By Oliver Scott.
In addition to choosing a variation of blackjack, many gamblers think about the best place to play it. Some prefer the modern online gambling format, while others do not change the traditions of the classic IRL game.
In any case, there are pros and cons. So what is better, playing blackjack on a casino online website or giving preference to land-based establishments? Let’s look at this from all sides.1)In case you are wondering: IRL = In Real Life
Blackjack: Online Features and Advantages
Let’s start with the online blackjack format. Previously, when online gambling was just emerging, it was at least something new, but not as high quality as in land-based establishments. Why? First of all, not everyone had the opportunity to connect to the Internet or use such valuable (unlike today) Internet traffic for blackjack. But with the development of technology, everything has changed.
Based on this, accessibility is one of the main differences between online blackjack vs traditional. You can play anytime you want. For example, open your laptop and test your strategy at the blackjack tables or play any of the hundreds of lobbies.
In live casinos, the tables may be busy for your bets. But there are no such problems on the Internet, where you play computer blackjack anytime. Of course, virtual casino tables can also be busy. But it’s still better to wait a little at home, read the best blackjack books, and go to the lobby rather than walk around the establishment hoping someone leaves.
But that’s not all the difference.
An important aspect and advantage of online blackjack is, first of all, security. Not many people think that gambling, especially in niche cities, can be dangerous. And we are not talking about financial security. The fact is that the presence of casinos, especially if there are many of them, increases crime in the city.
It is mainly tourists and city visitors who are at risk. Locals usually know about all the places where it is better not to go after gambling activity in an establishment. But do tourists know all the subtleties and the map of dangerous zones? Not always. Based on this, online blackjack is much safer.
Have you ever encountered deposit bonuses in regular land-based casinos? If so, then this is a real “artifact”. Even though there are many online casinos, they never tire of attracting new users. Not only online games help them with this, but also bonuses. On the one hand, this can be a good tool to increase the chances of winning. On another note, not everyone understands the features of online casino offers and cannot cope with the outcome.
But as practice shows, bonuses remain an important aspect users focus on when choosing a gambling platform. Among the bonuses in land-based casinos, we can only mention free drinks (not for everyone), cost-free food, lodging, or entertainment.
Gameplay in table casino games, including blackjack, can be slow. In online table games, computerized dealers will do everything twice as fast due to the algorithms and technologies they use. This is especially useful for those who like fast and active gambling. Although blackjack is not exactly a game of speed, not many people like to sit for a long time for a bank of 4-10 dollars.
Traditional Blackjack Gambling: Nowadays
But don’t think that traditional blackjack is forgotten and insignificant. This game is valued among gamblers and respected at every level, from beginners to experienced high rollers. The real excitement and tension in the game can only be felt while sitting at a real table when the dealer and opponents are opposite you.
The multifaceted advantage of land-based casinos is their indescribable atmosphere. It not only retains already active gamblers but also works to attract new players. Most often, such rooms are beautifully decorated and equipped, they look really elite, and their service is also at the highest level.
Withdrawal of Winnings
What does it take for chips to turn into real money? Just exchange them in a special place in the establishment. What do you need to get money from an online casino? First of all, have a minimum amount in your account that is available for withdrawal and wait (sometimes 1-2 business days).
In the first case, you can get up from the table anytime and exchange them for real money. Everything is a little different on the Internet, which is one of the main disadvantages of online blackjack and a strong advantage of traditional one.
Land-based casinos primarily benefit from the incredible atmosphere that reigns there. Movies and social media popularized such establishments quite strongly, which is why many players worldwide strive and are eager to get there.
However, the accessibility and ease of starting a virtual casino are great for beginners and experienced gamblers. Nowadays, casino technologies are developing incredibly quickly, allowing to play online blackjack while sitting at their table at home. The choice remains with the gamblers; in any case, blackjack is a game in which skills and experience are most important.2)EDITOR NOTE: Of course, the most obvious advantage of land based casinos is the potential ability to count cards and exploit other advantage play ideas. Card counting is impossible in games with automatic shufflers as well as in online digital blackjack games. Although live online games are susceptible to card counting, it is much easier for casinos to detect what you are doing and possibly bar or lock your account. Playing for an online bonus, however, is always welcome.
|In case you are wondering: IRL = In Real Life
|EDITOR NOTE: Of course, the most obvious advantage of land based casinos is the potential ability to count cards and exploit other advantage play ideas. Card counting is impossible in games with automatic shufflers as well as in online digital blackjack games. Although live online games are susceptible to card counting, it is much easier for casinos to detect what you are doing and possibly bar or lock your account. Playing for an online bonus, however, is always welcome.