Blackjack: one of the world’s most renowned and iconic games. Played in many a land-based casino, this classic card game is brought to your screens in numerous forms. Online blackjack is wildly popular, and 21.co.uk brings you a range of different games to suit any style, with various special features, side bets and HD display. What do they all have in common? They all offer an epic and authentic blackjack experience, whether you’re playing on desktop, mobile or tablet.
Here at 21.co.uk, we believe in variety, and that’s exactly what we’ve delivered with our range of virtual and online blackjack games. Put your skills and knowledge of the game to the test, whether its against a real or virtual dealer.
There’s only one question left: which one will you play?
About Online Blackjack
Before we dive into our impressive collection of online blackjack games, let's familiarise ourselves with what online blackjack is and how it works. Online blackjack is very similar to blackjack in a real-life casino, and you'll find that the majority of online blackjack games follow the same rule set as land-based games. The objective is very much the same - obtain a hand which is closer to 21 than the dealer's, without going 'bust'. Busting is the term used to refer to a hand which exceeds 21, and if this happens, you lose the game. 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 online blackjack 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 online blackjack game then check out the game information page which will provide a good idea of what to expect.
Player’s Suite Blackjack is a great introduction to the game for less experienced players. This incredibly realistic simulation features a photo-realistic table with a straight-forward interface. Player’s Suite Blackjack makes getting to grips with online blackjack easy, with simple controls and a one-to-one experience against the house. This online blackjack game takes a no-fuss approach, allowing you to easily place bets, draw cards and then decide how to proceed. The famous Pair Split and Double Down options, as well as an additional Double Bet feature which allows you to double a bet below 500, are also available. Player’s Suite Blackjack also offers the chance to use the Insurance feature, which means if the dealer has blackjack, you’ll receive a 2:1 payout as well.
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 online blackjack is the next best thing to playing the 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. The video feed includes a graphic overlay with all the controls you need to navigate a game of online blackjack with ease. Play against six other players or use the Evolution Gaming Bet Behind feature - gone are the days of waiting around for a seat. The best part about Live Blackjack is the competitive element - you’re not playing against a computer simulation here. Real cards are dealt to real players. Who will beat the dealer and leave the Live Blackjack table a winner?
Live Blackjack offers various camera angles that make your online blackjack game as immersive as it can possibly be, capturing every move in high definition. Special features and popular side bet options make for a stimulating and entertaining online blackjack experience.
Online Blackjack FAQs
We welcome new blackjack players to our site everyday. We therefore understand that players might have questions about the game, and we’re here to provide you with all of the information you need. Blackjack is a hugely popular choice among online casino users, so it’s only natural that more knowledge on the classic card game is being sought out. Check the most frequently asked questions relating to online blackjack below, from odds to legalities, from simulated to live products. We’re giving you some answers, so you can get the best out of your online casino experience.
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 endeavours. Furthermore, there is no requirement to report winnings from gambling to HMRC.
Can I play blackjack for free?
Yes. You can play demo versions of our blackjack games, and most other games on our site, for free when logged into your 21.co.uk account. You must, however, complete our verification checks in order to access demo games. Demo mode lets you try the game out to see how it works and decide if you enjoy playing before you bet with any real money. The only exception is Live Blackjack, as this is played in real time. New players can also claim £10 free, so you can try out a few games on us.
What is the difference between live blackjack and a simulation?
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 rules are exactly the same.
Can I play blackjack on a mobile device?
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.
Is blackjack always played against the house?
Yes. In some online blackjack games, there are multiple table positions allowing for multiple players simultaneously. However, players never compete against each other. Blackjack is always played exclusively against the house. However, this doesn’t mean you can have some healthy competition with your fellow players!
Is there a winning strategy I can employ?
Numerous blackjack ‘experts’ have come up with their own strategies for playing blackjack. It is fine to try any of the strategies you find intriguing, but no blackjack strategy can guarantee 100% success. We cover this in more detail in our blackjack strategy guide.
How many decks are normally used in online blackjack?
The number of decks in an online casino uses varies from one to the next. On average, it tends to be around six. However, some casinos use eight while others use four. There is no way to know for sure.
Do online casinos shuffle after each hand?
Regularly shuffling the deck is something the online casino will often do to make it harder for players to count cards. Interestingly enough, statistics have shown that card counting is a fruitless strategy in online blackjack games, but many pro players such as Bryce Carlson claim otherwise.
What kind of online blackjack games can I play?
Here at 21.co.uk, we pride ourselves on offering the best of the best to our players. Our online blackjack games are no exception. Whether you like the immersive experience of Live Blackjack or the extra side bets offered by Blackjack Perfect Pairs, there’s something to suit any style of player. We offer games created by some of the biggest names in the industry, such as NetEnt and Evolution gaming. High rollers may enjoy our selection of premium VIP Live Blackjack games, which offer higher betting limits and other great perks.
What are the odds of winning a game of online blackjack?
The odds can vary from game to game, but in most instances a blackjack pays 3:2. If your hand exceeds the dealer’s (without going bust) then you’ll receive 1:1 odds. If you choose to place side bets, the odds will vary depending on which bet you place, but will usually be higher than a standard blackjack bet.
Do the same rules apply in online blackjack games as in land based casinos?
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.
What is the highest betting limit for online blackjack?
The maximum bet that you can place in online blackjack varies from game to game. For example, Blackjack Perfect Pairs allows you to bet £1000 per round, whilst Classic Blackjack Gold only allows you to stake £200. VIP Live Blackjack offers higher betting limits to satisfy players with bigger bankrolls.
How does online blackjack work?
Simulated blackjack games work in a similar way to online slots and other online casino games. A piece of software called a Random Number Generator produces an outcome to each round. The cards dealt to you, the dealer and other players are therefore chosen at random by this technology, ensuring a fair game. Much like real life blackjack, you’ll take a place at the blackjack table and place your bet by selecting chips, which will appear in the betting box in front of you.
21.co.uk Live Blackjack
We're serious about offering a top-quality blackjack experience here at 21.co.uk, and to prove it, we've created our very own branded Live Blackjack table. Provided by live casino experts Evolution Gaming, 21.co.uk Live Blackjack offers everything you need to play every round to its full potential. Enjoy side bets, conversation with friendly dealers, versatile betting limits and convenient opening times, all housed within a sophisticated casino environment. One of the main attractions when it comes to the 21.co.uk branded table, is that it offers much lower betting limits than the majority of other Live Blackjack tables, meaning players can stretch their bankroll further with £5 bets. If you're looking for a cool and classy setting with the most innovative features on the market, stop by our 21.co.uk branded blackjack table.
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. To place a side bet, all you have to do it place a chip in one of the designated betting areas. Each seat at the Blackjack: Perfect Pairs table has these betting sections and they’re pretty easy to spot - look for the Perfect Pairs box and the +3 circle. Like many other online blackjack games, Blackjack: Perfect Pairs allows you to take multiple seats at the table - in this case you can take up to five. This means you can also place multiple side bets at once, but remember to gamble responsibly if you do decide to take part in a little side action.
Live Blackjack Party
If you’re looking for a live blackjack game with an edge, check out Live Blackjack Party. Party-goes will love the atmosphere created by upbeat music and lively dealers. However, it’s not only the party vibe which makes Live Blackjack Party pop, but the range of special and innovative features on offer too. 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. This game packs everything we love about online blackjack into one product and offers a great environment to play in.
Looking for a virtual blackjack table where you can play more than one hand? One of the best things about playing online blackjack 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 at your own convenience. So if multi-hand blackjack is your think, look no further than 21.co.uk where you'll find world-class casino table games 0 many of which offer a multi-hand online blackjack experience.
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