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In this section you can read about the general rules of the three main game types we offer on our Live Casino.Classic Live Games, you can find the rules for these games here.
BlackjackThe Object of the Game
The object is to achieve a higher card count than the croupier without exceeding a count of 21.
Bets are placed on the blackjack table in the rectangle immediately in front of you. Each bet must be made in accordance with the minimum and maximum table limits, which vary from table to table. Players must place and confirm their bets before the end of the betting period, which ends when the croupier announces "No more bets."
Beginning on the croupier's left, a card is dealt face up to each player in turn with the croupier being last in rotation. A second card is then dealt in the same manner, face up to each player; the croupier also gets a second card but it's dealt face down. Once all initial cards are dealt, each player gets a turn to improve their counts.
The order of the turns is the same as the order the cards were dealt. During your turn, you have the option of standing or hitting (drawing) one or more cards to improve your count. Once you stand, your turn is over.
If you exceed a count of 21, this is called a bust, and you lose your bet immediately; otherwise, your bet remains unresolved. If your initial count (with two cards) is 21, this is called blackjack. You are not allowed to draw (hit on) blackjack. If there is no possibility that the croupier also has blackjack (that is, the croupier's card is neither a face card, a Ten, nor an Ace), then you win your bet immediately upon the start of your turn, and your bet is paid at 3 to 2.If there is a possibility that the croupier also has blackjack, the resolution of your bet is delayed until the croupier's final count is established. After all players have had a turn, the croupier turns their second card face up, then stands or draws as appropriate, according to the house strategy. If the croupier exceeds a count of 21, she busts, and all unresolved bets are winners. If she stands without busting, each player's count is then compared to the croupier's. If your count is closer to 21 than the croupier's, you win. If the croupier's is closer, you lose.
If you and the croupier tie, the bet is a push (or standoff), which means you neither win your bet nor lose it. Once all bets have been resolved, the croupier announces the beginning of the next betting period.
Face cards (Jacks, Queens, and Kings) are worth 10, while Aces are worth 1 or 11. After a player has stood, a hand containing one or more Aces is considered to be at its highest possible value without exceeding 21.
After the first two cards are dealt, each player gets an opportunity to improve their counts. They may also alter their wagers in the following ways:
Splitting - Pairs, two cards of equal rank (e.g if the hand contains two Kings, or two Ten cards), may be split into two separate hands, each with a bet equal to the original bet amount. If you split your hand, the first subhand is dealt a second card, and you are permitted to stand or hit one or more cards to improve the count. Once you stand on your first subhand, your second subhand is dealt a second card, and you are then permitted to stand or hit on that hand. Split Aces are an exceptional case. When you split a pair of Aces, each subhand receives exactly one additional card with no option to hit. Further, a count of 21 with the two cards in a subhand of split Aces is not considered a Blackjack, and will lose to a croupier's Blackjack. Subhands may not be resplit.
Please note you are unable to split if you have two different ranked cards of the same value e.g. a King and a Ten, the cards held must be of the same rank.Doubling - After the first two cards are dealt, you have the option to double down, which means you wager an additional amount equal to your original bet and receive exactly one more card on that hand.
Insurance - If the croupier's up card is an Ace, you may obtain insurance, which is a wager of a sum equal to one half of your original bet. If the croupier draws a Blackjack, the insurance pays two to one. If the croupier fails to draw a Blackjack, you lose your insurance. You may obtain insurance even if you have blackjack.
The House Strategy - Unlike the players, the house has no choice in whether it hits or stands on its hand. The house must:
- Hit on a count of 16 or less
- Stand on a 17 or more
A soft hand is a hand in which an Ace may be counted as either 1 or 11 without the count exceeding 21. A hard hand is a hand in which all Aces may only be counted as 1 each to avoid the count exceeding 21.
Blackjack, a two-card 21 not arising on a split, is paid at three to two as long as the croupier does not also have Blackjack. If both you and the croupier have Blackjack, the bet is a push. Blackjack beats any three-or-more-card 21. All other winning bets are paid at one to one. A croupier/player tie is a push, and neither wins nor loses. You bust and lose your bet with a card count exceeding 21.
With this feature, you have the capability to make wagers on any other player that is seated at the blackjack table. Therefore, you can observe a blackjack player to bet your money on their performance rather than actually playing the game yourself. To use the Bet Behind feature login to any blackjack room and place the bet on any seated player. Please note you can not be seated to use the bet behind feature. The min & max bet remain the same as the table limits and please keep in mind that you have no way of actually interacting with the chosen blackjack player and you will not be able to tell them how to play their hand.
Roulette and Slingshot Roulette
The Object of the Game
The winning number is determined by where a ball comes to rest in one of the numbered compartments after being spun in a roulette wheel. The object is to correctly predict the winning number (or some feature(s) of the winning number) before the ball comes to rest.
Bets are placed directly on the roulette table, which has squares numbered from 0 to 36 (the inside bets) plus some other special squares (the outside bets). You may bet on as many squares as you like, wagering on any individual square or in combinations of two, three, four, or six numbered squares. Each bet must be made in accordance with the minimum and maximum table limits, which vary from table to table. You have 25 seconds to place your bets. Once the countdown ends you will receive a “No More bets message” and any chips on the table will be accepted.
During the betting period, the croupier spins the wheel in one direction and the roulette ball in the other. Bets may be made at any time during the betting period which ends when the croupier announces "No more bets." At some point after the conclusion of the betting period, the ball slows and comes to rest. Shortly after, the winning number is announced and marked. The table is cleared of all losing wagers, and then the winners are paid. Once the table is completely clear, the croupier announces the beginning of the next betting period.
Types of Bets
The following charts describe the various bets you can make, along with their payouts. In addition, the letters beside each bet type can be found on the diagrams below, giving an example of how to make that type of bet. (In the case of the zero-one-two, zero-two-three, and first four bets, the top diagram indicates the only place that bets may be made.)
Ball Change Procedure
You will be informed in advance about the ball change in the next game via the live chat. When the game starts the pit boss comes to the table and replaces the ball. The pit boss then waits till the bets closing time and then performs the spin. After the initial spin subsequent spins will be performed by the dealer.
|Straight Up||One Number||35 to 1|
|Split||Two Numbers||17 to 1|
|Street||Three Numbers||11 to 1|
|Zero One Two||0, 1, 2||11 to 1|
|Zero Two Three||0, 2, 3||11 to 1|
|Corner||Four Numbers||8 to 1|
|First Four||0, 1, 2, 3||8 to 1|
|Sixline||Six Numbers||5 to 1|
|Column||Twelve Numbers||2 to 1|
|First Twelve||1 - 12||2 to 1|
|Second Twelve||13 - 24||2 to 1|
|Third Twelve||25 - 36||2 to 1|
|Red||Red Numbers||1 to 1|
|Black||Black Numbers||1 to 1|
|Even||Even Numbers||1 to 1|
|Odd||Odd Numbers||1 to 1|
|1 to 18||1 - 18||1 to 1|
|19 to 36||19 - 36||1 to 1|
The Object of the GameBaccarat is a game of chance and skill between you and the Banker. The objective of Baccarat is to predict whose hand, the Banker's or the Player's, will be closer to the value of nine.
There are three types of bets:
- Player’s hand wins
- Banker’s hand wins
Baccarat is played with eight standard decks of 52 cards. The decks are shuffled regularly by the dealer.
To start playing, select the value of chip you wish to bet with and click directly on the Player, Tie or Banker spots. Once the timer has run down the dealer will begin dealing the cards. If there is a game in progress you will need to wait until it has completed before placing a bet.
The Player and Banker are dealt two cards each. If the values of either hand is 8 or 9 (a natural) the hand is complete and no further cards are dealt. All tens and picture cards equal zero. Ace equals 1. All other cards count as their face value. If the values of either hand is 8 or 9 (a natural) the hand is complete and no further cards are dealt.
If the value of cards exceed 9, then 10 is subtracted from the total. For example:
- 9+7 = 16 – hand counts as 6
- 9+9 = 18 – hand counts as 8
You can bet on the possibility of a tie (when both the player's and banker's hands are equal in value). This pays out at 8:1.The payout for bets for the Player and Bank are 1:1.