Play Blackjack Games Online

Blackjack is one of the most popular casino games of all time. With its origins in France in the 1760s, this simple yet exciting card game requires players to win against the dealer's hand without going over 21.

Online casino technology means you can enjoy a game of blackjack wherever you are. You can even play live blackjack games online with a real dealer to get that authentic casino experience.

Play Online Blackjack at ICE36 Casino

Find all the best online blackjack games here at ICE36 online casino. With an extensive games catalogue and the latest in live-stream technology, you’ll feel like you’ve just stepped into a real-life casino. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced player, ICE36 is the place to be for an amazing online blackjack experience.

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At ICE36 we have a huge range of online blackjack games to choose from. However, with so much choice it can be difficult to decide which game to play - especially if you’re new to online casinos.

Read on to find out more about online blackjack games at ICE36, including some of our most popular games, their RTPs and more.

What Is Online Blackjack?

What Is Online Blackjack?

Online blackjack games are online versions of the classic casino game. The aim of the game remains the same -win against the dealer's hand without going over 21.

There are lots of different versions of the game to try, but they all follow a similar format. Players can choose between American and European versions of the game, as well as variations like Blackjack Turbo which offers a faster-paced gaming experience.

Online Blackjack vs Live Blackjack

Let’s take a closer look at the difference between online blackjack games and live blackjack games.

Live blackjack games have a live dealer who manages the game and deals the cards. All the action is live-streamed to your device in high quality, and you can even interact with the dealer and occasionally the other players.

Online blackjack games are those which replicate the traditional games, but without a live dealer. Instead of the dealer, you’ll play against the computer and a Random Number Generator which determines outcomes.

Although we love both live blackjack games and online blackjack games, we have to say that the latter are our favourite. Online blackjack games offer a huge variety and are available 24/7, whereas this isn’t always the case for live blackjack games. In live blackjack games you’ll often have to wait for an open seat (room for you to play), which isn’t true of online blackjack games.

There’s no need to interact with the dealer or with other players in online blackjack games either, making the experience faster and more streamlined.

But whichever option you choose (and of course you should try both!), you can find plenty of online and live blackjack games here at ICE36.

Online Blackjack Game Types

There are lots of different types of online blackjack games to try, including American Blackjack, European Blackjack and Progressive Blackjack. To learn more about each of these variations, check out our helpful summaries below.

American Blackjack

American Blackjack

In the American version of the game, if the dealer’s face-up card is an Ace he can look at his face-down card. If it is a 10 or a picture card, the dealer automatically wins the round.

European Blackjack

European Blackjack

In the European version of the game, the dealer does not look at his face-down card until all the players have played their hand.

Progressive Blackjack

Progressive Blackjack works in a similar way to progressive jackpot slots. It offers players the chance to make a side bet with each round, which gets added to a progressive jackpot that accumulates over time and with more players. The jackpot can be won by getting a certain combination of hands.


Pontoon is another version of blackjack which is thought to have originated in either the UK or in Australia. Although some of the terminology is different to blackjack (you say ‘twist' instead of ‘hit’ and ‘stick’ for ‘stand’), the two games are quite similar in terms of gameplay.

How to Play Online Blackjack

If you’re new to online blackjack, you might be wondering how to play this type of game. Read our step-by-step guide below for a general introduction to playing online blackjack. Remember that each game has its own specific rules, and you should familiarise yourself with them before playing.

  1. Register with an online casino like ICE36 and make a deposit.
  2. Choose an online blackjack game and decide how much money you want to bet.
  3. At the beginning of each round you’ll be dealt two cards, and you’ll need to add up the values of these cards.
  4. The dealer will draw two cards as well, and the aim is to have a higher hand than him at the end of the game without going over 21.
  5. You can ask the dealer to deal you another card by clicking ‘hit’, or if you don’t want another card you ‘stand’.
  6. If your hand goes over the value of 21, this is called ‘busting’ and you lose the game.
  7. Whoever has the highest hand without going bust is the winner of the round. If you win, you can collect your winnings.
  8. Place another bet and try again.

Online Blackjack Side Bets

Side bets in blackjack are additional bets that run alongside the action in the main game. Blackjack side bets are placed before any cards are dealt, and they involve guessing which cards will be dealt to either the player or the dealer. Read on for some examples of popular side bets and how they work.

21+3 Side Bet

This bet is inspired by three-card poker, and it involves betting on whether you think that your first two cards plus the dealer’s face-up card will form one of the hands from three-card poker. There are a variety of different options which are variations of straight, flush and three of a kind.

Perfect Pairs Side Bet

As the name suggests, this side bet involves trying to predict whether you will be able to make a pair with your first two cards. A ‘perfect pair’ is when you get two of exactly the same card, but other possibilities include colour pairs (e.g., 6 of hearts and 6 of diamonds) and mixed pairs (e.g., 6 of hearts and 6 of spades).

Insurance Bet

An insurance bet can be played if the dealer’s face-up card is an Ace, and the idea is that it offers insurance against the dealer’s hand being blackjack. Insurance bet odds are usually set to 2:1, and the maximum bet allowed is generally half of the player’s main bet.

5-Card Charlie

In this side bet, you bet on having five cards in your hand without going bust. If you go bust before reaching the 5-card minimum, you lose the side bet.

Online Blackjack RTP

RTP is short for Return to Player, and is usually expressed as a percentage. Percentage return to player (% RTP) is the expected percentage of wagers that a specific game will return to the player in the long run.

Many players are interested in finding the online blackjack games with the highest RTP since these are the games that theoretically payout the most amount of money over time.

With that in mind, here’s a table of the ICE36 blackjack games with the highest RTPs:

Blackjack GameRTP
Blackjack 1599.59%
Blackjack 1299.59%
Blackjack 1199.59%
Blackjack 1699.59%
Blackjack 1499.59%

Online Blackjack Demo

Many online casino games offer free demos, which is where you can play the game without betting any money. Of course, you won’t be able to win any money either in demo mode, but it offers a great way to familiarise yourself with the game before playing it for real. Keep in mind that demo versions are only available for some games, and only after completing registration and passing our validation process.

Most Popular Online Blackjack Games

Here at ICE36 we’ve got a great selection of online blackjack games to choose from, including new releases and popular classics. To help you decide which games to play first, we’ve compiled a list of our most popular blackjack games. Check it out and find your new favourite!

European Twenty One Blackjack

European Twenty One Blackjack

In this European version of the game, the dealer does not look at his face-down card until all the players have played their hand.

American Twenty One Blackjack

American Twenty One Blackjack

In the American version of the game, if the dealer’s face-up card is an Ace he can look at his face-down card. If it is a 10 or a picture card, the dealer automatically wins the round.

American Blackjack Turbo

American Blackjack Turbo

American Blackjack Turbo is played in almost exactly the same way as American Twenty One Blackjack, except the game is played at a faster speed. Cards are dealt quickly and there are no fancy animations to slow down play, but you won’t be rushed when you need a minute to plan your next move.

European Blackjack Turbo

European Blackjack Turbo

European Blackjack Turbo is very similar to European Twenty One Blackjack, except it is played at lightning speed! Again, you don’t need to worry about making quicker decisions - it’s just the speed of the actual gameplay (dealing the cards, etc.) that is increased.

European Blackjack

European Blackjack

Unlike the American blackjack, European blackjack aces are unique. They are worth 11 points, but it would raise a hand's score above 21. They can also count as one point.

Online Blackjack FAQ

  • How does online blackjack work?

    Online blackjack works in much the same way as traditional blackjack. The aim of the game is to beat the dealer’s hand without going over 21. At online casinos like ICE36, players can choose between an online version of the game where they play against the computer, or a live version where the action is video-streamed to their device.

  • What is the best online blackjack game?

    This question is impossible to answer, since it depends on your preferences! At ICE36 we’ve got a diverse range of online blackjack games to suit every taste. However, if you’re struggling to decide you could check out our most popular blackjack games listed further up this page.

  • How many decks are used in online blackjack?

    Just like with traditional blackjack, this depends on the specific game you’re playing. Some versions of the game only use one deck, whereas others use up to eight decks.

  • Can I play online blackjack for real money?

    Yes, of course! You can bet real money on all our online blackjack games, which means you could be in with a chance of winning a cash prize! But remember that all outcomes are random, and you should only bet with what you can afford.

  • What is the minimum bet for online blackjack?

    Each blackjack game has a different minimum bet, so it’s important to check the specific game you’re playing. However, the minimum bet we’ve come across in our blackjack games is £0.01.

  • What is the maximum payout for online blackjack?

    The maximum payout varies for each blackjack game, so you’ll need to check the game you’re playing. However, the maximum payout we’ve found is a whopping £250,000!

  • Is there an online blackjack demo?

    Yes, many online blackjack games are available in demo mode (sometimes called ‘free play’). This is where you play the game without betting (or winning) any money, and it’s a great way to familiarise yourself with the game before playing for real money. Demo games are only available after completing registration and passing our validation process.

Find all the latest blackjack games and popular classics at ICE36, the home of online blackjack. Our selection features all the best games from the top games providers, with fresh titles added regularly so there’s always something new to try. Join ICE36 today for an amazing gaming experience in a safe, secure environment that puts you first.

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