Whether you’re a seasoned expert or you’ve never played Blackjack before, you’re going to love the mobile casino version of the game that's are available to players in New Zealand. Like all of our top-quality mobile games they are powered by Microgaming, meaning they all offer great special features and engaging graphics. Wherever and whenever you play, you’ll be completely immersed in the action!
Whether you’re playing land-based or online Blackjack, the rules of the game remain the same. Your objective is always to get a hand total of 21 or as close to that number as possible, and to beat the dealer’s hand total at the same time. Your total can also not exceed 21 for you to win the game.
After you’ve placed your bets, you’ll get 2 cards and so will the dealer. You’ll be able to see your own cards, of course, and one of the dealer’s cards will be face-up so that you can see that too. The face cards are worth 10 and number cards are worth their face value. Depending on what works best in the specific hand, aces count as 11 or 1.
Based only on your 2 cards and the dealer’s face-up card, you need to decide what your next move should be. The blend of chance and strategy, in deciding how to work with whatever cards you get, is what makes mobile Blackjack so irresistible to so many players in New Zealand and around the world. The different versions of the games have various distinctions to the rules, but in general you can Hit, Split or Double Down.
Hitting simply involves getting dealt another card, while Splitting involves dividing a pair of same-value cards into 2 new hands and getting an extra card dealt to each new hand. If you Double Down, you double your wager and get dealt an additional card. When you’re satisfied with your hand, you Stand and end your turn.
At the end of the round all cards are revealed, and you win if your hand total is less than 21 and greater than the dealer’s, or if the dealer’s hand total is over 21 and yours is under. These results will get you a payout of 1:1, while getting 21 on the nose, also called Blackjack, gets a massive 3:2 return. We also offer a real-time version of the game with our live Blackjack option, featuring live casino dealer interaction for a more interactive approach.
The different statistical probabilities of each mobile Blackjack move have been explored at length by several experts, and as you keep playing you will come across and understand these more and more. Strategy charts for each game have been developed, to show you what the best move to make, after your first 2 cards have been dealt, is for each possible initial hand combination. These are a great place to start from, although they don’t help you with any follow up moves. For that, you’ll need to keep working and developing your own insights.
After you’ve finished reading our guidelines to mobile Blackjack, and especially after you’ve played a game or two yourself, two things will be very clear. Firstly, it takes time to develop real Blackjack skills and strategy, and secondly the process of doing that is so enjoyable that you’ll love every moment of it.
The more time you spend on your more Blackjack games, the more chances of winning you’ll enjoy! With the convenient high quality of the mobile versions at Lucky Nugget Casino, we make this a possibility for our players in New Zealand. World-class mobile Blackjack is at your fingertips at all times!