Looking to play online blackjack for real money? There are hundreds of online casinos available to play from and we've narrowed the list down to a select few that we recommend. Our recommendations are based off a casino's ability to provide excellent customers service with a reliable and genuine experience.
One of the main differences between playing online and at a brick and mortar casino is the varieties of blackjack available. Depending on which online casino you play at, the software they run will dictate what's available which you can read about for further information here.
For example, Bovada offers a variation called European Blackjack which differs in that the dealer does not receive a second card until the player has completed all their decisions.
For more information, you can visit our resource for a list of all online blackjack game variations.
Refer to the table below for a breakdown of how each software provider's blackjack variations differ and affect the house edge
|Software||Blackjack Variation||BJ Pays||Soft 17||Double||Re-Split Aces||Surrender||House Edge||Total Decks|
|Realtime Gaming||Blackjack||3:2||Hit||Any 2||No||No||0.54%||6|
|Realtime Gaming||Match Play 21||3:2||Hit||Any 2||Yes||Yes||0.63%||6|
|Realtime Gaming||Perfect Pairs Blackjack||3:2||Hit||Any 2||No||No||0.54%||6|
|Realtime Gaming||Pontoon||2:1||Hit||Any 2||Yes||Yes||0.65%||2|
|Realtime Gaming||Super 21||1:1||Hit||Any 2||No||No||1.06%||6|
|Realtime Gaming||Suit ‘Em Up Blackjack||3:2||Hit||Any 2||No||No||4.65%||6|
|Realtime Gaming||European Blackjack||3:2||Stand||9 to 11||No||No||0.75%||6|
|Realtime Gaming||Face Up 21||1:1||Hit||9 to 11||No||No||0.75%||6|
|Bodog||Single Deck Blackjack||3:2||Hit||Any 2||No||No||0.19%||1|
|Bodog||European Blackjack||3:2||Stand||9 to 11||No||No||0.66%||6|
|Bodog||Double Deck Blackjack||3:2||Stand||Any 2||No||No||0.20%||2|
|Bodog||Perfect Pairs Blackjack||3:2||Hit||Any 2||No||No||0.58%||6|
|Bodog||Zappit Blackjack||3:2||Hit||Any 2||No||No||1.15%||6|
|Rival||Mutli-hand Blackjack||3:2||Hit||9 to 11||No||No||0.9%||8|
|BetSoft||21 Burn||1:1||Hit||Any 2||No||No||0.54%||6|
|BetSoft||Blackjack||3:2||Stand||10 or 11||No||No||0.65%||6|
|BetSoft||European Blackjack||3:2||Stand||9 to 11||No||No||0.66%||6|
|BetSoft||Pirate 21||3:2||Hit||Any 2||No||No||0.76%||6|
|BetSoft||Single Deck Blackjack||3:2||Hit||10 or 11||No||No||0.38%||1|
|BetSoft||Super 7||3:2||Stand||Any 2||No||No||0.46%||6|
|iSoftBet||Blackjack Multi-Hand VIP||3:2||Hit||Any 2||No||No||0.47%||8|
|iSoftBet||Blackjack Atlantic City||3:2||Hit||Any 2||No||No||0.39%||8|
|SoftSwiss||Blackjack||3:2||Stand||9 to 11||No||No||0.56%||6|
|SoftSwiss||Blackjack Surrender||3:2||Stand||9 to 11||No||No||0.62%||8|
|SoftSwiss||European Blackjack||3:2||Stand||9 to 11||No||No||0.67%||6|
|SoftSwiss||Mutli-hand Blackjack||3:2||Stand||9 to 11||No||No||0.62%||4|
|Microgaming||Blackjack Atlantic City||3:2||Hit||Any 2||No||No||0.35%||8|
|Microgaming||Blackjack Atlantic City Gold||3:2||Hit||Any 2||No||No||0.38%||8|
|Microgaming||Classic Blackjack||3:2||Stand||Any 2||No||No||0.40%||5|
|Microgaming||European Blackjack Redeal||3:2||Stand||9 to 11||No||No||0.40%||2|
|Microgaming||Vegas Downtown Blackjack||3:2||Hit||Any 2||No||No||0.38%||2|
|Microgaming||Double Exposure Blackjack||1:1||Hit||9 to 11||No||No||0.32%||8|
|Microgaming||Vegas Strip||3:2||Stand||Any 2||No||No||0.35%||4|
|Net Entertainment||Blackjack||3:2||Stand||Any 2||No||No||0.44%||4|
|Net Entertainment||Double Exposure Blackjack||3:2||Stand||9 to 11||No||No||0.9%||6|
|Net Entertainment||Pontoon||2:1||Hit||Any 2||Yes||Yes||0.38%||5|
|Playtech||Blackjack Surrender||3:2||Stand||Any 2||No||No||0.35%||6|
|Playtech||Blackjack Switch||1:1||Hit||9 to 11||No||No||0.14%||6|
|Playtech||Lucky Blackjack||3:2||Stand||Any 2||No||No||0.04%||1|
|Random Logic||Classic Blackjack||3:2||Stand||Any 2||No||No||0.33%||4|
|Random Logic||Blackjack Multi-Hand||3:2||Stand||Any 2||Yes||Yes||0.45%||6|
Here is the basic strategy chart for playing online blackjack. Depending on the variation being played you may want to adjust your decision making accordingly to the rules which can be done using the Blackjack Strategy Engine.BLACKJACK STRATEGY ENGINE
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|Ace + 9||S||S||S||S||S||S||S||S||S||S|
Here are some basic tips and general things to look out when playing blackjack online.
It seems like there's a new online casino launching every week and while they might have enticing bonuses, sticking with well known brands that have some sort of certification and/or are regulated by an authority is a recommended choice.
One of the most common tricks that unscrupulous online gambling sites use is to be vague about the methods of withdrawal that they offer. Casinos that allow you to bet real money on blackjack may offer numerous convenient methods to deposit the money but withdrawing your winnings can be a pain. Also, make sure to check for any fees that are being applied on withdrawals. The best online blackjack casinos will not charge anything while making withdrawals.
For example, in our review of Bovada, it's recommended to play there if you are using Bitcoin. This is because withdrawals are almost instant however if you opt to withdraw via check (their only other option), it can take up to 10-15 business days to process.
Most established casinos will accept dollars, euros, pounds, and a lot more have started to accept bitcoin and etherium as well. This is one aspect that players do not have to worry about. If you are betting with a currency that is not accepted at the casino then it will automatically be transferred into the currency of choice at the time of deposit.
The same rules apply to the withdrawals as well. Players will have to bear the charges of converting the currency during deposit and withdrawal.
We see too often players that end up losing a lot more money than they had bargained for because of identity theft. Make sure your usernames and passwords are properly protected. Phishing scams where thieves steal your banking information should also be guarded against.
Unreliable online casinos can sell your information to other third parties where it can be misused. Also, avoid clicking on banner ads that promise things too good to be true. They are almost always a way to extract information.
We only list and advocate certified and regulated casinos that do provide a genuine and fair experience. There certainly are online casinos that do not play fair though which we will not list on this site.
With the large amount of play I’ve recorded, I feel pretty confident in stating that the games I’ve played are fair. That is, they accurately mimic the games you would find in a land-based casino. I’ve wagered over $300,000 online and I’ve lost a total of 0.6% of that amount.Ken Smith
Absolutely. If you are uncertain, you can check the terms and conditions of the online casino you wish to play at which will state what countries they restrict from playing.
If you are in the United States it can get a bit confusing so we recommend reading this article for further clarification.
Yes. Sites advocated here are regulated to provide a safe and secure transaction process with the same type of encryption technology used at major online vendors.
Depends where you live. We have written an in depth article to address this topic here.
If you are not gambling responsibly and it is becoming an issue that is affecting your life, we urge you to seek help by visiting the National Council on Problem Gambling or any local authority that can provide assistance.
The NCPG can also be contacted by on 1-800-522-4700 or through their online chat services located here.