Live Blackjack Variants

Live blackjack in physical casinos is clearly at the origin of the spread of this game: with the emergence of online casinos, things started to change, and the available variants increased even more. For years, the main games have always been those that originated in the biggest casinos in the world: those in the United States.

It’s no mystery that Atlantic City and Las Vegas, both American locations renowned for glitzy casinos and the opportunity to play live all the most popular games, such as slot machines, video poker and roulette, are a big draw. Therefore, between luxury cocktails and stellar winnings, for years, live blackjack has been one of the most interesting attractions for gambling and betting enthusiasts, which today sees its glories again in live blackjack.

The three best-known variations are precisely those dedicated to the great capitals of the game:

  • Blackjack Atlantic City;
  • Blackjack Big 5;
  • Blackjack Vegas Strip.

Blackjack Atlantic City

Atlantic City blackjack is an impressive version of the game, one of the most complex to follow and also one of the most spectacular to see live. For this variant, in fact, it is necessary to use 8 decks of French cards, the maximum allowed by the rules, and there are some specific rules that the game shares with other versions: for example, in case of division (split) of the aces, you can only ask for another card and no more, just like for Big 5 blackjack and blackjack Vegas Strip.

Big 5 Blackjack

This version of live blackjack, Blackjack Big 5, takes its name from the number of decks of French cards that are used for the game: 5. In addition to the rules that it shares with both the other two variations presented in this list, it has in common only with Atlantic City blackjack the opportunity to offer the player the possibility of exiting the game before a hand is completed.

Blackjack Vegas Strip

Las Vegas sign board and a happy man

Blackjack Vegas Strip is one of the most popular blackjack variants in Las Vegas casinos and online casinos because it is one of the easiest to play. However, it can be more complicated in some respects. With Vegas Strip Blackjack, it is not possible to retire until the hand is completed. This lack of options may be less convincing than other games, so it is more suitable for experienced players who are not afraid to risk everything. In any case, this is a variant with 4 decks and the name that distinguishes it is taken from the Las Vegas Strip, the famous promenade in the South Boulevard of the city: a path with a distance of about 6 km, to be covered in the bright lights of casinos and luxury hotels.