At Genting Casino, we’re proud to offer a brilliant array of live blackjack titles suited to all types of players. From low-stakes games, party-style games, and high-stakes games, there’s a little something for everyone in our live games lobby.
Blackjack is a staple of both land-based and online casinos because of its simple rules and exciting outcomes. Starting out with just two cards dealt to you, there are possibilities that are sure to get you thrilled. Keep reading to find out more about how to play blackjack and the top live blackjack games we offer.
To play live blackjack you need to know how to play. Blackjack is a game of cards where the aim is to achieve a higher card value than the dealer without going over 21. Going over 21 is known as going ‘bust’. In the case of achieving an equal hand value to the dealer the prize will be ‘pushed’ which means no one wins or loses and instead the wager carries over to the next game. In live blackjack online card values are as follows:
The dealer also has set rules they must adhere to. When all player hands have been dealt (initially 2 cards), the dealer will turn over their face down card and will draw additional cards according to the house rules.The most common house rules are as follows:
Achieving a value of 21 on your first two cards is known as a ‘Blackjack’, as long as the dealer hasn’t achieved this too the player most commonly will be given a payout of 3:2.
When a player declares ‘hit’ they are asking for the dealer to draw them another card. Players can hit as many times as they like until they decide to stand or go bust.
This can only occur after the initial 2-card deal. Players can choose to double down, which means their stake is doubled, and only one more card will be drawn.
The player sticks with what they’ve been dealt and no further cards are drawn.
This most commonly occurs in blackjack games which use more than one deck of cards. If a player draws a pair of cards they can choose to split their hand and play two separate hands at once. Players will need to make an additional wager for the extra hand.
Taking insurance can only occur when the dealer's face up card is an ace. This is a form of side bet which wagers 2:1 on the likelihood of the dealer achieving a blackjack. Whether or not you choose this option, the initial hand will still be played out.
Surrendering isn’t featured in many live dealer blackjack games, but some variants do incorporate this feature. When a player surrenders they fold their cards and only pay a portion of their wager.
Infinite blackjack is a form of live blackjack which is played with a low bet limit. This version of live casino blackjack features four side bets as well as the Six Card Charlie rule. Infinite Blackjack is broadcast live from a studio run by well-known live game creators Evolution.
VIP Blackjack by Evolution is the best online live dealer blackjack game for high-rollers. Taking place in a luxurious VIP setting, players can enjoy Blackjack at higher stakes with like-minded players.
Using the high-quality technology used to create Infinite Blackjack, Power Blackjack is another creation of Evolution. Described as being like blackjack but with the feel of a game of Texas Hold’em, Power Blackjack gives players the chance to raise the wager between two and four times after the initial deal. The cards 9 and 10 are also removed from the deck in live blackjack games of Power Blackjack.
Blackjack Party is the best live blackjack online for fun-loving players who enjoy a flutter at lower stakes. A popular live blackjack game in the UK, Blackjack Party is...well, a party! You’ll find bubbly dealers, great music and of course top games of blackjack in this game.
To start playing live blackjack sign up and make your first deposit, then pick the live dealer blackjack game which appeals to you. Once you’ve loaded the game, place your bets, play through your hand and hope to win! When the winners are announced, the prizes will be paid out and a new game can begin.
Live blackjack games are hugely popular because they are simple to play with their straightforward rules. And on top of that, almost all modern live blackjack games have HD graphics, multiple camera angles, and real live dealers. This makes live blackjack one of the most authentic casino experiences you can have outside of the casino itself.
There’s a wide range of live dealer blackjack games available to play at Genting Casino alongside a whole host of other live casino card and table games.
The base rules of blackjack remain the same no matter the format of the game you play (unless stated otherwise). The main difference between live blackjack and online blackjack is that the former uses a live dealer while the latter uses an AI which uses a random number generator to ensure fairness.
Live blackjack is safe so long as you’re playing at a legitimate and licensed casino such as Genting Casino. Accredited casinos have to prove the games they offer are fair in order to operate.
There’s a massive range of different live casino games to enjoy at Genting Casino. From brilliant live dealer blackjack, to riveting live roulette, great game shows, and a terrific selection of tables & cards games such as baccarat and poker. Simply browse the game lobby to see all the titles which are available to play.
Live blackjack is an exciting and dynamic casino table game that is surprisingly simple to learn. With some great low wager options such as Infinite Blackjack and Blackjack Party you can give blackjack a go, play around with your playstyle, and have tons of fun. If you’re more experienced, you could try VIP Blackjack by Evolution forsome high-stakes action. Whatever you choose, there’s a blackjack game for all players, so take a look at our Genting game lobby to find your new favourite.
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