Blackjack simulator & trainer
Bojoko helps you play blackjack better. Blackjack is a game that combines skill and pure chance. You can't influence Lady Luck, but there's plenty you can learn in the skills department.
Grasping the rules, learning the optimal way to play each situation and tipping the odds with card counting… That's a tall order. However, we've built a free online blackjack simulator & trainer to help you achieve just that.
Blackjack Trainer by Bojoko is a perfect, free tool for both beginners and experienced blackjack players alike. This blackjack simulator makes learning the basics and honing your skills much easier and cheaper than going head-to-head with a real dealer unprepared.
Our blackjack simulator features:
- Practice mode with play money
- Basic strategy drill
- Card counting drill
- Rules tutorial
- Strategy chart
In addition, we recommend checking out the most thorough blackjack guide online.
Download our free blackjack trainer app
You can play the complete version of the blackjack trainer online for free on your browser - desktop or mobile. Our blackjack simulator is HTML5 compatible so it works on practically any smart device, including iPad, iPhone, Mac, Android phone, tablet and PC.
Alternatively, you can download our free blackjack app from Google Play or AppStore:
Below, we explain the features of the blackjack simulator in more detail.
The blackjack practice play mode is the perfect way to learn the basics of blackjack for free and try out new strategies online. You start with a stack of 5,000 chips in play money. You can reset your wallet at any time by reloading the game.
This blackjack practice game is part of our free downloadable blackjack software. You can also play it directly on your online browser here:
How to play free blackjack?
1. Choose your chip value
Click on the chips on the left-hand side. The selected chip is bigger than the others.
2. Place your bets
Click on the bet area to place bets up to 500 chips. Click on DEAL to play the next hand.
3. Make your moves
Depending on the cards dealt, you can HIT, STAND, DOUBLE or SPLIT.
4. Play again
After each hand, you can play another round by pressing REBET & DEAL, or adjust your bets.
If you're new to blackjack, you may want to check out the How to play blackjack chapter of our blackjack guide to learn the ropes.
Basic strategy drill
The blackjack basic strategy trainer game helps you practice blackjack strategy and play optimally, based on the mathematical probabilities of the game.
This blackjack strategy trainer is available as a part of our downloadable blackjack app or as a separate online version below:
Before you start, you choose how many deals you play. You then get feedback from every decision you make. If you make a mistake, the trainer tells you what you should have done instead.
You can click on the "i" button on the left-hand side of the screen to view the basic strategy chart at any time.
You'll also see a constantly updated accuracy percentage at the bottom left of the screen. After playing all deals, you'll get a summary of the results, including areas of improvement.
If you're not yet familiar with the blackjack basic strategy or just need a quick refresher, we recommend checking out the Basic strategy section of our blackjack guide.
Card counting drill
The blackjack card counting trainer lets you practice the Hi-Lo count online at your own pace. This is a simple yet effective technique to keep track of the cards played and how they affect your chances of winning. As a result, you can change your betting strategy based on the current count.
The card counting practice tool is part of our free online blackjack simulator software for iOS and Android. Alternatively, you can play the stand-alone card counting trainer game below:
You start by choosing how often the game asks you the count and how many decks you want to count. For example, you can check the count after each hand or every 10 hands, and go through up to 8 decks.
In the drill, you don't need to play, you just count the card values. The game asks you the running count between hands, meaning you need to also keep track of the previous rounds. At the end of the drill, the game asks you the final count.
You can click on the "i" button on the left-hand side of the screen for more info and instructions for using the blackjack card counting trainer. This section also includes the card values and an example of using the card counting technique.
You can also check out the Card counting chapter in our blackjack guide.
In the rules section, we explain the basics of the game with intuitive examples and illustrations. You'll learn:
- How a round of blackjack proceeds
- How card values work
- What moves can you make
- When you win or lose
You can access the strategy chart any time you're using the blackjack trainer. It tells you whether you should hit or stand, double down or split your hand.
You can view the basic strategy chart in the main menu of the app. The same chart is also available in the basic strategy drill by clicking the "i" button.
We wanted to make the basic strategy chart very easy to use on mobile. That's why it's split into three tabs:
- Hard hands
- Soft hands
TIP: Soft hands have an ace that can be counted as either 1 or 11 without going over 21, e.g. 8-A. Hard hands don't feature an ace at all or it can be counted only as a 1, e.g. 7-7-A. Pairs have two cards with the same value, e.g. 7-7 or 10-Q.
How to read the basic strategy chart?
To know what you need to do in each situation, you need to compare your hand to the dealer's hand.
The player hands are on the left-hand side of the chart and the dealer hands are on the top. The statistically best move is at their intersection.
EXAMPLE: Your cards have a total value of 14 and the dealer is showing a 7. You'll need to find 14 on the left-hand side and 7 at the right. As you can see from the image below, you should hit.
What rules version does this chart use?
Our blackjack trainer game and the basic strategy chart in it use the set of rules usually found in online blackjack:
- 8 decks
- Dealer stands on all 17s
- You can double down on any initial hand
- One split per hand
- Split aces get only 1 card
- No double down after split
- No surrender
These rules result in a house edge of 0.61% or an RTP of 99.39%.
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