Live Dealer Blackjack
One of the greatest things to happen to the online gaming world was the development of Live Dealer games. Being able to play your favourite games online whenever you wanted to, wherever you happened to be, was amazing but sometimes you really needed that human interaction. And then – technology. And clever people. And web cams. And live games with live dealers right in your own home!
It seems only fitting that blackjack – the King of Card Games – is leading the way in this new and exciting and sociable world.
What is online Live Dealer blackjack?
Online Live Dealer blackjack is your favourite casino card game taken to the online casino world and then presented to you with real life dealers and real physical equipment.
It’s all the ease and access of online blackjack with the human touch, in real time.
How does online Live Dealer blackjack work?
Online Live Dealer blackjack works just like any other online casino game. You log in to your online casino account, find your way to the Live Dealer lobby, choose the blackjack game you want to play and the dealer you want to play against, and off you go.
The back end of the system is innovative but also simple. Online Live Dealer games, including Live Dealer blackjack, are special gaming rooms that are set up with web cams and streaming technology. What you are seeing over your computer, mobile phone or tablet screen is an actual gaming room with actual tables, cards, wheels and dealers. And just like in a land-based casino, they are usually busy playing with other gamblers when you arrive to take your seat and join the game.
The dealers are broadcast to you over web cam live in real time so you can see the action as it unfolds. Specialised scanners read each card as it is dealt and software programmes automatically analyse and display your hand as well as the dealer’s as it is played.
Other players will be playing at the same time but you won’t be able to see or chat to them. You can chat to the dealer though via web chat. They have a monitor that shows them playing decisions and also shows them the chats from the players that they can respond to over your speakers.
Are there special online Live Dealer blackjack rules?
No. The rules are the exact same as if you were playing at a land-based casino. Your choice of blackjack game (traditional blackjack, American blackjack, European blackjack, Triple 7s blackjack, etc.) will dictate what rules are in play and it’s always a good idea to check these before you start playing.
Are there special strategies for playing Online Live Dealer blackjack?
Online Live Dealer blackjack is exactly the same game you would plat at a land-based casino so you should use all the strategies you normally would.
Card counting, which is a strategy a lot of ‘experts’ go on about, is possible but – just like in a land-based casino – online Live Dealer blackjack games use from 4 to 7 packs of cards and they get shuffled regularly. So, unless you’re a savant mathematician, it’s probably not going to do you any good.
For tips on playing blackjack you can visit our dedicated blackjack pages here.
Are online Live Dealer blackjack games rigged?
Absolutely not if you are playing at a licensed, trusted and reputable online casino. Setting up a dedicated online Live Dealer blackjack room (or poker or roulette or baccarat, etc.) takes a huge investment. Getting caught cheating would shut them down, get them fined and possibly even prosecuted. They would lose a ton of money.
In addition, because the Live Dealer games are streamed over the ‘net they are recorded so any misdeeds would be immediately checked. The dealers themselves are utterly professional, highly trained and overseen by pit bosses just like you would find at a land-based casino.
What’s the difference between Online Live Dealer blackjack and online blackjack?
It’s all about the playing experience. At Online South Africa Casinos we love the world of gambling – the thrills, the excitement, the strategy, the fun. Playing online blackjack is awesome but sometimes you want to test yourself against a live person rather than a computer. And sometimes you want a bit of a social atmosphere when you’re playing cards. Online Live Dealer games offer all of this with the bonus of being able to do it from your own couch.
Where should I go to play online Live Dealer blackjack?
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