Blackjack was the original game of choice for the bonus hunters due to its low house edge. It should come as no surprise to hear that it was one of the very first games to be bonus banned, leading to an outcry from players who really were just out to play blackjack.
At first most casinos restricted the game completely, with a single bet on the game being enough to void your bonus and winnings. Since then, blackjack has slowly been reintroduced into the list of allowed games at many casinos, albeit with vastly inflated wagering requirements to compensate for the low house edge.
As you can see, there are plenty of casinos in the list below which allow blackjack to be played with a bonus, so long as you’re willing to put up with the higher playthrough. Interestingly, you’ll find that the WR for live blackjack is often lower than that of RNG blackjack – so if you’re happy to play with a live dealer, you might want to check out our live blackjack page as well.
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Common Blackjack Bonus Restrictions
The type of restriction you’re going to come across the most relates to the version of blackjack you’re allowed to play, as most casinos will knock out at least the lowest house edge games such as Single Deck BJ. Other than that though, it’s usually clean sailing.
- Game Restrictions – As mentioned above, most casinos will ban or attach a ridiculous WR to the most player friendly forms of blackjack. The specific rules will vary from casino to casino but expect to see single deck, surrender, switch and pontoon in the terms of most places.
- Game Switching – Because blackjack is quite an easy game to ‘bet big’ on to increase your balance (or bust) we’ve seen quite a few places with a term to stop players doubling up and then heading over to the slots to finish the playthrough at the lower WR.
- Bet Restrictions – A fairly common term for any game involves enforcing minimum or maximum bets. Be careful though, as the requirement may only be listed in the T&C’s and not physically enforced by the software (a well known gripe of many players).