Any game of blackjack, including online blackjack favors the dealer. The game may involve several players, but generally speaking it is between you and the dealer, and to win you’ll need to use some serious strategies and hope you don’t bust to make any money playing online blackjack.

Look for a reasonable table. There’s no point in betting at a table where you’ll have to pay more than 5 percent of your total amount in hand as a minimum on each hand. Pick a table where you can afford to play (and lose) many times in your pursuit of the perfect hand of cards. Outside of money, pick a table that has rules that work for you – some differ on when the dealer has to draw, for example or if you’ll have the option to double down on your cards.

You will never win with anything less than seventeen unless the dealer busts. If the dealer has some nice cards and doesn’t seem at risk of busting, keep hitting on any hand that’s 16 or less. If you have less than 16 and the dealer has low card like a 4, 5 or 6 as these often lead to multiple hits and eventual busts for the dealer letting you win.

Doubling down is a big help to the player as it gives you two chances to beat the dealer. If you’re dealt two cards of the same value, you can split them and double down by doubling your bet as well. Then you can hit on each of your cards. You should avoid splitting face cards, 10’s or 5s however.

Tip your dealers. Dealers don’t make a ton of money and they appreciate a tip from players. Toss the dealer a dollar chip every twenty hands or so to be sure that’s he or she is looking out for you in the game.