Blackjack & Roulette
You’ve heard of playing online slots, but did you know that you can play both online roulette and online blackjack as well? Both of these games are available online and playable for real money in New Jersey.
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What is Online Blackjack and How Do You Play?
How to Play
Blackjack, also called “21”, involves everyone at the table being dealt two cards, including the dealer. Only one of the dealer’s cards is face up. Everyone else has both cards face up.
The goal is to get more cards (“hit”) or stay with your total (“stand”) in order to get as close to 21 as possible without going over. The dealer goes last. If the dealers total is higher than yours but not over 21, you lose. However, if the dealer goes over 21, or you have a total higher than the dealer, you win the amount you bet!
If you are dealt a 21, which is an Ace and a 10, J, K, or Q, you get paid 3 to 2.
There are a variety of special rules involving splitting cards when you have two of the same card, getting insurance when the dealer has an Ace, and other situations. If you enjoy Blackjack, it pays to learn the details so you know how to make the best bet in every circumstance!
Here are some tips on approaching Blackjack with the right mindset:
• Be ready to roll with the punches – you win some, and you lose some!
• Don’t play distracted. If you’re playing online Blackjack, don’t also have the TV on or other activities nearby. Otherwise, you might make poor plays you regret.
• Do not drink while playing Blackjack – or doing any other kind of gambling online. Drinking can cause you to make costly poor decisions.
• Don’t be in a hurry. If you need to think about your next play, take your time – this is especially easy when you play online without the pressure of other players next to you!
Why Play Online?
If Blackjack is so popular in casinos, why play online? The reasons are simple. You don’t have to travel or pace the casino floor to get a great seat at a table.
When you play online, you can win real money -- just like at a casino table. The difference is that you are in an environment of your choosing. You never have to wonder if there will be a seat available, and you never have to squish in between two other players.
What is Online Roulette and How Do You Play?
The spin of the wheel, the whirl of the ball, the clack-clack-clack as the ball decides where to land… playing roulette is a favorite among many casino goers. However, the days of leaning over the table, hoping you can reach your bet location, and getting squashed by other roulette hopefuls are over. Now you can play online and win big!
How to Play
A standard roulette wheel has numbers 1 to 36 on the board. There is also often a 0 or 00, or both. The zeros impact the probability, making it a 1 in 37 or 1 in 38 chance of winning.
You can make a variety of bets – you can bet even numbers, odd numbers, red or black, or a specific set of numbers. You can also bet on a single number, like 22. How much you win will depend on the type of bet. Even, Odd, Red, and Black bets pay 1 to 1. Bets on one third of the board, like one column, pay 2 to 1. A single number bet will pay 37 to 1 or 38 to 1 if you hit it.
Outside bets are often the safest way to get started in roulette. Although the payouts are lower, the chances of winning are much higher, so it’s a good way to get your feet wet. If you win some money or feel like trying your luck, you can pick a number, combination of two numbers, or a combination of four numbers on the inside board.
When the ball spins, you’re running out of time to make your bet. Be sure to have your money on the table before time runs out!
Here are some roulette tips that can improve your experience:
• There’s no way to guarantee a win, but there are some bets that are much more likely to hit than others.
• Be aware of the table limits of the game you’ve chosen. Make sure you’re comfortable with the minimum bets, and don’t be afraid to change tables if you feel uncomfortable.
• Roulette is a game of chance, so relax, have fun, and know your limits!
Playing Online Vs. Playing in a Casino
Playing online has a variety of benefits over playing in a casino. You never have to deal with crowds, noise, smoke, or a lack of room at the table.
When you’re at home, it’s easier to stick to your limits as well, because you don’t have a crowd around you pressuring you to keep going. The fun part about playing online is that the actual gameplay online is more realistic than many players expect. You see a wheel spin, get to interact with a croupier, and see the results just as you would in the casino. And, of course, you can win real money!