As with any game or game variant, rules are individualised – and in the case of online blackjack games, whether in the virtual or live space, it’s no different. While there are rumoured to be over 100 blackjack variants in existence, you’ll find the selection at an online casino much less intimidating, with the average number of variants totalling 10 to 20 at most. Each game variant comes with its own set of rules, such as whether a dealer must hit or stand on soft 17. The rules can be quite involved, but they are quick to learn, and the easiest way to develop your game is by playing it and noticing the nuances as you go along. Invite one of your blackjack buddies around to show you the ropes at first and you’ll be experiencing the thrill of playing 21 in no time at all!