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Lucky Nugget Casino > Casino Games > Online Blackjack


Ready to take on the role of a seasoned cardsharp, testing your wits in a game that echoes the strategy and daring of pioneers who once roamed the open plains? Then you’ve come to the right place to play blackjack online. You can even indulge in a little online roulette action, while you’re at it.

Simply dust off your chaps and take a seat at any of Lucky Nugget’s blackjack tables. There are many variants available, differing in terms of hands dealt, house edge and hosts. You can even choose a live casino version of the game, bringing real-time, live-streamed blackjack games to your preferred device.

And yes, a little skill and some strategic thinking can go a long way when you take on a blackjack casino dealer. But fear not if you’re a first-time player, as you can play blackjack in demo mode first to boost your confidence.


Understanding the blackjack rules will get you going in no time. Also known as 21, blackjack’s basic strategy is to have a hand value closer to 21 than that of the dealer AND not going over 21! Let’s start with the card values. All numbered cards, 2 – 10, are worth the equivalent of their displayed values, while all royal Jack, Queen and King cards equal 10 points and the sought-after Ace, 1 or 11 points.   

During a game, the dealer deals two cards to the player and themselves. At this point the player can do the following to try and get their hand closer to, but not over, 21:

  • Hit: You request another card.
  • Stand: You end your turn, when confident with your hand.
  • Double Down: You request another card and double your bet but can’t hit again.
  • Split: You split your first two cards, that are of the same value, into two separate hands.

If the player’s hand value is 21, or closer to 21 than the dealer’s, or if the dealer’s total is over 21, the player wins. But if both have the same value, the result is a push, or a tie, and the player gets to keep the original bet.


Once you know how to play blackjack, you can sneak a peek at Lucky Nugget’s line-up of titles. And as with the casino’s other games, there’s a blackjack game to suit every level and preference.

Most popular with players and sticking to traditional rules is Classic Blackjack. In turn, European Blackjack introduces a few nifty tweaks to the format of the game, while Atlantic City Blackjack and Vegas Strip Blackjack are played with multiple card decks, and other titles like Premier Blackjack, offer exciting extra bet features. This makes it the perfect playground for seasoned players to apply some basic blackjack strategy, use their blackjack charts, and up their skills.

Since blackjack is considered easy to learn, but harder to master, playing blackjack online means that you can play at your own pace, without the pressure you’d find at a land-based establishment. Just pick a blackjack game to get started.


Casual gamer or high roller, you’re sure to enjoy the immersive nature of the live casino environment at Lucky Nugget – especially if you’re a blackjack enthusiast.

No need to step into the blackjack saloon as cutting-edge video-streaming technology brings the live action to wherever you are. Complete with live dealers, live blackjack lets you watch them shuffle cards and deal hands, as it happens. You can even interact with the dealer or other players via a live chat window, making this the ultimate real-time gaming experience.

Sleek, stylish and filled with features, it’s no wonder live blackjack games enjoy a growing following. But they’re not unique in their interactive offering. Lucky Nugget players in New Zealand can also enjoy a range of other real-time table games like live roulette and live baccarat. Or they can enjoy some game show and bonus wheel action with Live Deal or No Deal and MONOPOLY Live. It’s the real deal!



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Armoured with the latest and greatest security measures and safety procedures, Lucky Nugget makes it possible for players to mine for winnings without a worry in the world. Superior encryption technology ensures that players’ personal and financial information are locked away safely, leaving no room for fraudulent bandits to infiltrate. What’s more, this proud gaming establishment is as responsible as can be, carrying a reputable licence and adhering to the strictest industry regulations.

Bottom line, Lucky Nugget plays by the rules, which means blackjack players and other casino visitors alike, can do transactions, claim their offers and possibly pocket a payout, with complete peace of mind.


With cross-device accessibility, your Lucky Nugget account makes it possible for you to play blackjack online or on mobile, on iOS or Android, via browser or app.

So, you can get in on the blackjack casino action wherever you go, whenever you want. The virtual and live casino titles alike have been optimised for all devices, which means you can navigate, interact and play the same way across them all, without compromising your gaming experience.

But it’s not just gaming that’s a pleasure on your smartphone. Banking’s made easy too. Simply swipe, tap and get your transactions sorted without any hassle – in your time. Whatever device you choose for your blackjack journey, one thing’s for sure, you’ve struck solid gold in making Lucky Nugget your destination.


Where will I find Lucky Nugget’s blackjack games? Drop Down Arrow

Once you’re logged in to play, simply look for the game tabs underneath the promotional display area and click on Tables for virtual titles and Live Casino for real dealer options.

Is it hard to learn how to play blackjack online? Drop Down Arrow

Once you know the basic blackjack rules, you’ll catch on fast. If you want to first test the waters, you can select to play in Demo mode for free.

Will applying basic blackjack strategy guarantee a win? Drop Down Arrow

Unfortunately, no. Ultimately blackjack is still a game of chance.

What happens if I play blackjack online and I lose connection? Drop Down Arrow

No need to worry. The game will automatically pause and resume once you’re connected again.