It is quick and easy to deposit funds into your Stake.com account for Blackjack and other casino games. You can play Blackjack online for
cryptocurrency of your choice
by following these simple steps listed below:
- Retrieve your deposit address, located in Wallet > Deposit.
- Choose the method which suits your needs. We offer many supported currencies including BTC, ETH, Doge and more.
Step 3 -
Use your deposit address as the 'Send to' location for your crypto wallet or exchange.
Stake provides live support and assistance from our customer support staff - whether it has to do with account deposits or blackjack game access, we are here to help!
many supported payment options
including Visa, MasterCard, Apple Pay, Google Pay and more to deposit cryptocurrency for your live casino experience and more. For a full list of supported payment options in your market, please refer to the Moonpay documentation.
available on Stake's casino and sportsbook, there is no better gaming experience for crypto gambling than Stake!
What Blackjack Games are Available on Stake's Online Casino?
Stake has a variety of Blackjack games available on our online casino including:
game, play the most authentic online version of the classic Blackjack game with one of the lowest house edges in the industry - providing a strong return to player (RTP).
Live Lightning Blackjack:
Continuing the live blackjack experience online, Evolution Gaming provides another faster iteration of the classic card game.
First Person Live Blackjack:
Bringing the next level of immersive casino gameplay, Evolution Gaming brings all the wonderful aspects of Live Lightning Blackjack with a first-person perspective to real-time gameplay for the ultimate authentic blackjack experience.
First Person Live Lightning Blackjack:
Iterating on their gameplays mechanic once again, Evolution Gaming has combined the immersive first-person perspective of live Blackjack with the speed and intensity of lightning Blackjack.
Relax Gaming Blackjack:
Super simple and easy Blackjack experience from
with no side bets and includes the 'Best Move Indicator' feature to help guide players in making smart betting decisions during gameplay.
With crisp graphics and realistic graphics,
has created a version of Blackjack that is simple to play and features multi-hand blackjack.
Multihand Blackjack Pro:
Based on the Las Vegas Strip set of blackjack rules popularised in the 1970s, this variation of multi-hand blackjack from
is played with 6 decks features bonus bets before cards are dealt, bet multipliers if the player draws a Jack, as well as Double and Split features with the ability to split up to three hands.
Another spin on the Blackjack formula from BGaming, Blackjack Surrender introduces the surrender mechanism to the popular casino game - allowing you to get half your bet back by giving up on a weak hand.
This pirate-themed variation of Spanish Blackjack from
provides a fun and interesting features including multi-hand play, double-down, hand splitting and special payouts based on certain cards in hand.
Also known as Spanish 21, there is no insurance in this exciting form of Blackjack in which the player can bet on all the hands and side bets available to them. The player can split and double down during the action with winning conditions that differ from traditional blackjack.
With such a popular casino game as Blackjack, Stake is proud to host a variety of different Blackjack games on our casino platform from the best providers in the gaming industry.
Along with our Stake Original Blackjack game, you will be sure to have a Blackjack game to suit your playing and betting style on Stake.