There is no other card game in the world that is more popular than blackjack. In many places this is only known under the name 21, as this is the highest score you want. Twenty-one is found all over the world, but it is somewhat different which version is most popular. Here in Norway, it is common with the version of the game called American Blackjack. When playing live blackjack online, the tables marked with only Black Jack are the regular version. Other versions of the game will be clearly marked with the variant in question.
When playing blackjack online, there are two different ways to do this. You can either play twenty-one as a form of slot machine, or you can try your hand at a live dealer. When you play against a slot machine, you will not use physical cards, as it is all controlled digitally. You can still make the choices you would normally be able to make in blackjack, but it is a random number generator (RNG) that draws the new cards to both you and the dealer. As usual, the dealer will have a fixed set of rules, just like at a live casino
In live blackjack, you play against a human dealer. The dealer will stand in a studio where there is a real table and where he or she has physical cards. You can then take a seat around the table, and with you there can be up to six other players. If the table is full, you will have to wait for a seat to become available, or find another table. On some tables you can use a bet behind function where you can bet on the other players while you wait. The dealer will deal cards according to fixed rules depending on which version of the game you are playing, and you will be able to see on your screen the choices you have both for moves and for bets. The dealer then hands out cards according to what you have chosen, and the round takes place exactly as it is done at a land-based casino.
Blackjack comes as mentioned in a number of different versions. One of the biggest advantages of playing online is that you can quickly switch between the different editions. This allows you to gamble on exactly what you want whenever you want. What you need to make sure, however, is that you have control over the rules that apply to each version. Playing Switch, Pontoon, Double Exposure, Single Deck or European Black Jack, for example, is very different from playing regular American Blackjack.