How to Bet in Online Blackjack
Betting in online blackjack may actually be easier than in a land based casino. Simply click the dollar amount you want to bet. Most online casinos will have wagers that start at $1 and go up to $100 per hand. But there’s a bit more involved in deciding how much to bet in blackjack.
The first thing you want to do is check your account balance. Make sure that you’re satisfied with the amount of money in your account. If not, make a deposit, remembering to check whether your deposit is eligible for any bonuses. You don’t want to run low on funds while you’re playing, and have to stop to reload your account. This is just making sure you’re prepared to play before you begin.
Once you and your account are all set to go, you have to choose what blackjack game to play. Most online casinos will have at least standard blackjack and usually Vegas Strip. Some online casinos will have more variations for you to choose from. Make sure you choose a game that you are comfortable with all the rules and with the amount being wagered. If it is a special high stakes game with a minimum of $50 and you aren’t comfortable betting that much, don’t play that game. Find one with a lower minimum bet that you are comfortable with.
At this point it is all about your blackjack betting strategy. Since card counting can not be done online, you must resort to another strategy or just bet randomly. This second option is not recommended.
There are a couple of basic blackjack betting strategies to examine: Martingale and Paroli. Martingale works to beat a losing streak. Every time you lose a hand you would double your last bet. This will keep escalating until you win a hand. You would reduce your bet back to the original amount when you lost a hand. The only downside to this approach is that you have to have a large bankroll. But when you finally win a hand you have a fair amount of money being paid to you. The Paroli method is designed to maximize a winning streak. This is a safer betting strategy and it does not require a large bankroll. The way this approach works is that you double your bet every time you win a hand, and reduce back to your original amount when you lose a hand.
It is possible to try both blackjack betting strategies. All you need to do is use the free play mode most online casinos offer. Play first with one method, and then try the next. Find out which one you are more comfortable with. Once you have that figured out, apply that betting strategy to your online blackjack game.