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Blackjack is quite possibly the most loved card game in the world. Australian players can sign in to their favourite Microgaming powered casino and they will be able to find multiple varieties of this fast-paced card game. Blackjack can be launched instantly in your browser or from within a download client and there blackjack is also now available on mobile.
This game is really easy to learn how to play and the average hand will generally last just a few seconds, depending on how long it takes you to decide what to do with your hand. The lowest cost for one hand usually starts from as little as AU$1.00 and you can play on this game either in the real money mode or in the free play mode. Instead of playing against any other players, you only play against the dealer.
When playing Blackjack online today in a Microgaming or Playtech powered casino, you will be able to choose from single hand varieties (where you can pay for just one hand at a time), or you can find multi-hand blackjack games (where you can play up to as many as five hands at a time). You can also now find one or two progressive jackpot games.
Australian players are literally spoilt for choice when it comes to playing blackjack via the download client at any Microgaming powered online casino. More than 40 varieties are currently available and some of the best Blackjack games from Microgaming include Atlantic City Blackjack, Atlantic City Blackjack Gold Series and Atlantic City Blackjack Gold Series High Limit.
Other top varieties from Microgaming include European Blackjack Redeal Gold, European Blackjack High Limit, Bonus Blackjack, Classic Blackjack, Hi-Lo 13 European Blackjack, Double Exposure, Big Five Blackjack, Pontoon Gold Series Multihand, Vegas Downtown Multihand, Perfect Pairs Blackjack, Vegas Single Deck Blackjack, Triple Sevens, Super Fun 21 and Spanish Blackjack.
Some of the top Playtech varieties to keep an eye out for include Blackjack, Perfect Blackjack, 21 Duel Blackjack, Blackjack Surrender, Blackjack 5 Hand (multihand) and Progressive Blackjack. The main aim with most blackjack varieties is to reach as close to 21 points as possible using the cards that you are dealt. The Player and the Dealer (aka banker) will both be dealt two initial cards and the value of the cards are calculated as follows:
The numbers 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 are all worth their face value in points, while an Ace is worth either 1 point or 11 points and the Jacks, Queens and Kings are all worth 10 points. A Natural Blackjack is the best hand you could ask for and this happens when you are dealt an Ace and a 10 on your first two cards (Ace/11 + 10 = 21 points). You will also have the option of being able to take more cards (‘Hit’) to try and improve your hand and the banker generally has to draw to all 16’s and stand on all 17’s.