When you join a live game of Blackjack, you’ll sit at a virtual table facing the dealer. You’ll play against the house and your objective is to get a hand that equals or is as close as possible to 21. If at any point during the game the total value of your hand exceeds 21, you’ll lose your wager.
The minimum amount you can wager varies according to the table. Usually, minimum bets for Live Blackjack tables start at around €5. After you place your bet, the dealer draws two cards for you, laying them face up in front of your bet on the betting table.
The dealer draws two cards for the house as well, one face up and one face down. After cards are dealt, you must decide whether to 'Hit' or 'Stand'. Hit means asking for another card. Stand means you won’t take any more cards.
You can ask for as many cards as you want as long as the total of your cards does not exceed 21. If you do exceed 21, your hand is ‘bust’, meaning that you’ve lost that round. Once you stand, the dealer asks other players sitting at the table if they want to stand or hit. Once all the players around the table are satisfied with their hands or have busted, the dealer reveals the hidden card.
The dealer must hit on any total that is 16 or lower and stand on 17 or higher. When the dealer stands, winners are announced. A winning hand is one in which the total of your hand is higher than the dealer’s.
If all players have either busted or gotten 'Blackjacks' (21s), the dealer will not complete their hand. But what happens if the total of your cards is exactly equal to the dealer’s hand? Well, that’s called a ‘Push’ and you get the money you wagered back.