How to Play – Live Blackjack
Blackjack is the most popular casino card game in the world. The name Blackjack arose when an American casino decided to popularize the game by paying a bonus to any player holding the ace of spades and either the jack of clubs or jack of spades.
The object of the game is simple: obtain a total card count higher than that of the dealer without going over 21. Let's Play!
To Play Blackjack:
Select a seat by clicking on any seat marked OPEN SEAT.
Select a chip value.
While the game is in "Place Your Bets" mode, click on one of three bet locations in the betting area until the number of chips displayed equals the amount you wish to bet.
Clicking in the center of the bet area will place a Main Bet.
Clicking on the Pairs icon on the top left of the bet area will place a Pairs Bet.
Clicking on the Rummy icon on the top right of the bet area will place a Rummy Bet.
Optionally, click Clear Bets to remove all bets from the table.
Optionally, click Stand Up to both leave your seat and clear your bets from the table.
Once the game goes into 'No More Bets' mode (this happens when the dealer pulls the first card), you may no longer clear your bets or Stand Up.
You and the dealer are each dealt two cards. Your cards are dealt face up. Only the dealer's second card is dealt face up. If the dealer is dealt an ace face up, you may buy insurance.
Live play will revolve from Seat 1 to Seat 7. On your turn, review your cards and then do one of the following:
Click Hit to have another card dealt to you.
Click Stand if you are satisfied with your hand and your wager.
Click Double if you are wish to double your initial wager and take exactly one more card.
Click Split if you receive two cards of equal value and wish to split them into two new hands of one card each.
After your betting decisions are made, the dealer plays out the round and calculates any winnings.
To Play Again:
Your bet or bets from the last round are placed in the same locations as the prior round.
Optionally also select the check box in front of Auto Rebet to continue rebetting automatically every round.
If you choose to Clear Bets, you may place a new bet or click Rebet to repeat your bet or bets from the last round you played.
Each new round will begin automatically.
Live Blackjack uses a six deck shoe that is manually shuffled.
Each table has seven available seats.
You must continue to wager to keep you seat.
Players will be given the option to Hit, Stand, Double or Split when it is their turn. Failure torespond within the allotted time will result in your hand being completed according to the optimal player strategy known as Basic Strategy. Click here for Basic Strategy for Timeouts when playing Blackjack Classic.
If a player has timed out or failed to respond and pure basic strategy dictates to Double, then the hand will be completed by taking a HIT.
If a player has timed out or failed to respond and pure basic strategy dictates to Split, then the hand will be completed as a normal 'hard' hand. For example, if a player has 8H, 8C and times out/fails to respond, then the hand will be treated as a 16 and will be provided with a HIT.
Dealer Hits on soft 17.
Dealer peeks for Blackjack on a ten or an ace.
You may only Split once. Double after Split allowed.
If you Split Aces, you will receive exactly one card on each hand.
Insurance pays 2:1.
You may bet on any combination of the Main Bet (standard American Blackjack) and the side bets of Pairs and Rummy.
Main Bet: Standard American Blackjack
In order to participate in the Main Bet, you must wager separately in the center of the bet location.
If your hand is greater than the dealer's and does not go over 21, you win. Payout is 1:1
The face cards-jack, queen, and king-all have a value of 10, aces have a value of 1 or 11, and the remaining cards are worth their face value.
If your first two cards are an Ace and a 10 value card (10, J, Q, K), you have a Blackjack. Blackjack pays 3:2.
If your hand exceeds 21, you bust and automatically lose the hand. If you have the same card total as the dealer, there is no winner and your wager is returned. This is known as a push.
The dealer stands on hard 17 and above and draws on 16 and below. Dealer will draw on soft 17.
If the dealer's face-up card is an ace, you can buy insurance equal to one half the amount of your Main Bet. If you choose to take insurance and the dealer has a Blackjack, you win 2:1.
Outcome of the Rummy bet has no effect on any other bet (Main bet or Pair bet). They are completely independent.
Pairs Side Bet:
In order to participate in the pairs bet, you must wager separately by clicking on the icon displayed in the top left of the bet location.
If your initial two cards are a Pair – two cards of the same rank such as 3C, 3H or 7S, 7H or KD, KC you win 11:1.
If your initial two cards are not a Pair, you lose your Pair wager.
Outcome of the Pair bet has no effect on any other bet (Main Bet or Rummy). They are completely independent.
Rummy Side Bet:
In order to participate in the pairs bet, you must wager separately by clicking on the icon displayed in the top right of the bet location.
If your initial two cards + the Dealer's Up Card are a Rummy, you win 9:1.
Winning Rummy hands are either 3 cards of the same rank (eg. 4H, 4S, 4D) OR 3 cards of the same suit (eg. AH, 4H, 10H) OR a 3 card straight (eg. 3H, 4D, 5S).
If your initial two cards are not Rummy, you lose your Rummy wager.
Outcome of the Rummy bet has no effect on any other bet (Main Bet or Rummy). They are completely independent.
When there are no seats available at a table or if you simply want to have more action, you can make bets on other player's hands by using a feature called back betting.
Back betting enables you to wager behind another player allowing you to bet and experience the same result as they do, win, lose or push. The person you are betting behind (the person in the seat) will make all of the player decisions. Please take note that if the seated player chooses to Split or Double, you must follow.
In order to back bet, click the check box in the bottom right corner of your game window which reads "Enable Back Betting". The seats available for back betting are shown with yellow outlines. If you also have the auto rebet feature enabled, your back bets will also auto rebet as long as there is a player in the main seat.
The player sitting in the main seat will make all of the decisions. You are backing their hand and their decisions. We suggest you watch a player's decisions before backing them. If you like their style of play, then you may wish to back bet behind them.
If the player you are back betting behind loses connectivity or times out before making a decision the hand will be completed according to Basic Strategy.
In the event of human misdeals or a technical problem of any kind, all hands will be void and the original bets will be returned to players.
In the event that you lose connectivity during the live game, any bets you have made will remain in play as they would in a land based casino. You will either win, lose or push based on the cards you have in play at the time you lost connection.
Professional card counters are prohibited. If you are found to be a professional card counter, your account is subject to immediate closure.
Any issues or inactivity by other players at your table, will not, just like any land based casino, affect your result nor warrant any reimbursements.
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How to Play – Live Blackjack Early Payout
Welcome to Blackjack Early Payout V 2.0! Both new and professional blackjack players will love this feature rich game designed specifically to deliver an outstanding Live Dealer Blackjack experience.
Main features of the game:
You can bet on one, two or all 3 hands every time. No waiting for a seat! Lots of action!
Very fast play – dealers will always deal the cards according to the optimal player strategy known to professional players as Basic Strategy. The benefits of this are both fast and consistent play. Your result will never be affected by another player's poor decision nor will you have to wait.
While Basic Strategy will offer an exceptional game payout of 99.5%, blackjack players want choices. For each hand where you have placed a wager, you can either follow the Basic Strategy decision to HIT/STAND/DOUBLE or SPLIT or choose a different option. Click here for Basic Strategy Used for Blackjack Early Payout.
The default action will be highlighted Bright Blue OR you can select your own option highlighted in Silver. Options will change depending on the hand.
If the player has a 15 and the dealer has a 10, Basic Strategy will HIT. However, one player can choose to STAND if he wants to, while other players accept the HIT. If you choose STAND, the next card that comes out will not affect you and will appear as a Ghost Card on the user interface.
In all cases, you can elect to take fewer cards than Basic Strategy recommends (ie STAND or DOUBLE when Basic Strategy says to HIT). However, you will never be allowed to HIT when the Basic Strategy says STAND because the dealer will always follow Basic Strategy no matter what the players choose.
Another amazing feature of this game is Early Payout. Each time your hand changes, you will be offered an Early Payout amount highlighted in Green. This is the amount of money you can take immediately to end the hand before any more cards are dealt.
If you have a 20 and the dealer has a 10, you can take over 50% profit immediately – a very wise decision if the dealer ends up with 20!
Blackjack Early Payout uses a six deck shoe that is manually shuffled.
It is a European style Blackjack, so there is No Blackjack peek by the dealer (player loses total bet, including after doubling or splitting, if dealer has blackjack).
Dealer Hits on soft 17.
You may only Split once. Double after Split allowed.
When splitting Aces, you will receive exactly one card on each hand.
Insurance pays 2:1.
There are two side bets available on each of the three boxes: PAIRS and RUMMY.
PAIRS bets pay 11:1 and win on any pair (e.g. 4,4, Q,Q, A, A). If the Player's first two cards are a pair, you win!
RUMMY bets pay 9:1. This bet is also known as 2 plus 1 in some parts of the world. This bet uses a combination of 3 cards: the Player's first two cards PLUS the Dealer's UP card. There are 3 ways to win a RUMMY bet:
A 3 card straight (e.g. 4H, 5D, 6S).
3 of the same card value (e.g. 10H, 10D, 10S)
3 of the same suit / flush (e.g. 2D, 9D, KD)
Try Blackjack Early Payout for yourself and play the most exciting Blackjack game on the internet!
If you have any questions, you can always ask the Live Dealer, the Pitboss or please contact our Customer Service Department via Live Help or call 1-800-430-5896.
Live Dealer Blackjack Early Payout Screen Shot
How to Play – Live Baccarat
Baccarat is a simple game three types of bets:
Tie bet (standoff)
Though the game is simple, baccarat follows strict dealing rules.
Live Baccarat is played from an eight-deck shoe. All face cards and 10s have no value. Cards less than 10 are counted at face value, Aces are worth 1. The suits of the cards don't play a role in the game. Only single digit values are valid. Any count that reaches a double digit drops the left digit. 15 is counted as 5 and 25 is also counted as 5. Each hand is consisted of no more than three cards, the baccarat rules do not allow a fourth card to be dealt under any circumstances.
To start, the players bet either on Banker, Player or Tie. Both Player and Banker pay even money, but a winning Banker bet commands a 5% commission. A Tie bet pays 8:1. The goal in baccarat is to reach a point total of 9 with your hand.
The live dealer gives two cards to both the Player hand and the Banker hand; first to the Player and then the Banker. A third card may be dealt to either or both the Player and the Bank based on the following three-card-rules. It is not necessary to learn these rules to play, they are compulsory decisions and therefore automatic.
If either the Player or the Bank have a total of 8 or 9 on the first two cards no further cards are drawn. The resulting hand is called a Natural and the hand is over. If the Player's total is less than or equal to 5 the Player's hand draws a third card.
If the Player does not draw a third card, then the bank's hand stands on 6 or more and takes a third card on a total of 5 or less. If the Player does take a third card then the Bank's third-card-rule below will determine if the bank takes a third card.
If the Bank's total is 2 or less then bank draws a card, regardless of what the player's third card is.
If the Banks total is 3 then the bank draws a third card unless the Players third card was an 8.
If the Banks total is 4 then the bank draws a third card unless the Players third card was a 0, 1, 8, or 9.
If the Banks total is 5 then the bank draws a third card if the Players third card was 4, 5, 6, or 7.
If the Banks total is 6 then the bank draws a third card if the Players third card was a 6 or 7.
If the Banks total is 7 then the bank stands.
After the dealer has followed the third card dealing rule, the hand is closest to 9 without going over is announced the winner.
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How to Play Live Roulette
We have the ENHANCED formula for maximum entertainment and pleasure. MaxSize it with our NEW Live Dealer Roulette Payouts.
When you join us at our live online Roulette tables, your options will be the best American Roulette at our unique and exclusive Enhanced Payout American Roulette table, and the classic Single Zero Roulette table.
Our Enhanced Payout American Roulette has higher payout odds than traditional Roulette. In fact, the payout is even higher than Single Zero Roulette!
Bet Single Zero
Roulette Enhanced Payouts
Any 1 Number Combination 35x 36.08x
Split (2 Numbers) 17x 17.54x
Street (3 Numbers) 11x 11.36x
Corner (4 Numbers) 8x 8.27x
First five (5 Numbers) N/A 6.4x
Six line (6 Numbers) 5x 5.18x
Any 12 Number Combination 2x 2.09x
Any 18 Number Combination 1x 1.06x
Red / Black / Odd / Even 1x 1.06x
Just like in any land-based casino you can play and interact with our professional live dealers from the comfort of your own home.
The dealer will announce when you can "Place Your Bets". On the bottom left corner of the game, you'll also find a timer that indicates when bets can be placed. To place a bet, select a chip from the chip selection area at the bottom of the screen and click where you want to place bets on any of the locations on the roulette layout.
There are two categories of bets: inside bets and outside bets. Inside bets are placed directly on numbered fields, between two or at the corner of three or four numbers. Outside bets are placed outside of the numbered fields where you can bet on ranges of numbers or on another aspect of numbers.
For information on table limits please refer to the "Table Limits" on the top left of the game screen.
The different histories indicate hot and cold numbers as well as the last 10 game outcomes.
When bets can be placed, players have the option to clear all bets currently on the layout by clicking the "Clear Bets" button. "Rebet" places the exact same bets from the previous game and the checkbox "Auto Rebet" conveniently rebets the currently placed bets until it is unselected again or the "Clear Bets" button is clicked.
At any time you can stop the video or control its volume by mousing over the video to make the audio/video controls visible.
When playing in the live casino it is all about personal interaction. You can chat with the dealer and other players at any time by typing text into the chat entry field. Our dealers love to communicate with players and will do so verbally.
Players have the option to tip the dealer by placing a chip on the tipping slot, just like in a land-based casino, only better as our dealers will thank you by name in front of the rest of the live game audience.
Your account balance, current bet amount and last win are displayed at the very top of the game. The balance is updated across all the live games you may have open.
Enjoy a new generation of live online games and - Good luck!
In the event of human misdeals or a technical problem of any kind, the game will be void and the original bets will be returned to players
In the event that you lose connectivity during the live game, any bets you have made on the table will remain in play as they would in a land based casino. You will either win or lose based on the result of the game at the time you lost connection.