Online Blackjack

Online Blackjack

About Playing Blackjack Online

Before we dive into our impressive collection of blackjack games, let's familiarise ourselves with what it is and how it works. Playing blackjack online is very similar to the classic casino card game in a real-life casino, and you'll find that the majority of our tables follow the same rule set as land-based blackjack games.

The Objective of Blackjack

The objective is very much the same - obtain a hand which is higher than the dealer’s without exceeding the total of 21, also known as going 'bust' - if this happens, you lose the game.

Learn Blackjack Rules

You'll be dealt two initial cards, whether these be virtual or real, and will then be given the option to hit, stand or double down. All of our games are very user-friendly, with an easy-to-navigate game interface and clearly marked buttons. If you want to know more about a particular table, then check out the game information page, which will provide a good idea of what to expect. If you’re looking for an in-depth expert guide to online Blackjack, click the link below.

You can wager by clicking on the chips underneath the video screen. When you are ready to go, click the 'Deal' button to see your first two cards. You can then choose to:

  • Hit – Take another card
  • Stand – Take no more cards and defer to the dealer
  • Double – Double your wager and then take another card
  • Split – Split your two cards into separate hands and draw two more cards (note that this automatically doubles your wager).

A couple of things to note here:

  • First, you can only split on the first draw when dealt with a matching pair. Once you decide to hit or stand, your opportunity to split has passed.
  • Second, note that our Live Blackjack game requires the dealer to stand at 17. This gives you a slight advantage if you are willing to take the risk on a card total of 10 or more.

At the conclusion of each hand, you can either repeat the next hand with the same wager or choose a new wager. Click the 'Clear' button to remove all wagers from the table and start over.

Check out our full in-depth how to play blackjack guide.

About Blackjack Strategies

Basic blackjack strategy was first developed by a mathematician who used a computer simulation to play hundreds of millions of blackjack hands. By playing the hands, analysing the results, and running mathematical equations, the computer was able to come up with a basic set of rules for improving player advantage. For example, the basic strategy says a player should always split aces but never 10s. It dictates a player should always hit with a hard total of 8, regardless of the dealer's up card.

For players looking to brush up on their blackjack skills, or people new to the game our comprehensive guide on how to play online blackjack has everything you need to get the ball rolling.

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Blackjack Games Available at 21.co.uk

Live Blackjack Online

Looking for a live dealer blackjack experience? Play Live Blackjack at 21.co.uk and immerse yourself in the real-life table environment. This is the leading online Live Blackjack game, and it’s easy to see why. The real-time video quality gives you the feeling you’re sitting right at the blackjack table. This live edition of blackjack is the next best thing to playing in a real casino. It’s a real, live game played with a live dealer who you can interact with, and all of this is streamed straight to your desktop, mobile or tablet. Live Blackjack offers various camera angles that make your online gameplay as immersive as it can possibly be, capturing every move in high definition. Special features and the popular side bet options make for a stimulating and entertaining experience.

21.co.uk Exclusive Blackjack Table

21.co.uk launched its very own branded blackjack table - as well as being branded with 21.co.uk you'll also get some extra features. There's a bespoke live dealer with live interaction to give you a better casino experience. The minimum stakes on the table are lower too, which has proven more popular with those who are beginners. Find a sneak peek of the brilliant 21.co.uk Branded table below.

Branded Blackjack Table at 21.co.uk

Blackjack: Perfect Pairs

Blackjack: Perfect Pairs is another great online blackjack game which is played in a 3D, simulated environment. The main attraction here is the ability to place a range of blackjack side bets. The side bets on offer are the popular 21+3 and Perfect Pairs bets, and you’ll find a section for these two bets on the blackjack table.

Live Blackjack Party

If you’re looking for a live blackjack game with an edge, check out Live Blackjack Party. The range of special and innovative features on offer makes the game stand out from other options within online Blackjack. You’ll find the Bet Behind feature we’ve come to expect in Evolution Gaming’s live blackjack products, as well as side bets and Pre-Decision.

Multi-Hand Blackjack

Looking for a virtual blackjack table where you can play more than one hand? One of the best things when you play blackjack online, is the ability to play multiple hands at once without having to wait for other players to take their turn. This makes for a more fast-paced blackjack experience and offers the chance to put your favourite blackjack strategy to the test or simply get to grips with how to play blackjack online.


Are blackjack winnings subject to taxes?

No. Prior to 2001, UK gamers were subject to a betting duty applied to all their winnings. That duty was abolished. Now your blackjack winnings are completely tax-free, as are winnings from all sorts of gambling endeavors. Furthermore, there is no requirement to report winnings from gambling to HMRC.

Where live blackjack is played with a real dealer standing behind a real table, a simulation is essentially a piece of software that provides all of the same functionality without using an actual dealer or table. The classic blackjack rules are exactly the same.

Blackjack ranges from classic, European blackjack, Spanish blackjack, and more, with variations that include side bets such as perfect pairs and face up 21. If you want to learn more about the many different types of blackjack games, you can check our blog, which discusses many different versions of blackjack.

Yes, absolutely. Mobility is one of the key features of modern online games that we are happy to provide players. You can play blackjack anywhere you have an internet connection.

Online and live blackjack games will always follow the same set of basic rules that you’d play by in a land-based casino. Although some games may offer some extra features, the overall concept remains the same.

Play Top Online Blackjack Games

Blackjack, known occasionally as 21, ultimately stands as one of our most casino popular games, with countless numbers of players pulling up their virtual pew to our vast collection of tables every day to try their hand at besting the dealer. If you’re new to playing blackjack online we understand that approaching our catalogue of online blackjack games can be a little bit daunting, so to help you find your footing we’ve put together a list of our top tables for you to start at - ranging from computer-simulated games to live casino rooms:

European Blackjack: European Blackjack is blackjack in its simplest form, offering players a simple, user-friendly and engaging gaming experience which is perfect for players who are just starting out with playing online blackjack.

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