Play UK Blackjack Online at South Africa

You may be from sunny SA, but you can still enjoy playing UK Blackjack from our South African online casino. No need for your umbrella and boots because you’ll still be sitting in your own home under the hot African sun when you play this version.

History Of UK Blackjack

The general game of Blackjack started off in 17th Century France, moved across the Atlantic to America, where it took off and became a hit in casinos. It used to be known as 21, but in the US the name Blackjack came about when a jackpot was offered to players who held a black Jack and an Ace of Spades. That name stuck even though the term is used now for a hand that holds an Ace and a 10-point card.

The game eventually moved across to the UK where it adapted and came up with its own set of rules.

How To Play UK Blackjack

The online casino game is essentially the same as the traditional version with a few nuances to make it even more of a challenge, and that much more exciting!

The aim is, as always, to beat the dealer. The way to do this is to get closer to 21 than the dealer. Each card has a point value, with Aces being 11 or 1, Faces (Jacks, Queen and Kings) being 10 and 1-10 being at face-value. Your point total is the sum of the points of all the cards you hold in your hand.

To start off you’ll place a bet and be dealt 2 cards, both face-up. The dealer will then be dealt his two cards, one face-up and one face-down, which is known as the hole card. Generally the dealer will check for Blackjack at this point if he holds an Ace or a 10-point card. If it’s an Ace, then you’ll usually be offered insurance to protect your bet before he checks the hole card.

Then the game will resume as normal, and you’ll hit, stand, double or split, depending on the cards that you hold. You’ll want to avoid going over 21, which is to go bust. But you probably already know all this if you’re a regular at the Online Blackjack table.

Now these are a few of the standard rules of UK Blackjack:

  • Player is permitted to split up to 4 hands.
  • In this version you can’t split 4’s, 5’s and 10’s.
  • After splitting an Ace you can only hit for one more card.
  • You can only double if your points add up to 9, 10 or 11.
  • If you double your bet and the dealer lands up having Blackjack, then your doubled bet is returned to you.
  • Insurance also works a little differently, because in this version if you have Blackjack you’ll take out insurance.

This version also gives you the option to play in multi-hand mode where you can play up to 5 hands and can even wager different amounts on each hand. Sign up to South Africa and enjoy UK Blackjack all the way from the southern-most tip of Africa.