Playing European Blackjack for Real Money

It’s entirely possible to play European blackjack online for free. Since online casinos don’t have the overhead that brick and mortar casinos do, nor do they have to worry about free money players taking up space that real money players could otherwise occupy, it’s no loss to them at all. Not only that, but they know that they can eventually convert play money players to the real money tables.

If you’re a regular at the play money tables, I want to take a couple minutes to explain to you how you’re missing out by not playing real money blackjack. Afterwards I think you’ll agree with me that you should give it a shot.

7 Reasons to Play European Blackjack for Real Money

Here are 7 reasons why I think you should play European blackjack for real money.

1. Take Advantage of Deposit & Reload Bonuses

One reason to play blackjack for real money is that you get to take advantage of bonuses. Nearly all of the online casinos offer deposit and reload bonuses as incentives to players to make deposits.

The most common bonus is the match bonus. The casino “matches” your deposit up to a specified amount. The match percentage will vary, but it’s usually 100%. This means for every dollar that you deposit, you’re given a dollar free. For example, if you deposited $100, the casino would give you $100 free. You’d have a grand total of $200 to play with.

There are other types of bonuses too. Another common bonus is free money. When you signup for a real money account, the casino will give you $10 or $15 absolutely free to use to try their software.

2. Earn Bonuses, Points & Other Incentives Through VIP Programs

Most casinos will give incentives and rewards to their real money players for being loyal, and for playing often. The rewards will vary, depending if you’re playing online or in a brick and mortar casino. But they can be things like free buffets or hotel credits, or can even be things like free games and cash back. Many casinos also give out points, which they can be spent on all kinds of things like trips, cash or various toys.

3. Playing for Real Money Means You Can Win Real Money

The most obvious reason to play European blackjack for real money is so that you can win real money. Obviously, unless you’re good at counting cards and have created an edge for yourself, you’ll will lose most of the time. However, winning big does happen, and for the few lucky ones, winning big can offset any loses you might accrue for life. But you won’t get these opportunities if you don’t play for real money.

4. You Get to Play With Other Players

Blackjack can be a social game, but you won’t find that many players playing free money blackjack games online. Most times it’ll only be you and the dealer. However, if you want to chat it up with other players, you’re best bet is to sit down at the real money games. You can join in using the chat box, or visit brick and mortar casinos and actually sit with real players, have a couple drinks and a good time doing so.

5. Get to Play at Brick and Mortar Casinos

You’re not going to find a brick and mortar casino that offers play money tables, unless it’s for beginners during the slowest part of the day. Other than that, if you want to go to your local casino, or make the trip to Las Vegas or Atlantic City, you’ll have to play for real money. But from experience I can tell you that it will be more than worth the trip, since there are so many things to see and do. Even if you lose money playing, you’ll make it up with the great food and attractions.

6. Apply Blackjack Strategies

I suppose you could use blackjack strategies while playing free money games, but will you actually care or keep track of your results? I wouldn’t. That’s too much work for no reward. I think using blackjack strategies, such as counting cards, much more fun when you’re playing for real money. You can see the strategies actually “work,” which for me, would make the game more exciting to play.

7. Progressive Jackpots

Would you like to win life changing money while playing blackjack? You can if you win a progressive jackpot. Progressive jackpots can have tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars – even millions. However, progressive jackpots are built with real money games. So the only way you’ll be able to win a jackpot is by sucking it up and playing blackjack – or other comparable games – like poker for real money.

Anyway, the point of this isn’t to pressure you into playing for real money, especially if it makes you feel uncomfortable or is outside your budget. It’s just to show you that at the end of the day, playing for real money is going to be more fun for most people compared to playing with play money.