Live Majority Rules Speed Blackjack Rules
As with all Blackjack games, the aim of the game is to build a hand of cards that has a value closer to 21 than the dealer’s hand, but without exceeding 21. You win if at the end of a round, your hand is closer to 21 than the dealer’s is.
In Blackjack the number cards (2 through 10) are worth their face value, face cards (Jack, Queen and King) are all worth 10, and Aces can be worth 1 or 11. The game takes its name from the best possible hand, two cards that have a total of 21, an Ace and a 10 card. Blackjack beats all other hands, including those that are worth 21 but contain more than two cards.
How a Round Works
At the start of the game, you first need to decide whether you want to turn on automatic Splitting and Doubling, as both of these actions require an increase in the bet amount. Then, at the start of a round, you simply place your bet together with any of the side bets you wish to place. Once the allocated betting time is over, each hand position is dealt their first two cards face-up while the dealer receives one face-up card.
Players are then asked to vote on each hand action, i.e. Hit, Stand or Double. As long as there are enough players to form a majority decision then that action is taken. If there is tie or not enough players, then the game is played according to the best Blackjack strategy. As with regular Blackjack, Hit deals another card to the hand, Stand leaves the hand as it is, and Double will double the bet and deal just one more card to the hand before it stands.
If you have not turned on automatic Double and Double wins, then you will automatically Hit and then Stand. If the first two cards were identical and Split won the vote but you do not have it turned on, then you will follow the right hand.
When the players’ hands are complete, the dealer plays. The dealer must draw more cards until the hand is worth at least 16 and they will stand as soon as the hand is worth 17 or more.
After the dealer has finished playing, you are paid out if you have a winning hand. All winning hands pay at 1:1, except for Blackjack, which pays out at a more generous 3:2.
The Player Pairs side bet pays out if your first two cards form one of three kinds of pairs, a Perfect Pair, a Coloured Pair or a Red/Black Pair. A Perfect Pair is two identical cards and it pays out at 25:1, a Coloured Pair is two cards that have the same colour and value but come from different suits and it pays out at 12:1, a Red/Black pair is two cards that have the same value but different suits and colours and it pays out at 6:1.
The 21+3 side bet is on the two cards dealt to you and the dealer’s face-up card combining to form a poker hand. It pays out as follows: a Suited Three of a Kind pays out at 100:1, a Straight Flush pays out at 40:1, Three of a Kind pays out at 30:1, a Straight pays out at 10:1 and a Flush pays out at 5:1.