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Our Australian online casino offers you the game which is traditionally popular in Australia. A game that every Aussie gambler is familiar with: blackjack. Despite the fact that the game is immensely popular in Australia, people still ask themselves: how to win at blackjack? How to beat the house and win real money? This will overview the basics of how to play blackjack and provide you with some simple strategies that will teach you how to win at blackjack.

Blackjack Basics & Rules

You need to know how to play blackjack at least at a basic level before you start gambling for real money. Actually, the popularity of blackjack is mostly caused by the simplicity of this table game. In general, the goal of blackjack is to gather a hand that equals 21 points or less, but the hand has to be better than the dealer’s one. Please note that in blackjack, you are playing against the house. All other players at your table are just like you. You do not need to compete with them. Seeing your teammates’ cards will help you to predict what cards you can expect further.

When will you win?

  • You will win if you have 21 (Blackjack)
  • You will win if you have a better hand than the dealer
  • You will win if the dealer busts, meaning that his hand goes over 21

When will you lose?

  • If the dealer has Blackjack
  • If your hand goes over 21
  • If the dealer has a better hand

How are cards valued in blackjack?

Our online casino has different versions of blackjack, but here we are going to explain the standard blackjack card value range only! The value of the cards is as follows:

  • Cards from 2 to 10 worth the value of the number on the face of the card
  • Ace worths 1 or 11, it depends on the game situation and player’s choice
  • Jack, Queen and King are valued 10 points each

How to win at blackjack: Basic strategy

Now, let’s get to the point of how we can beat the house. First, you will need to learn the tips and tricks. You can easily find our top 3 strategies below. Note that we are going to write only about the first one. It is one very basic strategy and in a long term plan, you will be successful. Just follow it correctly and try not to improvise!

It was created a long time ago by players who were looking for ways to improve their chances against the house. There is nothing difficult about it, as long as you are following the strategy’s simple rules, provided to you by our Australian online casino. Please note that this strategy is specifically designed for the standard Blackjack rule set.

Hit or Stand: How to implement this strategy

  • Generally speaking, you should always aim at having a good hand (17-21 points).
  • Under this strategy’s terms, to “hit” is to take another card from the dealer, and to “stand” is to decline taking another card.
  • If you have a good hand (17-21 points) from the start, do not hit again.
  • If your hand is 12 or lower, there are two scenarios: to hit if the dealer has 10 or 11 or to stand if the dealer has a lower value of cards.
  • If you have equal or less than 11 points, always hit.
  • Stand only if the dealer is having a bad hand (2,3,4-6) and your hand is not good enough to hit (12-16).

Of course, there are other things you need to follow but these are the core basics. If you practice and master Hit or Stand, you can then further explore the other strategies like Double Down, Split Pairs and Surrender.


If you want to be a successful player, you will need to practice a good strategy a lot, and, of course, a bit of luck is always needed too. Without these two factors, you will have no chance to beat the house and win from blackjack. It is evident that mastering a skill takes some time, so don’t be frustrated when you will lose at first. Keep yourself cold-blooded and focused while playing the game of blackjack in our Australian online casino and have fun!

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