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Welcome to the Blackjack section of Doolallys®.

Blackjack is one of the most popular games played in online casinos today and is certainly the most popular of all the table games. This popularity has spawned a raft of variants on the standard blackjack game, all with subtle differences to the rules and the odds. Therefore, we’ve dedicated this entire section of the site to this, the most fun and exciting of all the casino table games.

Below we cover learning the rules of each game, a little about the games history and finally a look at some of the best strategy plays to assist with beating the house.

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Learning Blackjack

It’s a simple game to learn – a lot of us will have played one of the variants when growing up. Where we are in the UK, Pontoon was always a favourite game with the game normally being played for spent matches. However, different areas and countries all have their favourite versions to play.

In all the game variants, getting closer to 21 than the dealer is the ultimate aim but each game allows you different ways to get there. The next section deals with the most popular online blackjack games and explains the rules of each.

Blackjack History

The history of blackjack or as it was originally known, “vingt-et-un” (twenty and one) is somewhat debated but is thought to have started life in France and during the 1700’s slowly made it’s way across the ocean to the US.  Our blackjack history page give a few more hints as to the origins and history of the game.

Basic Blackjack Strategy Guide

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There are a wide range of varied blackjack strategies employed by blackjack players around the world. Some are better than others. The basic blackjack strategy we feel is best to use is listed below and will help you minimise the house edge. It is based on multiple decks being used, …

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Double Exposure Blackjack

Double Exposure Blackjack is just the ticket when a blackjack player wants to spice things up a bit and enjoy a little change.  They may go looking for a different style of blackjack game which will offer them a new type of fun and excitement. This variations of blackjack has …

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Blackjack Switch

Blackjack games come in many different styles, making it great for players that like the idea of changing games every now and again and Blackjack Switch is becoming one of the more popular blackjack variants attracting players. Blackjack Switch Guide One of the things a lot of blackjack players like …

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Blackjack Surrender

Blackjack Surrender is not offered at a whole lot of casinos, so it is one of the less known blackjack terms out there. Even players with a lot of blackjack playing experience may not have ever heard of the term surrender. However, Blackjack Surrender is gaining more popularity these days. …

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Atlantic City Blackjack

One popular type of blackjack that’s increasingly found available to play online is called Atlantic City Blackjack. The good news is players won’t have to worry about traveling to Atlantic City to enjoy this great game, thanks to the Internet and those great online casinos. As with all the blackjack …

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Blackjack History

The game of Blackjack is thought to have originated in France and was called “vingt-et-un,” which means 20 and 1.  The name comes from the fact that if the player got both a Jack and an Ace of spades, spades being black, the odds paid were enhanced.  Common odds at …

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Multihand Blackjack

If you like the game of blackjack, then you will feel right at home playing the game of multihand blackjack since it is makes use of all the same rules as traditional blackjack. Of course there is a difference and as the name implies, you can play multiple hands at …

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Pontoon – A Popular Blackjack Game

In the game of Pontoon, many decks of cards are used. In the online casinos the general rule of thumb is that eight decks of cards are used although if you learned this game when growing up, as I did, then probably 1 deck was all that was used. The …

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Spanish Blackjack

Playing Spanish Blackjack There are many types of blackjack out there and this allows players with all different kinds of interests to find one that captures their attention, keeping them entertained like Spanish Blackjack. One of the first things a player new to Spanish Blackjack will want to realise is …

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Vegas Strip Blackjack

With so many types of blackjack out there, it can be difficult for a player to choose just one. One of the fun and exciting types of blackjack players will want to try their hand at is called Vegas Strip Blackjack. Bring the Vegas Strip into your home with this …

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