Differences Between Live And Online Blackjack

October 20th, 2010 by admin Leave a reply »

If you love blackjack, you’re faced with an obvious question. Do you play blackjack online, live, or both? You probably have a preference already, but if you’re on the fence, or if you’re just curious what making the switch would be like, here are some key differences between live and online blackjack play.

Blackjack Live vs. Online: Number of Players

Of course, whether it’s live or online blackjack, you’re playing against the House, but when you play live, you usually play at a full table of other players as well. Some people enjoy the camaraderie, or may even think it is to their advantage to see all the additional cards that are coming out. Others would just as soon not have the game slowed down by players who don’t know what they are dong, or would prefer not to see an opponent grab a ten that would have busted the dealer when they are sitting on a doubled 16. If you like single player action, you’ll probably be going with the online blackjack route.

Blackjack Live vs. Online: Counting and Strategy

You can’t really count cards online, because the random number generator is constantly shuffling the cards. This means that if counting is a vital element to your strategy, you’ll generally need to play a live game. On the other hand, if all you need is basic strategy, you may prefer to play online, where you can have a basic strategy chart with all the right moves right up on screen, without having to slow down a live game searching for a “cheat” card or plumbing the depths of your memory.

Blackjack Live vs. Online: Travel

If your gambling is a social activity, you probably want to get out of the house to do it, and a live casino for some blackjack is a great place to go. On the other hand, if you like the idea of playing anytime at the drop of a hat, without having to get into your car or worry about tipping anybody, playing online blackjack is the perfect venue for you to enjoy your gambling action.

Rachel Ross is an avid gambler and dedicates tons of research and time to developing strategies for online gaming.

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