Blackjack FAQ

How do I play Blackjack?

The goal of Blackjack is to beat the Dealer. The Player wins if their hand has a higher value than the Dealer without going Bust. The Player also wins if the Dealer Busts but the Player doesn’t.

To begin, you are dealt two cards. The Dealer’s last card is dealt face up for the Player to see.


Hitting asks the dealer for a new card. Players can take as many cards as they like until they Stand or go Bust.


If the value of a hand goes over 21 the hand is Bust. Players automatically lose if they Bust, even if the Dealer does too.


If you feel you are close to going Bust you can Stand. The Dealer will either continue to hit or Stand themselves, at which point cards are shown.

Card values

  • Twos through Nines are counted at face value i.e. Three of Clubs is worth three points
  • Tens, Jacks, Queens, and Kings are valued at 10 each
  • Aces can be either one or 11 e.g. if you’re dealt an ace and a nine your score can be either 10 or 20.

The most powerful hand to be dealt is an Ace and any card with a value of 10. This is called a Blackjack. A Player who is dealt a Blackjack automatically wins unless…


If both the Player and a Dealer have a Blackjack the hand is a Push. Bets are returned and the cards are dealt again.

Doubling Down  

If you’re dealt with a strong hand you have the option to Double Down. You double your initial bet and take one extra card before immediately showing your hand.

Splitting a pair  

If the first two cards dealt are a pair, the Player has the option of Splitting, playing two hands at the same time.


If the Dealer’s exposed card is an Ace the Player has the option to make a side bet called Insurance. The insurance is independent of the initial wager and pays out at 2:1.

Winning a game

If you win, your bet is returned to you and you receive an equal number of chips from the Dealer.

If you win with a Blackjack, your bet is returned to you, and you receive 3 chips for every 2 chips you bet.


Unsure what to do next? The Hint button will make suggestions using a Basic Strategy. For more info on Basic Strategy visit

Is this game free?

Yes, this game is 100% free to play and supported by ads.

Can I win/lose real money?

No! Our Blackjack is just a game and there is no real money involved.

How do I close the app?

On Android: Press the task key (usually a square or rectangular button in the bottom right of the screen) to open the Recent Apps screen, then swipe the app left or right off the screen. If you are having trouble, check the instructions from your device’s manufacturer. ​

On iOS: Press the Home button twice to open the App Switcher. Swipe the app up off the screen to close it.

How can I mute the game?

Tap Settings and then toggle Sound Effects off. Please note that this mutes the sound on our game but does not mute the sound on adverts.

How can I mute adverts?

If you want to mute adverts that run on our game, we recommend you mute the Media Audio on your device.

I am out of chips. How can I get more?  

Tap the button in the top-left corner with the stack of chips to earn more chips by viewing an ad.

How do I uninstall the app? (Android)

Different phones have different methods for uninstalling apps, but this method should work for most of them. If this doesn’t work for you, look for instructions on uninstalling apps from your phone’s manufacturer.

  1. Open your phone’s menu
  2. Go to Settings > Applications > Manage applications or Settings > Apps
  3. Tap on the Blackjack app.
  4. Tap on Uninstall

How do I uninstall the app? (iOS)

  1. Press and hold the Blackjack app icon on the iOS Home Screen until your icons start wiggling.
  2. Press the X in the corner of the Blackjack app icon
  3. Tap Delete in the dialogue
  4. Press the Home button on your device to exit the uninstall mode