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Blackjack FAQ: How to Play Blackjack Online

How do I play Blackjack online?

First you need to find a reputable casino web site. Look in various online blackjack review sites. Better yet, go to forums like Yahoo! Answers and hear it from people who've done it before you.

Next, you'll probably have to sign up at the casino site. With most sites you will also have to download their Blackjack software so you can play. A few other sites let you play directly from a web page without any installation required.

What about cheating?

Most good casino sites are pretty much guaranteed safe. If there were security breaches or cheating, it would be big news. Further, other players would know. If you're concerned about fair play and "rigging," ask around for advice from fellow gamblers.

Do I have to play with other gamblers?

No. In online blackjack, it's usually just you and the dealer. That's why you should take your time in every hand.

Do I need a fast Internet connection?

It depends on the software and on your computer. You may be surprised at how well modern casino applications perform even with a dial-up connection. Since Blackjack is a solo game, you don't need to rush anyway. So the answer is probably no.

Can I play for fun or with real money?

You can do both. Aside from free Blackjack web sites, real casino sites also provide free practice for new members, including free programs and play money.

What do I need to make money with Blackjack online?

You have to be good at Blackjack and play an effective strategy. Blackjack Strategy can be found and learned easily enough. To maximize your profits and lessen the risks, however, you need casino bonus money. This is free money that many casinos will give you for free on sign-up.

Unfortunately, Blackjack has such a low house edge over a player that many casinos now exempt Blackjack from their bonus money offers. Too many players make money with the Blackjack + Strategy + Bonus Money method. You need to do some research before you find a site that offers a generous bonus for Blackjack.

What about wager requirements in online Blackjack?

When playing Blackjack for money, always check the total wager requirement and wager limits per hand. The total wager requirement must not be too high; it should be only 8-10 times your bankroll (bonus included). Less is better.

As for the wager limits per hand: The minimum bet must be low. A wide margin between the minimum and maximum bets is desirable. For example, $1 to $500 or higher. Why? It will help you cover your losses when doubling bets like in the Martingale System. Be careful at a $1-100 table. And do NOT go to a $25 table until you've mastered the lower ones.

How do I play Blackjack for money?

If you're familiar with Blackjack software, it's not that hard to figure out. You place a bet with chips of various denominations. You can change the bet size with every hand. Depending on the game situation, you can double your bet, take insurance or (in some cases) surrender a hand.

It's important to keep track of your bets so you'll know when you've met the minimum wager requirement. The casino software or your account should have the info.

Once you've met the WR and you're guaranteed a substantial profit, mentally set aside most of it. You can play more boldly now but now you're past the WR, it's best to quit while you're ahead. Don't risk the bulk of your profit. Save your gambling for another day.

When you deposit again, there may be a different WR and terms. Study them. You can play in that same casino again or move to another one, always looking for handsome bonuses and competitive bet requirements.

In the long run, if you play like a disciplined pro, you will definitely make money. Enjoy it before the casinos unanimously ban Blackjack from their bonus money promos!

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