Blackjack is a hugely popular casino card game, and it is played in gambling houses around the world. It is also widely played on online casino sites across the internet. The game gets its name from a hand consisting of the ace of spades and a black jack (of spades or clubs) to make up the target figure of 21.
The history of Blackjack
The game of blackjack, which is also known as 21, and its origins were in Southern Europe and specifically France and Spain, during the 1600s. It is first referenced in a short story by Cerbantes in the early 1600s, and the game spread across gambling houses in this part of the world. Eventually, it made its way into the United States, and became a widely played table game in casinos. American versions of the game began to develop, such as ultimate texas Holdem. With the advent of the internet in the 1990s, it became possible to play online.
Our Online Blackjack Games
Here at Planet Fruity, we have a wide range of online blackjack games, from a range of game makers. These cover a variety of flavour and styles, including some blackjack variants which are live video poker games, with a live dealer dealing the cards. Some of the games are more in the American style card poker, and some are more in the European blackjack style. There are also premium blackjack versions. The advantage of playing blackjack online is the convenience and speed of the game.
- Blackjack Silver
- Blackjack Platinum VIP
- Blackjack Party Live
- Blackjack Grand VIP
- Blackjack Fortune VIP
- Diamond VIP
- European Blackjack
- Blackjack Classic
- Blackjack Profession Series High
- Blackjack Professional Series Low
- Blackjack Professional Series
- Hi Lo Blackjack
- Blackjack 21 + 3
- Blackjack with 6 in 1 Bets
- Blackjack Suit Em Up
- Blackjack with Lucky Lucky Bet
- Blackjack Classic
- VIP Blackjack Live
- Blackjack One
- Blackjack Live
Basic Blackjack Rules
Blackjack is a game where you compare the player's hand with the dealers hand. The aim of Blackjack is to beat the dealer, by getting 21 or as close as possible, when you are dealt a series of cards, without going over.
-Hit: This when you accept a card from the dealer.
-Split: In situations where the first two cards are dealt are the same (with the exception of fours, fives and tens), you can split these hands into two and play a second, separate hand.
-Double Down: After the dealer has dealt the first two rounds of cards, you can choose to double your bet, if you think you have a chance, and take one more card. This only applies if you have cards which total 9, 10 or 11 in value.
Blackjack Surrender: In some versions of the game, you can choose to surrender your hand, after a round of cards are dealt is dealt. In this case, you will get half of your stake back, and half will be kept by the dealer, and returned to the house.
Play for Fun
You can play for fun with demo play versions of some of the games, before you choose to go on and play for real. It's a great way of getting started. Once you to choose to play blackjack with real money, you will need to register and deposit money into a Planet Fruity account. We have a wide variety of payment methods to let you do this. You will be entitled to a welcome bonus. And remember, Planet Fruit is a mobile casino, so you can play it on the move.
We hope you enjoy your card poker betting experience with us. To ensure you can enjoy responsible gambling, we are licensed and regulated by the United Kingdom Gambling Commission. There are a host of protections for players, and you can always consult live chat if you need further help.
Other Online Gaming Options
We also have other online casino games including online roulette and card games like baccarat. Some of them are live casino games featuring a real croupier or dealer. These table games with an online twist come in a variety of options, too. If you'd rather experience online slots, then we do have literally hundreds of great online slots games like Starburst and Cleopatra. Some of them include Progressive Jackpots. Again, you can try out demo play versions of these games before going on to play for real money.