Live Blackjack

Live Blackjack

Go head-to-head against the dealer in a race to reach 21 in Live Blackjack, featuring optional side bets!


    Live Blackjack Game Overview

    The aim of Live Blackjack is simple, achieve a hand total closer to 21 than the dealer - without going over 21.

    Live Blackjack allows up to seven players at one table and is played with eight standard 52-card decks. 

    Card values in this game are as follows:

    • Cards from two to ten are worth their face value.
    • Face cards (Jacks, Queens and Kings) are each worth ten.
    • Aces are worth one or 11, whichever is more favourable to the hand.  

    After the betting time has expired, each player receives one card face up. 

    The dealer will then deal a second card face up to each player and face down to himself.

    The value of your initial hand is displayed next to your cards.


    Blackjack

    If the sum of your original two-card hand is exactly 21, then you have Blackjack and will receive a payout at 3:1 your original bet.  


    Insurance

    If the dealer's card is an Ace, you will be given the option to purchase insurance to offset the risk that the dealer has Blackjack - even if you have Blackjack yourself.

    The amount of insurance offered is equal to 50% of your main bet and is settled separately from your main bet.

    The dealer will check for Blackjack and, if they do not have it, the round continues.

    If they have Blackjack and you do not, the dealer wins.

    If you both have Blackjack then the game ends in a push and your bet is returned.

    Insurance will not be offered if the dealer's upcard is a ten or a face card. 


    Double Down, Hit or Stand

    When neither you or the dealer have Blackjack, you will be given the chance to Double Down.

    In this case, your bet will double and you will be dealt just one additional card.

    Alternatively, you can decide to Hit to be dealt another card.

    This process can be repeated until you are satisfied with the value of your hand and decide to Stand.


    Split

    If your initial hand is formed of two cards of equal value, you can decide to Split the pair to make two separate hands, each with a separate bet equal to your main bet.

    After a second card is dealt to both of your hands, you can choose to Hit until you want to Stand.

    However, if you split an initial pair of Aces, you will only receive one additional card per hand with no option to Hit.  


    Side Bets

    Live Blackjack includes two optional side bets, Perfect Pairs and 21+3, which can be placed alongside your main Blackjack bet.

    It is possible to win on any side bet regardless of whether you win on your main Blackjack bet.

    Perfect Pairs

    A Perfect Pairs bet offers the chance to win if your first two cards are formed of a pair. 

    There are three types of pairs, each with a different payout:

    • Perfect Pair – same suit, e.g. two Aces of Spades.
    • Coloured Pair – different suits of the same colour, e.g. 2 of Diamonds + 2 of Hearts.
    • Mixed Pair – different suits, e.g. 10 of Hearts + 10 of Clubs.

    21+3

    A 21+3 bet gives you the chance to win if your first two cards plus the dealer's upcard form any of the following winning combinations:

    • Suited Trips - an identical triplet, e.g. Three Queens of Hearts.
    • Straight Flush - in numerical sequence and of the same suit, e.g. Jack, Queen and King of Diamonds.
    • Three of a Kind - same value but different suits, e.g. any three Kings from different suits.
    • Straight - in numerical sequence but different suits. e.g. 2 of Spades + 3 of Clubs + 4 of Hearts.
    • Flush - same suit, e.g. 2, 6 and 10 of Clubs.


    Bet Behind and Hot Players

    You can choose to bet on a hand dealt to another player with the Bet Behind feature.

    With a Bet Behind bet, you will share the outcome of the other player's hand and receive the same payout as an ordinary beat.

    Bet Behind bets can be placed whether or not you are seated at the table and intend to play your own hand.

    If you place a Bet Behind bet and your chosen player decides not to participate in that round, your bet will be refunded immediately.

    You can see which players are on the longest winning streak with the 'Hot Player's icon.

    The number within the gold medal indicates the number of consecutive winner that player has won so far.

    As soon as a Hot Player loses a round, they will also lose the gold medal icon.  


    Payouts

    There are various payouts available in Live Blackjack. 

    • Blackjack pays 3:2.
    • Winning hand pays 1:1.
    • If the dealer has blackjack, insurance pays 2:1.


    Return to Player

    Expected return to player (RTP):

    • Blackjack – 99.28%.
    • Perfect Pairs bet – 95.90%.
    • 21+3 bet – 96.30%.

    The expected return is the amount we pay out to players relative to the amount of wagering on the game.

    For example, if we take £100 of wagers we will, on average pay out £99.28 of wins in Blackjack, £95.90 on Perfect Pairs bets, and £96.30 on 21+3 bets.