How to Play Crypto Blackjack
Blackjack is an exciting card game available in multiple versions that may differ in rules, style, and bet types. Like other games at LTC Casino, you can play blackjack with various cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), Ripple (XRP), Dogecoin (DOGE), and Tether (USDT).
In blackjack, you directly influence the results of the game round by drawing cards or vice versa, refusing to pick additional cards, as well as by using supplementary bets such as split or double. A player who exercises an optimal strategy can reduce the house edge in blackjack to less than 1%, making it one of the most profitable crypto games. That is why it is crucial to understand the rules of blackjack and learn strategically correct moves.
Crypto Blackjack Rules
Blackjack is played with decks of 52 cards. Crypto casinos and other online casinos normally use between 6 and 8 decks in blackjack. Cards from 2 to 10 are counted at their face value, while cards from jack to king are valued at 10 points each. Ace can take values of 1 or 11 depending on which one is more beneficial for the player.
For example, you are dealt an ace and a seven. The sum of your hand is 18 therefore. This is a "soft" hand because you can't bust with an ace. If you draw another card and it turns out to be a six, the value of the ace will change to 1, and your hand total will be 14.
Even though LTC Casino offers blackjack for crypto, the game is still played against a dealer. You need to get more cards than the dealer, but no more than 21. If you get more than 21, the game is over for you, no matter how much the dealer will hit. If you score less than 21 and the dealer busts, you win. The dealer must take cards until their hand total reaches 17. It should be noted that in blackjack the player makes their move first, so it is possible to bust before the dealer does.
The base payout in crypto blackjack is 1:1. If your first two cards are an ace and a card worth 10 points, this hand is called a blackjack. When you get a blackjack, you automatically win with a payout of 3:2.
How to Play Crypto Blackjack
The player places a bet on one or more boxes before the round starts to get their first two cards. The dealer gets a single card face up or one card face up and one card face down depending on the version of the rules.
If the dealer's up card is an ace, the player is offered an insurance bet. Insurance costs half of the main bet and allows the player to prevent a loss if the dealer reveals a blackjack (ace and a card worth 10 points). If the dealer has a blackjack, the player loses the main bet, while insurance pays 3:2. If the dealer does not have a blackjack, the player loses insurance, and the game round goes on. Mathematically, insurance is a losing bet in the long run, so most strategic players would ignore it.
If the player gets a pair, such as two kings, they can split the hand by placing an additional bet. Each of the resulting hands is then played independently. If you get another pair on one of the split hands, you may be offered the opportunity to split again.
Double allows the player to raise the bet after the first two cards are dealt. However, you can draw only one extra card after a double. In some blackjack games, you are allowed to double only if the sum of the first two cards is 9, 10, or 11.
The player may surrender, i.e. quit the game after receiving the first two cards. In this case, the player is returned half of the bet. It may be appropriate to surrender in an unfavorable situation, such as when you have a total of 16 and the dealer's up card is 10.
Types of Crypto Blackjack
LTC Casino offers multiple types of crypto blackjack. Blackjack games may differ both in style and rules.
By available cryptocurrencies:
- Blackjack with Bitcoin (BTC);
- Blackjack with Litecoin (LTC);
- Blackjack with Ethereum (ETH);
- Blackjack with Ripple (XRP);
- Blackjack with Dogecoin (DOGE);
- Blackjack with Tether (USDT).
Blackjack is one of the most popular casino games, so you can easily play it with any cryptocurrency available at LTC Casino.
By game flow:
- Blackjack based on a random number generator;
- Live dealer Bitcoin casino blackjack.
Live dealer crypto blackjack is especially popular among players. There are dozens of live dealer blackjack tables available at LTC Casino for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.
- American crypto blackjack;
- European crypto blackjack.
In American blackjack, the dealer places two cards to themself at the beginning of the game round and immediately checks for a blackjack if their upcard is an ace. In European blackjack, the dealer deals one card to themself and draws more cards only after players complete their hands. Most Bitcoin blackjack games at LTC Casino are in American style.
Blackjack is a classic game, but game studios always find new ways to make it more exciting. Here are just a few examples of Bitcoin blackjack variations with altered rules available at LTC Casino.
- Lightning Blackjack - blackjack with additional multipliers;
- Free Bet Blackjack - blackjack with free doubles and splits;
- Power Blackjack - blackjack where you can quadruple your bet instead of the standard doubling.