Blackjack Online - Real Money Play at BigWins
If you enjoy the thrill of hitting the 21, you are at the right place with BigWins’ blackjack online. By joining our casino, you will enjoy one of the oldest casino games in the world that features simple rules and fantastic thrills, in which even beginners have a chance to beat the dealer.
At BigWins Casino, you can play real money games of classic blackjack and modern variations from any device. Our online blackjack collection offers convenient gameplay with high-quality graphics and fair gaming for New Zealand players.
How to Play Blackjack Online
Playing blackjack online is just like playing at a brick-and-mortar casino. The aim is to beat the dealer by being the closest to 21 without going over (or “bust”). If you manage to get 21, this is called Blackjack and you win the game (with some exceptions like when both you and the dealer get 21).
You place bets using casino chips at the beginning of each round before you are dealt your cards. The basic card values are as follows:
- An Ace can have a value of 1 or 11;
- The value of the number cards from 2 to 10 hold their value; and
- Face cards will have a value of ten;
The dealer will deal 2 face-up cards to each player and 2 to themselves, with one usually being face-down. The face-down card is also known as a “hole card”. The dealer can check if their hole card creates blackjack. If it does, the round is over, and the player loses their bets unless they also have blackjack.
In case there is no blackjack, the round continues. As a player, you will be expected to take certain actions based on the two cards you are dealt at the beginning of the round:
- Hit: You choose to receive another card to add to the two already in your hand in the hope of bringing your total closer to 21 without going bust;
- Stand: You are happy with your hand and don’t want to take the risk of receiving an extra card that may cause you to go bust;
- Surrender: In some blackjack variants, there is a surrender option, where you can fold your hand before taking another card. Half of your wager is returned, and the other half is forfeited when you choose to surrender;
- Split: If you receive 2 cards of the same value, for example, two 8s, you can choose to create 2 separate hands starting with these cards. In order to split, you must place another bet of the same value as your original bet;
- Double Down: This wager option allows you to double your stake in exchange for receiving only 1 more card after the first two you were dealt. Once you’ve received the card, you must stand for the rest of the round;
- Insurance: This popular side bet is an option in some blackjack online variants. It is offered when the dealer’s card is an Ace.
Once all the players in online blackjack have chosen to stand, the dealer will reveal his hand and continue dealing cards until they have a total of 17 or more. If your hand total is the same as the dealer’s, it is called a push, and you get your money back. But, if your hand has a higher value, you win.
Card Variations and Payouts in Blackjack Online
It is important to remember that there are different card variations you can get in blackjack, and each of these combinations has different payouts.
Suited Three of a Kind
This refers to 3 cards of the same rank or number, all in the same suit.
This combination consists of 3 cards in numerical sequence and all of the same suit.
Three of a Kind
A combination that involves 3 cards that share the same rank or number.
This pair is made up of cards that have the same value but different colours (like red and black), for instance, a 2 of hearts and a 2 of spades. The payout for this combination is 6:1.
A combination where 3 cards are all of the same suit.
This is a pair that has cards of the same colour but different suits, for example, a 3 of hearts and a 3 of diamonds. The payout for this combination is 12:1.
This term denotes 3 cards arranged in a numerical sequence.
In this situation, you wager on the probability that your initial 2 cards will be exactly the same in some way, such as having the same numerical value and suit. For instance, a Jack of Hearts paired with another Jack of Hearts. This type of pair, which has cards of the same rank and suit, pays out at a 25:1 ratio.
Types of Online Blackjack Games
At BigWins Casino, we offer our New Zealand players a mix of classic and modern blackjack online games.
You can head to our table games section, where you will find games like European and American Blackjack. If you want to try something a little different, you can try fun and enticing variants like Perfect Pairs Blackjack and Blackjack Lucky Sevens.
If you prefer that real-life casino experience, head to our live dealer section for live online blackjack. Here you can play the classics and variants like Lightning Blackjack and Speed Blackjack. Our live dealer online blackjack games are provided to-rated software providers, including Evolution Gaming, Pragmatic Play and Ezugi.
Blackjack Online - Tips and Strategy
Online blackjack offers Kiwi players excitement and anticipation. You’ll be testing your luck and skill as you try to guess what the next card will be, who will go bust, who will win and who may lose.
If you are looking for the best strategy, there are plenty of tips and tricks to follow to maximize your deposits. Remember, blackjack online involves a mathematical approach, as your two cards will tell you the best move. You can use a strategy chart to guide you on when to hit, stand or surrender and consider general tips for blackjack strategy like these:
- Don’t make an insurance bet on online blackjack. It won’t put the odds in your favour and is generally considered a waste of your chips;
- Hit until you reach 17, especially if the dealer shows a 7 or higher;
- If your hand total is less than 8, you should hit;
- Avoid splitting 4s, 5s and 10s, as this won’t improve your chances;
- If the dealer’s face-up card is 4, 5 or 6, then it is best not to take chances as they have a high chance of going bust. If this happens, you should consider doubling down if you won’t go bust.
Popular Online Blackjack Games in New Zealand
When playing blackjack online, you will discover several different types of games. At BigWins Casino, we offer New Zealand players variations from the best software providers like Evolution, including NetEnt, Pragmatic Play and Betsoft. These are some of the most popular:
European blackjack is the most common variation. The dealer has 2 card decks, creating a lower house edge. There is no hole card in this variation of the game. The dealer is only dealt one face-up card and then a second one after the players receive their cards.
This version uses 6 to 8 decks of cards. The dealer has 2 cards, one face up and the other face down. If the face-up card is an Ace, the dealer can check their hole card to see if they have blackjack.
At BigWins Casino, we offer Kiwi players an unmatched live dealer casino experience. You can experience all the excitement of being at a real casino without leaving the comfort of your home. You can play classic blackjack games and fun variations with professional dealers and other players, with who you can interact.
Pick up the pace in a game of speed blackjack, which is the fastest blackjack around. You play at your own pace and can choose when to hit: whoever hits fastest is dealt the next card.
Sign-Up and Try Your Luck with BigWins Blackjack Online
If you want to try your luck and have the opportunity to win big, you will first need to create an account. Creating an account with BigWins is simple: all you need to do is visit our site, click the “Sign Up” button and enter your email address.
Once you have created your account, you can start playing blackjack online, whether you prefer the classic games or hitting in modern variations. Don't forget to check our casino bonuses such as our welcome bonus. Remember, our cashback bonus will be there to help you maximize your deposits from the moment you create your account!
NZ Payment Methods for Online Blackjack
After creating your BigWins Casino account, you must make a deposit to play our incredible range of online blackjack games for real money.
Deposits at BigWins Casino are instant, so you will start playing online blackjack games in no time. You only need to make a minimum deposit of NZ$10 to start playing.
Play Blackjack Online for Free in NZ
At BigWins Casino, most of our blackjack games are available in demo mode, so you can try them out before signing up or making a deposit.
The best thing about playing our free online blackjack games is that you can learn how this thrilling game works without risking any of your own cash. You can try all the different actions and play classic and modern versions.
Once you feel you have the hang of playing and are ready, you can switch and start playing online blackjack for real money, and who knows, you may just hit that lucky 21!
Play Blackjack Online on Mobile
Take online blackjack wherever you go with our mobile-compatible casino. BigWins works on any screen size with flawless gameplay and intuitive navigation.
If you want to play the best blackjack online, including live dealer blackjack on the go, head to our website from a mobile browser, log in, and start playing. All you will need is a stable internet connection. You can play on your tablet or smartphone across iOS and Android devices.
From our mobile casino, you can not only play exciting blackjack online, but you can also make deposits and withdrawals, and claim bonuses.
Are BigWins Blackjack Online Games Fair?
Yes, they are. We are partnered with the best software providers that offer fair and honest gameplay through RNG software, or through the same processes you find at a land-based casino for live tables. Kiwi players can be sure that all games are fair, and we are regularly audited to ensure this.
Can I Play Free Online Blackjack?
Yes, most of our online blackjack games can be played for free. You will not need an account to play our games for free, so try our casino and a fantastic range of online blackjack games before playing for real money. The only blackjack online games that you can’t play in demo mode are our live dealer games.
What are the Most Popular NZ Online Blackjack Games?
European and American blackjack are the most popular classics, but some modern live dealer blackjack variations, like Speed Blackjack, are also very popular.
Why Should I Play Blackjack Online at BigWins?
We offer convenient blackjack gaming in a safe and secure gaming environment. Our games are some of the best, and you can play them all in one place.