Live Dealer Blackjack, How & Where to Play
Live Dealer Blackjack is the most popular live game, and is offered at many online casinos. We recommend Casumo, and William Hill Casino, as they use the very best software giving the best quality graphics, best features, and most user friendly layout.
Live Dealer Blackjack is the closest you can get to playing Blackjack in a real bricks and mortar casino without leaving the comfort of your own home, and the rules are exactly the same as you will find when playing online against a computer programme.
How to Play
You are connected to the dealer by a one-way webcam, and may be sharing a table with up to 6 other players, adding to the excitement of the game, but also slowing it down somewhat from the usual online version, as you have to wait for everyone to place their bets before the game can continue.
This is the only real downside to playing live dealer Blackjack, but it’s more than made up for by the feeling that you are playing in a real casino. This is highlighted by the optional ‘Sound On’ mode, where you can hear the Dealer, and the background noises of a busy casino. You can also chat to the Dealer, and your fellow Live Dealer Blackjack players via a chat screen.
The game begins with the Dealer handing out cards to each player, using over size cards, which are easy to see, and asking you to place your bets. There is a time limit for this, clearly displayed, to make sure that the game is not held up too long by someone who can’t decide what bets to place.
You place your bets on the table display below the Dealer screen, and it looks and functions the same as a normal online Blackjack table, the cards dealt are replicated on the Blackjack table display for ease and clarity. The Dealer will announce ‘No more bets’, and the game continues.
Payouts and rules are based on the Vegas Strip Blackjack rules, which are the most widely used at online casinos, so Live Dealer Blackjack is just the same, but with added excitement.
There is no extra fee, or house edge with Live Dealer Blackjack, as we have said, the only slight downside is that the game is not as quick, but that’s a minor problem.