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Online Bingo and Blackjack

Online bingo sites usually offer an extensive selection of casino, slot and table games. Of these the three most popular side games at bingo sites are, in order of popularity, roulette, blackjack and poker. Although roulette is not a skill based game most bingo players love the excitement. For those that love skill based games poker and blackjack are the two most popular games. Most blackjack and poker games at internet bingo sites are video games but video blackjack allows players to exercise some measure of playing skill. For those unfamiliar with the game blackjack is also known as ’21.’ The object of the game is to get as close as possible to 21 without going over that number or ‘bust.’ Face cards are worthy ten points and other cards are face value.  Blackjack is one of the easiest casino games to play and beginners have had incredible luck at both online and land based casinos.

There are rules governing the game and these can have minor variations depending on where you play bingo online. For example most blackjack games require the player to take another card if their hand totals 15 or under. Some games do not have this requirement. Usually the blackjack dealer plays by a simple rule; if their hand is less than 16 points they must take a card and is their hand is above 17 they ‘stand’ meaning they do not take another card. Knowing this can help blackjack players devise their game strategy.

Some bingo blackjack games allow the player to ‘split’ their hand. When you split you have to make another wager but you could easily double your winnings. For example if you have less than 17 in your hand you may want to split depending on what the dealer is showing. ‘Doubling down’ is another way to increase your chances of winning. The player makes a second wager and receives another card. After you have doubled down you cannot get another card so this strategy is risky and also involves the possibility of going ‘bust’ or getting over 21.

Sometimes players of internet bingo games need a little diversion and this is where side games come in handy. You can even play side games including blackjack while you are playing a bingo game by using auto daub. Most side games are fast paced so you won’t miss much bingo action by playing a few hands of blackjack.