Blackjack, also known as 21, is a game that has risen in popularity since its first appearance as Vingt-et-un in French casinos in the 1700s. The game, however, was not known as “Blackjack” until the 20th century, when a special bonus was added – where the winner would receive a payout if they received a black Ace and a black Jack as their first two cards – making a natural, or Blackjack.
In the modern day, Blackjack is considered to be one of the most popular casino games around, and has become more accessible than ever. The game can not only be played in brick-and-mortar casinos, but you can play the beloved game at an online casino, without even having to leave your house.
Not only this – but Blackjack has been reinvented in ways that make the classic game even more exciting than ever before, with a variety of ways to play.
Read on to find out more!
(Live) Blackjack online
Online casinos have worked hard to deliver the experience, atmosphere and class of an on-land casino, through the screen – and now, Blackjack is one of the many live dealer blackjack games, that can be played with a real-life dealer being streamed from a specialist studio, directly to your home, so that you can play the game against other players in real-time.
There’s a variety of live Blackjack online games to choose from, with whole lobbies available online. Not only can you play classic Blackjack, but you can also enjoy the game as you’ve never seen it before, with games such as Power Blackjack – where all the 9s and 10s are removed from the eight decks in play – and Infinite Blackjack, where an unlimited number of players are allowed at the table, because every player uses the same two ‘community’ cards as their hand, allowing for new ways to bet and different ways to win. You could also play Live Speed Blackjack – where you can bet on either one or two hands, and the decision on whether to hit, stand, or double is not just up to you – but the majority of other players in the lobby!
Alongside the classic versions of the game available, there are some themed Blackjack games that might take your fancy. All Bets Blackjack is a version of the game that offers a variety of side bets and a progressive jackpot alongside traditional gameplay. The progressive jackpot pays out when you have four consecutive aces of the same suit, starting with the first card in your hand. As well as this, there’s the opportunity to receive additional payouts on pairs, a Buster Blackjack (whenever the dealer busts), and other side bets such as the Lucky Lucky and Top three bets.
Quantum Blackjack is a live, themed Blackjack lobby, offering HD graphics, unique multiplier cards and the potential to boost your bankroll by up to 1,000x your bet! The game features a futuristic, quantum realm theme – transporting you into a colourful, immersive world paired with adventurous gameplay and generous payouts – you’ll definitely want to explore this realm, and all the others that are on offer within the world of the Blackjack lobby.