Play Blackjack with Real Money – The Irish Edition

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Quickly search on Google for ‘play blackjack online in Ireland’ and you will find that there are more than four million search results. Thousands of those, maybe more, are casino sites and they all want you to choose them. Finding an online casino where you can play blackjack with real money in Ireland is as easy as finding a pint of Guinness in Temple Bar. But, much like each pint of the black stuff – not all of these sites are of the same quality.

Online Blackjack in Ireland 2024

So, with so many online blackjack choices available to you in 2022 just how do you decide which one to invest your hard earned euros into? Below we will guide you through some of the casinos where you can play real money blackjack, offer some tips on how to play and what you should know before you play and look at some of the casino bonuses and mobile apps on offer too.

Not only can you play blackjack online for real money but there are new versions of the game being launched every day. You can play blackjack live, and in nearly any language, you can play auto blackjack, lightning blackjack and so many more variations.

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Where to Play Blackjack for Real Money in 2024

 Real money blackjack online is exhilarating and a test of your alertness. Some players like to wing it and play on instinct. Others stick to strategy and discipline. The dealer becomes your absolute focus as he (or she) deals card after card. Slowly counting up the score. Will you get to 21 before they hit 17? You hold your breath – maybe this hand is the winning hand.

Here we look at a few of the popular sites in Ireland where you can play real money blackjack and what they have to offer.

888 Casino Ireland  Blackjack Games:  Voted Casino Operator of the Year for two years straight (2019 and 2020) 888 Casino is a popular and trusted site licensed in Gibraltar.

Blackjack games available at 888 Casino include super Stakes Blackjack, American Blackjack, Low Stakes Blackjack and more.

Vera&John Casino Ireland: Vera & John is a fun and user friendly casino. When you make your first deposit you can avail of a bonus of up to €100 to get started on your blackjack fun. Terms and conditions always apply to bonuses so check before you deposit.

Blackjack games available at Vera & John include Relax Blackjack, Blackjack X Exchange, Deal or No Deal Blackjack and more.

Tips on How to Play Blackjack Online for Real Money

Start with the bonus money when playing blackjack online for real money. Shop around for sites that offer high money bonuses that are compatible with Blackjack games. By starting out this way you can warm up with play money but still potentially win real money. Better than warming up with real money and potentially losing it all before you have had a chance to get into your groove.

Play sensibly. Blackjack should only ever be played for fun and never to supplement your income (unless of course, you are a professional blackjack player). When playing real money Blackjack online, know in advance how much you can afford to play and lose. Using all your disposable income to fund you Blackjack fun may seem harmless but it might be wiser to not use all of it. Some of the better casinos have limit setting tools that you can set yourself so that you can decide how much you want to spend playing blackjack each day or week.

To play and win real money Blackjack then you need to get serious about really learning the game. The rules may be simple (for classic Blackjack they are anyway) but really it is a game of strategy. Since the very first casinos were built there have been Blackjack strategy tables available to buy and now you can download them to learn from them too.

Before You Play Blackjack Online

To play blackjack online you will need to sign up to a casino and decide on a method of payment. Standard methods of payment accepted in Ireland include eWallets such as Skrill and Neteller, bank transfer, paysafecard, Visa and Mastercard. The transaction time of your deposit and withdrawal payments is usually dictated by your payment provider rather than the casino. Casinos nearly always want the transactions to be quick for optimum player experience whereas banks and eWallet providers will have their own policies around iGaming.

Learn to look for the hallmarks of a safe casino. These include, but are not limited to, an SSL certificate – see that small padlock icon in the browser of this site? That is how you know if a site has this type of encryption security or not. Most sites do so if you spot one without it then give it a wide berth. In the footer of a casino site or in the About section, there should be clear details about the authority that licenses and regulates the casino. These are typically Malta, Gibraltar, or the UK but there are others too.

Blackjack Bonuses to Play Online

 To entice you to play there are a lot of bonuses on offer for first-time players in Ireland. Casino sites are clever about putting these offers front and center to convince you to sign up. If you are focused on playing blackjack only then you will need to look closer at these bonus offers. Any that offer free spins only are of no use to a blackjack player, these are for slots. Look for the casinos that offer euro bonuses.

When you find a euro bonus look next at the terms of that bonus. You are looking for two things. Firstly, check can you use that bonus with blackjack games, and secondly, check that when you win using the free euros you  can cash out in real money.

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Mobile Blackjack: Apps to Play Blackjack Online from Android and iPhone

Blackjack when you’re stuck on the quays trying to get to work.  Blackjack in that café you like to hide in when you can sneak away for some time to yourself. Blackjack when your friends are talking nonsense and you’re just not listening to it anymore. Blackjack on your mobile phone.

Vera & John Casino does not yet have an app but does have a highly optimized version of the site that you will love playing on the smaller screen.

Videoslots Ireland is another casino that focusses on optimizing play from a mobile device browser rather than developing a separate app. The mobile experience is just as good as playing on a PC, if not better.

Guts Casino Ireland has not one, not two, but three mobile apps as well as a mobile optimized website. The three apps are for sports, casino and poker so stick to the casino option to find blackjack games.

When playing blackjack on a casino site, be that on your phone, laptop or tablet, always log off after playing to ensure your details stay completely safe.

Patrick "Paddy" Flynn
Veteran Casino Analyst & Online Gaming Columnist | + posts

Paddy Flynn, a native of Galway, has walked alongside the evolution of the online casino industry since its nascent days. With over two decades of experience, he has seen the rise and fall of trends, games, and platforms, gaining an unparalleled depth of knowledge. Holding a degree in Communication Studies from the National University of Ireland, Galway, Paddy effortlessly marries his academic background with his on-the-ground experience in gaming. His articles on stand as a testament to his vast knowledge, offering readers a seasoned perspective on the ever-evolving landscape of online gaming.

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