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LIVE CASINO BLACKJACK
Blackjack is all about luck and skill. The origins of the game can hardly be traced, but its popularity traversed continents — that much is for sure. The first written mentions of a game strikingly similar to blackjack appeared in 17th-century Spain, describing a game of Ventiuna. This game seems to be nearly an identical twin to modern-day blackjack, as its objective was to reach 21 points without busting. The game also took hold in France, going by the name of Vingt-et-Un.
When the European colonists settled on the shores of North America, and with them, they brought their favourite card games. These games, like poker and blackjack, saw many changes and adaptations over the years. With the rising popularity of online casinos, blackjack quickly made its way to every portfolio. Today, players can enjoy a wide variety of RNG and live blackjack games with bonus features, varied chip values and side bets!
The incredible variety aside, games like these can be enjoyed from the comfort of your home and even for free. Players can practice betting strategies in the free-to-play demo mode (subject to availability by jurisdiction) or watch live blackjack rounds at the Live Casino and learn first hand. The flexibility of online play is favourable to new casino players, as they can easily navigate to the game’s rules or clear up uncertainties by talking to the live dealer directly!
HOW TO PLAY LIVE BLACKJACK
Playing live blackjack is pretty straightforward: pick your favourite blackjack table, have a seat, place your preferred wager and watch the game unfold! Typically, live blackjack is played using up to eight 52-card decks, which form the ‘shoe’. You will be dealt two cards, face up, and the dealer will draw two more cards for themselves — one upcard and one hole card. The objective is to reach a score of 21, or as close to it as possible and to beat the value of the dealer’s hand. Surpassing a score of 21 is an automatic bust.
After the first cards have been dealt, players will have the options to ‘Hit’ for another card or ‘Stand’ to keep their hand as is and conclude the turn. Some live blackjack games will feature a variety of side bets, such as the option to double down on the wager or bet on the perfect hand of 21. On some blackjack tables, players may also ‘Split’ their hand into two. This can only happen when the player lands a perfect pair, and splitting the hand will require an additional wager that is equal to the initial bet.
Whether or not the dealer hits another card or stands will depend on the rules. On some live blackjack tables, the dealer will hit on a soft 17 (a hand containing an ace that is valued at 11). In games like Power Blackjack, the dealer will always stand on a soft 17.
At the end of the round, the hand with the closest value to 21 wins. If a hand receives an ace and a ten-valued card, that is called the ‘natural’ or ‘blackjack’. The odds of landing this perfect hand are about 5% — or one in 20 rounds.
LIVE BLACKJACK CARD VALUES
In blackjack, all cards count as their face value.
- Jacks, queens and kings are worth 10 points each.
- Ace is worth 11 points when the hand total is under 21. If the ace pushes your hand over 21, then it will have a point value of one.
LIVE BLACKJACK STRATEGY
As with most table and card games, live blackjack employs both luck and skill. There are several popular strategies that players can use, but they should do so carefully and only after thorough research. Keep in mind that although the house edge can be lowered through strategic play, winning can never be guaranteed.
LIVE DEALER BLACKJACK GAMES
Every game of live blackjack is hosted by a professional dealer, live from studios around the world. The live dealer is responsible for supervising the gameplay, drawing cards and calling for action. Live dealer blackjack games have many advantages; not only do the players get to enjoy fantastic, authentic blackjack gameplay, they can also consult the rules at any time and enjoy a greater variety of side bets. Players can interact with one another, as well as with the dealer, through the Live Chat function. The best part about playing live blackjack is the flexibility — you can stop and resume at any time you wish, without having to give up your seat and waiting around for another free table!
If you’d like to try your hand at playing live blackjack, we recommend checking out these fantastic tables from Evolution:
- Blackjack Classic
- Blackjack VIP
- Speed Blackjack
- Free Bet Blackjack
LIVE BLACKJACK FOR REAL MONEY
To play live blackjack for real money, players will need to have a registered and verified account. After the registration process is complete, players may place a deposit and play their favourite casino games. Online casinos often have differentiated offers for their Casino and Live Casino players, so keep an eye out for rewarding promotions!
To place a real wager on live blackjack, players must load the game and place their bet using one of the coloured casino chips. If you don’t see the chips right away, hold on for a few moments and wait until the current round concludes. The betting window is open for a limited time, so use the break between the rounds to consult the game’s rules and familiarise yourself with the betting markets and the available side bets.
LIVE BLACKJACK FOR FREE
Players can enjoy free live blackjack games by playing through the demos of RNG/First Person blackjack games. These blackjack games are not a part of the Live Casino, they are located through the Casino lobby. There will be no live dealer and no chat functions, every round is played between the player and the RNG algorithm. Access to demos may be restricted by jurisdiction, and some players may need to register and verify an account before they can play blackjack online for free.
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✅ WHAT IS LIVE BLACKJACK?
Live blackjack is a fan-favourite card game with a simple objective: reach a hand value of 21, or as close as possible without surpassing it. The game is played against a live dealer, and players can chat with one another and the dealer through the Live Chat function. The game will always feature detailed rules and game descriptions, which players can consult at any time during gameplay or in between the rounds.
✅ HOW TO PLAY LIVE BLACKJACK?
To play live blackjack, players must place a wager using one of the coloured chips that are available during the allotted betting time. The game is played against a live dealer, who will draw cards for both themselves and the player. When the cards have been dealt, the player can either hit or stand. In some blackjack games, players will have additional betting options, called side bets. At the end of the round, the hand that reaches 21 or a value closest to it, is the winning hand.
✅ HOW TO WIN AT LIVE BLACKJACK?
Live blackjack is a game of chance; thus, winning can never be guaranteed. It is possible to lower the house edge through strategic play, but the use of any strategy should be carefully researched and practised before committing to a real wager.
✅ CAN I PLAY LIVE BLACKJACK FOR FREE?
All wagers on live blackjack must be real wagers, but players can enjoy free blackjack games through the demos on RNG/First Person blackjack. Access to demos is restricted and only available to registered users. All bets and winnings in the demo mode are virtual, but playing blackjack for free is a great way to learn the ins and out of this incredible casino game.
✅ WHERE TO PLAY LIVE BLACKJACK FOR REAL MONEY?
Players can enjoy real-money wagers on blackjack at LV BET, where they will find dozens of vibrant blackjack tables. Whether you are interested in Live Casino blackjack tables or first-person play, you’ll find the best live blackjack games with us!