Game Rules

1. Game Rules of Blackjack

The objective of Live Blackjack is to achieve a higher card count than the dealer, but without going over 21. The best hand is Blackjack – when the sum of values of the first two dealt cards is exactly 21.


1.1 Definitions

Blackjack
An ace and an additional card with a point value of ten, dealt as the initial two cards to a player or the dealer.

Hidden card
A card dealt face down to the dealer, which remains face down until all the players other than the dealer have received all the cards they have requested.

Layout or table layout
The felt, cloth, or other material covering the playing surface of a blackjack table.

Soft total or soft point count total
The total point count of a hand containing one or more aces when one ace is counted as eleven in value.


1.2 How to Play

The game is hosted by a dealer and allows up to 7 seated players.
The game is played with eight standard 52-card decks.

Card values are as follows:
Cards from 2 to 10 are worth their face value.
Face cards (Jacks, Queens and Kings) are each worth 10.
Aces are worth 1 or 11, whichever is more favourable to the hand.

Before the first card is dealt for a round of play, the player must place his bet.
After the betting time has expired, the dealer deals one card face up to each player. Dealing starts with the first player to the dealer’s left and continues clockwise, ending with the dealer. The dealer then deals a second card face up to each player and face down to himself.

Blackjack
If the value of the initial two-card hand is exactly 21, it’s a Blackjack.

Insurance
If the dealer’s first card is an Ace, you are given the option to purchase insurance to offset the risk that the dealer has blackjack – even when you have blackjack yourself. The amount of insurance is equal to one half of your main bet. If the dealer does not have blackjack, the round continues. If the dealer has blackjack, but you do not, the dealer’s hand wins. If you and the dealer both have blackjack, the game ends in a push and your bet is returned.

Double Down, Hit or Stand
A casino may allow a player to double down on the player’s hand, which is to make an additional wager, not exceeding the player’s original wager, on the first two cards dealt to the player. One additional card only must be dealt to the hand on which the player has elected to double down.
Alternatively, player can decide to Hit to be dealt an additional card to add to the value of your hand. The player can hit more than once to receive additional cards before you decide to Stand once you are satisfied with the value of your hand.

Split
If the first two cards dealt to a player are identical in value, the player may split the hand into two separate hands by making a wager on the second hand equal to the player’s original wager. If a player splits pairs, the dealer must deal both second cards to each hand. After an additional card is dealt to a split pair, the player must stand or draw. A player may not split pairs, including pairs of aces more than once. At the discretion of the casino, a player splitting aces may have only one card dealt to each ace. In the event of splitting aces where the player gets a second card with a value of 10, it will count as 21 and not Blackjack.


1.3 Outcome

If the sum of your hand exceeds 21, you bust and lose your bet on that hand.

When all players have taken their turns, the dealer reveals the value of his downcard. The dealer must hit on a hand of 16 or less and must stand on a hand of soft 17 or more.

Player wins when the value of your final hand is closer to 21 than the dealer’s or when the dealer busts. If the value of your hand is the same as the dealer’s, the game round ends in a push and your bet is returned.

Blackjack beats a hand of 21 comprised of three or more cards. Blackjack also beats a hand of 21 resulting from a split pair.

A wager is returned to the player when the sum of the value of the player’s cards is equal to the sum of the value of the dealer’s cards or when both the dealer and the player have blackjack.


1.4 Side Bets

The Blackjack game includes optional side bets – Perfect Pairs and 21+3. Player may place side bets in combination with your main blackjack bet. Players has the chance to win on any side bet regardless of whether you win or lose on your blackjack bet.

Perfect Pairs
The Perfect Pairs bet gives the chance to win if your first two cards comprise any pair – for example, two Queens, two Aces or two 3s. There are three types of pairs, each with a different payout:

Perfect Pair – same suit, e.g. two Aces of Spades.
Coloured Pair – different suits of the same colour, e.g. 2 of Diamonds + 2 of Hearts.
Mixed Pair – different suits, e.g. 10 of Hearts + 10 of Clubs.

21+3
The 21+3 bet gives the chance to win if your first two cards plus the dealer’s card face up comprise any of the following winning combinations, each with a different payout:

Suited Trips – an identical triplet, e.g. 3 Queens of Hearts.
Straight Flush – in numerical sequence and same suit, e.g. 10, Jack and Queen of Diamonds.
Three of a Kind – same value but different suits, e.g. any 3 unmatching Kings.
Straight – in numerical sequence but different suits, e.g. 2 of Spades + 3 of Clubs + 4 of Hearts.
Flush – same suit, e.g. 2, 6 and 10 of Clubs.


1.5 Payouts

Blackjack pays 3:2
Winning hand pays 1:1
If the dealer has blackjack, insurance pays 2:1

Perfect Pairs:

  • Perfect Pair 25:1
  • Coloured Pair 12:1
  • Mixed Pair 6:1
21+3:
  • Suited Trips 100:1
  • Straight Flush 40:1
  • Three of a Kind 30:1
  • Straight 10:1
  • Flush 5:1

2. Game Rules of Roulette

The objective in Roulette is to predict the number on which the ball will land by placing one or more bets that cover, or partly cover that particular number.


2.1 Definitions

Black Bet: a wager placed on the numbers that are black.

Column Bet: a wager placed on all twelve (12) numbers in one (1) column.

Corner Bet: A wager placed on the four (4) numbers, which form a corner.
Or on the following four numbers:

  • Zero (0)
  • One (1)
  • Two (2)
  • Three (3)
Dozen Bet: a wager placed on any of the following:
  • The numbers one (1) through twelve (12)
  • The numbers thirteen (13) through twenty-four (24)
  • The numbers twenty-five (25) through thirty-six (36)
  • Eighteen
Number Bet: a wager placed on one (1) of the following:
  • The numbers one (1) through eighteen (18)
  • The numbers nineteen (19) through thirty-six (36)
Even Bet: a wager placed on the even numbers of the roulette wheel

Inside Bet: a wager within the field of thirty-seven (37) numbers corresponding with the numbers on the roulette wheel, including the following:
  • Corner (or square) bet
  • Five number bet
  • Line bet
  • Row bet
  • Split bet
  • Straight up bet
  • Street Bet
  • Six line bet
Line Bet: a wager placed on the six (6) numbers contained in two (2) rows.

Odd Bet: a wager placed on the odd numbers of the roulette wheel.

Outside Bet:
A wager that is placed outside the field of thirty-seven (37) numbers, including the following:
  • Black bet
  • Column bet
  • Dozen bet
  • Eighteen number bet
  • Even bet
  • Odd bet
  • Red bet
  • Low/High Bet
Red Bet
A wager placed on the numbers that are red

Row or Street Bet
A wager placed on the three (3) numbers in a row

Split Bet
A wager placed on two (2) numbers

Straight Up Bet
A wager on the following:
  • Single number from one (1) to thirty-six (36)
  • Zero (0)
Street Bet
A wager placed on three (3) numbers in a row


2.2 Wagers: general rules

- All wagers for Roulette must be made by placing gaming chips on the appropriate areas of the roulette layout. Players may continue to place bets until the dealer announces, "No more bets" or the system’s timer flashes red.

- Each player is be responsible for the correct positioning of his or her wager or wagers on the Roulette layout.

- Each wager shall be settled strictly in accordance with its position on the layout when the ball falls to rest in a compartment of the wheel.

- Minimum and maximum wagers permitted are shown on the screen of the game.

- A wager may be rejected by the system prior to the ball being spun because of it not being placed on time, not meeting the minimum or maximum betting requirements or a failure to communicate with the gaming server.

- A system malfunction will result in the voiding of all pays or plays.


2.3 How to play

The Roulette ball shall be spun by the dealer in a direction opposite to the rotation of the wheel and shall complete at least three revolutions around the track of the wheel to constitute a valid spin.
Upon the ball coming to rest in a compartment around the wheel, the dealer shall announce the number of such compartment.

After the Dealer announces the result of the round, the system automatically takes care of wagers on the table by collecting all losing wagers and paying all winning wagers.

The wheel is divided around its perimeter into 37 randomly numbered compartments; 1 through 36 and “0”. Eighteen of the numbers are red and 18 are black and “0” is green.

The same numbers appear sequentially on the layout, which serves for betting. Also included on the layout are spaces for betting red and black, odd and even and a variety of other number combinations.

Players make wagers on one or more of the numbers and/or combinations. The dealer then spins the wheel in one direction. As the ball slows, it drops into one of the numbered compartments, thus indicating the winning number. The camera then zooms in on the winning number on the wheel.

Payoffs on bets depend on how many possibilities are covered. The fewer the possibilities, the higher the payoff. After all bets have been taken or paid, new bets are made and the ball is spun again.


2.4 Payouts

Winning wagers are paid by the system at the odds listed below:
  • Straight 35 to 1
  • Split 17 to 1
  • Street 11 to 1
  • 4-Number 8 to 1
  • 6-Number 5 to 1
  • Column 2 to 1
  • Dozen 2 to 1
  • Red 1 to 1
  • Black 1 to 1
  • Odd 1 to 1
  • Even 1 to 1
  • Low 1 to 1
  • High 1 to 1

3. Game Rules of Baccarat

The objective in Live Baccarat is to predict whose hand will win by having the value closest to 9.

Baccarat is played with eight decks, each deck having 52 cards without jokers, with backs of the same colour and design and two cutting cards; one placed at the back of all the decks and one that cuts seven cards from the back of the stack. It shall be dealt from a dealing shoe specifically designed for such purpose.


3.1 Definitions

Banker’s hand
The hand played in that portion designated on the layout for the banker’s hand.

Player’s hand
The hand played in that portion designated on the layout for the player’s hand.

Natural
The hand with a point count of 8 or 9, in the original 2 cards.

Tie
When both the Player and the Banker’s hands have the same point count.

Point count
The "Point Count" of a hand shall be a single digit number from 0 to 9 inclusive and shall be determined by totalling the value of the cards in the hand. If the total of the cards in a hand is a two-digit number, the left digit of such number shall be disregarded having no value and the right digit shall constitute the Point Count of the hand.


3.2 How to Play

Card values are as follows:

- Aces are the lowest cards and are worth 1 point each.
- Cards from 2 to 9 are worth their numerical face values.
- 10s and face cards (jacks, queens and kings) are each worth 0.

Only the numeric value of each card is relevant, the card’s suit is irrelevant for the game result.

Before the dealer starts dealing the cards, you must place your bet on whether the Player or Banker will win the game by having the hand with value closest to 9.
There is the option to bet that the game will end with a Tie (Player and Banker with the same value).

Two cards are delt for the Players and two cards for the Banker:
- If either the player or banker has a “natural” 8 or 9, both automatically stand, no exceptions.
- If the player's total is 6 or 7, the player stands.
- If the player stands, the banker hits on a total of 5 or less.
- If the player's total is 5 or less, the player automatically hits, and the dealer gives the player a third card.
- If the player receives a third card, the banker draws a third card according to the following:

  • Banker's hand totals 0,1,2: Banker always draws a third card.
  • Banker's hand totals 3: Banker draws if Player's third card is 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-9-0 (not 8)
  • Banker totals 4: Banker draws if Player thirds 2-3-4-5-6-7
  • Banker 5: Banker draws if Player thirds 4-5-6-7
  • Banker 6: Banker draws if Player thirds 6-7
  • Banker 7: Banker stands

3.3 Payouts:

A winning made on the "Player's Hand" shall be paid at odds of 1 to 1.
A winning made on the "Banker's Hand" shall be paid at odds of 1 to 1, less 5% "Commission" on the amount won.
A winning "Tie Bet" shall be paid at odds of 8 to 1.

4. Game Rules of all Other Games

To read the Game Rules for each game, click the help icon while playing the game. Check out the screenshots below to see where to find the help icon depending on the Live Casino Provider.

Evolution:

Pragmatic Play:


Playtech:


BetgamesTV:


Authentic Gaming:

5. Wagering Requirement

Wagering on most games in casino and live casino will contribute towards wagering requirements but certain games will contribute more than others. The following are the wagering requirements for each individual game type:

  • Slots: 100%
  • All Live Casino games: 15% - Except for: Dream Catcher, Crazy Time, Craps, Deal or No Deal, Gonzo's Treasure Hunt, Lightning Dice, MegaBall, Monopoly, SideBet City, Cash or Crash, BacBo, Live Adventure Beyond Wanderland, Live deal or no deal the big Draw, The Money drop Live, Spin a Win, Buffalo Blitz Slot Live, Playtech Bet on Poker, Playtech Bet on Dragon Tiger, Playtech Bet on Baccarat, SweetBonanza Candiland, Mega wheel, War of Bets, 6+ poker,BetgamesTV Bet On Poker: 50%
  • All non Live Casino: Roulette, Caribbean Stud and Crash & Casino Stud Poker: 10%
  • All non Live Casino: Hold’Em, Red Dog, Pai Gow, Poker, Oasis Poker and Texas Hold’Em Poker Games: 10%
  • All non Live Casino: Blackjack, Baccarat, Video Poker, Pontoon, Beat Me and Punto Banco: 5%

6. Betting Restrictions

Betting restrictions are applied on:

  • All versions of Live Roulette - all bets that exceed 92% of all the betting options are not allowed.
  • All versions of Live Baccarat - placing bets on both Player and Banker at the same time is not allowed.
  • All versions of Live Sic Bo - placing bets on both Big and Small or Odd and Even at the same time is not allowed.
  • All version of Live Dragon Tiger - placing bets on both Dragon and Tiger at the same time is not allowed.
  • Football Studio - placing bets on both Home and Away at the same time is not allowed.