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Best Blackjack Apps

I love playing blackjack. As much as time permits, I’m with my friends playing or sitting in my computer betting a few bucks in an online casino. The thrill never goes away for me. I always feel the excitement coursing through my body knowing I’m about to beat the dealer and win the prized winnings. And I play to hone my skills, too. I want to be great at the game not just for the monetary incentive but for the sake of being good at something. I want to be adept at all its variations. At some point in my life, I was known as the blackjack man by my friends and family and they’re right, the game has become my passion. Even while commuting I’m on my phone in one of my blackjack apps playing to pass time. There are many of these apps in the App Store and Google Play and many of them are free with different features and modes for players to enjoy. A few of them require in-app purchases but there is a few that offers the classic game with no purchases required to enjoy it fully.

Most Popular Blackjack Apps

  1. Blackjack Free

This is one of the most popular apps for blackjack in app stores. It accommodates both beginners and advanced players with many levels and possibilities to improve our skills and learn new strategies. The app has a user-friendly design which makes learning the ropes of the app easy and also fun. What makes this one of the popular blackjack apps in the market today is its high-quality graphics.

  1. Ultimate Blackjack Reloaded

 With many customizable features included, this app is also one of the popular games for mobile. Its modern design makes it a favorite app for some players, myself included. An added feature which a lot of players appreciate is the Las Vegas atmosphere that it emulates. It also offers tutorials for beginners, or for more advanced players, start competing with players around the world.

  1. Blackjack 21

Originally designed for iOS devices, it now offers a version suited for Android users. This app provides a great experience of playing Blackjack. The app doesn’t offer different modes but it tries to give players the real-life experience of playing the game based on its original rules and principles. When we start playing, we are given a set amount of chips and we only lose when we lose all of it. For beginners, tips are provided to help make sense of the game’s rules. This app is perfect for those of us who like playing the original version of the game.

  1. Blackjack by Brainium Studios

This is a beautifully designed game which can help us master the game through its various levels and modes. An added bonus is that this app has no in-app purchases so we get to experience the game as it is, with no distractions. For beginners, hints are given for them to follow. There is also a training mode that can help improve a player’s counting skills.

Black Jack Variations

I grew up playing the classic blackjack with my brothers and cousins during a family reunion. We stuck to using a single deck during the game with no changes in the betting besides the initial bet to be able to play. We were allowed to surrender but that would mean losing half our bet while the other half the “house” kept. It was the perfect kind of blackjack for us kids who were quite new to the game. As I grew older and learned the ropes of the game, I realized to really develop my skill in the game, I needed to step up my game and try other variations. Blackjack inherently has many variations and with the rise of online casinos, it seems that every casino has their own version of the game.

Most Popular Variants

These are the kind that most people are familiar with. It is played in most land-based casinos as well as online ones. The rules are straightforward with very little difference from the classic rules of the game.

  1. Double Attack Blackjack

Also known as Double Blackjack, this version highly resembles another variation of the game called Spanish 21. This game excludes four cards valued 10 points from each deck. This version also uses eight packs. The rules and objective are still the same; players still need total 21 or close to that point without going over. One big difference is that after the dealer is dealt his two initial cards, players can double their bets.

  1. Super Fun 21

This is one of the famous variations of the game. It was invented by Howard Grossman, a blackjack expert and a gaming consultant in some of the big casinos in Las Vegas. This version offers players a chance to bet before the initial cards are handed. Once the cards are dealt, we are given a chance to hit, stand, or surrender on the two cards we are dealt with. And any players that have blackjack always beat the dealer which increases their chances of winning the game.

  1. Triple 7s Blackjack

This variation has a bit of exclusivity to it that makes it a fun game to play. This is one of the popular variants played online. The game gives players a chance to win big bonus prizes and win consecutive jackpots but players are required to keep a side bet. The prize money is determined by the player’s card combinations and the total of the hand they have. This game is also usually played with five decks of cards.

  1. Vegas Strip

The Vegas Strip Blackjack is a popular variation usually played in Las Vegas casinos, as the name implies. The rules are similar to the classic blackjack with a few little tweaks in its rules. Players interested in playing this variation should learn its subtle nuances in the game rule before betting. But generally, the game is played with four decks with the dealer standing on a soft seventeen. A soft hand is any hand that contains an ace that’s counted as 11.