Blackjack Guide

The Entertaining World of Blackjack

Blackjack, or 21, is a fascinating casino card game. It is played against the dealer, with the objective of forming the highest-value hand without exceeding 21. Get ready to shuffle up and deal with our user-friendly Blackjack guide. Hit, Split or Double – it’s your call player!

 

 

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Karamba’s Player Friendly Blackjack Guide

Blackjack is one of a handful of casino card games that offers great fun to players.. Whether you’re a casual player, or professional card player Blackjack delivers entertainment on every hand. Our guide is your backstage pass to the inner-mechanics of Blackjack. Use it to understand the game rules, gameplay, and card values.

Join us as we shuffle up the deck, prepare the tables, and roll out the red carpet for you!

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What is Blackjack?

 

The objective of Blackjack is clear: Beat the dealer’s hand total, but don’t exceed 21. Blackjack guides are a good place to start when you’re learning to play Blackjack. Remember, you’re competing against the dealer and not against other players. Even if there are 5 players at your table, it doesn’t matter how well they are performing. Focus on your hand and the dealer’s hand – that’s all you need to do.

Blackjack is one of the world’s most popular casino card games. Blackjack can be played in multiple formats, including a Single Hand or Multihand version of the game. Unlike poker, Blackjack is played against the dealer (the house), not against other players. The goal of Blackjack is simply to beat the dealer’s hand total without exceeding 21.

 

Players are dealt 2 cards face up. These are known as pocket cards or hole cards. The dealer is also dealt 2 cards, although only one of them is visible. Based on the cards the player is holding and the dealer’s upcard, decisions must be made. Players can hit, stand, double down, split, surrender, or take insurance. We will introduce you to all these options later on in our Blackjack guide!


How Do You Play Blackjack?

 

Play begins when you place your bets (after selecting your chip size) at the table.  There are rules in place designed to steer you towards a better understanding of the game and ultimately to enhance your enjoyment of classic Blackjack. The dealer shuffles the cards after every hand and deals 2 cards face up to each player at the table. Only one of the dealer’s cards is visible,the other is face down.

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Your actions will be determined by two things: The cards you’re holding and the dealer’s card. It doesn’t matter what cards other players at your table are holding.  These include Hit (take another card), Stand (do nothing), Double (take one more card and double your bets), Split (split two identical cards), or take insurance if the dealer’s upcard is an Ace. Contrary to popular opinion, the goal is not to hit 21 – it’s simply to beat the dealer’s hand total without going bust.

Once you’ve determined the actions you will take, allow your hand to play out and hope for the best. Karamba advocates responsible gaming practices with all Blackjack games. This rollicking casino card game ranks highly with players, and for good reason. Blackjack is suave and sophisticated, yet fun at the same time. It’s a great game to play if you’re looking for a challenge, and there are multiple Blackjack games available at Karamba online casino.

 

What Are the Rules of Blackjack?

Blackjack is built on a framework of rules designed to guide you through your gameplay. These rules will vary from one game to the next, including things like Blackjack payouts, will the dealer draw to 16 and stand on all 17s (hard and soft)? What are the minimum and maximum bets? How many hands can you play simultaneously? Here’s what you should know…

Blackjack Etiquette

 

Basic table rules such as Blackjack etiquette apply to all land-based casinos. Unless otherwise indicated, players are not to touch the cards with their hands. Players go head-to-head against the dealer in pursuit of the highest value hand. Once cards have been dealt – from left to right – the Blackjack dealer will receive the final card. After the deal, the action will rotate from one player to the next. When it is your turn to act, you have several options available. You can hit or stand. Once everyone has had a chance to act, the dealer will reveal his/her hand.

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What you should know about Blackjack: 

    • The dealer is bound by rules as well. He or she may have to draw until 16 and be required to stand on all 17s. If the player’s hand and the dealer’s hand are equal in value, a push ensues. At this point, players will simply be refunded their bet.

 

    • If at any time you or the dealer exceeds 21, it’s game over. The strongest hand always scores in Blackjack.

 

    • Blackjack tables have set limits. There is a minimum bet and a maximum bet per game. Whether you’re a casual player, or a high roller, it’s important to pick a Blackjack table that caters to your bankroll requirements.

 

Blackjack Insurance

 

If the dealer’s upcard is an Ace, the player can opt for an insurance bet. This is to protect the player against the dealer having Blackjack (Ace + 10 value card). The insurance bet is placed over and above the initial bet.

Your decision to hit or stand is an important one in Blackjack. Remember any hand total of 11 could theoretically be a maximum of 21 if you draw a face card, or 10. As you get closer to 21, the likelihood of drawing a high-value card depends on how many of those cards remain in the deck.

Splitting Cards

 

Blackjack games also allow players to spit the cards. When you split a pair, you are effectively playing two hands. Sometimes you can re-split cards, others not. Many players choose not to split a pair that is worth 20, but all of them will split a pair of Aces since there is always a possibility of hitting Blackjack. When you double down, you will double your bet and take one final card. Blackjack games are also associated with many optional bets known as side bets. These bets may not always be available, and they vary from one table to the next.

 

What Are the Cards Worth in Blackjack?

 

Blackjack card values are easy to understand. The only card that causes a little confusion is the Ace since it can assume a value of 1 or 11. Cards 2 – 10 sport their nominal value (face value), while Jack, Queen, and King have a 10-value. The game is typically played with between 1 and 8 decks. These contain 52 cards per deck. A soft hand includes an Ace counted as 11, while a hard hand has an Ace counted as 1. A soft hand gets its name because the Ace can be 1 or 11, and a hard hand indicates that the Ace value is limited to just 1.

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How Do You Deal Blackjack at Home?

 

Blackjack is a popular casino card game for friends and family at home. Home games are easy to set up. The first order of business is to shuffle the cards. Next, have one of the players at the table cut the cards in the deck. After the cards are placed in a shoe (card holder), the burn card (first card of the shoe) should be removed. Players should all be seated in a semicircle around the dealer, before bets are placed at the table.

The deal begins from the left of the dealer to the right of the dealer. 1 card is dealt to each player in turn face up, followed by one downcard to the dealer. On the second deal, another card is dealt face up to each player, followed by the dealer’s upcard.

Each of the players upcards must be visible to all other players at the table and the dealer. If an Ace is showing, the dealer must ask players if they wish to take insurance. Play starts with the player to the left of the dealer and continues around the table. Players have the option to hit, stand, double, split, or simply surrender their hands. Once all players have acted, the dealer will reveal the cards. If the dealer loses, the players will be paid out and the cards will be shuffled for a new game of Blackjack!

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Control your budget! – Set a budget in advance and stick to it!

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Online scratch cards are widely regarded as some of the most entertaining casino games. Dubbed instant games, scratch cards require players to reveal hidden symbols and form matching combinations. Karamba’s themed scratch games are designed to delight, with mystery, suspense, and action-packed attractions available!

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Here is what you need to know about Scratchcards:

 

What are Scratchcards?

 

Scratch cards are instant games. They typically present as a square-shaped card with a grid-like format of hidden symbols. Many scratch card games feature a 3 x 3 grid; however, it is possible to find multiple grid formations on these games. The objective of scratch games is simple: Match the required number of symbols, as indicated on the face of the scratch card ticket for the associated reward. Usually, players are required to match 3 symbols to activate payouts. There is no specialised technique for playing these games successfully, save effective bankroll management. Players are encouraged to adopt responsible gaming practices with all online casino games.

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Each scratch card game features several elements, including: a minimum bet, a maximum bet, playlines, RTP (Return to Player), a unique theme, symbols, and the paytable. Karamba scratch games are available on PC, Mac, Android, or iOS devices. All outcomes of scratch card games are determined by RNGs (Random Number Generators). These software programs are governed by algorithms that randomise the outcomes of every game. Traditional scratchcards are made of paper, or cardboard, and they are coated with a plastic-like substance which conceals the symbols beneath. This opaque covering must be removed before any payouts can be determined. Much the same is true with an online scratchcard game – except that these are scratched virtually.

What’s Entertaining about Scratch Cards?

 

“Scratch cards are easy to play, and everyone stands just as much chance as anyone else. No specific gameplay, or style is needed.”

All it takes is a ticket, and good fortune to come your way. With scratchcard games such as Power Cash, players don’t need to learn complicated betting rules, bet types, or probability analysis to enjoy these games. There are no charts or gambling guides required either. Scratchcards are designed for the purpose of instant fun. They can be played in between games of blackjack online, baccarat, roulette games, or slots. They are ideal as stand-alone casino games, or as the perfect in-betweener.

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For players these scratch online games are entertaining and fulfilling on many levels. At the click of a button, players can find themselves playing a Black Tournament scratch game at Karamba, with a 5 x 4 grid of Gold Star entertainment. Players may wish to manually click on each square to reveal the symbol beneath, or instantly reveal everything with the auto reveal option.

 

Online and Mobile Scratch Cards

Scratchcard enthusiasts can enjoy online scratch card games and mobile scratch card games. Online scratchcard games are available direct off a browser. These games require Flash Player, and they mimic the actions of a physical scratch ticket. Karamba also offers players mobile scratch card games. These games run on Android or iOS devices, with all the best features of PC-based games. Though mobile games have limited screen sizes, the games have been crafted to allow maximum functionality given the screen real estate that’s available. Both versions of online scratch card games are virtually indistinguishable from the actual tickets that players hold in their hands.

 

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Different Scratch Cards Offered at Karamba

 

Karamba is home to an entertaining selection of scratch games. These include Egyptian-themed scratchcard games like Pyramid. This scratch card game masquerades as 3 distinct slot machine games. There are 9 symbols which need to be revealed, and if players match at least 3 symbols, prizes are up for grabs. Popular Egyptian-themed symbols and elements are peppered throughout the game including the Eye of Horus, Egyptian labourers, golden pyramids, and various other classic slots-style symbols like 7s, and bars.

After the ancient Egyptian adventures, players can go big in style with games includeing Power Cash and Queen of Diamonds. Power Cash scratchcard game is a fruit-themed classic scratch ticket game. Players are required to match 3 symbols to form combinations for prizes. Watermelons, bells, grapes, plums, horseshoes, bananas, diamonds and red 7s are associated with different sized payouts. This game is particularly interesting, since players can rack up combinations on each of the 7 lines in this game.

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Scratchcard fans with a preference for casino games will love Roulette Scratch, Royal Dice, Lucky 21, Poker King, and Royal Slots. Casino Riches is a 3 in 1 game where players can form combinations on the slots reels, the craps dice, and the roulette table all on the same screen. Provided at least 3 symbols match, Casino Riches pays out.

 

Follow these Scratch Card Rules of Thumb

Every scratch card player should understand the rules of play when it comes to scratchcard games.

Have Fun:  Scratching is first and foremost about having fun! Outcomes of these games have nothing to do with the size of your wagers, or the number of tickets you buy. Ultimately, it’s about how much fun you have and what you’re comfortable wagering.

Set a Scratch Card Budget: Everyone is limited by their budget in scratch card games. It doesn’t matter how wealthy you are, you still have a budget to work with. Lottery tickets and scratch card tickets are highly alluring. The glitz and glam of landing combinations of symbols can be overpowering and can entice you to spend more than you ought to. A great workaround is to go into the store with a set amount of cash in hand. Don’t take any more than you need to purchase your tickets. Same goes when playing scratchcard games online – budget is basic!

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