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  • 22_bulb.pngClassic blackjack tables and the roulette wheel are the ones that generate the most enthusiasm and commotion at brick-and-mortar casinos. These two games have been around for a long time and they are just as popular at online casinos where millions of people play them every year.

    Those who play blackjack feel like they hit two birds with one stone, since its rules are easy to learn and master.

    This is also the casino game carrying the lowest house edge, which makes it perfect for savvy gamblers.

    In classic blackjack players start with two cards and can ask for more in order to come as close to 21 as possible. If they make blackjack with the first two cards they are paid 3:2 regardless of what and the dealer has except for a natural blackjack. The game can be played with one or more decks of cards, where those from 2 to 10 have their face values, aces are priced at 11 and 1 while faced cards are all 10.

    22_blackjack.png Classic Blackjack Online Casinos Rules

    Just as the name indicates, classic blackjack uses the original rules that have been in effect for hundreds of years. There are only small variations at online casinos, such as the one compelling the dealer to stand on soft or hard 17. Natural blackjack is paid 3:2 everywhere and players have the option of surrendering their hand after seeing the first two cards. They only recuperate half of the investment, but reduce the odds of losing to a better hand so this strategy is preferred by risk-averse players.

    Regardless of their appetite for risk players should avoid Insurance which is commonly referred to as a sucker bet for classic blackjack players. In exchange of winning the amount invested players drive the house edge upwards 20 times above the standard percentage.

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