Live dealer blackjack is perhaps one of the most played games online and with the stunning features and amazing game play offered, this type of game is preferred by any experienced player. Live blackjack is easy to play and after learning the game rules and some simple strategies, any player can place their bets and enjoy the interactions at the table and the real time play of an exciting and life like blackjack game. New players should always take some time to see what version of the game is being offered in the live dealer casino and become familiar with basic game rules and some strategies that can help with winnings.
Learning how to play live blackjack is not a daunting task, but it is not something that should be overlooked. Any player that is new to live dealer gambling should ensure they completely understand game rule and betting options before taking a seat at any live blackjack table.
The goal when playing live blackjack is to have a hand that totals as close to 21 without going over. Every card will have an assigned value and face cards are always worth 10. The ace will either be worth 1 or 11 points. After all bets are placed on the table, the live dealer will deal two cards to all players, as well as two to himself. One of the dealer cards will remain face down.
Players will look at their cards and determine what move to make. With live blackjack, there are a number of game options that can be employed. Players can stand if they feel their hand will beat the dealer, or they can hit and receive another card. There are also options to split pairs, double down and even take insurance if there is chance the dealer has a blackjack.
Blackjack hands, those consisting of an ace and a face card or a 10 will instantly win and payouts are offered based on the pay table. Most blackjack hands will win the amount of the bet plus 50%, so if players bet $10, they would win $15 for a blackjack.
When playing the hand, there are different moves that can be made. Hitting is usually done when the hand is less than 16 and one card will be dealt to the player. Multiple hits can be used. Standing is done when players do not wish to take any more cards. This is typical on a hand that values 17 or more, however, players can stand on any value.
Double down is a move that players make when they are happy with their two cards and they wish to double their bet. With this option, only one hit is allowed. It is also possible to split pairs if the two cards are of the same value. When this is done, players will then play two hands with two different bets.
With some live dealer blackjack games, players will be allowed to take insurance to protect some of the wager that has been placed. If the dealer shows a face up card as an Ace, players will be presented with the chance to bet on the chance that he remaining card will provide the dealer with a blackjack. The insurance bet can only be half of the original bet and overall, the chances of winning usually do not favour the player. Not every live blackjack game will allow insurance bets, so this is something that players will have to learn before they start to place wagers at the table that has been selected.