Current Australian legislation makes it hard for Australian based players to find a true real money casino application that you can download from the app store and save onto your phone. However, you can access the same Web casinos that you would play at from a desktop computer and play legally and safely with real money.
All you have to do is access your favourite online casinos in the Web browser of your smartphone or tablet device. The biggest and best online casinos already have versions of their sites designed for mobile play (Instant Play), and these will be simplified versions of their online casinos that run smoothly from mobile devices.
At present, Royal Vegas Casino is the only real money blackjack provider who offers an actual application (native app) for mobiles and tables that you can download from the app store. The app is called Regal Vegas Casino, but it is run by Royal Vegas Casino, and you can use your existing Royal Vegas Casino log in details.
Online casinos compatible with smartphones and tablet devices
The following Web casinos all have mobile versions of their sites that are compatible with Android smartphones, Samsung Galaxy phones and tablets, iPhones, iPads and other smartphone devices. These virtual casinos have plenty of blackjack variants, have AUD payment options and utilise 128-bit secure socket layer digital encryption technology so you can play real money blackjack safely.
We’d recommend these Web casinos for real money blackjack play via a mobile device:
- Royal Vegas Casino: has a $1200 welcome bonus for new players you redeem through its deposit-match scheme. For regular players there is the Royal Vegas Loyalty Rewards program, which accumulates points as you play.
- Thrills Casino: has a $200 welcome package plus 50 free spins on its featured slots game.
- Casino Mate: has a $1400 welcome bonus for new players that you can reclaim over the first four deposits, plus 30 free spins on Avalon slots.
- G’Day Casino: has a 100% deposit-match for your first deposit and a bonus 10% on top of every other deposit after that.
- Guts Casino: has a $300 welcome bonus for new players, plus 100 free spins on Starburst slots.
AUD deposit options
We prefer these casinos because they have Australian dollar banking options so you don’t need to worry about conversion rates or additional fees. The payment types vary from casino to casino but for the most part you can use the following payment options for AUD; Visa debit and credit, MasterCard debit and credit, POLi, Neteller, Skrill, Ukash, direct bank transfers, WebMoney and PaySafe cards.
Blackjack games playable from mobile devices
As mentioned prior, when you access an online casino from your mobile device there are much fewer games than if you were playing from a desktop computer. However, because blackjack is such a popular casino card game there are multiple variants available for on-the-go play. The following blackjack variants are available at the aforementioned Web casinos:
Classic Blackjack Gold: This is blackjack in its original form. It is played with a standard deck of cards and there is no hole card. The dealer must stand on a soft 17. You may double on a 9, 10 or 11 and you may split your aces once but you cannot surrender or double after a split.
Multi Hand Blackjack: Here you can play three hands against the dealer at once. Each hand is played individually so you can have more than one hand win against the dealer for any round. The dealer must stand on a hard or soft 17 and you may double down when two cards are the same.
Premier Blackjack: This blackjack variant is played with two standard decks and there is no hole card. The dealer will stand on any 17 hand.
European Blackjack Gold: This is played with two decks and no hole card and the dealer stands on hard and soft 17 hands. You can only double down on a 9, 10 or 11. You may split your aces and can hit multiple times on your split ace hands however you can only split same valued cards once and you cannot double or surrender after a split.
Atlantic City Blackjack Gold: This variant is played with eight decks and there is a dealer’s hole card. The dealer must stand on any 17 hand. You can double on any two cards you wish and may split hands up to three times, unless you have aces in which case you may only split your hand the once. Split aces will only receive one extra card, you cannot hit multiple times on split aces. You may double down after a split and you are allowed to surrender.
Vegas Single Deck Blackjack Gold: This is played with one standard deck and the dealer has a hold card. The dealer hits on a soft 17 hand and stands on a hard 17. You may double on a 9, 10 or 11. Players are allowed to split once and you may only receive one card on split aces. You cannot double down or surrender after a split.
Vegas Download Blackjack Gold: This Vegas blackjack variant is played with two standard decks and a dealer’s hole card. The dealer must hit on a soft or hard 17. You are allowed to double on any two cards and you can split your hand up to three times, with the exception of aces which you are only allowed to split once and you can only hit once on split aces. After you’ve split your hand you may double down but you can’t surrender.
Blackjack Touch: This is played with just one standard deck and no hole card. You can double down if your hand total is worth 8, 9, 10 or 11 and you’re allowed to split your aces.