You can find blackjack games pretty much everywhere on the web. However, while many of you understand the basics of how the game works (don’t bust by going over twenty-one and trying to beat the dealer’s hand), the exact process of betting can seem confusing to some players. We’re here to try and straighten out the betting process of blackjack. Here is everything you need to know to bet on the game online.

Build Your Balance

Understanding your balance is the first step to betting on blackjack. You should not start betting until you have taken stock of how much you can afford to devote to blackjack betting – more specifically, how much you can afford to lose. Once you’ve decided this, you can start betting on blackjack. However, you must also be aware of the table limits. Each blackjack game has its own table limits. Check these before you decide to wager. If the BJ table limits are too high for you, move to another table. Each online casino will support blackjack games with many different table limits to cater to everyone.

Decide On Your Stake

Be sure to note that once you’ve decided on your balance, you’re going to need to decide on your stake. Look at the entire balance you have before you and divide it up into roughly how many hands (or how long) you want to play. This is a good way to determine the stakes you want to play with. Do not add to the balance once you’ve started to eat into it, and only play with your winnings.

Place Your Bets

Now that you know what you want to spend per blackjack hand, it is time to put those bets to good use. Click on the chip values that interest you and drag them into the spot designated on the blackjack table. Officially, this is known as the Ante Bet. It may be square, rectangular, circular, or even triangular, but your bet is going to the same place, nonetheless. Once you’ve done this, you can start playing the game. Hit start, deal, or whatever other button is available to begin.

Doubling Down and Splitting

Bear in mind that some variants, such as multi-hand blackjack, allow you to wager on several hands at once. If you do this, you should note that your bet will be multiplied. At the same time, you also need to be aware that any decisions made, such as doubling down or splitting, will also require you to place another bet (equal to your Ante) during gameplay.

Side-Betting Finally, when do you place a side bet? As it happens, you do this before the first deal. After you have placed your main bet, you are free to place a side bet. Do not try and place a side bet after the deal, as the side bet is often based on the first two cards dealt to your hand and at least one card from the dealer’s hand.