Blackjack Live Rules
Whenever you decide to play one of the brilliant live blackjack games at Mr Green, the basic premise is always to manage a bigger hand than the dealer – without going ‘bust’ by getting over 21 of course! The best hand you can manage is exactly 21, known as ‘blackjack’ and this is our holy grail.
While other variants are always made available at Mr Green, live blackjack is the most exciting as it is played in real time and against real dealers. The lower house edge is a bonus and you can even increase your chances of a win further by using a good game strategy.
To play Evolution Gaming Blackjack Live you’ll need to understand some basic rules, starting with the number of players allowed on a table which is seven.
Each numbered card in the pack is to be taken at face value, with all picture or ‘face’ cards worth 10 and the ace worth 1 or 11, dependant upon where you stand in the game. For example, if you currently have 15 and you drawn an ace, you want this to be worth 1, but if you have ten and you draw an ace then you want this to be 11 taking you to the magic total of 21.
In live blackjack at Mr Green games are played with 8 standard decks. If the dealer reaches 17, they will always ‘stand’ and you can choose to ‘double down’ on your first two drawn cards. You won’t be able to double down after you’ve split, though you are able to split your opening cards as long as they come to an equal value.
Should you happen to split on two aces then you can get just one card per ace. Should the dealer draw an ace, you will be offered some insurance. The hand becomes tied if your cards and those of the dealer happen to have the same value.