There are subtle differences between standard online Blackjack and Live Blackjack which all players should know about
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Online & Live Blackjack – The Differences

November 13, 2023

Blackjack is one of the oldest and most beloved casino table games. In this article we take a look at the main differences between standard online Blackjack and the Live Blackjack games that can be found at our Live Casino.

Live Dealers Create Different Playing Aesthetics

The most obvious difference to point out between standard online Blackjack and Live Blackjack, is that the latter features a living and breathing live dealer, who reacts to players just as a croupier in a brick-and-mortar casino would. This makes the experience as immersive and realistic as possible even while set in the virtual environment.  

It is therefore up to each individual player to choose whether he wants that additional human interaction, or he prefers to keep things simple by using the computerised dealers offered at standard tables.

Which Language Do You Play In?

While standard Blackjack tables tend to run in uniform English, Live Blackjack gives players the option of also gaming in other popular languages.

Our Live Casino gives players the opportunity to choose a native speaking live dealer in several languages such as English, German and Italian.

Deck Shuffling Varies

On our standard online Blackjack tables, cards are shuffled by our software after every hand, but our Live Blackjack tables work differently, with the goal of delivering an authentic gaming experience.

In reality the game will play exactly the same, but this slight difference allows users to choose their preference, because after all, choice is the spice of gaming life.

Blackjack (Ace and Jack)

How decks of cards are shuffled varies between standard online Blackjack and Live Blackjack

Exclusive Tables

Live Blackjack games can be reserved for certain communities of gamers, which is not always the case for online Blackjack games.

At the PokerStars Casino there are some Live Blackjack variants that are exclusive to the PokerStars Casino community. Some of these include PokerStars All Bets Blackjack, PokerStars Blackjack and PokerStars Speed Blackjack.

Different Ways to Play Privately

Our standard online Blackjack tables already offer discretion, as the software and computerised dealers ensure all games run smoothly.

Live Blackjack also offers the same levels of privacy if a PokerStars Casino member wants it, with it being possible for players to play in a Salon Privé.

This means a casino player can play alone at his pace at his own private gaming table, where he will be tended to by a live dealer focused solely on him, meaning no other players may join or even spectate the action.

Some Things Will Always Stay the Same

The one thing that players will find, whether people play standard online Blackjack or Live Blackjack, is that both games stay true to the original spirit of this classic card game.