King Casino is one of the best online casinos in the UK, and our collection of live blackjack games proves it.
Bringing together the electric atmosphere of brick-and-mortar casinos and the convenience of online casinos, live casino blackjack sees games run by real dealers but can be played from wherever you are.
On our site, you can find numerous live blackjack games. We have ones with different table limits, allowing for a variety of betting options, as well as different blackjack variations, including multi-hand blackjack and more!
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What Is Live Casino Blackjack?
Live casino blackjack is what you get when you mix the convenience of online blackjack with the experience of in-person blackjack.
Live blackjack is played on online casino sites, except a human dealer facilitates the game in real time, and it appears by live stream on your device.
You place your bets and make your decisions using the interface on your screen, this is then relayed to a display for the dealer, and they can react accordingly. Also, you can usually interact with other players and the dealer via the chat function.
How To Play Live Blackjack
Live blackjack plays out the same as standard blackjack. Also known as 21, the aim of blackjack is to end up with a total hand value that is closer to 21 than the dealer’s hand without going bust (over 21).
The dealer draws cards and deals 2 to each player face-up, they also deal two cards to themselves, but only one is face-up (the up-card), and the other is face-down (the hole card).
The player to the left of the dealer plays first. In blackjack, each player is against the dealer rather than against other players. So, if it’s your turn, you evaluate your hand to see your current value. All cards are worth their face value, except the royals, which are all worth 10, and the Aces, which can be worth 1 or 11.
You then decide whether to ‘Hit’ or ‘Stand’. The former sees the dealer draw you another card to add to your total, and the latter ends your turn with your current total.
If your total exceeds 21, you automatically lose your bet.
But if your total is 21 or below, the rest of the players have their turns, and then it’s the dealer’s turn. They reveal their hole card, and if they have a higher hand than players at this point, then those players lose. If not, then the dealer draws cards until they have a higher hand than other players or until they go bust.
If the dealer goes bust, then any players still in the game win.
Mobile Live Blackjack Games
King Casino allows players to play live blackjack on mobile. Thanks to the majority of online casino games – including live casino games – being developed using HTML5 software, they are compatible for use on mobile devices.
You simply go to King Casino on your mobile device’s web browser, log in to your account, and load up a live blackjack game as normal… and voilà! You can play mobile live blackjack.
Live blackjack is already making it convenient to access the atmosphere of in-person blackjack from a desktop device, but mobile live blackjack takes it to another level! It allows you to play from anywhere that suits you.
Live Blackjack Terms
If you’re new to blackjack in any form, then there are some common terms you are likely to come across. We’ve compiled a list of the terms you are likely to encounter and provided their definitions.
During a player’s turn, they can ‘Hit’, which means they want an additional card. The dealer draws another card to add to the player’s hand, increasing their total.
Double down is where a player doubles their bet after being dealt their hand and receives just one additional card. Their turn ends after the card is dealt, with no option to hit again.
If a player chooses to stand, they are electing not to receive any further cards and to end their turn with the hand they currently have.
If a player has two of the same card from the initial deal, they can split the pair to play them as two separate hands. The player has to match their original bet on the new hand so that both hands are played for the same stake.
They then receive 2 additional cards to complete each newly formed hand.
Insurance is a side bet the player can place for half of the amount of their original stake if the dealer’s up-card is an Ace. The player is betting on the dealer’s hole card being a 10-value card, giving them a blackjack/natural (2 cards totalling 21). If the dealer does have a blackjack, then the player wins the side bet.
Surrender is an option only offered in some blackjack games. It’s when the player decides to fold/remove themselves from the round rather than play; they receive half of their total bet back and forfeit the other half.
It is an option if a player thinks their hand is unlikely to win against the dealer’s, and they would rather cut their losses.
It’s important to note that some of these rules may change depending on the version of blackjack you are playing and the casino’s rules.
Play Live Blackjack Online For Real Money
King Casino offers its players a number of real money live blackjack options.
We do not offer any demo mode or free play options for any of our live blackjack games. This is part of our following the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) regulations. As a UKGC-licensed online casino, players know they’re getting a first-rate reliable service when playing on our site.
We are committed to fair play, and as part of that, you can play our live blackjack games with and for real money, and you get to keep what you win!
So if you’re wondering where is the best place to play live blackjack online for real money, you’ve already found it, King Casino!
Live Blackjack FAQs
Is live blackjack rigged?
No, live blackjack is not rigged. It is played in real-time so players can see the dealer shuffle and draw the cards themselves.
A casino risks losing its license if its games are rigged, not to mention the house edge ensures casino profits in the long run, so there’s no need to rig games.
How do you win at live blackjack?
The way to win at live blackjack is no different than in standard blackjack: have a hand with a higher total than the dealer’s hand without going bust (over 21).
Can you count cards in live online blackjack?
Live online blackjack typically uses 6-8 decks in each game, making card counting more difficult. On top of this, they also use an automatic shuffler on one shoe of cards whilst dealing from another and then switch, making it even more difficult to count cards.
Can you talk to live dealers?
Your microphone and webcam are not used in live blackjack, so the dealers cannot see or hear you. However, there is a chat function that you can use to communicate with other players and the live dealer.
Can you play live blackjack for real money on mobile?
Yes, live blackjack is played with and for real money, and it is also available to play on mobile devices.
*All values (Bet Levels, Maximum Wins etc.) mentioned in relation to this game are subject to change at any time.