World Sports Betting are the first South African bookmaker to offer a fully legal and licensed online blackjack product to punters. Online casino games like Blackjack have been restricted in the past but are now licensed for the SA market, and WSB have several different live blackjack games on offer. In this post we’ll be having a closer look at the new blackjack games you can enjoy from both desktop and mobile.
Live Blackjack Games at WSB
Currently there are 2 different Blackjack games you can enjoy, Speed Blackjack and First Person Blackjack. There are 4 different speed blackjack tables, from A to D, and its seems like more open up should there be a demand (the tables do get busy). The biggest difference between the games is that Speed Blackjack has a live dealer while First Person Blackjack is animated but more on that later as we’ll be running through each of the games in more detail below.
Speed Blackjack Live
Speed Blackjack Live is the same as normal Blackjack but played at a much faster rate. The gameplay starts with you receiving your first 2 cards quickly. The dealer does not go from player to player for decisions like hit or stand, rather all players decide during the same time frame. The first player to make a decision will be the first player to receive the next card. The game can get pretty fast and furious but you’ll soon get the hang of it.
Whats great about Speed blackjack is that you are also able to play behind other punters. So even if the table is full you can still bet as you would in a real casino. The dealers do have some interaction with the players but the chat is not as active as you’d find with Dream Catcher or Monopoly Live, that’s fine though, as blackjack is more of a thinking punters game.
First Person Blackjack
If solo cards is your thing then First Person Blackjack will appeal to you. The game is based on traditional blackjack in a virtual room, which speeds the gameplay up quite significantly. You don’t have to wait for other players to take their bets or calls, here you are the boss and you make the calls! Betting starts from as little as R10 and we’re sure this game is going to be a huge hit with punters, we even managed to land blackjack on our first test hand!
Where to play the new Blackjack games
As previously mentioned Blackjack is currently only available at World Sports Betting. The game runs flawlessly on desktop and mobile and we’d like to give WSB a huge thank you for getting such an awesome product licensed and legal. To try out the new Blackjack games simply head over to WSB and click on the “Live Games” tab, where you’ll also be able to play online roulette and many other casino style games.
WSB are currently offering new customers a R50 free bet on registration and a massive 100% deposit match bonus up to R10,000, only for new customers. If you’d like to know more about World Sports Betting then check out our WSB review, otherwise we’ll see you at the Speed Blackjack table!
How Blackjack Works
The rules of blackjack are quite simple, which is a major reason for the game’s enduring popularity. The object is to get a hand with a value as close to 21 as possible without going over. A hand that goes over 21 is a bust. The players at a blackjack table do not play against each other; they play against the dealer. Each player only has to beat the dealer’s hand.
In blackjack, the suits have no meaning. Number cards have a value equal to their number, while all the picture cards (Jacks, Queens, and Kings) are worth 10. Aces can be worth 11 or one, whichever is more beneficial to the person holding the hand. For example, a hand with an Ace and an Eight is worth 19 (the Ace is valued at 11, known as a soft Ace). A hand with an Ace, a Four, and a Nine is worth 14 (the Ace is valued at one, known as a hard Ace, because if it were valued at 11 the hand would bust).
World Sports Betting PTY Ltd is Licensed by the Gauteng Gambling Board with license number RAN004. Registered Address: Shop D1260 Bandbury Cross Village Cnr. Malibongwe and Olievenhout Ave. North Riding, 2164