"I like to play blackjack. I'm not addicted to gambling. I'm addicted to sitting in a semi-circle." - Mitch Hedberg
Learning how to play blackjack just got a lot easier because of the proliferation of free blackjack games online. Your ability to play black jack and use appropriate basic strategy will do nothing but improve if you practice with free blackjack games online. Playing blackjack well is a skill, and like any other learned skill, the more you use that skill, the more you'll improve. This is as true of 21 as it is of any other game of skill. (By the way, any of the online casinos we mention on this site offers free versions of their blackjack game, although we've included a free no-download game right here on this page to play too.)
The free blackjack game on this page is provided courtesy of Bodog Casino. It's a Real Time Game version of blackjack that plays on a Flash Shockwave engine, which should work right in your browser from almost any computer. We've included more commentary regarding play money blackjack games after the game below:
Keep in mind that learning blackjack basic strategy perfectly is going to take some time and effort. Many basic strategy decisions are based in pure logic, but sometimes the math of the situation is fuzzy enough that you might have to refer to a strategy chart in order to learn the correct move. The more often you do this, the more likely you are to learn and memorize the correct play in every situation. Don't be discouraged when you come across a lot of hands where you're unsure about the correct play. Be persistent and keep practicing, and before you know it, you'll have mastered basic blackjack strategy and you can probably move on to learning strategies for other blackjack games.
Free blackjack games might seem to be an exercise in meaninglessness to some gamblers. The whole point of playing blackjack is to win or lose money, right? We tend to agree with this point of view, and we only suggest practicing with the free games in order to improve your skills to a point where you can play for real money.
One advantage of playing the free games versus playing a real money blackjack game is that in a play money game you don't risk losing money when you make a bad decision. You're able to learn the correct strategy decisions and appropriate strategic thought processes while risking nothing. Risk is no problem; in fact, risk is an essential factor in gambling of any kind. But risking real money when you're not sure what the correct play in every situation is constitutes foolishness rather than willingness to take a risk. And it's important to realize, especially if you're a complete newcomer to the game, that blackjack strategy is a learned skill.
As you play the free games, you'll begin to learn which hands you have the most trouble playing, and as a result, you'll be able to go back and re-study your basic strategy charts based on what you're having trouble with, instead of relearning something you've already learned. This will have the effect of shortening your learning curve and helping you improve your game even faster. Maybe you know the correct decision for every single possible hard hand, but you need to learn the soft hand decisions better. Or maybe you've got both of those types of hands mastered, but you're not sure when you should split hands. You'll come across these situations while playing the free 21 games and know what to study up on.
Anyway, you want to learn how to beat blackjack. And the way to do that is to play blackjack enough to understand what decisions to make in what situations. Playing the free black jack games that are available will help you learn to beat blackjack without costing you a fortune. There is something really sweet about FREE!See also:
And you can read about which casino games are available at Club USA Casino here: Club USA Casino Games. And we take a look at why HitOrStand.net is the #1 most trafficked blackjack site on the Internet in this article. Card Counting in Blackjack is also a cool intro to the subject. And see Free Online Blackjack.