Live Blackjack

Blackjack is one of the most popular casino games with Canadians who simply love the fast gameplay and the use of particular blackjack strategies to win against the house. Blackjack is a card game that is a standard offering at all brick and mortar and online casinos and is second only to slots in popularity and availability. Live blackjack takes the game of standard blackjack to new levels of intensity and realism of online blackjack players with the opportunity to enjoy an immersive real casino experience still from the comfort of their own homes.

How to Play Live Blackjack

Live blackjack is played in the same way that the standard game of blackjack is played and follows the same basic rules and gameplay. The idea behind the game is to reach 21 with the two cards you are dealt by the dealer while the dealer has the same objective. If you’ve never played blackjack before but would like to start with live blackjack, then simply follow this easy guide to playing blackjack:

  • Face cards (K, Q, J) are valued at 10
  • Ace cards are valued at either 11 or 1 and can be used in either depending on your hand
  • Number cards are valued at their number
  • In live blackjack, the player loses the hand if he goes ‘bust,’ meaning he goes over a 21. In this case, the player loses their bet. If the dealer also goes bust, the player still loses since the dealer is the last one to complete their hand. During play, it is important to make one of the several decisions including:
  • To Hit: ask for another card
  • To Stand: keep the hand total that you currently have
  • To double down: double your bet and get an additional card
  • To Split: split a two-card hand that has the same value, e.g., two 8’s or two aces

In live blackjack, the player must win by having the hand closest to 21 without going over or going bust. If the player ties with the dealer, the hand is referred to as a ‘push’, in which your bet is returned, and neither player nor house wins.

Live Blackjack – transforming your online blackjack experience

The introduction of Live Blackjack has totally transformed the way that Canadians can now experience this enormously popular online casino game. In the past, Canadian online blackjack fans had to make do with virtual approximations of real dealers, but these could never go beyond a computer simulation of the game. Today, with Live Blackjack, players can play at a real live casino, complete with a real blackjack dealer and other real players. Games are delivered in high definition video streaming in real time to your regular desktop computer.