New to the game of blackjack? Live dealer blackjack plays by the same rules as classic blackjack, which are dead easy to pick up. Here goes! The game begins once every player has placed a bet on the table. The dealer then deals out the cards, starting from their immediate left. The cards are shuffled by an automatic shuffler that rules out any possibility of tampering. Each player gets one card face up on a position clearly marked on the table, and the dealer gets one too. The process is then repeated, except this time the card the dealer gets is face down. Now it’s time to play. The goal of the game is to build a hand of cards that’s as close to 21 as possible, without going over 21. If your hand is better than the dealer’s hand, you win your bet. If the dealer’s hand is stronger, your bet is forfeit. If there’s a stand-off, it’s a push to the next round. Once all the players have played their hands, the dealer reveals their up card. If their hand is 16 or less, they have to hit. If it’s 17 or more, they have to stand.