Live dealer Blackjack
Blackjack is one of the most popular online casino games after the slot machines. While the poker game has increased in popularity in the home games and in online casinos, it is still a very interesting and amusing game to play. Playing live Blackjack with a real dealer in front of you is even more fun since you can see the dealer shuffling and dealing your cards. This way you know for sure that an online casino has not messed with the winning odds.
How to play?
You play Blackjack in an online casino by first buying chips on your account. Always make sure you have an amount in mind that will be your limit to prevent yourself of losing money you can not miss. After buying chips you are up to choose a table in an online casino, while there are different kind of Blackjack tables; the game is everywhere the same, so choose a Live dealer Blackjack table that sets the right mood for you. You can go for a Western Blackjack table or perhaps a more modern Blackjack table fits you better.
In playing blackjack in an online casino with a live dealer you play against the live dealer his card hand. In essence it all comes down to the fact that you have to get higher valued cards than the live dealer. However, there are several rules and regulations that make the game Blackjack. First you will receive a card, than the live dealer will receive a blind card, you will receive your second card and the live dealer receives his second card facing up. The face card of the live dealer can indicate how strong the hand of the live dealer is. While looking at your own two cards it is important to know that the highest combination of cards is a Blackjack; an ace with a 10 (the other face cards – J, Q, K – are also worth 10). The goal of a game of Blackjack is to get a Blackjack. If you get more points than 21 at a game of Blackjack you automatically lose and when you have less points than 21 it depends whether you have more points than the live dealer; then you still win the game.
After the cards are dealt, you have several options. The first one is to ask for an extra card from the live dealer; you can do this until you have 21 points or if you have more than 21 points you are busted. The second one is to split the cards; if you have two of the same cards you can split them and you will create two separate hands. You will than get a new card on both hands. The third and final option is to check, this way you will not get extra cards and will play with the value of your two cards.
The value of the cards
As mentioned before, the jack, queen and king are worth 10 points. The other cards in the game; the 2 to 10 have the value of the card and the ace is worth either 1 or 11 points. You can use the ace as a 1 point card or an 11 point card; that depends on your hand. For instance; if you have an 8 and an ace you can use the ace as an 11 point card to have 19 points in total.
Extra regulations of the game
A live dealer will play according in a set way; if he has 17 points or more the live dealer will not get an extra card; if he has 16 points or less the live dealer will deal himself an extra card. If the live dealer is bust (more than 21 points) you automatically win the hand.
If the live dealer has blackjack, you can not win any more and you lose your bet unless you have blackjack as well. If you have blackjack as well, the dealer will return your bet without any profit.