Live Blackjack UK
Among the most popular casino games is blackjack, offering a wide variety of game options to choose from. Since the transition to online, the only was to play traditional blackjack games in online casinos was via the virtual game option ran by a random number generator. Thanks to innovation in recent years, the rise of live blackjack games has gained popularity within the UK.
Thanks to the expansion of modern day technology, live blackjack games are available to play at home or on the go via a compatible mobile device.
Here at Play UK, we are proud to deliver a fully immersive array of live blackjack games supplied by our industry-leading partner - Evolution Gaming.
Evolution Gaming uses state of the art technology to stream the best live blackjack games and other game such as live roulette, baccarat and poker directly to you in real time.
We offer our players what we feel are the premier live blackjack games available in the UK. We have game options to suit every player's taste.
If you are new to the game, we recommend starting at our Blackjack Silver game which is based on the classic rules of the game. Once familiar, you can progress onto more exciting games such as Blackjack Fortune VIP & Blackjack Platinum VIP.
Among other live blackjack game options is our alternative game - Blackjack Party. Popular favourites with UK players are Blackjack Grand VIP & Diamond VIP.
How To Play Live Blackjack
Once you have completed our registration process, you will find yourself in the lobby. Simply select the 'live dealer' tab from the sidebar menu and you will be presented with our full list of live blackjack game selection.
Please note that you must have funds available in your PlayUK casino wallet as our live dealer blackjack games are only available to play in real money mode. Our welcome bonuses are still available and can be used on a wide selection of alternative games.
Once you are in the live dealer lobby, choose a game that appeals to you and click the thumbnail. You will be automatically connected to our live studio where you will be personally greeted by a friendly live dealer and your game will begin.
Live Blackjack Online Rules & Strategies
Our live dealer blackjack games follow the same traditional game rules as classic blackjack. We do offer some games with a different set of rules - be sure to read the game rules before starting to play.
The basic rules are pretty straightforward, place your wager to receive your first two cards which are dealt to you face up (depending on the game). The aim of the game is to try and get as close to 21 as possible without going over, as well as have a closer score to 21 than the dealer.
Once you are comfortable with how the game works, you could try to implement a blackjack strategy. The most common in the UK is the Martingale system and the Paroli system.
VIP & High stakes games
Here at PlayUK, we aim to deliver a premium choice of live blackjack games for VIPs and high rollers. Some of the benefits we offer to our VIPs include a dedicated account manager, faster withdrawal limits and exclusive custom made promotions and reload.
Some of our games catering for VIPs are Blackjack Premium VIP, Blackjack Grand VIP, and Diamond VIP.
Live Blackjack on mobile
At Play UK, you can access our premium live dealer games wherever you are. Our games can be streamed in high definition with crisp audio in real time directly to your favourite mobile device. Our games are fully compatible with all major smartphones and tablets. Supported operating systems include Android, iOS, Windows and Blackberry. Our welcome bonus is fully available to mobile UK players.
Glossary of common Blackjack terms
Whether you choose to play classic blackjack or one of the latest live dealer variations, there are certain common terms that you will need to know in order to enjoy your game to its full potential. The following lists some of the most common blackjack terms used;
Bet: A bet is the same as a wager and it can be achieved by selecting the number of chips you wish to play for and placing them on the table in front of you.
Blackjack tournament: Compete against other players for top prizes.
- Basic Blackjack strategy: a basic strategy that helps you to decide the appropriate response to the dealers face up card compared to your initial two card hand.
- Card counting: A technique used to determine the overall value of a deck of cards.
- Double down: If you believe you have a strong hand you can double your bet and get an additional card.
- Hit: Indicates to the dealer that you wish to receive an additional card (not to be confused with doubling down).
- Insurance: This is a type of side bet based on the assumption that the dealer has a blackjack. Insurance pays 2:1 and is available when the dealer's face up card is an ace.
- Stand: Indicates to the dealer that you do not wish to receive any additional cards.
- Split: An option allowing you to split pairs such as 8’s or aces. This creates two separate bets, each requiring a separate wager.
- Free play: Select blackjack games that are free to play and do not require real money in order to enjoy them.