How To Play
Anyone who has played Blackjack before will find the game very quick to grasp. It follows the standard rules and the idea is to build a hand of cards that is as close to 21 in value as possible, but without exceeding 21. At the end of a round, as long as your hand is closer to 21 than the dealer’s is then you have won.
In Blackjack the number cards (2 – 10) are worth their face value, face cards (Jack, Queen and King) are worth 10 and Aces are worth 1 or 11. Therefore, it is possible to build a hand of 21 using just two cards, an Ace and a ten card. This hand is called Blackjack, it is the strongest possible hand and will always beat all other hands, including those worth 21 but made up of more than two cards.
At the start of a round, you need to place your bet. Once the time has expired, the dealer will deal you two face up cards and the dealer will receive one face-up card and one facedown. There are then three basic options for your hand, Stand, Hit and Double. If you choose to Hit then you will receive an additional card to the hand, if you choose Stand then the hand remains as it is. If you choose Double, your bet will be doubled, you will receive one more card to the hand, and then play moves on to the dealer.
When all players at the table have made their choice, the dealer will play. The dealer will always 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.
When playing Live All Bets Blackjack there are some situations in which you will have options beyond Hit, Stand and Double.
If your first two cards have the same value then you can split them and play them as separate hands. If you split two Aces then you can only draw one more card to each hand, but if you split any other cards then you can play them as regular hands.
If the dealer’s face-up card is an Ace then you have the chance to take out insurance against the dealer having Blackjack. Insurance costs half of your original bet and if the dealer does have Blackjack then you are paid double the insurance bet.
As mentioned, All Bets Blackjack offers five exciting side bets, each of which can result in some huge rewards.
A Top 3 side bet is a bet on the dealer’s first face-up card and the player’s first two cards forming a Suited Three of a Kind, a Straight Flush of a Three of a King combination. A Suited Three of a Kind pays at 270:1, a Straight Flush pays at 180:1 and Three of a Kind pays at 90:1.
The Lucky Lucky side bet pays when the player’s first two cards and the dealer’s first card form a Suited 777, a Suited 678, an Unsuited 777, an Unsuited 678, a Suited 21, an Unsuited 21, an Any 20 or an Any 19. The Suited 777 pays 200:1, the Suited 678 pays 100:1, an Unsuited 777 pays 50:1, an Unsuited 678 pays 25:1, a Suited 21 pays 15:1, an Unsuited 21 pays 3:1, an Any 20 pays 2:1 and Any 19 pays 2:1.
The Buster Blackjack side bet is on the dealer going bust. The more cards in the dealer’s hand when they busts, the bigger the payout. If the dealer goes bust with 3 or 4 cards it pays at 2:1, with 5 cards it pays at 4:1, with 6 cards it pays at 18:1, with 7 cards it pays at 50:1 , with 8 or more cards it pays at 250:1. If they go bust with 7 cards and you have Blackjack it pays at 800:1 and if they goes bust with 8 or more cards and you have Blackjack then it pays at 2000:1.
The 21+3 side bet pays if your initial two cards and the dealer’s first card form a Flush, Straight, Three of a Kind, Straight Flush or Suited Three of a Kind combination. A Suited Three of a Kind pays 100:1, a Straight Flush pays 40:1, a Three of a Kind pays 30:1, a Straight pays 10:1 and a Flush pays 5:1.
The Perfect Pairs side bet is on the player’s first two cards forming either a Perfect Pair, a Coloured Pair or a Red/Black Pair. A Perfect Pair is two cards of the same suit and value, a Coloured Pair is two cards of the same value and colour, but from different suits, a Red/Black Pair is two cards of the same value but different suits and colours. The Perfect Pair pays at 25:1, the Coloured Pair pays at 12:1 and the Red/Black Pair pays at 6:1.