Blackjack – How to play online  

If you want to play blackjack here at iBet, you need to know some basic game rules. We will also explain some of the most common terms to you. Here at our iBet live casino, you can find different tables and games. Blackjack is one of the most famous card games on the planet and has numerous fans in the live casino world. But you can also find Roulette or our live casino games, powered by Evolution and Pragmatic Play obviously!

  1. Obviously, you need to know the card values first. Each card is valued with the face value, besides the picture cards – they count as 10. If you pull an Ace – it can either count as 1 or 11. Your card suits have no meaning when you are playing blackjack. Simply try to reach 21.
  2. The game starts with you placing a bet.
  3. You receive two cards and the dealer receives two cards as well. One card is face up and one card is face down.
  4. As a player you have to decide if you want to stand, hit, surrender, double down, or split. Obviously, with just one single card, you will never stand.
  5. The player goes first. The dealer acts afterward and has to hit if 16 or less. He stands on 17 through 21.
  6. The goal is to win your hand with a total higher than the dealer. Another option to win is if you have 21 or less – and the dealer busts. In either case, the payout ratio is 1:1.
  7. In live blackjack, you lose your hand when you hit over 21 – or your total is lower than the dealer‘s hand.
  8. The third option is a push. This means the player and the dealer have the same total on their hands.

Blackjack Terms explained

Busting: If you or the dealer’s hands bust, it means that the card value exceeds a total of 21.

Stand: In that case, you are happy with your card value and you don’t want another card from the dealer.

Hit: You want another card from the dealer. In that case, you hit another one.

Surrender: If this option is available, you can fold your blackjack hand before drawing new cards. This means, that you lose half your bet to the dealer.

Double-Down: For your original two cards, you can double down. This happens before the dealer gives you another card. Therefore you place another bet. It’s equal to the first bet. Afterward, you receive one card only.

Split: If you get dealt two similar cards during the live blackjack – you have the opportunity of splitting them. Afterward, you get one more card each. Both card stacks have the same betting value.

Blackjack pays 3 to 2: The term blackjack means, that you pulled two cards in total. You hit an Ace and a picture card (or a 10). This equals 21 and you automatically win, unless the dealer has the same results as well. In this case, it’s a push and you get your money back.

Dealer must hit soft 17: For the dealer, it is necessary to play the hand in a prescribed manner. Either you or the dealer is able to “hit”. The dealer HAS to hit a 16 or lower (even if the chances are good for a bust). The dealer has to stand on a hard 17.

Insurance pays 2 to 1: This is considered as an optional side bet – on whether the dealer has 21 points or not. Mostly this bet gets encouraged by the dealers but it’s not a very good option when it comes to playing blackjack live – unless you are able to count cards.

We would definitely recommend getting familiar with this game first before you actually play it for money. The basics can be learned real quick but mastering the art of playing blackjack – obviously takes time! Do not forget to check our Canada Casino Bonus and increase your chance of winning in one of the most exciting online casino games!

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