Online Blackjack Experience

We offer an incredible variety of online blackjack games for you to enjoy at Jackpot City: our fun, secure online casino in NZ.

Some Of Our Popular Online Blackjack Games Available For You 

Online Blackjack Variations

JackpotCity Casino offers many twenty-one varieties for players to explore. Most titles only offer real money gameplay, whereas some are also available in demo mode. But before going into the details about the games, below is a bit more on the actual varieties as well as our most popular blackjack games:

  • Classic: Classic or American online blackjack entails a table with one or more players and a dealer. The dealer gives each player two cards turned up, whereas they get two cards with one turned down. The players must decide whether to stand, hit, or surrender before the dealer turns their other card up.

  • Multi-Hand: In the multi-hand version, you are dealt several hands from the beginning. That allows you to look at all your cards and decide which one you want to pursue if your first bet fails.

For example, Atlantic City Blackjack is a favourite among players because it is quicker than the classic one. It is perfect for Kiwis who want faster gameplay.

  • Buster: In this version, players get an additional side bet–the Buster bet. This bet is offered on American or European tables. With it, you bet that the dealer will bust, meaning their hand will go over 21. Depending on the exact cards the dealer gets, it is decided how much every player will get from their side bet.
  • Vegas Strip: This variation is excellent for people who want to change things up but are still interested in the classic twenty-one layout. In this version, the best option to win is given to the player with an Ace as the first card. What separates this and classic 21-tables is that the classic variation puts ten as the peek instead of the Ace.
  • Atlantic City: When you play blackjack online, you should always look into the Atlantic City variation if you do not want to bet on your luck that day. With this variation, you can call three times, meaning you can get a new card three different times. That gives you a better chance to win.
  • European: This is the stricter version of American or Classic 21. The European variation is available at many blackjack casino sites because of its thrill. You get two cards but are only allowed to split once and only if these two cards are worth 20 together. This makes it a bit more challenging to get the perfect 21 hand, but it is still a great betting option.
  • Live Blackjack: As said, JackpotCity Casino also has a live dealer section where New Zealand players can enjoy a variety of blackjack games. These have HD graphics and real-life croupiers, giving off the same vibe as if playing in a brick-and-mortar establishment.
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Online Blackjack Strategies

Generally, the potential payout is quite high on this game because it is easy to understand, so even beginners would know how to avoid losing money. The potential payout on these tables is either 3:2 or 6:5, with the former being recommended because of the higher payout percentage across all varieties of this game.

As for the strategies, there are several to consider. You will find them in any blackjack basic strategy guide under specific names—Martingale, Oscar, flat betting, positive progression, and negative progression strategy. Here is a bit more on each one.

  • Martingale: This strategy is usually reserved for high rollers as it can quickly go through the entire bankroll. With it, you double your bet every time you win a hand. While you can certainly use the strategy to win big at blackjack New Zealand, it is undoubtedly risky to keep doubling bets if you play for long.
  • Oscar: This method is similar to the previous one, as it includes increasing the bet after each winning hand. However, you are not required to double the bet—you can increase it by only 1% if that fits your bankroll and style of play.
  • Flat betting: A recommended strategy as it makes losses minimal while allowing you to bet for a long time. With this strategy, you style your wager according to your bankroll. The wager is 1% of the bankroll, which could be less than $5 or more than $100, depending on how much you want to spend playing blackjack.
  • Positive Progression: This strategy requires you to increase your wager by 50% every time you win a hand of blackjack. It is a risky one even for people with lucky stars but undoubtedly thrilling for high rollers.
  • Negative Progression: In the negative progression strategy, you increase your wager by 50% every time you lose a hand. This is not something recommended for newbies as it involves spending more money when you lose.

Online Blackjack Glossary Terms

  • Advantage Play: A style of play using game quirks to try and get an edge over the casino or dealer.
  • Bankroll: The money a player has set aside for blackjack and other gameplay.
  • Burn Card: Dealer's first face-down card; also known as Up Card.
  • Bust: A blackjack hand exceeding 21, resulting in a loss.
  • Card Counting: Strategy for memorising dealt cards to determine one’s next move.
  • Cold Deck: An unlucky deck.
  • Double Down: Double the original bet, drawing only one more card; limited to the first two cards.
  • Even Money: A type of Insurance bet in online blackjack.
  • Hard Hand: Hand with an Ace valued at 1 or a hand without an Ace; see Soft Hand.
  • Hit: Request for an extra card; hand must stay under 21.
  • House Edge: When the casino has the advantage, usually around 1% in online blackjack.
  • Insurance: Bet on dealer having a 21-hand when showing an Ace.
  • Natural: A two-card hand with a value of 21, also known as blackjack.
  • Push: A tie, resulting in a return of all bets.
  • Side Bet: Betting on blackjack game outcomes, must be made before the game starts.
  • Split: Dividing a hand with two cards of the same value into two separate bets.
  • Stand: Choosing not to request more cards in online blackjack.
  • Soft Hand: Hand with an Ace valued at 11 and the opposite of hard hand.
  • Surrender: When you forfeit on the first turn; not available later in the game.
  • Up Card: The one card in the dealer's hand visible to the player.
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How To Find Our Blackjack Games

Upon signup and logging into your Jackpot City account, simply:

  • Navigate to the Tables > Blackjack tabs.
  • Choose any of our top online casino blackjack games to play.
  • Select your preferred table and click/tap to join.
  • Choose your bet amount by clicking on the chips and placing them on the table.
  • When you're ready to start, press the Deal button to receive your initial cards.


Some More Online Blackjacks To Keep You Entertained 

Premier Blackjack with Lucky Lucky™
Premier Blackjack with Lucky Lucky™ is an eight-deck blackjack game where you can play with the Lucky Lucky bonus wager. This option pays when your first two cards and the dealer’s first card total 19, 20, or 21, with bonuses for when there are three 7s or a straight of 6, 7, and 8. You’ll also find different double down and split rules in this game.
Premier Blackjack with Lucky Lucky™ Game Guide
Premier Blackjack with Buster Blackjack™
Premier Blackjack with Buster Blackjack™ is an eight-deck blackjack game where you can bet on the dealer busting. The Buster Blackjack side bet lets you wager that the dealer will go over 21 after you complete your hand. The game also offers double down options for both your first two cards and whatever cards you get after splitting your non-ace hand.
Premier Blackjack with Buster Blackjack™ Game Guide
Classic Blackjack Gold
Classic Blackjack Gold is a game that requires the player to get a more valuable hand without busting. The classic blackjack rules are easy for players to review, plus players can double down or split at varying times during this game.
Classic Blackjack Gold Game Guide
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Play Online Blackjack On Your Mobile

You can always play mobile blackjack games from our website, but did you know we also a have dedicated casino app that you can download? Here’s how it all works:

  • Sign up and play with ease: Visit the Jackpot City Casino website to create an account by completing the simple registration process and unlocking a world of mobile blackjack gaming.
  • Choose your platform: Play directly on the website via your preferred browser or elevate your experience by downloading the app for even more convenient access.
  • iOS thrills: For Apple enthusiasts, find the app on the App Store, download and install it on your iOS device to access a comprehensive collection of online casino blackjack games.
  • Android adventures: Navigate to the Jackpot City casino website and download the APK file. Install the file on your Android device to enjoy mobile blackjack on the go.
  • Consistent gaming across platforms: Experience the same diverse game selection on both the website and the app. Enjoy fast loading times and full responsiveness, ensuring uninterrupted gameplay.

Safety And Security

While our thrilling games like High Streak Blackjack ensure top-tier entertainment, we’ve also received high praise for being remarkably safe for New Zealand players. For those who have difficulty controlling the time spent playing online blackjack, we have added responsible gaming tools.

Finally, Jackpot City Casino offers several payment methods for Kiwis to choose from. The current banking methods offered at this blackjack casino are Visa, Mastercard, paysafecard, Skrill, NETELLER and more.

If you’re looking to start your next blackjack adventure, visit Jackpot City Casino. Pick one of our eCOGRA-certified games and enjoy quality gaming!

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Online Blackjack FAQs

Is online blackjack profitable?

Yes, it can be. Online blackjack stands out as one of the most potentially rewarding games in the online casino realm – with certain variations boasting a return to player (RTP) exceeding 99.5%. Online blackjack in NZ can therefore be profitable for skilled players who understand the game and use effective strategies. However, it's important to remember that gambling always carries a risk, and there are no guarantees of profit.

Can you win real money on online blackjack?

Yes, as online casinos like Jackpot City offer the opportunity to wager and win real money on their blackjack games. With that said, please note that blackjack is a game of both skill and chance, so wins are never guaranteed. Always play responsibly and do not chase wins or losses.

Is card counting in blackjack allowed at Jackpot City?

No, card counting is explicitly prohibited here at Jackpot City and many other online casinos. While card counting is a strategy employed by some players to keep track of card values in blackjack, we discourage such practices. As Jackpot City utilises random number generators (RNG) to ensure fair gameplay, we view card counting as a form of advantage play that contradicts the principles of fair gaming. Players caught counting cards may face consequences like account suspension or closure.

Is online blackjack rigged?

No. Despite the appearance of a potential financial incentive for casinos to cheat, reputable online platforms like Jackpot City adhere to fair practices. So while the outcome may seem unpredictable at times, the use of random number generators ensures the integrity of online blackjack gameplay.
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