Land-based and online Blackjack: 2 ways to play

By Swindon Link - 22 September 2023

Clubs & Activities

Blackjack is one of the most popular casino games with so many varieties to play worldwide – it’s a global phenomenon!

With its popularity comes many different ways of playing. Some choose the traditional route of playing at a land-based casino and others prefer the digital upgrade of the online casino.

Each person has their preference of what way to play and you could even try out each different form to find which you prefer.

With a selection of land-based Blackjack games to choose from and also many online Blackjack games, let’s dive deeper into the two ways to play…

Land-based Blackjack: A classic casino experience

Real cards and chips – In a land-based game of Blackjack you play with physical cards and chips, which can bring a more authentic feel to the game. This is similar to the fact that you’re surrounded by real players and dealers, helping you to interact face-to-face.

Dealer interaction – As you are face-to-face with the dealer, you can easily ask questions or seek help, so you can have the smoothest running game possible.

Table dynamics – Within a physical Blackjack game, you can observe everyone’s actions at your chosen table. You could use this information to better your gameplay, but as Blackjack is a game of chance, you’re never guaranteed a win even if you do use others' dynamics.

Online Blackjack: The modern gaming experience

Game options – There are various table options at a physical casino, but you can probably find even more game variations online, so you can choose the game that best suits you!

Lower betting limits – Often within online Blackjack you can use lower betting limits to ensure that you can uphold the best bankroll management and only bet what you can afford to lose.

Game speed and autoplay options – With an online Blackjack game you can play at various speeds, especially if you prefer to play at a faster level. You could even choose an autoplay feature that allows you to automate different game aspects, so you can observe what’s going on.

Which way will you play?

Land-based and online Blackjack both have their unique aspects and what you decide to play depends on your gaming preferences.

But recently, the lines between land-based and online Blackjack have blurred as you can now play live dealer Blackjack in many online casinos.

Live dealer Blackjack combines the best of both worlds, so you can experience more traditional gameplay, but just online!

This game is controlled by a professionally trained dealer who is live-streamed straight to your electrical device, so you can experience some of the physical elements – but all from home.

Whether you decide to play a physical game of Blackjack, online Blackjack, or live dealer Blackjack, just know that they all influence each other, so every game has similar aspects that you can easily familiarise with.


Looking at these different ways to play, which one will be your favourite? Heading to your local casino, logging in online to play digitally, or logging in online to face a live dealer? The choice is yours…

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