Discover the Greatest Live Blackjack Tables & Enjoy Them With Real Money at Betiton™
Last Updated: 26-05-2022 09:08
Blackjack is a classic casino card game that revolves around the important number 21. Thus, when you’re enjoying blackjack—either the online or live version—you need to get a combination that’s as close to 21 as possible. If you go over, you lose.
At the same time, you succeed if you either receive a blackjack (also known as a “natural”) or if your hand is better than the dealer’s. Thus, as you can tell, you won’t be up against other punters but against the croupier and, by extension, the house instead.
This is the basic premise but we’ll be explaining everything you need to know about blackjack later on. However, if you’ve already played online blackjack before and have never experienced its live counterpart, then we’ll explaining what the difference is too.
So, whether you’re new to live blackjack or you’ve never tried gaming at a live casino before, then this page has all the information you need. We highly suggest, therefore, to read the following page in order to understand everything you need to know.
What Is Blackjack Live?
Live blackjack is blackjack played on the internet but with actual dealers instead of on software. It takes place in a studio that’s been set up to look like a lobby in a physical casino. This is done in order to provide punters with the illusion of having walked into a land-based casino.
That way, gamblers are provided with an immersive experience that mimics that of brick-and-mortar casinos. Moreover, there will be a social environment when gaming on these games, much like the one you might find at land-based casinos.
This is because you have the option of communicating with both the dealers and any other punters that happen to be gaming alongside you. Thus, if you’re a fan of the kind of environment that you can in land-based casinos, then live blackjack might be for you!
What Are the Differences Between Live & Online Blackjack? Betiton™ Explains
There are quite a number of differences between these 2 forms. Arguably, the most prominent difference is the presence of the dealer or croupier. Thus, live blackjack will have an actual person running the show, so to speak, rather than a programme.
At the same time, you can communicate with both the dealers and the other punters on the same table as you. This, of course, isn’t possible the digital version. However, with live variants, it’s sometimes the case that you can’t join a particular variant because all the available places are occupied.
This will never happen with a digital table. Finally, with online blackjack, you can try out our available variants without having to stake anything by using their demo versions. This isn’t possible with our live casino titles. For a summary of what we’ve just explained, consult the following:
|Some variants will be full and you won’t be able to join them||You can always enjoy your preferred variant|
|You can speak with dealers and the other punters||Since you’ll be gaming alone, you won’t be able to talk to anyone|
|Operated by an actual person||Operated by software|
|You’ll have to follow the pace of the dealers||You can enjoy your chosen variant at your own pace|
|You’ll have to pay to play||You can try out these games without betting|
|Feels like you’ve entered a brick-and-mortar casino||Feels like a computer game|
Why Should You Play Live Blackjack? Benefits of Playing
Live blackjack is popular for all the same reasons that the digital version is. Firstly, the rounds are rather quick, making for a exhilarating, fast-paced experience. Moreover, it’s not extremely difficult to learn, making it great for beginners.
However, live blackjack is popular because of other reasons as well. This includes the fact that you can communicate with other punters as well as the dealers; the fact that it comes in a large variety of variants; and the fact that the variants accommodate every kind of punter.
Furthermore, the dealers on these games are always extremely professional and friendly. These are all fantastic reasons which any punter on our platform will appreciate. If you would like a full list of reasons as to why you should try out live blackjack, see below:
- It comes in a number of interesting variants
- Not difficult to learn
- Quick gameplay, giving you an exciting experience
- Makes you feel like you’re at an actual casino
- You can communicate with the croupier as well as with any other punters playing with you
- There is a varied selection of betting limits, thus accommodating diverse punters with varying budgets
- If you happen to be a high-roller, you can play at an exclusive, private room
Why Choose Betiton™ to Play Live Blackjack? The Benefits of Being a Betiton™ Member Explained
Before we cover how you can actually play, we believe that you should know what benefits you’ll be receiving when gaming on our platform. First of all, you’ll be be able to enjoy live blackjack titles of the highest quality. We guarantee it!
However, our lobby offers way more than just live blackjack. In fact, we have pretty much every casino option under the sun available for you to enjoy! This, of course, means that you can easily enjoy other games if you wish to!
Our options include roulette, baccarat, and slots, amongst many other options. At the same time, all of the games that you’ll find on our platform are also of the utmost quality, thanks to the fact that we work only with the best developers around.
There are also other benefits that you can enjoy when you decide to join our platform. In fact, you’ll receive a bonus by simply signing up to our platform. Moreover, you’ll immediately form part of an exclusive, members-only loyalty club!
If you’d like to know what the benefits of joining Betiton™ are, we’re providing you with a full list of benefits. If you’d like to enjoy these benefits, you may find out how to sign up in a section further down. Finally, you may find the full list of benefits below.
List of Benefits of Being a Betiton™ Member:
- Fully licenced and regulated platform by both the United Kingdom Gambling Commission (licence no. 039483-R-319409-016) and the Malta Gaming Authority (licence no. MGA/CRP/148/2007)
- Customer support and website available in 7 languages, including French, Spanish, and German
- Daily customer support through live chat and email
- Completely secure website thanks to our use of industry-standard 128-bit SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption technology
- Wide selection of available live blackjack variants
- Large casino library with an enormous selection of other live casino and digital games
- A welcome bonus that all new punters can redeem and enjoy
- An exclusive loyalty programme that rewards punters for simply enjoying the games they love
How Do You Play Live Blackjack at Betiton™ Online Casino?
Now that you know what benefits you can enjoy when becoming a Betiton™ member, it’s time to turn our attention to how the game is actually played. Firstly, however, it’s good to remind ourselves that blackjack is played against the house.
Secondly, the objective is to receive a combination that’s as close to 21 as possible. If, however, your combination’s is worth more than 21, then you go bust and lose. These are the basics but let’s look at the rules in more detail by looking at how a round of blackjack is played.
A Step-By-Step Guide to the Game of Blackjack:
- After punters enter their chosen variants, they decide on their stake;
- Once decided, they put their stake down and the game begins after everyone has bet;
- The dealer will then deal 2 cards to himself, one facedown and one faceup, and 2 to each participant, both of which are faceup;
- If any punter has managed to receive a 21 at this point, then they have receive a “blackjack” or “natural”, which is an automatic win. This has a payout of 3:2;
- However, the rest have to decide on whether they want to hit (receive another card), stand (keep their hand), or double down (double their wager, receive another card, and no longer be able to receive any more);
- After the punter have taken their actions, it’s the dealer’s turn to act;
- The dealer reveals his facedown card and depending on what his combination is worth, takes his action;
- If his hand is 16 or less then he must hit;
- There is a chance that the dealer goes bust when hitting; if this happens, any player who hasn’t gone bust automatically wins;
- If, however, his combination is 17 or higher then he must stand;
- Any player that has a combination higher than the dealer’s wins and receives a payout of 1:1;
- However, if any punter has a combination that’s lower than the dealer’s, then he loses and his stake goes to the house;
- Finally, if any player has a combination that has the same value as the dealer’s then that’s a tie (known as a push), and the punter’s stake is then refunded.
What Are the Card Values on Live Blackjack?
After going through how a typical game is played, the next step is to know the values of the cards in blackjack. This is important for the obvious reason that it will help you understand what actions to take when gaming. You can find all of the values below:
|A||1 or 11|
As you can tell, the ace doesn’t have a fixed value but instead can be worth either 1 or 11. In actual fact, the ace can be worth different values, depending on what is better for your hand. Thus, if your combination is made up of a 6 and an ace, then that’s worth 17.
This is known as a “soft 17“. Soft hands are combinations whose value partially comes from the ace being considered as an 11. This is because it’s better for your combination if the ace is considered an 11. However, if you have a 10, 6, and an ace, this is a “hard 17“.
Hard hands are combinations which either have no ace or else the ace is worth 1. This is because you will go bust if the ace is considered as an 11. That’s really all there is to know about this, but be sure to keep these values in mind!
What Do You Need to Do in Order to Play Live Blackjack at Betiton™?
Now that you know everything there is to know about the game, it’s time to explain what steps you have to take in order to be able to enjoy any of our variants. Firstly, of course, you’re going to need to create an account here on Betiton™.
Without an account, you won’t be able to enjoy any of our games. Don’t worry, though, as creating an account on Betiton™ is quite straightforward! Moreover, it won’t take you more than a couple of minutes. Simply follow the following steps:
- Click on the blue “JOIN” button;
- You’ll then need to fill in the empty fields with the required information;
- Once you’ve filled everything in, click on “OPEN ACCOUNT“;
- Congratulations! You’ve officially become a Betiton™ member!
Once you’ve done all that, the next step is to make your deposit. We provide a wide array of secure payment methods, which means that every deposit you make at Betiton™ is 100% safe. After your account and deposit are ready, simply follow these steps:
- Go to the “live blackjack” section of our site;
- Feel free to browse through the variants that we provide;
- Once you’ve decided on the variant that you’d like to enjoy, click on it and you’ll be taken to the variant’s window;
- After your chosen title has loaded, be sure to read up on any special rules that it offers;
- Once you’ve finished reading up, decide on a stake that matches your gambling budget;
- With your stake chosen, you’re ready to play;
- Have fun!
How to Place Bets on Live Blackjack at Betiton™?
For those punters that have already played online blackjack before, the process of betting on live blackjack shouldn’t be all that unfamiliar to you. In fact, the process is mostly the same as that of a digital variant. However, if you’re new to the entire process, then we’re here to explain.
Firstly, you’ll be present with a range of chips to choose from. You’ll be using these chips in order to decide on your stake. Once you’ve decided on your stake, you’re going to need to place virtual chips on the table until you’ve reached your preferred betting amount. That’s all there is to it!
What Are the Various Types of Side Bets on Live Blackjack?
Other than the regular wagers that you would be placing when gaming on any of our live blackjack variants, you might also encounter various side bets or propositional wagers depending on the variant you’ve chosen to enjoy. Since we provide a wide variety of variants, there’s a chance you’ll find a variant with a few propositional wagers available. Thus, we’ll going over the most common propositional wagers that you can find on our platform.
This first side bet is a bit of a mixture of blackjack and poker. This is because you’ll be wagering on the possibility of your hand and the dealer’s faceup card to form poker combinations. In fact, this wager is based on the following possible combinations:
- Suited 3-of-a-kind
- Straight flush
As you might assume, each one of these combinations offers different payouts. At the same time, this wager is found on variants that use multiple decks. The following is all the information you should know when it comes to this propositional wager:
With this side bet, you’re wagering on the possibility of your first 2 cards being either suited (i.e. of the same suit) or a suited king and queen. You can find this propositional wager on either single-deck and multi-deck variants but the payout is different for each.
So, if you manage to receive an Easy Match (any suited combination), the payout is 5:2 on multi-deck variants and 3:1 on single-deck variants. A Royal Match (suited king and queen), however, pays 10:1 on single deck-variants and 25:1 on multi-deck variants.
A summary of everything that we have explained above can be found below:
|Match||Example||Multi-Deck Payout||Single-Deck Payout|
With this propositional wager, you’re wagering on the possibility of receiving a combination whose value is 20. However, the best combination for this wager is a pair of queens, specifically a pair of queen of hearts. If you manage to receive a queen of hearts pair, the payout is 200:1.
However, if you receive a queen of hearts pair and the dealer also happens to have a natural, then the payout is boosted to 1000:1. If you don’t manage to receive a queen of hearts pair, however, then receiving a matched 20 (e.g. K♦–K♦) pays 25:1.
A suited 20 (e.g. J♠–10♠) pays out 10:1 whilst an unsuited 20 (e.g. Q–J) pays out 4:1. If that’s a lot of information at once, don’t worry as we’ve summarised everything below. Feel free to use this information if you ever go on a variant with this propositional wager.
|Q♥ Pair & Dealer Natural||1000:1|
Finally, this propositional wager allows you to wager on the possibility of receiving a pair. If you receive a suited pair (e.g. 9♠–9♠) then your payout is 15:1. Conversely, an unsuited pair (e.g. 5♦–5♣) pays 10:1. A summary of what we’ve just explained can be found here:
What Are the Min & Max Betting Limits on Our Live Blackjack Tables?
Since we provide various variants on our platform, each one will have diverse min and max betting limits. Knowing what these limits are is as important as knowing the special rules of a variant. This is because it’s important to know which variants best suit your gambling budget. Thus, we’re providing you with a compilation of our variants and their limits in order to help you out:
|Title||Min Stake||Max Stake|
|Free Bet Blackjack||$1||$5000|
|Blackjack Fortune VIP||$250||$5000|
|Blackjack Grand VIP||$500||$5000|
|Blackjack Diamond VIP||$1000||$5000|
|Salon Privé Blackjack||$1500||$10,000|
What Are the Various Features You Can Find in Blackjack?
As you might easily assume, there are a number of features that you will encounter on our blackjack variants. Each variant, of course, may offer unique features. However, below we’re going to list and explain the most common features that you’ll encounter:
- Split: if you receive a pair, you have the option of splitting them. This means that you’ll be dividing your hand into 2, meaning that you’ll be gaming with 2 separate hands instead of one. At the same time, however, you need to place another wager that’s equal to your original stake.
- Insurance: this a very common side bet that we didn’t mention above. If the dealer has an ace that’s visible, then you can place an insurance bet. Essentially, you’ll be wagering on the possibility of any dealers you’re up against having a natural. If you manage to guess correctly, this wager pays out 2:1.
- Surrender: this is a feature that you won’t find on every variant. However, if you do find it, using it will mean that you forfeit half your stake and throw in the towel.
What Are the Different Variants of Live Blackjack Available at Betiton™?
As we’ve said before, we provide a rather wide variety of variants on our platform. Of course, feel free to browse through our platform in order to get a feel of the range we offer and to find which variants appeal to you most. However, we’ll be going over our most popular variants in order to get you started!
This is the original and standard variant. On it, you will be able to place propositional wagers such as Perfect Pairs, and 21 + 3. Other than the aforementioned propositional wagers, there are also the double down, insurance, and split pair options.
We have a variety of variants from low stakes to high stakes, so you will surely be able to find something that fits your budget. Finally, all of the dealers manning our games are professional and friendly and will happily interact with punters.
As you have probably guessed from the name, this variant is all about speed. It’s played in the exact same way as traditional blackjack is played, but there is one main difference and that is the order as to how punters make their choice when gaming.
Each punter receives their hand as normal, but when the initial deal is complete every player that’s participating will be given the chance to hit, split, or double down at the same time. The punter that makes their decision the fastest, will be the first to play.
As the name suggests, there are unlimited seats available at this variant. This, of course, means that you don’t have to wait for another punter to get off in order to participate! This variant offers low stake limits and 4 propositional wagers.
These side bets are the 21 + 3, Bust It, Any Pair, and Hot 3 wagers. It’s best to read up on these wagers before placing them. During the main game, all punters are dealt a common hand, and then every punter can play their combination however they like.
This is another variant where an unlimited number of gamblers can participate at the same time for the chance to win cash prizes. When you are on this variant, you have the option to double, triple, or even quadruple down on your first 2 cards, even if you’ve split them.
There are 8 decks used in total, but all of the 9s and 10s have been removed. This means that there are 64 fewer cards in the shoe, so keep this in mind when gaming. There are additional propositional wagers that you can place too, including the 21+3 and Any Pair wagers.
This is a variant for high rollers. In fact, it’s a private room for those big betters that prefer gaming alone. It provides a high max betting limit and enhanced control. There is a room manager present, and players get to choose their preferred dealers as well as the gameplay and shuffle speed by making use of the “Deal Now” button.
If you like having the option of betting low and are looking to enjoy blackjack in a fun, light, and cheerful environment, then you should give this variant a go. That’s because this variant has a disco theme as well as pop music going on in the background.
Moreover, there is a professional dealer and a hostess to ensure that everyone is having as much fun as possible. Furthermore, an unlimited number of punters can participate at the same time—there are 7 seats, but if these seats are full, you can still wager behind.
Free Bet Blackjack
This final variant also hosts an infinite number of punters. At the same time, the variant gives out a number of freebies, as you might have easily guessed from the name. For example, punters will receive splits on all pairs gratis (save for 10, J, K, and Q pairs) .
Furthermore, players are able to double down without having to stake any more when in possession of a hard 9, 10, or 11. Moreover, there are a number of available propositional wagers, like the 21+3 and Bust It wagers. Finally, there is also the Six Card Charlie rule.
This is a rule where punters will automatically triumph if they manage to receive 6 cards without busting. However, be warned that this variant has another special rule: if dealers receive a 22, rather than going bust, all wagers still active will push instead.
|Title||What It Offers|
|Live Blackjack||Standard variant with a number of propositional wagers available|
|Speed Blackjack||This variant is designed to offer fast gameplay by having punters taking decisions at the same time|
|Infinite Blackjack||This variant doesn’t have a limit on the number of players that can participate at once; moreover, it offers the Six Card Charlie rule|
|Power Blackjack||There’s no limit on the number of participating players in this variant; you have the option of doubling, tripling, or even quadrupling down; 9s and 10s are removed from the deck; and dealers can check for a natural when receiving either a J, Q, K, or A|
|Salon Privé||This is an exclusive variant for high rollers where they can also choose the pace of the gameplay and the dealers|
|Blackjack Party||Another variant that has no limit on the number of participants; offers a relaxed environment with a disco theme and music|
|Free Bet Blackjack||There are also no limit as to how many can participate on this variant at once; all splits except on 10, J, K, Q pairs don’t require an additional wager; double downs on hard 9s, 10s, 11s also don’t require another stake; however, wagers push on dealers receiving a 22|
Other Live Casino Games to Play at Betiton™:
- If you’d like to have fun gaming with our live casino games but you’re simply not fond of blackjack, then you’d be happy to know that we provide other options. One of our most popular options is roulette. In fact, we offer a wide range of live roulette variants for our members to enjoy!
- At the same time, we also offer a large selection of live baccarat variants. Thus, you’ll be able to enjoy plenty of variety when gaming on our live baccarat variants on our casino. Simply browse through our selection and see for yourself!
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Can you play live blackjack for real money?
Our live blackjack variants can only be played with actual money. That’s because they’re not available as demo versions, unlike their digital counterparts.
Can you win real money playing live blackjack?
Yes, absolutely! When gaming with actual money, you also have the chance of winning actual money!
When is the live blackjack open at Betiton™?
Our casino is open 24/7, meaning that you can go on any of our titles at any time and day you would like to. This also includes all of our live casino options.
Do I need any specific software/hardware to play live blackjack?
Not really. In fact, there are no actual system requirements that you need to have in order to play our live blackjack titles. All you need in order to enjoy our variants is a standard modern device.
Can I see other players in games hosted by real dealers?
Other players at the same table as you won’t be visible to you. However, you can still communicate with them.
Is live blackjack better with more players?
Part of the enjoyment of live blackjack is the social element that comes with it. Thus, being able to talk to other players can also be as enjoyable as the actual game. However, this is down to personal preference.
Is it better to play live blackjack alone?
There’s no actual right way to enjoy live blackjack. If you prefer gaming alone, however, you’re quite free to do so.
Is playing live blackjack online worth it?
If you enjoy digital blackjack, then live blackjack is definitely worth the try. This is because you’ll enjoy an entirely new way of playing!