To enter the BlackJack game select any vacant seat around the game table. You can take up to three different seats at the table to play up to three different hands against the dealer in each round. Before the initial deal, you must place a bet within the allowed time. A timer indicates the number of betting seconds that remain. The minimum and maximum bets permitted in the game for each betting alternative are also presented on the sign to the right of the dealer.
If for any reason your connection is closed while the bet was placed, your bet wins will not be lost and you will win the prize.
THE “BET BEHIND” FUNCTION
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. Place a bet in any activated Bet Behind field on another player’s seat while betting time is open in order to bet behind that hand.
Game-play continues until the cut card is dealt. The current round will be continued using the current shoe. Subsequently, the game is paused until a newly shuffled shoe is brought to the table and Burning Cards Procedure is made (see relevant section). Each shoe has 8 decks of cards.
BURNING CARDS PROCEDURE
Happens when a new shoe starts or when a dealer is being switched. A burned card is a playing card dealt from the top of a shoe, and discarded (“burned”), unused by the players. The dealer draws the first card from the new shoe, the value of this card decides the amount of card that will be burned before the first use of that shoe.
After the dealer announces, “No more bets”, all players and the dealer receive two cards each. Players’ cards are dealt face-up, while the first dealer card is dealt face-up and the second face down. In Blackjack, face cards count as 10, aces as either 1 or 11, and other cards according to their numerical values. Blackjack results when the first two dealt cards yield a hand that equals 21 (i.e. an ace plus a 10-value card.). If you get Blackjack, but the dealer does not, you win 1.5 times the initial bet. If both get Blackjack, the game is a “push” and your initial bet is returned.
If the dealer’s upcard is an ace, the player has the option of placing an additional side bet to guard against the risk of the dealer winning with Blackjack. The player clicks “Insurance” to purchase insurance, whereby he/she places an additional side bet equal to half the initial Blackjack bet. If the dealer has Blackjack, the player wins twice the insurance bet. If the dealer does not have Blackjack, the player loses the insurance bet and the game proceeds.
HIT OR STAND
Starting with the player sitting furthest to the right of the table, the dealer asks each player in turn how they wish to play their hands. If a hand is less than 21, the player can click “HIT” to receive an additional card and then another until satisfied with the value of the hand, whereby the player clicks “STAND”. If the hand exceeds 21 (“busts”), the player automatically loses. The dealer must take an additional card when the value of his/her hand is 16 or less and must stand on all hands of 17 or more. The dealer loses the game with a hand that exceeds 21. If the player’s final hand has a value closer to 21 than the dealer’s, the player wins even money on his initial bet. The player has an option to decide whether they want to hit/stand before their turn using the pre-decision buttons.
When the player’s first two cards are of equal value, he/she has the option to “SPLIT” them into two separate hands that are played separately. The player thus agrees to place an additional bet of equal value on the second hand. If the player splits two aces into separate hands, he/she will receive only one additional card per hand. Blackjack is not possible in these cases. Splitting is permitted only once per round.
The 2X Double Button doubles the player’s main bet and the player receives just one (and only one) additional card.
Tip: Mostly used when the player’s first two cards equal 9, 10 or 11, and a third card is likely to result in a hand that beats the dealer’s
- The winning hand of Blackjack pays 3 to 2 on the main bet.
- The winning hand of 21 or less pays 1 to 1 on the main bet.
- Dealer Blackjack pays 2 to 1 on the insurance bet
- 21 + 3 payout is 9: 1 for every combination
- Perfect Pair payouts: Perfect Pair 25: 1
21+3 based on the player’s first two cards and the dealer’s first face-up card. The player is wagering that his first two cards and dealer’s first card will form one of 3 card poker combinations like:
- Straight flush – when all 3 cards are from one suit and arranged in sequence
- 3 of a kind – when there are three cards of the same rank in one hand
- Straight – when all 3 cards are arranged in sequence, but with different suits
- Flush – when all 3 cards are of the same suit, but not in sequence.
The perfect pair side bet is based on the player’s first two cards which must be identical.
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