Aim for 21
To win at live blackjack you have to beat the dealer. This means that your cards have to be closer to 21, without exceeding it, than his or her cards.
If you reach 21 on your two first cards you get blackjack and win, as long as the dealer doesn’t also get blackjack.
In blackjack you earn one and a half times your bet when you win. When and if the dealer gets an ace as the first card, your bet is usually returned.
Always read the rules
Keep in mind that if both you and the dealer get 17, 18 or 19, the dealer always wins. On the other hand, if you both get 20 or 21 it is a tie and your bet is returned.
The rules are not carved in stone and we thus recommend that you always read the rules and conditions. Pay extra attention to the push rules since these can be the key to winning.
Example of how live blackjack is played
Before you begin a game of live blackjack, you need to learn the procedures. You always start by placing your bet. How much or how little you can wager depends on the table. Once you have placed your bet, the cards are dealt.
The dealer gives each player two cards and an open card to himself. Now it is up to each player to decide if he or she wants to “stand” or be dealt more cards.
Good to know about live blackjack
All casinos – both on land and online – are free to decide the rules and conditions of their games.
That is why the rules and conditions can vary not only between providers but also between tables at each respective provider.
As a player it is therefore more important than ever to read the rules and conditions before playing a game. It can be the difference between winning and losing.