The Basics of Live Blackjack
Blackjack is a game with very few simple rules yet the level of excitement is immense keeping in mind it is a card game with significant room for high strategy gameplay among experienced minds. Classic American Blackjack is the version of Blackjack that Betbit Casino offers you. The objective of the game is to beat the dealer by obtaining a hand of cards adding up to 21 or anything close to such, without going over 21. This means your hand of cards must numerically surpass the dealer’s outcome of dealt cards in order to win. Wagers on Blackjack can be done in the form of a Main Bet or Side bet. The gear required for the game of Blackjack are six decks of cards, a Shuffle Master I-shoe and a betting table with chips. Betbit Casino offers you three different Blackjack table versions. The first one is the classic American Blackjack featuring professional real life dealers and a slick game interface giving you all the options needed to play with comfort and ease following basic game strategy rules.
The second version of American Blackjack is an enhancement, titled under the name Blackjack HD. This table displays live video feeds in full screen HD resolution mode. Additional features include options to enable or disable Jack animations, Auto Hit 8 or Less, Auto Stand 18 or more and Live Video footage. In other words, Blackjack HD becomes the most realistic online Blackjack table among all three table versions available at Betbit Casino following traditional game strategy rules and conditions.
The third and last version available is the Blackjack Early Payout table, this version grants the option to pay based on the first set of cards dealt to you and the croupier's "up" hand if desired. This means you don’t have to follow through with the hand dealt. If you choose the Early Payout option, the system calculates your payout based on the estimate average outcome your hand of cards stopped on versus the dealer's "up" hand and the corresponding payout is credited to your gaming account. Another benefit you have is the option to bet on multiple hands simultaneously going up to three hands at once maximum.
FACTS ON BLACKJACK
Blackjack is also popularly known as Twenty-One, a game of high demand among casino card games in general due to the convenience of having much more favorable odds to win should you have solid mathematic skills and the ability to count cards as a forte.
The live Dealer draws on 16 and stands on 17 on all 3 table versions of Blackjack. A winning hand with a natural Blackjack pays 3 to 2 when obtained while a hand higher than the dealer’s without going over 21 pays 1 to 1. Within Side Bet options, Pair Bets pay 11 to 1 and Rummy Bets pay 9 to 1.
A feature worth mentioning is the existence of Insurance. If the live dealer's "up" card is an ace, you will be prompted with the option to buy insurance before the dealer reveals their "down" card or "hole" card. This option is a side bet worth up to half your initial bet and with payout odds of 2 to 1 if used. If the dealer does not have blackjack you lose the insurance yet can still win or lose on the original bet.
Back Betting is another feature which brings thrill to the game of Live Blackjack at Betbit Casino, this option allows you to wager on other players bets when all seats are taken and you find yourself waiting for a vacancy to clear. Observe all the hands associated to each player seat and if you find anything promising click on the username listed above the seat to highlight the corresponding hand and make your bet. If the player chooses to double or split the hand, your bet will be affected as. This feature is only available on the two standard American Blackjack tables.
Hit: Grab another card.
Stand: Take no more cards.
Double: This means you may double the bet amount on your first two cards and receive an extra card faced down. In a nutshell, a second bet equal to the initial bet amount is made.
Split a pair: If your first two cards are of the same value, you may split the pair. A second bet equal to the initial bet is made. The software splits the cards to create two hands, placing one bet with each hand allowing you to play with two separate hands.