Live blackjack is an exciting and immersive way to play online blackjack, combining actual casino-trained dealers, streamed by video to the player, with the format of an entertaining online casino game.
How To Join And Play
Live dealer casino games, like blackjack, and many others, are currently readily available at most online casinos, and also via live dealer casino apps found in app stores.
To join, it is simply a matter of connecting to an online casino site and creating an account or downloading a live dealer app and doing the same.
Keep in mind that some sites or apps will invariably have a greater quality and reputation than others, so be sure to read reviews, and do a bit of research beforehand.
Once you have signed in though, it should just be a matter of selecting ‘live blackjack’ as the game you want to play, and then picking your live dealer and table to begin playing.
Selecting A Live Dealer
Generally, online and live dealer casinos will provide a selection of friendly, well-trained, and highly competent dealers for you to browse through and pick from. This too may vary from casino to casino though, with some having a greater reputation than others in terms of the dealers. Again, it’s best to read reviews, and do some research.
Start Simple & Avoid Multiple Hands
Playing multiple hands may make the game more exciting, but if you want to maximise your success, try and rather stick to single hands, at least at first. It’s also a good idea to learn the some basic blackjack strategy, if you don’t already know it, and perhaps also using a blackjack chart as a guide.
Use Blackjack Charts
Blackjack charts are incredibly useful and can be found all over the internet. These charts generally show every possible blackjack variation, and what move to make accordingly.
Be sure, though, to choose a chart that corresponds to the number of decks being used in the blackjack game, and also to any special rules concerning the dealer.
Avoid The Insurance Bet
The only time that the insurance bet is really worth it, is when the dealer is forced to stand on soft 17, and then only if you have 18, 19 or 20 in your hand. Otherwise, it’s recommended to avoid this bet.
Choose Tables That Pay 3 to 2
There will likely be many different tables to choose from, however, the most lucrative will generally always be those that pay 3 to 2, and where the dealer stands on soft 17. Blackjack is a casino game with one of the lowest house edge, however this can rise dramatically if you are not careful and end up choosing the wrong table and rules.
Choose Tables According To Bankroll
Blackjack requires a lot of patience, know-how, and especially discipline. A common practice amongst professional players, to insure they don’t go through their money too quickly, is to choose a table with a minimum bet of no more than 5% of your bankroll. Try and keep your bet’s small thereafter, to achieve maximum play time, and opportunity to win.