If you’re in the United States and you want to play online blackjack for real money, you’ve come to the right place. Not only does Cafe Casino have all the best blackjack games, from the standard six-deck game to Single Deck, Double Deck and other variants, we also have the best bonus packages you’ll find anywhere. And those packages get even bigger at Cafe when you deposit and play now using Bitcoin.

Here’s the best part: You can combine those bonuses with the proper “basic” blackjack strategy to really rake in the dough. This online blackjack guide will show you how to play your cards right and maximize your winnings – not to mention your enjoyment – while you’re at the tables. It all starts with making sure you’ve got your bonus ducks in a row.


Bitcoin Casino Bonuses for Blackjack


Once you’ve signed up for an account at Cafe Casino, and you’ve tried some Play Money games to see how they work, it’s time to make your first deposit. You have several deposit methods at your disposal, all of which will qualify you for a generous Welcome Bonus – but the Bitcoin Welcome Bonus is the most generous of them all. We’ll match your initial deposit by 350%, for up to $2,500 in bonus cash when you use Bitcoin—compared to a 250% match bonus for up to $1,500 with a credit card deposit.

You’ll need to play casino games to collect your Welcome Bonus, and the more you play, the faster you’ll work through the 40X playthrough requirement. Not sure how to get started with Bitcoin? It’s easy – just refer to our Bitcoin FAQ and Help guides for step-by-step instructions.


How to Play Standard Blackjack

Learning how to play online blackjack is easy, too. Each game has slight variations to the rules, which are displayed for you whenever you open a blackjack game at Cafe. However, no matter which version you play, the goal is to get closer to 21 points than the Dealer—without going over. All the blackjack games at Cafe are you versus the Dealer. You’ll each receive two cards, with one of the Dealer’s cards shown face-up for you to see. Then it’s your turn to play. The basic moves are the same no matter which blackjack game you choose:

Hit: Receive one more card and continue.
Stand: Stick with what you’ve got and end your turn.
Double: Double your initial bet, and receive exactly one more card to end your turn.
Split: If you’re dealt a pair, split them into two hands, each for your original bet size, then receive another card for each hand.
Surrender: At the start of your turn, forfeit the hand and lose only half your original bet.

Once your turn is done, and assuming you haven’t gone bust, it’s the Dealer’s turn. Their second card is revealed, then they keep drawing cards, trying to draw until they have at least 17 points. Some games require the Dealer to stand on “soft 17” (meaning an Ace and a Six), while others require the Dealer to hit on soft 17, so knowing that in advance might change the way you play your cards.

It’s important to know the rules to your chosen game, so you can adopt the right blackjack strategy. You’ll find plenty of strategy charts online; choose one from a trusted site, then practice your moves for free using our Play Money blackjack games before jumping in and playing for real money.


Other Blackjack Variations Available

There are many different ways to play blackjack at Cafe Casino. In addition to the standard Blackjack game with six decks in the shoe, we have Single Deck Blackjack and Double Deck Blackjack; all three of these games are available using the Classic layout, which resembles a bricks-and-mortar casino, or the “New” streamlined version that’s perfect for mobile play. You can also play our European Blackjack, Zappit Blackjack and Perfect Pairs variants for a fun twist. Each one has unique rules and strategy, so try them all, see which ones you like the most, then hit the tables and start collecting your free bonus cash. See you on the felt!