Live Blackjack VIP is the perfect game for those looking for high stakes play against professional dealers in a luxurious setting.
If you enjoy high stakes Blackjack games at exclusive casino tables then look no further than our Live Blackjack VIP tables. Here you will find higher betting limits and games run by truly professional dealers providing you with the same luxurious experience that you would expect from a top land casino. The games are streamed in high definition video complete with audio live from the casino floor. You can watch as the cards are dealt and enjoy chatting with your dealer and fellow players just as you would in a land casino.
How to Play Live Blackjack VIP
Our Live Blackjack VIP tables have seven seats each and follow the standard casino rules. This means that the aim of the game is to put together a hand of cards that is as close in value to 21 as possible but without exceeding it and going bust. If your hand is closer in value to 21 than the dealer’s is at the end of the round then you have won.
Blackjack has very simple rules. The numbered cards are worth their face values, the face cards (Jack, Queen and King) are all worth 10, and Aces are worth 1 or 11. This means that it is possible to form 21 with just two cards, and Ace and a 10 card. This is called Blackjack and it will beat all other hands.
At the start of each round you need to place your bet, at this point you can also place a couple of side bets (these are explained below). After all players have placed their bets, each position is dealt two face up cards and the dealer receives one face up card and one face down.
When it is your turn to play you will be given a number of options, there are three main ones, ‘Hit’, ‘Stand’ and ‘Double’. If you choose ‘Hit’ then you receive one more card to your hand, if you choose ‘Double’ then your initial bet is doubled, you will receive one more card to that hand, and then play moves on to the next player, if you choose ‘Stand’ then the hand remains as it is and play moves on.
After all players have finished the dealer plays their hand. The dealer must always draw to 16 and stand on all 17s.
In some situations you will have more options. If the dealer’s face up card is an Ace then you can take out ‘Insurance’ against the dealer having Blackjack. Insurance costs half of your bet and it pays at 2:1. The dealer will always check for Blackjack if they have a face up Ace.
If your first two hands are the same value then you can ‘Split’ the cards into two separate hands. You can then play them as separate hands for more chances of winning.
At the end of a round all winning hands are paid at 1:1, except for Blackjack which is paid at 3:2. If your hand is worth the same as the dealer’s is then the bet is returned as a push.
Live Blackjack VIP Special Features
You will find that our Live Blackjack VIP games have a number of special features that makes playing at the tables even more enjoyable.
Those that truly enjoy gambling will be pleased to hear that there are two side bets you can place, the 21+3 side bet and the Perfect Pairs side bet. The 21+3 side bet is on your first two cards and the dealer’s first card forming a Flush, Straight, Three of a Kind, Straight Flush or Suited Three of a Kind combination. The Perfect Pairs side bet is on the first two cards forming one of three types of pair, a Perfect Pair, a Coloured Pair or a Red/Black Pair. A Perfect Pair is two cards of the same suit and value, a Coloured Pair is two cards of the same value and colour, but from different suits, a Red/Black Pair is two cards of the same value but different suits and colours.
If you want to speed up the gameplay then you can use the Pre-Decision feature. This allows you to choose whether to Hit, Stand, Double and so on as soon as the first player starts playing, without having to wait for your turn. This means that the games are able to progress much faster.
Do not worry if there are no seats available at a table, thanks to the Bet Behind feature you will always be able to play. It will show you how well players are performing and if they are on a winning streak. You can then Bet Behind them to try and capitalise on their success.