How Does Blackjack Work?

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:boom: Here you will find all the information you need to understand how the game works and how to play. Have fun playing Live Blackjack or Game Blackjack!


Objective of the Game

The objective of Live Blackjack is to get a sum of cards higher than the dealer's, without exceeding the number 21. The best hand is Blackjack, which occurs when the sum of the values of the first two cards is exactly 21. You compete only against the dealer, not against other players.


face_with_monocle How Is It Played?

  • Uses 8 decks of cards.
  • The dealer always stops at 17.
  • You can double the bet on any two initial cards.
  • You can split initial pairs of equal value.
  • One split per hand.
  • One card to each split Ace.
  • Doubling the bet after a split is not allowed.
  • Insurance is offered when the dealer shows an Ace.
  • Blackjack pays 3 to 2.
  • Insurance pays 2 to 1.
  • Push when the hands are equal.


Rules of the Game

- Croupier: The game is hosted by a croupier and allows a maximum of 7 players.

- Decks: Eight standard 52-card decks are used. The values of the cards are as follows:

- Cards from 2 to 10 are worth their respective values.

- Face cards (jacks, queens, and kings) are worth 10.

  - Aces are worth 1 or 11, whichever is more favorable for the hand.


After the betting time has expired, the dealer deals one face-up card to each player. The deal starts with the first player to the dealer's left and continues clockwise, ending with the dealer. The dealer then deals a second face-up card to each player and a face-down card to themselves. The value of your starting hand is displayed next to your Blackjack cards. If the value of your two-card starting hand is exactly 21, you have Blackjack!


Types of Bets

- Double Down: If the value of your initial hand is not 21, you can request a "Double Down" and will be dealt one more card to improve your hand.

- Draw Card (Hit): You will receive another card, which will be added to the ones you already have in your hand.

- Stop (Stand): When you are satisfied with your cards and do not need any more.

- Push: When the sum of your cards is equal to the dealer's (draw).

- Split: If your initial hand is a pair of equal value cards, you can choose to split the pair to form two separate hands. The dealer separates the two cards and deals an additional card to each.

- Perfect Pair:  Pair with the same suit, for example, two Aces of Spades.

- Colored Pair:  Different suits but the same color, for example, 2 of diamonds + 2 of hearts.

-  Mixed Pair:  Different suits, for example, 10 of hearts + 10 of clubs.

-  Identical Triplet (Suited Trips):  Three identical cards, for example, three Queens of Hearts.

-  Straight Flush:  In numerical order and of the same suit, for example, 10, Jack, and Queen of Diamonds.

-  Three of a Kind:  Same value but different suits, for example, any 3 different Kings.

-  Straight:  In numerical order but with different suits, for example, 2 of spades + 3 of clubs + 4 of hearts.

-  Flush:  Same suit, for example, 2, 6, and 10 of clubs.

-  Bet Behind:  Bet on another player's hand.

-  Deal Now:  The button is activated only when you are the only player at a given Blackjack table and have placed the minimum bet.

-  Caught (Bust):  The dealer or player loses when a hand reaches a value higher than 21. If a player loses, they lose their wagered money. When the dealer loses, all players with a value below 21 win.


Bet Behind

The Bet Behind option allows you to bet on another player's hand. The order of betting is as follows:

- You place the main bet.

- You place secondary bets, if they are offered.

- You place the "Bet Behind" bet in the BET BEHIND spot at the selected player's position before the betting time expires.


If you place a "Bet Behind" bet and the player you bet on decides not to participate in the round, the bet will be returned to you immediately. You can still decide whether or not to make an insurance bet when the dealer's face-up card is an Ace. You can also decide in advance whether or not to double when the player you are betting on chooses to double or split.


You can uncheck the options "double bet" and "allow other players to bet behind me" by accessing the "Settings" section. The number on the gold medal indicates the number of consecutive rounds the player has won. Note that as soon as a "Hot Player" loses a round, they will also lose their gold medal icon.


Insurance Option

When the dealer has an Ace visible, the player has the opportunity to make insurance on their bet. The insurance is equivalent to half the amount bet (stake).


Blackjack in the Casino Live Section

If the first card dealt to the dealer face-up is an Ace, they inform you that they may have Blackjack and ask if you want to opt for insurance.


Blackjack in the Games Section

Another situation in which you are asked if you want insurance because the dealer may have Blackjack is when you receive the following message:


If the dealer does not have Blackjack, you lose the insurance but continue with the bet in the game. If the dealer has Blackjack, their hand wins and you lose the bet, but you get back the value of the insurance at 2 to 1, meaning the bet amount is returned to you. If you and the dealer both have Blackjack, the game ends in a tie and the stake is returned to you.


If the card dealt face-up to the dealer is a Ten or a face card (Queen, Jack, King), you will be given the opportunity to buy insurance, but this time you will not be notified that the dealer may have Blackjack, neither by the dealer nor by message.

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