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Live Blackjack

One of the most popular casino table games is blackjack, the object of which is to draw cards totalling closer to 21 than the dealer’s hand.

At Royal Vegas Online Casino Canada, you can play Live Blackjack, one of the most authentic blackjack experiences, online. With the use of Live Casino video streaming technology, you take a seat at a real blackjack table, with a real dealer, in real time. With a variety of Live Dealer Blackjack games available, each with its own unique features and side bets, it’s a great opportunity to try a different version of one of the most popular casino games ever invented.

Blackjack Terminology

Before you can start playing any type of blackjack, it’s important to know at least some of the terminology. Royal Vegas offers a full version of the terminology in each game’s helpfiles at the casino online. Here are some of the most common things to keep in mind, though:

  • Hit: Ask for an additional card.
  • Stand: To indicate that you do not require any more cards.
  • Split: If you receive 2 cards of the same rank, you can play them separately with a bet for each hand.
  • Double: After seeing your first hand, you can double an additional bet (equal to your original bet) and then draw only one additional card.
  • Insurance: If the first card of the dealer is an Ace, you can choose to place a side bet worth half the value of your original bet. Should the dealer get blackjack, you will win your wager back plus the value of your original bet.
  • Push: When your hand and the dealer’s hand add up to the exact same total, it’s a tie and your original bet will be returned to you.
  • Soft: A soft hand happens if one of your cards is an Ace, which can be used as a face card (10 or higher) or as a 1.

How it Works

Whether you’re playing blackjack at a land-based casino, online or on mobile, the basics of the game stay the same – and so it is with Live Blackjack as well.

Most of the games are played with a standard 52-card deck, while some games can be played with up to eight decks in the live casino environment. Each player is dealt a two-card hand and has the opportunity to draw additional cards, with the aim of getting their hand total as close to 21 as possible. To calculate hand totals, each card in the deck is assigned its own value. Players compete against the dealer to try getting their hand closer to 21 than the dealer’s.

Types of Live Dealer Blackjack

Besides the classic version of blackjack, there are many other varieties of Live Blackjack that can be enjoyed at Royal Vegas Online Casino Canada. Even though they all follow the basic rules of blackjack, some extras include:

  • Speed Blackjack: All players will have the opportunity to Hit, Double Down or Split at the same time, and the player making the fastest decision will have their next card dealt first.
  • Infinite Blackjack: The game starts with a two-card hand of the same value that are dealt to a limitless number of players.
  • Lightning Blackjack: For an extra bet, lightning can strike random cards, adding Multipliers of up to 25x.
  • Free Bet Blackjack: A free Double Down bet is available on a two-card hand with hard totals of 9, 10 or 11.
  • Power Blackjack: This version gives you the option to double down, triple down or quadruple down on any two initial cards.

Features and Side Bets of Live blackjack

Live Blackjack offers a blackjack experience remarkably close to that of traditional brick-and-mortar casinos. Unique features and side bets of Live Blackjack include:

  • Bet Behind feature that allows players to bet on the hot streak of another player at the table, without having to be seated at the same table.
  • A 21+3 side bet, where players will bet on whether the first two cards of their hand, together with the dealer’s card, will make up Flush, Straight, Three of a Kind, Straight Flush or Suited Three of a Kind, basically one of the three-card poker hands.
  • A Perfect Pair side bet will allow players to bet whether the initial two cards of their hand will be a Mixed Pair, a Coloured Pair or a Perfect Pair.

While these features and side bets may not be available on all Live Dealer Blackjack tables at Royal Vegas, they do add an interesting twist to the game.

Enjoy Live Blackjack Games at Royal Vegas

There’s a variety of table games like blackjack and even live roulette available right here at Royal Vegas Online Casino Canada. Simply log in and navigate to the Live/Real section in your account and pick your favourite.