Live Online Blackjack Rules

In Live Online Blackjack, you’ll sit across from real dealers. Pit your wits against them in this game of combinations, nerve and excitement, made even more exhilarating by unique options for side bets – plus all the fun of a live casino.

Game Rules

At Live Online Blackjack tables, eight 52-card decks are used and are shuffled together in a shoe and reshuffled periodically.

The dealer receives one hole card and peeks for blackjack. The dealer stands on a soft 17(a hand containing an ace that totals either seven or 17). If you hit blackjack you are paid at 3:2 odds.

As the hand progresses more options become available. You can double down on any two-card hand, which means you can double your bet in exchange for committing to stand after receiving one additional card.

You can split your two cards if they are paired or of equal value (Eight-Eight, Two-Two, King-Jack, Queen-Ten, etc…) to create two hands for an additional wager of the same amount:

  • You may split once for two hands in total
  • Aces receive only one card on each split hand

The option to “surrender” is not allowed in Live Online Blackjack. However, players may still buy “insurance” when the dealer shows an ace, which pays 2:1 should the dealer hit blackjack.

To learn more about how to play the game, please visit our Blackjack Rules page.

Side Bets

Live Online Blackjack also includes the option to make side bets on the first cards dealt (your two cards and the dealer’s upcard).

Perfect Pairs: players win if their first two cards comprise of any pair (Six-Six, Queen-Queen, Ace-Ace, etc…). There are three types of pairs, depending on whether both rank and suit, suit color, or simply rank is matched between both cards. These award payouts at the following odds:



Perfect pair (matched suits, e.g. Ts-Ts, Ad-Ad)


Colored pair (matched colors, e.g. Kd-Kh, 2c-2s)


Mixed pair (regular pairs, e.g. 7s-7d, Jh-Jc)


21+3: players win if their first two cards, coupled with the dealer’s upcard, comprise any winning combinations (similar to poker hands) detailed below. Players receive the following payouts:

Live Blackjack 21+3 Side Bets



Suited trips (e.g. Qs-Qs-Qs)


Straight flush (e.g. 7d-8d-9d)


Three of a Kind (e.g. 3d-3c-3h)


Straight (e.g. 9c-Td-Js)


Flush (e.g. 2h-6h-9h)


Bet Behind: in addition to their own wager, players may place a bet behind any other occupied box at the table. When betting behind a hand, you will have no part in the decision-making process as that hand plays out. Players on a winning streak are highlighted with a gold medal icon.