Have a Blast With Our Live Blackjack Offerings and Options at Betiton™ Canada
Last Updated: 13-07-2022 10:32
If you’re looking for some live casino entertainment like no other, then live blackjack would definitely be a very good choice. This is due to the fact that it’s highly entertaining and it can be learnt in a few minutes at most.
Moreover, thanks to the popularity of this card game, our members from Canada are able to delight in a host of variants. However, if you’re new to online casinos and gambling sites and you have no idea what live blackjack is, then no worries!
We’ll be explaining all that you’ll need to know to be able to enjoy this great game. This will give you an edge when playing. However, it’s good to know that you won’t be playing against other players, but you’ll be against the house instead.
What Is Live Blackjack?
Live blackjack is blackjack played with real dealers on the internet. This gives the impression that a punter has entered a land-based casino. This is great for our Canadian casino lovers that enjoy the atmosphere of land-based casinos!
In fact, when playing, you’ll notice that the game is set up in a room that has been designed in such a way to perfectly imitate land-based casinos. Therefore, when you enter a live casino, there’ll be plenty of tables around the room.
Behind each one you’ll see an actual person manning it. This also means that instead of software doing all the work, like it does in the virtual version, the dealer will be dealing the cards and handing out any winnings.
One of the best things about live blackjack is that there’s the option of chatting to the dealer as well as whoever else happens to be at the table too! Thus, when you play, your gambling experience will be much more immersive.
What’s All the Fuss About Live Blackjack Games? Discover at Betiton™ Canada
There are many reasons why blackjack is as popular as it is, including the fact that it offers rather quick rounds, making for a rather fast-paced and exhilarating experience! There are other reasons as well which we’ll go over below.
At Betiton™, we want to make sure that all our Canadian blackjack lovers have a fantastic experience enjoying their favourite game. Thus, we have ensured that we have made plenty of games available on our site for you to choose from.
Our live blackjack options have all been developed by some of the best software developers that the industry has to offer, including Evolution Gaming. This means that quality is something that is not lacking when you create an account on our platform.
A list that mentions why live blackjack is as popular as it is has been provided here:
- it offers a large number of interesting variants;
- the game is rather fast-paced, so you’ll have constant exciting action;
- private rooms for high-rollers;
- the dealers are always friendly, professional, and engaging;
- you can speak to everyone that’s present at the table;
- wide range of available stakes to place, making it inclusive for all punters.
How Do You Play Live Blackjack? A Guide for Canadian Players
The first thing to keep in mind is that blackjack is played against the house. Secondly, the objective is to get a hand that has a value which is as close as possible to 21. If, however, you go over 21, then you go “bust”, and your stake goes to the house.
A typical game of live blackjack is played like so:
- The players “take a seat” and place their bets down. After everyone has wagered, the game begins.
- The dealer then deals 4 cards, 2 to the player and 2 to themselves.
- The cards dealt to the player are both faceup, whilst the dealer will have a faceup and a facedown card.
- If any player gets a 21 on their starting hand, then they get a blackjack or natural and they win automatically. Blackjacks have a payout of 3:2.
- Next, those who didn’t get a natural have to inspect their hand and decide if they want to hit (i.e. have another card dealt to them) or stand (i.e. keep what they’ve been dealt).
- Once that’s settled, the action goes to the dealer, whoturns over his facedown card; if the hand has a value of 16 or less, then the he has to take another card.
- When this happens, he must take cards until he reaches at least a 17; however, there’s the chance that he goes bust.
- If he goes bust, then any player that’s still in the game automatically wins and gets paid 1:1.
- If the dealer’s hand has a value of 17 or over, then he has to keep it.
- Anyone that didn’t go bust and have hands with a higher value than the dealer’s win! This also pays 1:1.
- Finally, if any player has a hand with the same value as the dealer’s, then that’s a push and their stake gets refunded.
- Repeat the above steps and be sure to have fun.
What is the Value of Cards in Blackjack?
2-10 have a value that corresponds to their face value, e.g. 6 has a value of 6. King, queen, and jack all have a value of 10, e.g. J has a value of 10. Finally, aces have a value of either 1 or 11. We have provided all these values down below:
|A||1 or 11|
Due to the “unfixed” nature of aces, hands with aces can change value depending on what’s best for the situation. For example: if a player has a 10, an 8, and an ace, then that hand is worth 19 because otherwise the player would bust.
If a player has a king and an ace, then that’s a natural. For the final example, if the player has a 6 and an ace, then that’s a 17. This is known as a “soft 17“. Soft hands are combinations whose value comes from the ace.
Conversely, hard hands are combinations that simply don’t have an ace or else that the ace has a value of 1. For example, 10 and 7 would make a hard 17; a J and a 6 would make a hard 16, and so on.
How to Play Live Blackjack at Betiton™
The first and most important step is to create an account with us. Without an account, you won’t be able to play any of our live blackjack options! Don’t worry, the registration process won’t take longer than a few minutes at most:
- Click on the “JOIN” button in the upper left part of our site;
- Start filling in the fields with the required information;
- With all the fields filled in, click on “OPEN ACCOUNT“;
- You’re now an official Betiton™ member!
With your account at the ready, you’re going to need to deposit to your bankroll using one of our several supported payment methods. This step is important because without some cash in your account, you won’t be able to play live blackjack.
Rest assured that we only support secure and internationally known payment providers, so your transactions are always safe. After your deposit, simply follow the steps we have listed below:
- Enter our live casino page and select the variant that catches your fancy;
- Once the game has loaded, make sure to read any special rules that the variant you’ve decided on might have;
- As soon as you’re ready to wager, you must then decide on the value of your stake;
- The game will then proceed as we explained in the “how to play” section. Simply repeat the steps in that section for every round;
- Last but not least, have fun!
How Do You Bet on Live Blackjack?
If you’ve ever played any virtual blackjack, then the process should be familiar to you. However, if you’re entirely new to online gambling sites and casinos, then let us explain. All that you have to do is “sit down” at the table and decide how much you want to stake using the available chips. Once you’ve decided, simply place your wager and you’re good to go.
What Are the Different Types of Side Bets You Can Make on Live Blackjack?
Due to the popularity of blackjack there are now plenty of different variations, as well as many different side or propositional bets that you’ll come across. Below we’re going to have a look at some common side wagers that you might encounter.
Essentially, this propositional wager is a “mixture” of blackjack and poker as you’ll be betting on the possibility of your first 2 cards and the dealer’s face-up card to form poker combinations. The following combinations are possible with this wager:
- Straight flush
- Suited 3-of-a-kind
Each of these combinationshas a different payout and requires different combinations. There’s no real strategy to follow here; it’s all down to the luck of the draw. Below, we have provided you with everything you need to know:
|Flush||3 cards of the same suit||9♠-J♠-2♠|
|Straight||3 cards that follow one another||e.g. 7♥-8♦-9♥|
|3-of-a-Kind||3 of the same card||e.g. 5♥-5♠-5♣|
|Straight Flush||3 cards that are in a series and have the same suit||e.g. 4♣-5♣-6♣|
|Suited 3-of-a-Kind||3 of the same card with the same suit||e.g. 6♣-6♣-6♣|
This propositional wager is available both at single and multi-deck games, but it has different payouts for each one. If you decide to place this side bet at a multi-deck variant, and the 2 cards that you receive are suited (Easy Match), the payout is 5:2.
Should you receive a suited King and Queen (Royal Match) instead, the payout will be 25:1. If you’re at a single-deck variant, then an Easy Match has a 3:1 payout, while the Royal Match has a 10:1 payout. Below you can we have provided a summary of the payouts:
|Match||Multi-Deck Payout||Single-Deck Payout|
Here you’ll be betting that the first 2 cards you receive have a combined value of 20, with the best combination being two queens. If you receive 2 queens of hearts and the dealer has a natural, then the payout is 1000:1.
If your hand is a queen of hearts pair and the dealer doesn’t have a natural, then there’ll be a 200:1 payout. A hand with a value of 20 that has a matched pair (2 cards with the same rank and suit, e.g. J♣-J♣) gives a payout of 25:1.
Suited 20 (e.g. Q♦-K♦) pays 10:1 and, finally, there’s a 4:1 payout for an unsuited 20 (e.g. J♦-10♠). If that’s a lot to take in at once, don’t worry about it too much. A summary of all that we have explained can be found here:
Here you’ll be making a wager that you’ll be dealt a pair; for example, a pair of 4s. An unmatched pair (e.g. 4♥-4♠) has a 10:1 payout, while a suited pair (7♦-7♦) have a 15:1 payout. We have provided a summary here:
What Are the Minimum and Maximum Stakes Possible in Live Blackjack?
Since blackjack has a huge number of variants, the betting limits will differ according to the variant that you’ve chosen. Therefore, before going on any variant, you should familiarise yourself with the variant of your choice to get the edge you need.
This applies both to any special rules that the variant might have as well as its maximum and minimum stake limits. If anything, knowing about different variants helps you in choosing one. The following lists the limits of our most popular variants:
|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|
Nearly every variantthat we mentioned above has a number of different tables available, some of which have different minimum stakes. The reason for this is to keep up with the demand for live blackjack.
Can You Get Bonuses for Live Blackjack at Betiton™ Canada?
At Betiton™, punters are able to enjoy a number of bonuses when becoming members of our platform! First of which is our casino welcome bonus that our new members from Canada can redeem by simply signing up and making a deposit.
We also have a 7-tiered loyalty club in place that rewards our Canadian members for doing what they love—enjoying casino games. However, make sure to read our terms & conditions and bonus policy when accepting these bonuses.
What Are the Different Features That You Can Find When Playing Blackjack?
There are plenty of different features that you might come across with different variants. Below we’re going to take a look at some of the most common features that you’ll encounter when enjoying any of our variants.
- Double Down: with this feature you have the option to receive an extra card whilst at the same time doubling your initial wager.
- Split: with this feature you’ll be given the chance to divide your hand into two different ones; this improves your chances of getting a natural. Different variants have their own conditions about splitting their hands, but one common rule is that you’ll be allowed to split if your first 2 cards form a pair. Remember that reading up on the rules is the best strategy.
- Insurance: if the dealer has an ace as his faceup card, then you can place this wager. This is a wager on the possibility of the dealer having a natural; if he does indeed have a natural, then you’ll be paid 2:1.
- Surrender: if you believe that the dealer’s hand is better than yours, you can decide to surrender half your stake and take yourself out of that round. Sometimes, calling it quits is the best strategy.
What Are the Different Variants of Live Blackjack?
There are plenty of different types of live blackjack that we have made available for our members from Canada to enjoy at Betiton™. Below we’re going to take a closer look at the more popular variants that we offer.
In this variant, you can bet on propositional bets such as Perfect Pairs or 21+3. There are also other features like Insurance, and Split Pair. There are tables with both high and low stakes, so there’ll always be a suitable one for you, no matter what budget you’ve set for yourself.
This variant has all the normal rules, but there is one huge difference. To make the rounds in this game as fast as possible, there is no particular order in which punters make their decision after they’ve been given their card.
When the dealer has dealt to everyone, all players decide whether to double down, stand, or hit simultaneously. Those that make the fastest decisions are going receive the next card—if you’ve decided to hit that is.
As the name suggests, this variant has no limit on how many people can join. You can find low stake limits as well as the side wagers Bust It, Hot 3, Any Pair, and 21+3. Finally, this variant has a Six Card Charlie rule, where a player that manages to obtain 6 cards without going bust automatically wins (even if the dealer has a natural).
This is another variant where there isn’t a limit on the number of people that can join. When you’re on this variant, you can double, triple, or even quadruple down on your first 2 cards—even if you have decided to split them.
This variant makes use of 8 decks, but the 9s and 10s have been removed. There are side wagers that you can try your luck with too, and this includes 21+3 and Any Pair. Finally, in this variant, the dealer checks for a natural when receiving either an ace, king, queen, or jack.
This is a variant for private guests and provides high-stake betting as well as improved control for those players who love to place big wagers. A room manager is present throughout, and the player can select who hosts the game as well as how fast it goes by clicking the “Deal Now” button.
This variant, as the name implies, has been designed for those punters that love to party. There’ll be a relaxed environment with with music, and to achieve that, the entire studio has been designed to have a disco theme.
At the same time, there’ll be a dealer and a hostess, who make sure that everyone is enjoying themselves. Furthermore, there’s also no limit as to how many can participate—you’ll find seven seats at the table, but if the seats are in use, you can bet behind.
Free Bet Blackjack
The final variant that we’ll be looking at also has no limits as to how many people can join. As the name implies, there are a number of freebies given out during this variant! In fact, players get splits on all pairs (except 10, J, Q, and K pairs) gratis.
Moreover, punters get a double down without having to pay for it when getting a hard 9, 10, or 11. There’s also a number of propositional bets (21+3, Bust It, etc.) available as well as the Six Card Charlie rule.
However, if the dealer gets a 22, rather than going bust, all bets still in the game push.
|Title||What It Offers|
|Live Blackjack||Standard gameplay but also offers propositional bets|
|Speed Blackjack||Speedy gameplay and players don’t play in turns but make their decisions at the same time|
|Infinite Blackjack||No limit to how many can participate at once; also has a Six Card Charlie rule|
|Power Blackjack||No limit to the number of gamblers; you can double|
|Salon Privé||Exclusive rooms for high-rollers where they choose can their host and the pace of the game|
|Blackjack Party||Relaxed environment with a disco-themed studio; no limit on how many can participate and those without a|
|Free Bet Blackjack||No limits to how many can participate; free splits for all pairs save for 10|
Why Choose Betiton™? Benefits You’ll Enjoy When Playing Live Blackjack at Betiton™
We’ve done our utmost to ensure that our Canadian blackjack lovers have as much entertainment as possible. However, don’t just take our word for it: play some of the live blackjack games that we have on offer and see for yourself.
However, blackjack is certainly not the only live game that Canadian casino players can enjoy at Betiton™. There are plenty of other live casino options, like roulette, baccarat, poker, and a number of other exhilarating games.
Moreover, each game that you’ll find at Betiton™ has been created by some of the best software developers in the industry. This of course means that you can be 100% certain that you’ll find nothing but quality when you opt to register with us.
We guarantee that you’ll never get bored with us, no matter which game you prefer and even if you prefer online games over live ones. But excellent games isn’t all that we can guarantee when you become a member of our site.
In fact, you can enjoy plenty of benefits when signing up to our casino! So, if you’re wondering why you should choose us out of all the online casinos and gambling sites out there, below we have given you some of the best reasons to join Betiton™:
- Large variety of available live blackjack variants;
- Massive online casino library that provides plenty of other live casino and online games;
- Welcome bonus available to all our new members from Canada;
- Loyalty programme that rewards our members for enjoying our games;
- Licensed and regulated by several well-known authorities, including the Malta Gaming Authority as well as the United Kingdom Gambling Commission;
- Daily customer support via both live chat and email;
- We have customer care available in various languages, including French, German, and Spanish;
- Fully secure platform thanks to our implementation of 128-bit SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption technology.
What Are the Differences Between Online Blackjack and Live Blackjack? Betiton™ Explains
Well, the biggest difference between the two is the presence of a real-life dealer. On top of that, and you can speak to both the dealer and anyone else at the table. Thus, you can experience a strong casino atmosphere with live blackjack
With online blackjack you’ll feel like you’re playing computer games instead. With virtual blackjack, however, you’ll be doing everything at your own pace. Moreover, it’s sometimes the case that certain live blackjack tables are full and you won’t be able to join them.
When it comes to virtual online blackjack, this will never be the case. Moreover, you can also try out the game before playing it with real money to see if it’s right for you. Apart from what we just mentioned above, the two versions are pretty much the same.
Below we have provided a summary of what we have just explained:
|Sometimes full and you can’t join||Never full and you’ll always be able to join|
|You can talk to everyone present at the table||You won’t be able to talk to anyone|
|An actual dealer hosts the game||The software hosts the game|
|You’ll have to play according to the dealer and other players||You can play at your own pace|
|Unavailable as a demo version||You can try it out without having to pay|
|Makes you feel like you’ve entered a land-based casino||Makes you feel like you’re on a computer game|
Can You Play Live Blackjack on the Go? Find Out About Our Mobile-Friendly Website
Mobile gambling is something that is extremely popular now and we feel that it’s only going to increase in popularity. The reason for its popularity is that it gives casino lovers the chance to have some online entertainment wherever they are.
We know that our Canadian members enjoy their mobile gaming, which is why we’ve done our best to make sure that our platform is compatible with a plethora of mobile devices. In fact, you can use our platform with iOS, Android, and even Windows devices.
All the games that we provide at Betiton™ Canada will automatically adjust to fit your mobile device’s screen. This of course means that when you play on our casino, you’ll have the mobile gambling experience that you truly deserve.
Other Live Casino Games at Betiton™:
- Betiton™ Casino Welcome Bonus
- Deposit and Withdrawal Methods
- Customer Support
- Loyalty Programme
- Responsible Gaming Policy
Can you play live blackjack for real money?
Yes, you’ll be able to enjoy live blackjack with real money. In fact, it can only be played with real money at Betiton™ as these don’t have a demo version.
Can I play online blackjack live dealer games 24/7?
Absolutely! Thanks to our partners, who supply their services around the clock, we’re able to provide you with live games that you can enjoy 24/7.
Do I need any specific software/hardware to play live blackjack?
Thankfully, there aren’t any particular system requirements that you need to meet in order to enjoy live blackjack. If you have a standard phone, tablet, computer, or whichever other device, then you’ll be able to play just fine.
Can I see other players in games hosted by real dealers?
You won’t be able to see any other punters that are at the same table as you. This might change in the future but at the moment, seeing other gamblers is not an option. However, you’ll be able to see their nicknames.
Is live blackjack better with more players?
Part of the fun of live casino blackjack is that you’ll be able to chat with other players at the table. For our more sociable members, having more people to interact with sounds like a fantastic experience! Of course, our less sociable members can simply not interact at all or go on online blackjack instead.
Is playing live blackjack online worth it?
This depends on what you’re looking for. If you’re looking for a whale of a time enjoying some excellent live casino games, then you can rest assured that live blackjack is definitely worth your while, especially when you consider the number of variants we offer!
Is it better to play blackjack alone?
There is no right or wrong way to enjoy blackjack. In fact, on our casino you have both the option to play alone and the option to play with others. You can choose either way, depending on either your preference or your mood. However, it’s good to keep in mind that there’s no right or wrong choice here.
Can you win money playing live blackjack?
Yes! By playing our live casino games you can win genuine Canadian dollars! However, bear in mind that winning money is only possible when you stake real money. So, be prepared to spend some cash to be able to play and win.