How to play Blackjack online

Blackjack is one of the most prolific and high-volume card games played around the globe today. Also known as twenty-one, this game is mostly played in casinos. It’s a game that engages the mind and challenges the wits and resolve of the player. The final aim of the game is for the player to win against the house. This can be done in the following ways:

  1. The player gets 21 points on their first two cards without the dealer
  2. The player reaches a score higher than the dealer without exceeding the 21 needed for a win
  3. Allowing the dealer to draw cards until the dealer’s hand is in excess of the 21 count for a win

Full Blackjack table with chips, cards, and the Blackjack text in gold colorThere are quite a few online casinos that facilitate the playing of Blackjack online. So you are not at a disadvantage if you prefer to play in the comfort of your living room. There are also new and exciting ways now being incorporated with the advent of the online gaming system which shows ‘live’ dealers in a casino like setting.

Any search engine will lead you to copious ways to plays and links to choose from to engage in an enjoyable and exciting game of blackjack. Blackjack is downloadable to your phone, tablet and PC, and can generate numerous hours of fun and entertainment. However, when it comes to playing blackjack for money or making a wager, be sure to ascertain whether the site is licensed, and check for reviews on the chosen site. A little research goes a long way to prevent you from being duped into joining an illegitimate gaming site.

Online Play

Technology is a wonderful tool that allows you to enjoy blackjack in the comfort of your own home. Online gaming is especially good for introverts and also for saving time, fuel, money and energy which would otherwise be placed in a commute to a casino or arcade.

It takes little effort to sign up, place a wager and begin playing what may very well turn out to be a profitable exhilarating game of blackjack. Online play allows you to multi-task and play even if the weather or something else may cause you to stay indoors.

The drawback of online play is the absence of the casino experience and the camaraderie that can be found in a physical casino. It also does not allow you to observe the dealer or other players in the game.

Real Live Play

Blackjack table with three red dices, Ace and Jack of Spades cards, and stacks of chips on both sidesThere are some people that enjoy the interaction with other persons; whether friend or foe. The action in a physical location where blackjack is played is one way to get away from it all. It can be a nagging parent or partner, a way to get out of doing chores and enjoyment of the commute; whether be it by train, bus or car.

The interaction in the physical casino setting also ensures that you maintain control of your funding of your game, you can observe the dealer better because of their physical presence and maintain a handle on their ‘tells’. It may not be as easy trying to find a ‘tell’ but once you have gotten it figured out you can surely be a keener observer.

You can choose to play for fun, fame or money. Whichever way you decide to play blackjack, there are no shortage of ways to practice and improve your skills to ensure you always come out on top.

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Emily Thornton boasts a degree in Digital Media from the University of Bristol, accompanied by an obsession for the online casino world. Over the past six years, she's combined her tech-savvy skills with a flair for writing, producing in-depth reviews and slots analyses for various casino platforms. A frequent contributor to, Emily's articles are grounded in research, ensuring readers gain trusted insights into the dynamic world of online gaming.