Is playing baccarat online a better bet than playing blackjack at Springbok Casino? Find the best casino card game here

Should you play blackjack or baccarat online?  Which online casino card game has the best odds?  Can you win more ZAR betting on baccarat?  Why do South Africans prefer blackjack?  If you need answers to these and other FAQs, you are in the right place!

Key Differences Between Blackjack and Baccarat Online

In reality, online blackjack and the game baccarat have little in common.  They are like lamb chops and boerewors.  Both are integral to a lekker lip-smacking braai – the braai being our online casino games menu – but that is where the similarities end.

Blackjack is a game of skill.  It requires strategic decision-making if you really want to win money when playing a game of 21.  Firstly, you need to evaluate the cards you are dealt against that of the dealer’s up card.  Then it’s up to you to make the best decision out of four or five possible options.

How quickly the round is declared depends on the status of the respective hands.  It just so happens that it can even be decided immediately!  That happens when either you or the dealer has a natural two-card blackjack.

Alternatively, it can take multiple cards and player decisions to conclude each round.  If you make the wrong call, one of two things can happen:

  • you can bust the hand or
  • allow the dealer to sneak a win.

What we are trying to say is blackjack is a cerebral online casino game.  You need to be fully engaged with the rules and cards in play in order to win consistently.  Besides the deal of the cards, it is your actions alone that determine whether you win or lose money.

Baccarat is a Game of Fortune

The game of baccarat, on the other hand, is based solely on luck.  All you have to do is decide which of the three possible bets will win – Player, Banker or Tie.  Other than that, the only decision you have to make is how many credits to wager.  The rest of the time, the brain is effectively idle.

In reality, you don’t really have to make the first decision at all.  Why is that?  According to experienced gamblers, it is tactically correct to always bet on the Banker.  The reasoning behind that has to do with the edge.

At 1.06%, the Banker bet has the lowest edge in the game.  It also has the highest odds.  In fact, you can expect to win 45.8% of the time.  That means it is statistically the best bet to make… each and every time you play baccarat online at Springbok Casino.

The Player bet comes in a close second.  It has an edge and odds of 1.24% and 44.6%, respectively.  It can be considered an intuitive alternative wager, which you can occasionally make on gut feel.

The Tie bet, with its 4.93% advantage to the casino, is a big no-no.  It only wins 9.6% of the time.  Placing the Tie bet is simply a money-losing strategy rather than a money-making tactic.  It is a ‘fools’ errand’ – and one that should be avoided at all costs.

Blackjack has Constantly Changing Gameplay

When you play blackjack online, gameplay is fluid.  The moves you have to make change all the time within the same betting round.  Action is dependent upon:

  • your current hand total
  • whether you are dealt a pair
  • if the dealer’s up card is an Ace

When you play blackjack online without a solid strategy in place, you can still enjoy the benefit of an edge hovering around the 0.54% mark.  Up your game and play blackjack like a pro – and you can reduce the edge to as little as 0.50%!

What does that tell you?  Quite a few things, in fact.  Most importantly that you can win more money playing blackjack at Springbok Online Casino.  This is naturally due to the game offering enhanced odds.  The fact that you can implement a strategy proven to beat the edge is an added plus of playing blackjack over baccarat online!

What Do South Africans Prefer: The Game of Baccarat or Blackjack?

There is a third assumption that can be made.  It has to do with why South Africans prefer blackjack over the game of baccarat.  Here is the truth about local gamers… whether they hail from Constantia, Eldorado Park or Katlehong!

Fluid and strategic gameplay makes online blackjack a more enticing and dynamic gaming proposition.  As you know, South Africans are dynamic.  We love a challenge, especially in sports.  We are also pretty hot in terms of innovation.

In fact, South Africans are seriaasly smart.  We have come up with a way of converting acid mine drainage into drinking water.  The first-ever CT scan was developed by the Nobel prize winning South African, Allan Macleod Cormack.  We have even designed a cleva device that converts heat from burning paraffin into electricity!

What that basically means is Saffers prefer to play blackjack over baccarat – online and at a live casino.  If we can’t be Itumeleng Khune, Rassie van der Dussen, Tembi Kgatlana or Eben Etzebeth, we can always be the best at a complex casino card game.  You know?  One that requires strategy and brain power to win!

As for which game is the best online casino card game.  Apart from both games using deck(s) of playing cards, they are vastly different.  It is like comparing slots to poker – you can’t.  At the end of the day, it depends entirely on your personal preference.

Baccarat online is quick, easy and fun.  It has fixed odds that pre-determine the best long-term betting strategy.  Online blackjack is more engaging.  When you apply the basic blackjack strategy, you can win more money over the long term.

Sign Up at Springbok Casino and Play Blackjack and Baccarat Online!

At Springbok Casino, we offer classic Blackjack along with a host of exciting variations.  All our 21 games are developed by Real Time Gaming (RTG) – one of the most trusted software suppliers in the industry.  Options are available at both the instant play and download casinos.

Those of you who prefer playing Baccarat online can do so at our download casino only.  Remember, in real money gaming, it doesn’t have to be either/or situation.   You will find both casino card games have their own unique attributes!

Go on and sign up at Springbok Online Casino where we have everything under on ‘roof’.  It’s the best way to play both games to determine whether blackjack or baccarat is your poison.  Add the fact that all casino games at Springbok are available in real money and ‘try it’ modes – and you can make that determination, for free!