Live Blackjack – Rules24th Nov 2016 |
Traditional Blackjack and online Live Blackjack follow the same rules, generally speaking. Depending on the live game you choose, however, the betting limits can vary from one to another.
Once you have selected your table and optimum wagering ranges, you should indicate to the dealer that you are ready to begin by checking into the table.
How To Get Blackjack
The object of Blackjack is to get as close as possible to 21 or to get to 21 exactly. This number is reached by adding up the values of the cards in your hand. 2’s through 10’s is worth the values shown, and all of the face cards are worth 10 points. The Ace is either worth 11 or 1.
When everyone is ready to play and has placed their bets, the dealer gives everyone at the table, including themselves, two cards. Depending on what number those cards add up to, and what the dealer’s cards add up to, the player is left with some choices.
If the player gets an Ace and a 10-value card on the deal, the hand is considered a Blackjack and the win for the player is automatic. However, if 21 is not immediately achieved the playing starts to get interesting.
Rules for the Dealer
The dealer will have a specific number that they are required to stay on, that is if the dealer reaches that number they are no longer allowed to hit. It is often around 17, but changes from game to game. If the players hand is greater that the dealers, and that hand has not surpassed 21, the player will win the hand. If the players hand is lower, however, it will not win so the player should hit to get another card.
If the player gets doubles, they can split their hand and add another bet which allows them to play two hands at once. And if a player is feeling lucky and want to increase their bet, they can double down by doubling their wager. In either case, if the player beats the dealer, the payout is 3 to 2.