Blackjack is one of the world’s most popular card games and this is because it is very entertaining to play and easy to get to grips with. This is a game that has kept gamblers entertained for decades and now, thanks to technology and the Internet, you can play this exciting game right from your own living room without moving a muscle. Blackjack fans can find plenty of live blackjack options here at Betiton, and below our experts are going to talk you through all that you need to know.
What is Blackjack Live?
Live blackjack is a fun and entertaining way to enjoy online blackjack. It is set in a studio that has been purposefully built to mimic a land-based casino. Therefore, when you enter a live casino, you find different table games set out around the room, and each table has a professional and real dealer standing at it. There are numerous cameras placed around the studio, ensuring that you will not miss out on any of the action. The dealers will deal the cards and hand out any winnings, instead of computer software doing it, which is what happens when you are playing at a virtual online casino. All that is required of you is to select the game you want to play, and the action will be beamed to wherever you are. One of the best things about playing at a live casino is that you can speak to the live dealer and any other player that is playing at the same table you are. Thanks to this, you will be able to enjoy a more immersive experience than is possible when you are playing some online casino games. Live blackjack is not the only type of live game that is available here at Betiton – you can also enjoy some live roulette or try your luck at some baccarat games. Like blackjack, these games are very simple to learn, which is why they are also very popular.
Live Blackjack Games at Betiton
We want all our blackjack fans to have a fantastic blackjack playing experience when they sign up with us, which is why we always do our utmost to make sure that there is a vast selection of live blackjack games available for you to play. We are definitely not exaggerating when we tell you that our live blackjack offerings will keep you highly entertained. These blackjack games, just like our fun jackpot slots, have been developed by some of the best software developers in the gambling industry, which means you will get nothing but quality when playing with us.
Are There Any differences between Live Blackjack and Online Blackjack?
Well, the main difference between live blackjack and online blackjack is that with the former there are real-life players, a live dealer, and you can experience the atmosphere of a real casino without having to leave home. You can speak with your fellow players and the dealer via a live chat function, which is a feature that you will not find when you are enjoying some virtual blackjack. Apart from the aforementioned points, everything else is quite similar.
How to Play Live Blackjack
We have been involved in the gambling industry for plenty of years now, and we are yet to come across a gambler who enjoys spending a good chunk of their time trying to figure out how a game is played because time, as they say, is money. However, you can be certain that this will never be the case with live blackjack as it is very simple. In fact, you will not find it any harder than playing the scratch cards that we have available for you on our site. Below we shall explain the process that you need to follow when you are playing live blackjack.
How to Play Live Blackjack
Follow these steps and you will have no issues when it comes to playing live blackjack with us:
- Go on our live casino page and select the live blackjack variant you wish to play
- Once the game has loaded, decide how much you are going to stake
- The dealer will deal you two cards, and you must look at them and decide if you are going to hit or stand
See, we told you that it is easy.
Placing Bets on Live Blackjack
A complicated betting system is one that will frustrate even those gamblers who have the patience of a Saint, but we are glad to be able to tell you that you will find nothing complicated about placing bets when playing live blackjack, just like when you are playing live roulette. All that you have to do is sit down at the table, decide on what your stake will be, and the dealer will put down some real chips for you. Once everyone at the table has place a bet, the dealer will start dealing the cards and the round will begin.
Different Types of Side Bets
Due to its popularity, there are now plenty of different variations of blackjack available as well as plenty of different side bets that you can bet on. These side bets often require just a small wager and they often have very good payouts. Below we are going to take a quick look at some of the more popular side bets that you will encounter when playing online blackjack at online casinos. 21+3: This side bet pays based on your two initial cards and the dealer’s face-up card. If all three cards for a straight, straight flush, flush, or three-of-a-kind, you will win and the payout at the majority of tables that offer this side bet will be 9:1. The house edge for this type of side bet stands at 3.24%.
Royal Match: This side bet can be found at single and multi-deck table. If you place this side bet when playing a multi-deck variation of blackjack, and the first two cards that you receive are suited, called an Easy Match, you will get a 5:2 payout. If you get a suited Queen and King, known as a Royal Match, there is a 25:1 payout. If you are playing with a single deck, then the payout for an Easy Match is 3:1, while the payout for a Royal Match is 10:1. The house edge for this type of side bet is 3.8%.
Lucky Ladies: With this side bet you are placing a bet that the first two cards that you receive will have a total of 20, ideally two queens. If you first two cards are two Queens of Hearts and the dealer has a blackjack, then there is a whopping 1000:1 payout. If you get “just” two Queens of Hearts, then you will be paid 200:1, a 20 made up of the same suit and rank pays 25:1, a suited 20 will give you a payout of 10:1, while a 20 that is unsuited will pay 4:1. You will probably not be surprised to hear that the house edge stands at 17%.
Pair Square: With this type of side bet you are betting that the first two cards you receive are the same rank, such as a pair of 10s. An unmatched pair (10 of spades and 10 of hearts) will give a payout of 10:1. A matched pair (10 of spades and 10 of spades) gives a payout of 15:1. The house edge for this type of side bet stands at 10.6%.
What Are the Minimum Stakes, Limits and Bonuses?
When you are playing live blackjack, the limits, stakes, and bonuses that are in play will vary depending on the variant that you are enjoying. Thus, before you begin to play live blackjack, you really should take a few minutes to familiarise yourself with all the above. You definitely do not want the scenario where you sit down to play at a live blackjack table only to find out that minimum stake that you can place is more than you can afford.
Live Blackjack Games – Rules and Strategies
When you play games at an online casino you will find that there are some games that come with quite a number of rules, making them quite complex to learn. However, we can guarantee you that this is not the case with blackjack. This is a very simple card game, and you can learn the ins and outs of it very quickly. Below we have provided you with the main rules of this game:
- Your aim is to have a higher value hand than the dealer without going beyond 21
- Face cards have a value of 10, Aces either 1 or 11, while the other cards have their face value
- Each player receives two cards to start with
- One of the dealer’s cards will remain face down until the end
- If you want another card, you ask for a hit
- If you are happy with your hand, you stand
- If your hand goes beyond 21, then you go bust and lose your stake
- The dealer must hit until he has a total of 17 or higher
Luck plays a part when you are playing blackjack, just like it does when you are entertaining yourself by playing online slots, but there are some blackjack strategies available that can give you insight about how the game is played. Below we are going to take a look at two such strategies:
- Basic Strategy
- Surrender Strategy
Basic strategy: This is a set of rules that tells you the best way to play each hand that you receive when the only information you have available to you is the dealer’s face-up card and your two cards. This is basically the mathematically correct way to play each hand because over a period of time the theorists believe that it affects how much money you win and minimize how much you lose. The reason why blackjack can be subjected to mathematical analysis is because it is, for the most part, a mathematical game and has fixed rules. There is a table that you should familiarise yourself with when using this strategy, and it is easily found online.
Surrender strategy: When you play blackjack you often have the option of surrendering your hand, but this is misunderstood because there are a lot of negative connotations surrounding it. However, surrendering a hand is sometimes a better choice than standing or hitting. This can be a fantastic strategy to make use of if you learn to use it properly. If you do not like your hand and think that the banker has a good once, you can surrender half your wage. There is an early surrender where you can surrender half your wager before the dealer checks to see if they have a natural blackjack. However, this can lower the house edge by 0.63%, which is why there are many casinos that do not offer it. There is also a late surrender, and with this one you can only surrender half your stake once the dealer has checked if they have a natural blackjack. This decreases the house edge by just 0.1%, which is why casinos do not mind offering it. Once again, there is a table that you should familiarise yourself with and it can also easily be found online.
Play Live Blackjack at the Betiton Casino
As we told you earlier, we have done the best that we can to ensure that our blackjack fans have plenty of fun while playing at our casino. The very last thing that we want is for you to feel bored, and we are sure that this will not be the case. However, we do not want you to just take our word for it, play some of our live blackjack games that are on offer and we will prove it to you. All the games that we offer have been developed by some of the best software developers out there, which means that you can be certain that you will be getting nothing but absolute quality when playing with us.
What Are the Different Types of Live Blackjack?
There are plenty of variants of live blackjack that you can enjoy here at Betiton and below we are going to have a closer look at the main ones.
As fun and fast as it gets, providing you with plenty of entertainment. You will be able to place wagers on side bets such as Perfect Pairs, and 21 + 3, if you feel that your luck is in. All our dealers are professional and friendly and will interact with players throughout the game. As well as the aforementioned side bets, there are Double Down, Insurance, and Split Pair options. We have a variety of tables from low stakes to high stakes, so you will find something to fit your budget.
As you have probably guessed from the name, this variant of blackjack is all about speed. It has the same rules as traditional blackjack, but there is one main difference and that is the dealing order when it comes to players to make their choice. Each player receives their two cards as normal, but when the initial deal is complete every player at the table will be given the chance to Hit, Split or Double Down at the same time. The player that makes their decision the fastest, will receive their next card first.
As the name suggests, there are unlimited seats available at the table in this variant. There are low bet limits, four side bets (21 + 3, Bust It, Any Pair, and Hot 3). During the main game, all players are dealt a common two-card hand, and then every player can play their hand however they like.
This is another variant where an unlimited number of players can play at the same time for the chance to win some big cash prizes. When you are playing this game, you have the option to Double, Triple, or Quadruple Down on your first two cards, even if you have split them. There are eight decks used, but all of the nines and tens have been removed, which means that there are 64 fewer cards in the shoe. There are additional side bets that you can make too, including 21+3 and Any Pair.
This is for private guests and provides high maximum betting and enhanced control for those who love to bet big. There is a room manager present, and players get to choose the dealer as well as the game and shuffle speed by making use of the “Deal Now” button.
If you like the option of betting low and are looking to play live blackjack in a fun and bubbly environment, then you should give this variant a go. There is a professional dealer and a hostess to ensure that everyone is having as much fun as possible. Furthermore, an unlimited number of players can play at the same time – there are seven seats, but if these seats are full, you can still bet behind.
Here you will enjoy a variety of live blackjack tables dedicated to one operator, customised for a cool environment that focuses on all the good stuff that you love from your favourite operators.
What Are the Different Features You Can Find in Blackjack?
There are different features that you can find when you are playing different variants of blackjack and we are going to have a quick look at these now. Double Down: If this option is available and you opt to use it, then you will receive one additional card, but you will be required to double your wager. Split: This feature allows you to split a hand into two different hands, giving you an extra chance to land a blackjack. Different variants have different rules about when you can split, but the most common rule is that your two initial cards have to be of the same value. Insurance: If the dealer has an Ace, then you can place a bet their hand will be a natural blackjack. If this turns out to be true, you will receive a 2:1 payout and break even. Surrender: If you believe that the dealer’s hand is better than yours, you can decide to surrender half your wager and pull out from the round.
What Are the Advantages of Playing Live Blackjack at Betiton?
We guarantee that you will not regret playing live blackjack with us, and below we have provided you with some main advantages of doing so:
- We have plenty of variants for you to enjoy
- You can play all our variants 24/7
- The games on offer have been created by some of best software developers in the gaming industry
What is the Welcome Bonus on Offer?
Now you should know all there is to know about live blackjack, we would like to talk about the warm welcome that you will receive if you opt to register with us. If you decide to open a Betiton account, then you will receive a 100% match bonus that can reach €150 and you will receive 150 extra spins that can be used on our slot games. The more your initial deposit is, the more bonus cash you will get. If you then go on to deposit €20 on day two and day three, you will get 50 extra spins. There are 35x wagering requirements in place as well as some other T&Cs, so please take the time to read them before you start having fun with us.
Deposit and Withdrawal Methods at Betiton
Depositing money into your Betiton account is an easy procedure. We provide our players with a wide variety of payment methods that includes the likes of Visa, Skrill, Trustly, Neteller, ecoPayz, and wire transfer. The money that you deposit will appear in your Betiton account right away, which means that you can start playing our games as soon as possible. Additionally, all the payment methods that we make available have quality security, meaning that you be sure that your money will not end up in the wrong hands. When it comes to withdrawals, you can use the aforementioned banking methods, but as some processing needs to be done, you will be required to wait 3-10 business days before you get your winnings.
Play Live Blackjack on Your Mobile Devices
Mobile gambling is all the rage nowadays because it gives casino players the chance to play wherever they happen to be. We at Betiton are more than aware of the popularity of mobile gambling, which is why we have done our utmost to make sure that our desktop website can be used on plenty of different mobile devices. All the games that you will find at our casino will adjust perfectly to your mobile screen, giving you the mobile casino experience that you deserve.
Our Customer Support and Loyalty Club
We care about all our players, which is why we always take our customer support service very seriously. We will always try our best to ensure that no major issues arise, but this is not something that is always within our control. Therefore, there might be a rare occasion where you have an issue you need resolved quickly. Whenever this is the case, you can speak to one of our professional and friendly customer support agents using email or live chat. Our customer service agents are available 7 days a week from 08.00am to 00.00 CET, and they will not rest until your issue has been solved. In addition to great customer support, we also have a loyalty program that is open to all of our players and can see you earn extra awards. The more you play with us, the higher up the ladder you will move, and the higher up the ladder you go, the better your rewards will be.
Gambling Responsibly with Betiton
You can definitely trust us as we are licensed by the Malta Gaming Authority and the United Kingdom Gambling Commission, which are two of the best gambling regulators in the business. We know that it is very important that all of our players have a great experience while playing with us, but responsible gambling is something that we take very seriously. This is why we have a number of features in place to ensure that we have no underage gamblers gambling with us, and one of these features is a verification process. In addition to this, if you feel that you are no longer getting any enjoyment out of gambling and that you are losing more than you can afford, then we have different features to help you. For instance, there is a self-exclusion feature that gives you the option of excluding yourself from your account for a specific period of time. Furthermore, you will also find links to a number of different helplines at the bottom of the page and you can give these a call if you are after some professional gambling advice.
Live blackjack is an exciting way to enjoy blackjack online. The game is set up in a studio that looks exactly like a land-based casino, and there are professional and real dealers at the table. The action will be streamed to you via multiple cameras and you will be playing alongside fellow blackjack enthusiasts from all over the world.
Yes, you can definitely play live blackjack at Betiton, and we have plenty of variants that you will be able to choose from.
Playing online blackjack is very simple, which is why it is one of the most popular casino games out there. All you have to do is choose the variant you want to play, place your wager, and then the dealer will start the game.
Yes, of course you can play for real money. In fact, you can play live blackjack for real money as there are no demo versions available as there are for the virtual games that we offer.
Live blackjack is available at Betiton 24/7, so you will be able to enjoy a round or two whenever you get the urge.