Can I Play Live Blackjack Online for Free?

Live Dealer Blackjack

This question is one of the most asked among casino players. The straight forward answer is unfortunately you cannot play Live Blackjack online for free. There are reasons for it which when you will come to know you will surely understand as to why you cannot play live blackjack free.

So the first thing you should know is that Live casino games be it Blackjack, Baccarat or Pai Gow, that these card games are designed  in such a way that they can only be played with real money.

If you notice you will see that when you sat around live table game be it Blackjack or Baccarat there are only so many players that table will accommodate, and as live casino games are much more expensive to run and operate than software driven games casinos are not willing to offer guest players the opportunity of playing those games for free or to practice.

Also these games do not use a cheap set of pre-recorded video to liven up a computer generated game. The video you see is a live broadcast of a dealer who is specifically running your live blackjack game from a remote location. You can even chat with them and have all fun and exciting casino experience you want. So all this infrastructure to stream a live video is expensive and thus not offered free to play.

These live casino games are available to play at reputed online casinos that offer lots of different table stake options, and as such you will have the opportunity of being able to play them for very low stakes if you prefer, or some much higher stake amounts if you are a high rolling player.

So that shows that you cannot play Live Blackjack games for free but there is a way out if you want to play this game free to understand the game. That is you need to play and try different different variants of Blackjack available at online casinos for free and at no risk initially and you make use of the software driven games and play them via the free play demo mode versions of those games. These blackjack variants come from top gaming companies like Microgaming and you get to know the rules of the game and familiarize yourself about the game play which in return can help you a lot in achieving wins when playing live Blackjack game with real money.

Blackjack from Microgaming

This is because many of the live dealer Blackjack games come with the exact same game play rules as the software driven games also by playing the software divine games for free which is something you cannot do when playing live games you will soon master playing off each hand that has been dealt out to you strategically.

Also many first time and very inexperienced Blackjack players will do is to get hold of a Blackjack strategy card for the variant they intend and wish to play online, as those cards will show you how you must play off any hand that has been dealt out to you perfectly, no matter what card or cards the Dealer is showing via their hand.

Those Blackjack strategy card are free so you will not have to pay anything to download and make use of them but they will ensure that you never make any expensive playing errors when you do finally set about playing live Blackjack online in a real money playing environment.

Now when after practising the game for free many a times you can try the live Blackjack with Live dealers. You need to be but aware of when playing live Blackjack games is that the base game is one that will have its own long term house edge associated with it, however when there are any additional bonus bets and bonus wagers that you can place on such games those side bets will increase the house edge you are up against.

If you are pro Blackjack player, then you will be fully aware of the fact that you should never take the Insurance wager when it is offered to you by the Dealer as that bet has an enormous house edge associated with it so that is something you should also avoid doing when playing any type of Blackjack games in any playing environment.

However, if you do come across absolutely any type of Blackjack game that does offer you any type of bonus bets and bonus wagers no matter how tempting the payouts associated with those side and bonus bets are you must never be tempted to place them, or you will be massively increasing the house edge of the game you are playing.

So if it is the very lowest house edge games you do want to play online then you are not going to find any other casino card games that do have as low a house edge as Blackjack games, but there can be different house edges on offer on different variants.

Next time when you enter any online casino remember that often two games that are available may have the exact same name  but may offer different house edges based on the playing rules available which differ from casino to casino and also Blackjack game variants and the payouts associated with each game too.

Better avoid playing any Blackjack games that payout 6 to 5 for a winning players Blackjack hand, as opposed to a 3 to 2 winning payout, for any 6 to 5 paying variant will be offering a much higher house edge than the 3 to 2 Blackjack paying hand variants.

Note one more thing that it is not only live table games like Blackjack and Baccarat that cannot be played free but there are few other games too at the casino that are not free to play. Like progressive pokies games and few lottery games like Keno and Bingo or even scratch card. So always better to ask the casino support team or read the rules of the games and the terms before you select any game to play from the casino lobby.

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