Live Blackjack vs Online Blackjack
Written 21st November 2019
If you’ve read last week’s blog post How to Play Blackjack you now know all there is to know about how to play the game. This week we want to tell you more about the different options available for you to play Blackjack. There are of course many different versions of Blackjack you can play, for example here on Slotto you can play Live Blackjack Party, Player’s Suite Blackjack and many more. But this post is more about where and how you can play these highly popular online casino games. In the online world you can stream and play Live Blackjack with a real time dealer or you can play Online Blackjack with a digital dealer in a simulated version. The third option is to play in a real life casino.
Below you will be able to read more about the different ways to play Blackjack, what to expect from each version and of course some pros and cons so that you can decide which version of Blackjack you would like to play.
Play Live Blackjack
When you enter the Blackjack Lobby the first thing you will see is a screen full of Blackjack tables. From here you must choose which table you wish to sit at. You must also make sure there is an available seat at the table you pick (if you’re not planning to make a ‘bet behind’ which you can read more about in our How To Play Blackjack guide). Here at Slotto we currently have almost 50 different Blackjack tables. Each table will have a minimum and maximum deposit so make sure you check that before you take a seat.
Pick a table and take your virtual seat. The game is live streamed and you can choose to view the game in 3D or use a classic view. Everything you see on the screen is live streamed. When taking a seat at a Blackjack table here at Slotto the dealer will start by welcoming you to the table. If you choose to you can communicate with the dealer throughout the game, you can also communicate with the other players around the table. Playing Live Blackjack is as close as you can get to a real life casino.
One pro of playing Live Blackjack is of course that you get a real life experience from the comfort of your own home. With the advanced live streaming and technical capabilities available online, live streamed online casinos with real dealers using real cards feels like you’ve been transported to Vegas, minus the cost of a flight and hotel! You can play on multiple tables at the same time, up to 4 tables at once, and all can be viewed on one screen. You choose if you wish to communicate with the dealer and the other players; you are able to design the game to suit your needs.
Playing online means that you can start playing in a matter of seconds. All you need is your smartphone, tablet or laptop and you can play at any hour of the day. Playing online means that you have access to hundreds of casino games.
The only con we can see with playing Live Blackjack is that you obviously aren’t in a real life casino. So if you are playing to hear the loud cheers and crowd buzzing maybe you should consider playing in a real life casino. Also keep in mind that your live casino experience is dependent on your WiFi connection, so make sure you confirm your connection before entering a game.
Play Online Blackjack
So what’s the difference between Online Blackjack and Live Blackjack? The biggest difference is that Online Blackjack uses a RNG (random number generator) to deal cards rather than a live dealer. There will be no live dealer to communicate with, everything is done digitally. RNG has been used for slot machines and video poker for decades so it’s without a doubt a safe and trusted software. It’s used by online casinos all over the world. The gameplay, the table and the rules are exactly the same as any Blackjack game. There is no restriction on how many players can be seated at one table. Anyone can play anytime they like.
Online Blackjack can offer you different versions of the game such as Blackjack Perfect Pairs and Player’s Suite Blackjack. Playing Online Blackjack means that you can enjoy peace and quiet as there will be no one trying to interact with you, you can just focus on the game. As a member of Slotto you have the opportunity to play Online Blackjack for free thanks to the demo play option. You can use the demo version to up your skills before you play for real money.
What you won't get in Online Blackjack is the real life dealer that can enhance your online casino experience. You are alone at the table as you are playing against a digital dealer, there will be no other players around your Blackjack table. So if you enjoy interaction from other players and the dealer maybe you should play Live Blackjack instead.
Play Blackjack In Real Life Casino
Playing Blackjack or any other online casino games in a real life casino can be a great experience. You get to interact with people, you can celebrate other people's wins (or they can celebrate yours), you get the full sophisticated experience and it is without a doubt hard to beat if you’re looking for the real deal.
Playing in a real life casino will you give the full experience and more. Many of the top venues feature some of the world’s finest dining, concerts, comedians and shopping! Playing in a real life casino will also give you the opportunity to watch other people play, where you can learn from their mistakes or copy any good strategies.
It’s obviously not as quick and easy to start playing in a real life casino as it is playing online as you would have to travel to get to a casino and then work your way through the casino to find a Blackjack table. Real life casinos struggle to offer the same amount of games and casino tables due to lack of space while online casinos can offer hundreds of games, so you might find yourself waiting for a table for quite some time. Real life casinos don’t really offer bonuses like online casinos do.
There is no denying that each casino format has its own unique pros and cons. How, where and what you play is entirely up to you. The debate of which is better is simply down to personal preference, and no one says you have to stick to just one!
Here at Slotto we hope that we have shed some light on the different options, making your decision on where to play your next game of Blackjack a little bit easier! Until next week, all the best.
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