While nothing can quite compare to the actual casino experience, online blackjack definitely offers players more convenience.
For one thing you don’t have to leave your house. You can sit at home in your PJs and your hair a mess and turn a few hands of blackjack. You can play whenever you want without having to make travel plans and worry about accommodations or when you have to leave to return home. All you do is sit down and sign on to your favorite online casino.
Casino environment aside you aren’t missing anything. I repeat, you are not missing anything. Blackjack is a game in which it is you versus the dealer. It’s not like poker. A downside to online poker is that you can’t see who you’re playing against—you can’t see if they’re bluffing. Thankfully blackjack is not the type of game in which you have to worry about the other players. So you can easily play blackjack online without fear that you’re at a disadvantage.
Another advantage is that you can play for free. Yes, for free. And while playing for free won’t make you any money, it does allow you to practice without the fear of losing any money.
See, if you were to practice in a casino you would probably be playing in a low-stakes game. But you can still lose money there. And the point of practice is to get better at your blackjack skills, not lose money. Online casinos have play-for-free versions of their software that you can use to improve your blackjack skills.
It’s also easier to use basic strategy. There is no pressure to ‘hurry up’ with whatever play you’re going to make. You can look over the chart without everyone staring at you, waiting and making jabs at you to move it. Blackjack online allows you to play at your own pace.
Blackjack being available online is a boon to players because of the easy access and improved playing conditions—not to mention being able to play for free when you need to.