Blackjack is an American variant of a table game that is based on the well-known game Twenty-One. It requires for a player and dealer to draw cards against each other, and whoever gets a total closest to (but not above) 21 will be the winner. It is a game that is learned in minutes, but takes years to master. However, instead of playing against a computer, you can now face off against a real dealer from the comfort of your own home. The Coinbet24 Bitcoin Casino offers a dozen different live blackjack tables. The most popular one is known as Blackjack 1. It’s the most basic version of the game and players love it. Keep reading for a small guide on how to play live blackjack.
The aim of the game is to beat the dealer. A hand that has a value of closer to 21 than the dealer’s hand is a winner. You can also win if the dealer’s hand goes over 21 (bust). Be careful though, because if your hand goes above 21, you will lose automatically. Once the game has loaded, you need to choose your seat at the table by clicking on any available seat with a “Free Seat” sign. Seats are numbers from one to seven in the lobby and the number of the chosen seat is displayed in the game history. If you want to leave your seat, click on “X” above the seat.
To place a bet, select a chip value from the slider and then click on the table, in front of your seat. The time to place a bet in a round is limited. If a round is already in progress, you will need to wait for it to be completed. When a round begins, all players get two face up cards. The dealer gets two cards as well; however, one of them will face down.
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All cards assume their face value with the exception of court or picture cards (Jacks, Queens, and Kings. All of them have a value of 10 while Aces can be valued both 11 or 1, depending what suits the player better. If the first two cards dealt to you equal 21 (for instance, an Ace and a 10), you have blackjack. Such an occurrence pays 3 to 2 on the player’s original stake. However, if both player and dealer have 21, the result will push. Keep in mind that an Ace + a 10 beats a 21 sum that was not the result of the first two cards. Each players takes turns to act on his/her hand, starting from the player at the right. Here are the options once it’s your turn:
- Stand – Take no action and remain with the value of the cards in your hand.
- Hit – Take another card for a chance to improve your hand. This option can be used several times.
- Double Down x2 – Double your bet, receive one more card, and no more.
- Split – If your first two cards are of the same value, you can perform a “split” by doubling your bet and getting two more cards. This basically gives you two hands to play.
Keep in mind that splitting Aces results with only one more card for each hand. You can’t receive more cards afterwards. Additionally, you can split only once in a round. This version of blackjack is played with 8 decks of card, cut in the middle. The dealer shuffles the cards at the end of the round in which the dealer hits the red card that cut the deck.
If the dealer’s up facing card is an Ace, players can take several actions.
- Insurance Bet – This is a bet that’s half the player’s stake. When used, the bet will pay 2 to 1 if the dealer gets a blackjack. However, if the dealer doesn’t get a blackjack, the bet is lost and the hand is played as normal.
- Surrender – When applicable, the player receives half the bet value back without playing any further.
Once all actions are performed, the dealer will turn over the face down card. If the two cards don’t give the dealer blackjack, the game goes on. Players then ask for “hits” in order to get a better value than the dealer. The dealer can also get more cards to improve the hand. If the dealer gets busted while doing so, all players get paid, unless they were busted themselves.
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