Players would agree that there is a certain appeal in playing blackjack, or twenty-one, at a table in a real world casino. In modern times, however, there are hundreds, if not thousands of online casinos available, all offering the convenience of blackjack from the comfort of your own home. All that is required is for a player to make an account, login, and the game can get started in seconds. So what, if any, are the differences between playing real world blackjack, and blackjack online?
Internet Speeds and Lag
The internet has come a long way in a short space of time, with some parts of the world offering blistering fast speeds that were the stuff of science fiction just a few years ago. This does not mean, however, that Internet connections are one hundred per cent reliable.
There can still be dropped connections, delays, and slow downs, all of which can affect playing casino games online. A player may experience a frozen screen as the device waits for a slow connection to catch up. Or, in some cases, a player may even be dropped in the middle of a game. This is something to consider if playing blackjack online. In the real world, of course, this is not a problem. But finding a parking space certainly may be.
Special Bonuses and Features
The great thing about online casinos is that many offer bonuses and special features, which sometimes even include tweaking the rules of a game. A round of blackjack at a particular online casino may be a completely new experience, if you choose it to be, with special features that shape the rules in a previously unthought-of way.
Classic blackjack is also available, of course, but it is these optional unique features that make playing blackjack online interesting. Be sure to check which kind of blackjack you are singing up for before putting any money down, and don’t be afraid to perhaps experience a new way of playing a classic game.
Phone Touch Screens
You may choose to play online blackjack with your laptop, desktop computer, phone or tablet, all are an option, and all supported, at least to some degree. The thing to keep in mind, however, is that not all websites are optimised for touch screens. Although some have been specifically designed with a touch screen in mind, others may be less then user friendly, creating awkward controls that hamper the experience. And, of course, there is nothing more frustrating then a poor interface when you are trying to play a tense hand of blackjack. Be sure to confirm that an online casino you are visiting supports the platform you intend on using.
Are you looking to play for free, or do you intend on laying down some real money? Both options are available when playing blackjack online, the question is, does the particular casino provide both options? Choose your casino carefully, and be sure to double-check which table you are playing at. Thankfully, most online casinos are very clear about which tables are played for free, and which involve real money.