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The objective of LIVE BLACKJACK is to achieve a higher card count than the dealer, but without going over 21. The best hand is Blackjack - when the sum of values of the first two dealt cards is exactly 21. You compete only against the dealer, not against other players.
Played with 8 decks.
Dealer always stands on 17.
Double Down on any 2 initial cards.
Split initial cards of equal value.
Only one Split per hand.
Single card to each Split Ace.
No Double Down after Split.
Insurance offered when dealer shows an Ace.
Blackjack pays 3 to 2.
Insurance pays 2 to 1.
Push game when hands tie.
The game is hosted by a dealer and allows up to 7 players.
The game is played with eight standard 52-card decks. Card values are as follows:
Cards from 2 to 10 are worth their face value.
Face cards (Jacks, Queens and Kings) are each worth 10.
Aces are worth 1 or 11, whichever is more favourable to the hand. Note that a soft hand includes and Ace worth 11.
After the allotted betting time has expired, the dealer deals one card face up to each player. Dealing starts with the first player to the dealer's left and continues clockwise, ending with the dealer. The dealer then deals a second card face up to each player and face down to himself. The value of your initial hand is displayed next to your cards.
If the value of your original two-card hand is exactly 21, you have Blackjack!
If the dealer's upcard is an Ace, you are given the option to purchase insurance to offset the risk that the dealer has blackjack - even when you have blackjack yourself. The amount of insurance is equal to one half of your main bet, and the insurance bet is settled separately from the bet on your hand. The dealer then peeks at the value of his downcard to check for blackjack. If the dealer does not have blackjack, the round continues. If the dealer has blackjack, but you do not, the dealer's hand wins. If you and the dealer both have blackjack, the game ends in a push and your bet is returned. Note that when the dealer's upcard is a ten or face card, you will be given no option to purchase insurance, and the dealer will not peak at his downcard to check for blackjack.
Double Down, Hit or Stand
When the dealer does not have blackjack upon checking his two initial cards, players are given the chance to improve the values of their hands in turn, as the dealer moves clockwise around the table.
If the value of your initial hand is not 21, you can decide to Double Down. In this case, you will double your bet and be dealt only one additional card to add to your hand. Alternatively, you can decide to Hit to be dealt an additional card to add to the value of your hand. You can hit more than once to receive additional cards before you decide to Stand once you are satisfied with the value of your hand.
If your initial hand is a pair of cards of equal value, you can decide to Split the pair to make two separate hands, each with a separate bet equal to your main bet. After a second card is dealt to both your hands, you can improve the value of these two hands by using the hit option before you stand. However, if you split an initial pair of Aces, you will receive only one additional card per hand with no option to hit.
If the sum of your hand exceeds 21, you bust and lose your bet on that hand.
When all players have taken their turns, the dealer reveals the value of his downcard. The dealer must hit on a hand of 16 or less and must stand on a hand of soft 17 or more.
You win when the value of your final hand is closer to 21 than the dealer's or when the dealer busts. If the value of your hand is the same as the dealer's, the game round ends in a push and your bet is returned.
Blackjack beats a hand of 21 comprised of three or more cards. Blackjack also beats a hand of 21 resulting from a split pair.
Side Bets [This chapter is enabled only if one or both side bets (Perfect Pairs/21+3) are enabled in the game]
This Blackjack game includes optional side bets - Perfect Pairs and 21+3. You may place side bets in combination with your main blackjack bet. You have the chance to win on any side bet regardless of whether or not you later win on your blackjack bet.
The Perfect Pairs bet gives you the chance to win if your first two cards comprise any pair - for example, two Queens, two Aces or two 3s. There are three types of pairs, each with a different payout:
Perfect Pair - same suit, e.g. two Aces of Spades.
Coloured Pair - different suits of the same colour, e.g. 2 of Diamonds + 2 of Hearts.
Mixed Pair - different suits, e.g. 10 of Hearts + 10 of Clubs.
The 21+3 bet gives you the chance to win if your first two cards plus the dealer's upcard comprise any of the following winning combinations (similar to those in poker), each with a different payout:
Suited Trips - an identical triplet, e.g. 3 Queens of Hearts.
Straight Flush - in numerical sequence and same suit, e.g. 10, Jack and Queen of Diamonds.
Three of a Kind - same value but different suits, e.g. any 3 unmatching Kings.
Straight - in numerical sequence but different suits, e.g. 2 of Spades + 3 of Clubs + 4 of Hearts.
Flush - same suit, e.g. 2, 6 and 10 of Clubs.
Bet Behind [This chapter is enabled only if Bet Behind is enabled / Disabled for mobile games]
The Bet Behind feature allows you to bet on a hand dealt to another player. You will share the outcome of the other player's hand. The payouts for Bet Behind wagers are the same as for ordinary bets.
You can use this feature whether or not you are seated at the table and intend to play your own hand. However, you cannot place a Bet Behind bet on your own hand.
If you place a Bet Behind bet, and the player at that seat decides not to participate in the round, your bet will be refunded immediately.
The nickname displayed at each seat identifies the player who will make all decisions for that hand. You can, however, decide whether or not to place an insurance bet when the dealer's upcard is an ace. You can also decide in advance whether or not to double your bet when the player you are betting behind opts to double down or split.
You can later alter these settings by clicking the Settings button and then selecting 'BET BEHIND' tab. You may also untick ''ALLOW OTHER PLAYERS TO BET BEHIND ME' if you wish to prohibit other players from betting behind you.
[Player Hotness texts should be enabled only if Player Hotness is enabled in Settings]
The 'Hot Players' icon helps you determine which of your fellow Blackjack players is on the longest winning streak.
The number within the gold medal indicates the number of consecutive rounds that player has won. Note that as soon as a 'Hot Player' loses a round, he or she will also lose the gold-medal icon.
Deal Now [Enabled, if single player is placing a bet]
The DEAL NOW button is enabled only when you are the only player to sit at a particular Blackjack table and you have placed the minimum bet. Press this button to immediately begin the round and be dealt your cards at the seat you have chosen.
Deal Now [Enabled, if multiple players are placing a bets]
The DEAL NOW button is enabled only when you sit at a particular Blackjack table and have placed a bet equal to or greater than the minimum. Click/tap this button to finalize the bet you have placed. Your bet will be visible to other players at the table. The round may begin before betting time expires when all players have clicked/tapped the DEAL NOW button.
Return to Player
Take a Seat
The BET LIMITS panel displays the minimum and maximum stakes permitted on table in total.
To participate in the game, you must have sufficient funds to cover your bets. You can see your current BALANCE on your screen.
The TRAFFIC LIGHTS tell you the current status in the game round by informing you of when you can bet (GREEN light), when the betting time is nearly over (YELLOW light), and when betting time has expired (RED light).
The CHIP DISPLAY allows you to select the value of each chip you wish to bet. Only chips of denominations that can be covered by your current balance will be enabled. This display will only be illuminated for use when betting time remains (the light is green or yellow).
Once you have selected a chip, place your bet by simply clicking/tapping the betting spot on the game table. Each time you click/tap the betting spot, the amount of your bet increases by the value of the selected chip or up to the maximum limit for the type of bet you have selected. Once you have bet the maximum limit, no additional funds will be accepted for that bet, and a message will appear above your bet to notify you that you have bet the maximum.
NOTE: Please do not minimize your browser or open any other tab in your browser while betting time remains and you have placed bets on the table. Such actions will be interpreted as leaving the game, and your bets will therefore be declined for that particular game round.
The DOUBLE (2x) button allows you to quickly double your bet. This button is enabled after you have placed any bet.
The DOUBLE (2x) button allows to Double the bet up to the maximum limit.
You can double your bet only once.
Each game round is identified by a unique GAME NUMBER.
This number reflects when the round began in terms of GMT by hour: minute: second. Please use this game number for reference (or take a screenshot of the game number) if you wish to contact Customer Service regarding a particular round.
Sound [Disabled for mobile games]
The SOUND button will mute/un-mute all game sounds and voice from the game. Note that if you change tables, the sound will automatically un-mute.
You can alter your sound settings by clicking/tapping the SETTINGS button and then selecting the SOUND tab.
The HISTORY button will launch a window showing all live game rounds you have played and the results of those rounds.
You can review your past gaming activity by viewing your:
ACCOUNT HISTORY - Shows your complete account history as a list of dates, games, bet amounts and payouts. The game round completed most recently appears at the top of the list.
GAME HISTORY - Shows your history related to a particular game once you tap/click the game in the GAME column.
The SETTINGS button launches a menu of user-changeable settings.
Your chosen settings will be applied at once and will be stored to your profile. Stored settings will be launched automatically when you log in from any device.
You can alter settings to change your general game settings.
Settings are organised under several main tabs in the SETTINGS window:
You can hide/unhide other players' chat messages.
You can enable additional SIDE BETS.
[Disabled for mobile games]
Your video quality is auto-adjusted, but you can manually change your video quality by selecting specific stream.
You can mute/unmute your DEALER'S VOICE and GAME SOUND and adjust their relative volumes.
BET BEHIND [This tab is enabled only if BET BEHIND is enabled in table settings]
You can specify your BET BEHIND strategy and prohibit other players from betting behind you.
Deposit & Withdraw [Chapter DEPOSIT & WITHDRAW is enabled only if the CASHIER button is present in the game]
The CASHIER button will open the cashier/banking window for deposits and withdrawals.
Responsible Gaming [Chapter RESPONSIBLE GAMING is enabled only if the RESPONSIBLE GAMING button is present in the game (AAMS, LGA)]
The RESPONSIBLE GAMING button allows you to access the page outlining the Responsible Gaming policy. This page provides useful information and links regarding responsible online gaming behaviour and informs you of how to set limitations to your game sessions.
Informazioni AAMS [Chapter INFORMAZIONI AAMS is enabled only for AAMS integrations]
If there is any error in the game, gambling system or game procedure, the game round will be temporarily paused while the dealer notifies the shift manager. You and other players will be notified via Chat, or by an on-screen pop-up message, that the issue is being investigated. If the manager can immediately resolve the error, the game round will continue as normal. If immediate resolution is not possible, the game round will be cancelled and initial bets will be refunded to all players who participated in the game round.
Game-play continues until the cut card is dealt. Subsequently, the cards are shuffled by a dealer or a shuffler.
If a shuffle table is available, then two shoes with two sets of playing cards are used at the table. In this case, the dealer swaps the shoes, and the shuffle is performed by a shuffler at the shuffling table while the dealer continues to host the game round.
More Games [Disabled for Lottomatica]
The LOBBY button (if applicable) can be selected at any time from any game.
It allows you to easily change game table or select any other live game. You will not be removed from this table until you have actually selected the new table you wish to join. You can use the LOBBY to browse other games while still playing at your current table.
Multi-Game Play (if available) [Disabled for mobile games]
If you enjoy non-stop action, you can join up to 4 different game tables simultaneously and view them all in the same browser window!
After you have joined at least one game table, click on LOBBY to go to the lobby. In the lobby, hover your cursor over the table you would like to join and click the + button associated with that table to join it. (Certain tables may be unavailable for multi-game play and will therefore display no + button.)
After you have joined multiple tables, you will be able to resize your browser window as a whole, but you will not be able to resize each game table window separately.
You can exit any table without affecting your presence at other tables you have joined. To exit a table, click the X button that appears when you hover your cursor over the table window.
The X button to exit a table is not accessible when the table is displayed in full-screen mode.
You will exit a table automatically if you should join the same table through a different device/browser.
If you click directly on a table icon instead of the + button, you will merely switch tables instead of joining the chosen table in addition to the table you joined previously.
We kindly advise you to join only as many tables as your screen can accommodate while still allowing you to place bets deliberately and accurately.
Shortcut Keys [Disabled for mobile games]
Shortcut keys can be used to quickly perform useful game functions.
Home [Enabled only for mobile games]
[Following text and button to be displayed only when HOME button is available and session remains open when button clicked. Enabled by default.]
The HOME button in the MENU (if applicable) will take you back to the website homepage.
[Following text and button to be displayed only when HOME button is available and session is closed when button clicked. Enabled only for some special cases, like, Lotomatica.].
A bet is placed only when it has been received by our server from your handset using our software. Once a bet has been placed it is final and binding and cannot be cancelled or changed. For the avoidance of doubt, a bet remains valid even if the result cannot for any reason be displayed back to your handset (due, for example, to a network failure, interruption of communication, or if you receive a phone call). In the event of a game termination, any relevant jackpot will be paid out on a random draw authorised by the regulator.
The theoretical average return to player (RTP) is up to 99.28%. This RTP represents the long-term expected payback of the game which has been calculated by an independent testing company and monitored monthly.
Malfunction voids all plays and pay outs.
Unresolved bets placed but remaining undecided in incomplete games will become void after 90 days and will be forfeited to charity.