Live Blackjack Rules
This Live Blackjack is played using 8 decks of cards.
The object of Blackjack is for the total of your cards to be closer to 21 than the dealer’s cards, without exceeding 21. In Blackjack, aces count as either 1 or 11, face cards as 10, and number cards at their face value.
If you receive an ace and a ten-value card as your first two cards, you have Blackjack and win 1.5 times your bet (if your bet was 10, you receive 25). If the total value of your cards is closer to 21 than the dealer’s, you win your bet amount (if your bet was 10, you receive 20). If the total of your cards is more than 21, you “bust” and lose your bet. If you and the dealer have the same card total (17 and up) neither of you win and your bet is returned to you in a “push”. Blackjack beats a score of 21.
Our Blackjack follows the standard “Las Vegas Strip” rules, with the following exceptions:
- The player may not split a split hand.
- Only one card is drawn to split aces.
- The player may double after splitting.
- The dealer will not check for Blackjack in any case.
- If the player doubles and the dealer's first card is of value 11 (ACE), and the dealer gets Blackjack, the player loses both his bets. If the dealer’s first card is of value 10, and the dealer gets Blackjack, the player gets the Double bet back.
To place a bet, the Player must click on the chip value they wish to wager.
Player requests another card to be dealt. The Player may take a hit at any time before standing.
Player chooses to keep dealt hand. The game will automatically stand when the Player has 21 or after doubling down.
If your first two cards have the same value, you may split them into two separate hands by placing a second bet equal to the original bet. You will then draw additional cards to each hand. You may draw as many cards as you like on each split hand, but if you split two aces, you receive only one additional card for each ace. If you receive an ace and a ten-value card in a split hand, it is considered 21 and not Blackjack.
On Blackjack Unlimited you will have the option to split or to fold. if you choose to fold, your bet will be returned to you minus 20%.
If, after you are dealt your first two cards, you think that the third card will allow you to beat the dealer’s hand, you can double your bet. The bet amount becomes twice the original (with the difference taken out of your balance), and you are dealt one more card.
If the dealer shows an Ace in his initial hand, you are given a chance to insure your bet against him having a Blackjack. If you get Insurance, an amount equal to half your original bet is placed separately on the table. If the dealer does have Blackjack, you are paid 2 to 1 on your insurance. This way you do not lose your original bet (because you get the 2x half your original bet, plus the insurance amount back). If the dealer does not have Blackjack, you lose the insurance amount, even if you end up losing.
Is achieved when first two cards total 21. Blackjack beats a score of 21 consisting of 3 or more cards.
Is achieved when total value of cards for either the Dealer or the Player exceeds 21. If the Player busts the wager is lost, if the Dealer busts the Player automatically wins the wager.
Is achieved when the value of the Dealer's cards (from 17 to 21) and the Player's cards are equal resulting in neither winning. It also results in the return of the Player's wager.
10 Card Charlie
It is theoretically possible for the player to draw 10 cards without going bust. In this case the player’s hand automatically wins, except when the dealer has Blackjack.
Note on disconnections: If you are playing Blackjack and you are disconnected, please re-establish your internet connection and log back into the casino. You will be automatically directed to the non-live version of the game you were playing so you can finish the game round. Please note that only the cards that were on the table at the moment of disconnection are carried over to such a game round. In some cases the video stream may allow you to see dealer cards drawn or revealed after your disconnection. These cards are not carried over to the non-live game round. Once that round is finished you can return to Live Games as normal.
Unfortunately at times our Live Dealers may have to void games if there are errors;
-The dealer double scans the card.
-The dealer failes to scan a card.
-The dealer pulls two cards simultaneously (wrong card is registered in the system).
-Scanner eror (scanned card differs from the actual card).
-The dealer dropped not scanned House Card.
-The dealer finds face up card in the shoe, while game is in progress.
Main Game Payout
1 to 1
2 to 1
3 to 2
Side Game Payout
25 to 1
'Unlimited Blackjack' is the newest online Blackjack game. Unlimited Blackjack allows many more players per seat with all the same fun and decision making (Spilt decision is not available on Unlimited Blackjack). In the case of a split, you will have the option to split or to fold. if you choose fold, your bet will be returned to you minus 20%.
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