There are lots of websites that offer real money blackjack. I’m going to post a few of my favorites in a second here, but I just wanted to start out by letting you know that not all gambling sites were created equal. It is important to choose your betting site wisely.
Most importantly, the safety of your funds is a must. These days, just about anyone with a computer and a bunch of extra cash can throw together a quick real money blackjack site. But those aren’t the types of sites that you want to play at. The best websites for any kind of gambling are those that are run by legitimate businesses.
This is important to note because most deposit bonuses at casinos do not apply to blackjack. As you probably already know, blackjack is a low house advantage game when played with proper strategy. Casinos are therefore reluctant to give out deposit bonuses that apply to blackjack.
Lucky Red and Buzzluck buck that trend by frequently giving out reload bonuses that can be cleared with blackjack. You don’t see that often in this industry, so it’s sort of a big deal. It really doesn’t get any better than implementing blackjack strategy, playing cards and clearing a bonus at the same time.
How to Play Real Money Blackjack
Getting started with blackjack online is pretty easy. The first step is to choose a gambling site. The sites that I mentioned above are my favorites, but there are lots of options out there. Just make sure that wherever you play is known as a safe casino. You can read my reviews, search Google and ask other players on discussion forums.
After you find a gambling site to play at, you can visit its website to sign up for an account. At most casino websites, you’ll be presented with two options: download and instant play. The download option will let you download the casino software so that you can log in any time on your computer. The instant play option allows you to play real money games inside your web browser.
Both options are fine, but I personally prefer the download option. I find it easier and faster than waiting for the instant play casino to load. In either case, the next step will be to sign up for an account. You’ll be asked to sign up the first time you run the downloadable software or load the instant play casino.
After you have an account, the last step is to make a deposit. Just click on the “cashier” option and then the “deposit” option. You can then choose a deposit option and follow the options on the screen to make a deposit.
As you can see, it’s a pretty straightforward process. Type in the information and hit the deposit button. The above screenshot is for making a credit card deposit, but there are also other deposit options. The credit card is the easiest for most people though.
With a funded real money account, you are good to go. Go back to the casino and choose your game. Blackjack will usually be listed under a “table games” category. After blackjack loads, you can place your bets and make your decisions. From here on out, it’s a matter of luck and skill.
If you’re at all fuzzy on the rules of blackjack, use the free game below to play a few hands. You don’t need to download anything to give it a shot. This game comes straight from Lucky Red Casino and this is pretty much what you can expect when you play. This is also a handy way to practice your strategy without risking real money.
Note that this game has been resized to fit on the screen – it looks much better at the actual casino site.
If you get an error message or can’t see the game at all, try turning off any browser plugins such as AdBlock Plus. Those tend to mess up my free flash games here.
Cashing out is the fun part. If you’re fortunate enough to make a profit while playing blackjack online, you’ll come to a point where you decide it’s time to cash in your winnings. The withdrawal process is similar to making your initial deposit.
To get your money, go to the cashier again and click on the “withdraw” button. You’ll see a list of withdrawal options. Choose an option, tell them how much you want to cash out and they’ll send your money.
If you live in the United States, you will probably have to choose between having a check mailed to your house or receiving a cash transfer via Western Union or MoneyGram. If you live elsewhere, you will have those options plus electronic bank transfers and e-wallets.
Well, that about covers it. Now go get ‘em.