December 24, 2021

Blackjack Guide

How to start playing live Blackjack game from Zero

Playing Blackjack is a very popular online casino in Malaysia and worldwide too. It has been played for over a decade and still retains its popularity. It is an online casino that is banked. Players do not compete with each other but playing against the casino or house. The main objective of the game is to get a total that is nearer to 21 over the dealer, but not over 21.

Blackjack Rules

  1. The first and basic rule in Live Blackjack game is very simple. You beat the hand of dealer without exceeding 21 in your hand.
  2. If you hand totals of 21 exactly, it is called as Blackjack.
  3. If you land a Blackjack 21, it is customary to get payout 2:1 or 3:2. Some of the casinos have reduced this payout to 6:5 or even 7:5. This is a low payout where you will receive less money in long term.
  4. The gambling tables is laid on the same way , whether it is an online live Blackjack game or land-based one.
  5. According to rules of 21, the dealer is located on one side of the table facing one to six players.
  6. Every player will be assigned a specific betting spot, which is present on the Blackjack table for every seat position.
  7. The play area for every player comprises of space for placing the cards, a betting spot and field for insurance , or for the double down bet.
  8. Dealer also has a specifically assigned spot for placing his/her cards and a shoe with a minimum of a single deck of cards.
  9. The shoe in Live Blackjack game can include a shuffler that is automated. This helps to distribute the card randomly every time the dealer removes a card to deal.

Counting cards

  1. Counting card is just like keeping track of the low value and high-value cards.
  2. In the live Blackjack casinos, a minimum of one and a maximum of eight decks of cards or used for a game. This helps to thwart players who are considered as advantage players or those who count the cards.

Finally now that you know about the basic game rules for a live casino online, we can move on to the actual play. The Blackjack rules assign card value of numerical nature to each card.

Know about the card value of each hand on Blackjack games

The card values in Blackjack in an online casino and land based casino are as follows:

Numbers 2 through 10 – These carry the same value as the number in them Jack, Queen and King – 10

Ace – Ace can have either 1 or 11

Other rules include,

  1. Ace is usually valued as 11, unless it results in the hand total going over 21 in which case, the value of ace is taken as 1
  2. An ace with value 11 is called as soft hand. All other hands are termed as hard hands.
  3. A Blackjack comprises of a card with 10 as value and an Ace. This is also called as natural card and beats all other hands except another Blackjack.
  4. If the dealer and the player end up with a Blackjack, the outcome is a tie or push. Neither party wins in this case. The player gets their bet back.

Different type of bets on Live Blackjack games

When you are playing one of the live Blackjack tables you have several options as to the type of bet you can place based on your hands:

1. Split Bets

If the initial two cards the dealer deals to you are of same value, you can split the cards into two individual hands. To execute this, you should place another bet that is equal to your first bet.

After you split the hand, you are allowed to draw any number of cards for every hand. But if it is Aces you had split, you will get only one card for each hand. If you split the Aces and the card you draw has a 10 value, the total value is considered as 21, but not as a Blackjack.

2. Double-Down Bets

Double down bets are preferred by players when they are confident that the third hand after the first two hands will let them beat the hand of the dealer.

If you want to place the double down bet, you have to bet on an amount equal to your initial bet. Also remember that you will receive just a single card after placing the double-down bet.

3. Blackjack Insurance Bets

If the face-up card of the dealer turns out to be an Ace, you have the option of ensuring your bet against the dealer landing a Blackjack.

To ensure the bet, you have to place an amount that is half of the initial bet you place. If the dealer ends up with a Blackjack, you will get a 2 to 1 payout because of the insurance. If the dealer does not land a Blackjack, the insurance bet money will not be returned. You will lose the insurance and initial bet, if the total value of dealer’s hand is more than the value of your hand.

Final thoughts

If you are crazy about playing live Blackjack games18Club is the best place to play it. It is the most reputed live casino in Malaysia. You can find an extensive range of live casino online games suitable for all levels of players. You can find live Poker, live Roulette, live Baccarat and also the exciting slot games here.

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