Live Blackjack – a true classic casino game
There are only a few games which have really stood the test of time. These are the true classics – the games you see being played in films by incredibly suave heroes or beautiful heroines. If you were to visit any one of the top casinos around the world, from Las Vegas to Monte Carlo, you’ll find them. Of course we are talking about games like roulette, baccarat and the true king of all card games, blackjack!
Blackjack is arguably the most popular game played on the planet – from brick and mortar casinos and living rooms, to bars and online casino sites – it seems like almost everyone is playing. The simple rules, exciting gameplay and the addition of tactical play (not to mention the thrill of going head-to-head against the dealer) makes this a timeless game, which has only gained more appeal the older it’s become. MansionCasino.com has taken this treasured game and brought it bang up to date, with the likes of the cutting-edge gameplay of Live Blackjack.
Tried and tested over the years
You don’t become the world’s most popular card game overnight, and blackjack can trace its roots back through the mists of time to the early 17th Century. First mentioned by the legendary author, Miguel de Cervantes (the writer of Don Quixote) in a book he wrote in 1601, the game was originally known as ‘Twenty-One’. The aim of the game was to reach 21 points without going over, which is a rule that has endured until today. Twenty-One soon found its way across the Atlantic and spread among the gambling houses and paddle steamers of the Southern and Western states. Casinos soon started offering bonus payouts for players who reached 21 with a specific hand of cards. One such hand included the ace of spades combined with either the jack of spades or the jack of clubs. Of course there’s no guessing what this hand was called, and the name has become synonymous with the game in all the four corners it is played.
The rules of the game
There are some incredibly complicated and involved card games out there, but blackjack isn’t one of them! It didn’t get to be one of the most loved games in the world by being difficult to learn. Don’t be deceived though, the simple gameplay still allows for moments of high strategy. The game generally follows this pattern: firstly the player makes a bet, then the dealer shuffles and cuts the pack before dealing one card face up to each player, and finally to himself. Then the player deals another card face up to all players, and then one face down to himself. At this point, if any player has a ‘natural’ (an ace and a picture card or ten card), then he usually wins one and a half times his bet. If the dealer gets a natural, he takes all bets and the game starts again. If no-one gets a natural, play continues with each player attempting to get as close to 21 as possible. As soon as a player or the house goes bust, they lose. Many casinos offer variations on the game, but this is the general method of play and one you will find all over the world.
A real live show
Live Blackjack is a thrilling internet casino game on offer at MansionCasino.com, which uses cutting-edge gaming technology to bring you the very best online gaming experience possible. Unlike many games, Live Blackjack doesn’t use fancy graphics, and instead takes you into a real-life casino. Here, you will play against a professional dealer in a refined and chic atmosphere. Using the most up-to-date technology possible, you can play Live Blackjack and Live Roulette right from your computer screen! It’s the closest thing to being there, without actually being there. You will experience all the character of a live blackjack game from the comfort and convenience of your favorite armchair. And in Live Blackjack the webcam is only one way, so you can play without the hassle of getting all dressed up.
A revolutionary way to play
Live Blackjack is an exciting, fun new game on offer in our internet casino. Here at Mansion Casino UK we pride ourselves on bringing you the most up-to-date games, filled with eye-popping graphics and animations – and of course, superior gameplay. We have everything from lively slots games based around your favourite cartoon characters and Hollywood movies, to faithful representations of your favourite classic casino games, such as roulette, poker and blackjack. Our extensive library of games means you will never have to look for something great to play for long, no matter your mood. Our live games go that extra step in bringing you an immersive gaming experience. You can experience all the atmosphere of a great night out in a bricks and mortar casino, without even leaving your favourite chair. So relax and get ready for a truly entertaining online casino experience.
How to play Live Blackjack
Playing Live Blackjack is very straightforward at MansionCasino.com. If you have ever played blackjack in an internet casino or a bricks and mortar casino, you will know exactly what to expect. This live version of blackjack is a masterful blend of those two classic ways to play. It’s as simple and fun to play as any online game, but it has the added magic and glamour that only comes with real cards and a real, live dealer. Even if you have never played before, you don’t have to worry as the rules are very easy.
- When the round starts, the player places a bet of a certain value
- The dealer deals the cards in the standard way
- Depending on the cards dealt, the player will have the option to stick, hit or split their cards
- When all players and the dealer are happy with their cards, the results are revealed. And the round is finished!
That’s really how easy it is! And the handy chat function makes it simple to interact with the dealer, or the other players at the table.
Don’t go bust
We could write a book full of the different tips and strategies for blackjack – it's a game that is easy to pick up and play as a newcomer, but as a players gets more confident, the game opens up. Blackjack is one of those incredible games that is easy to learn, but never get boring.
- Pay attention to your cards and also those of the dealer. Remember that the aim of the game is to beat the dealer by getting as close to 21 as possible. Think about the cards that are left in the deck and the chances that you might get one of them!
- Don’t go bust! If you do it’s the end of that round for you.
- In a tied game you should receive your money back to play again. But some games let the house win if there is a tie, so be aware!
- Make small bets until you understand what’s going on, and then raise your stakes.
- Have fun!
We could go on, but the real joy of blackjack is finding out some things for yourself. You will soon find a way to play that suits you, and we are sure that you will have a really entertaining time playing.
Get a great deal with Mansion Casino UK
Live Blackjack is a cutting-edge update to a timeless and much loved game. At Mansion Casino UK, we have taken the simple and fun aspects of online gaming and blended them with real-life gaming. This amazing mix will appeal to people who love online gaming and want to try something a little closer to reality, as well as those who love playing for real but would like the ease and convenience of playing online at home. If you play with us, we promise to take exceptional care of you. We are one of the best online casinos in the UK, and for your comfort we offer these essential features:
- Our casino is fully licensed and regulated
- Both our desktop and mobile casinos are 100% secure
- Safety is our top priority, with 128-bit encryption of your data
- We carry the most modern games powered by industry standard software
- All of the most well-known payment options are accepted
You can be sure that we are working hard behind the scenes, so that you can relax and have fun gaming. You can rest easy and enjoy yourself with all of our fantastic games. If you’ve never played with us before, sit back, relax and see what a really great online casino has to offer!
A little something extra
Whether you want to play in your browser or on mobile, you’ll instantly be able to play in practice mode for free. This is a great way to get to know our games, but to really enjoy everything we have to offer, you’ll want to start playing in our real money casino.
Once you have created an account, not only will you be able to play for real money, but you will also be able to take advantage of our Welcome Bonus and special promotions. We have made the process as simple and easy as possible – from registering to making a deposit, we will guide you every step of the way, and make sure that you are playing your favourite games as quickly as possible. We are proud to be able to offer up to £200 as a Welcome Bonus for new players, along with a whole host of thrilling promotions. Check our promotions page to get a taste of what we have to offer, and don’t forget to come back regularly as they can often change.
Live Blackjack is a truly exciting game that blends the best of both the real-life and online gaming worlds. We have taken steps to make it feel like you are really in a stylish casino, sitting at a lively blackjack table. Let our real-life dealers take care of you, and prepare to enjoy one of the greatest gaming experiences available!