We offer eight deck Live Blackjack with a live dealer and a real Blackjack table, with multiple players. The cards are shuffled when there are approximately four decks left in the shoe.
If you are not familiar with Blackjack, proceed straight to the Blackjack Rules.
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 nor 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.
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.
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.
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.
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TO PLAY THE GAME
There probably is a game round in progress at the moment you enter. Please wait until the current game round is finished. You can then place your bets.
Click on a chip of desired value to select it. Then click on the bet area on the Blackjack table to place your bet. Every click adds one chip to the bet. Click another chip to select it if you wish to increase the bet by some other amount. Right-clicking on the bet area removes one chip from the bet.
You have a limited amount of time from the moment a round is started to place a bet. Then the next round is dealt and if your hand wins, you receive your winnings. When finished placing your bets, click the Confirm button.
You have a limited amount of time to place a bet from the moment a betting round begins. Then the cards are dealt. Bet amounts per player are accumulated from the first to the last betting round. The sum of your bets at any given point is shown in the Bet field of the information window (in the upper left corner).
You can skip a turn by simply not placing any bets on the table.
Wait for your turn. Then use the Hit, Stand, Double, Split and Insurance buttons as necessary.
If every player at the table busts, the round is over. The dealer's second card is not revealed and dealer does not draw additional cards.
You must make your move in a certain amount of time (see the ticker in the bottom right corner of the screen). If you do not make a selection, you will automatically stand.
Before the start of each round, one card will be drawn from the deck face down and "burned" (discarded).
You have the option to give a tip to the dealer. To give a tip, place chips on the "Tip" stack (same as placing a bet), and click Confirm. Click Cancel to close the tip stack.
The top half of the game window contains three panels.
In the center is the video feed of the dealer. Click on the button in the top left corner of the panel to hide the video feed. Click the same button to show it again. Click on the numbered buttons to switch between video feeds.
If full window mode is supported on the selected game table, a button will be available in the top right hand corner of the panel. Click on this button to switch to full window mode. This option merges the game table into the video screen and enlarges it. To close the full window screen, click on the simple mode button which is located in the top right hand corner of the full window screen
On the right and left of the video feed are panels for game information. At the top of the left panel you can see your bet and win amounts for the last round in which you played. You can see the name of the table and the dealer at the top of the right panel.
In the Chat tab, enter your message into the text field at the bottom of the panel and click Send. Your message will appear along with others in the middle of the panel. Please note that you cannot use the chat option if your balance is zero.
Info tab shows the minimum and maximum total bet amounts.
The current server time and the game's unique round ID number can be found above the live streaming window.
The History tab shows the outcome of recent game rounds.
||Place the same bet as in the previous round and confirm it.
||Clear the table of your bets.
||Click here when you have placed all your bets to confirm your bets – without confirmation your bets don't count.
||Double the bet, draw one card and stand.
||Request one more card.
||Draw no more cards and end your turn.
||Protect your bet for the case when the dealer may have blackjack (see Rules for more info).
The lower edge of the game window holds the casino toolbar. It contains the following:
CURRENT BALANCE – Your account balance. This is the money you can use to play the casino games.
MENU – Some popular functions are united under the Menu.
Clicking HISTORY (unavailable in Offline mode) will open the game history window, where you can see the details of recent game rounds.
OPTIONS allows you to change audio quality and various gameplay settings, and Help opens the help article that you are reading right now.
ONLINE SUPPORT lets you contact a customer support specialist, if one is online.
CLOSE – This button is available only in the download version of the game.
Clicking this button closes the game window and takes you back to the Lobby.
If you wish, you can press the following keys on your keyboard instead of clicking on the buttons on the screen.
||Tab between the buttons on the screen.
||Click the button that is currently highlighted.
||Place your previous bet (same as the Rebet button)..
||Select a chip. Different number keys select different chips. The number of functioning keys depends on the chips allowed for the current player and can be subject to change..
||Exit the game and go back to lobby.
NOTE ON LARGE WINS
Winning amounts of $10,000 or more are considered large wins. Large wins need to be verified by a live operator.
If you are disconnected from the Internet in the middle of a game while playing for Real Money, 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.
If you rejoin the table before the end of the round, you can continue playing. You will be given the normal amount of time to decide on your move.
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