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Online Casino Games - Rules Explained

Majority Rules Speed Blackjack

Live DealerMajority RulesBest Strategy

Majority Rules Speed Blackjack Live

We offer an eight deck Blackjack game, with a live dealer and a real Blackjack table. The game uses the classic Blackjack rules.

The table has two seats and seats can host an unlimited number of players. The game features two game modes: majority vote and best strategy, which are invoked per seat depending on the number of players on the seat.

Majority Rules Speed Blackjack Live RNG

We offer eight deck Blackjack game, which uses the classic Blackjack rules. This game is not hosted by a live dealer, the cards are dealt to and removed from the dealer and player positions automatically. You play against the automatic dealer’s hand.

The table has two seats and seats can host an unlimited number of players. The game features two game modes: majority vote and best strategy, which are invoked per seat depending on the number of players on the seat.

Note that at this table, one seat is a dedicated Best Strategy seat and the Majority Vote is never invoked for it.

Note that Casino allows up to 1,000 simultaneous players.

Betting flow

  • If a game round is in progress when you enter the table, please wait for the next one, and then, place your bets.
  • To place a bet, choose a chip and place it on the betting position.
  • You can place several chips on different betting positions simultaneously.
  • The timer in the game window shows how much time you have left to place your bets.
  • After the No More Bets signal, the game round begins.
  • Winnings are paid for the winning bets at the end of each game round.
  • To play a game round, place your bets again or use the Rebet button.
  • To skip a turn, simply do not place any bets on the table.

Game flow

  • When you join the table, you need to choose whether the actions that require additional funds (Split and Double) can be applied to your hand automatically during the Majority Rules and Best Strategy game modes (see the game modes’ descriptions for more info).
  • At the table, first you must place the main bet, and then you get to place the optional side bets.
  • Indicators on the seat show how many players have placed their main bets and whether the requirements are met to invoke the Majority Rules mode.
  • Depending on the number of players on the seat, either Majority Rules or Best Strategy game mode is invoked.
    • In case of the Majority Rules mode, all players on the seat get to vote on which action (HitStandDouble or Split) is taken next (see the Majority Rules game mode section for more info). Voting is repeated for as long as the action rounds occur.
    • In case of the Best Strategy mode, you do not get an action round, your hand is automatically resolved according to the best strategy flow (see Best Strategy game mode section for more info).
    • If enabled by the service provider, Insurance is offered to each player separately, and it is not decided by the majority vote or the best strategy flow.
  • If every player at the table busts (scores higher than 21), the round is over. The dealer does not draw additional cards.

Limit ranges

The limit ranges displayed next to the table name in the Lobby and on the game table UI correspond to the main position bet limits.

The Main bet and all the side bets available in the game have their own limits.

Majority Rules game mode

At the beginning of the game, you need to choose whether the actions that require additional funds (Split and Double) can be applied to your hand automatically when these are chosen by majority vote or, in special circumstances, applied using the best strategy. If you do not commit to this, the action round is resolved according to the flow described in the Automatic Split or Double section.

During action rounds, all the players on the seat get to vote which action is taken: HitStandDouble or Split. The most popular action is immediately taken and applied to all the players on the seat:

  • when it gains more than 50% of the votes; or
  • when no action can exceed the 50% threshold and votes given to any other action cannot surpass the score of the most popular action.

Example of the majority preference: 20 players are offered 3 actions: Double Hit and Stand . 9 players choose Hit , 6 players choose Stand and 5 players choose Double . Even though none of the actions get more than 50% of the votes, Hit is preferred by the majority and the action is immediately applied to all players on the seat.

If by the end of the action round no action gets the majority vote, everyone automatically takes the action that received the most votes. If in this case there are two or more actions with equal number of votes, the action round is resolved automatically according to the best strategy flow.

If you do not vote during the action time:

  • and votes are cast, action selected by the majority vote is applied on your hand too;
  • and no votes are cast, all players’ hands in that action round are resolved according to the best strategy flow.

Voting is repeated until the action rounds occur or until all players on the seat stand or bust.

If enabled by the service provider, then when the dealer has an Ace as first card, Insurance is offered to you separately from the majority vote and you get to choose whether to take or pass on the Insurance offer.

Best Strategy game mode

At the beginning of the game, you need to choose whether the actions that require additional funds (Split and Double) can be applied to your hand automatically. If you do not commit to this, the action round is resolved according to the flow described in the Automatic Split or Double section.

During the action round, your hand is automatically resolved according to the Blackjack best strategy flow.

If enabled by the service provider, then when the dealer has an Ace as first card, Insurance is offered to you separately from the best strategy flow and you get to choose whether to take or pass on the Insurance offer.

Please see the Blackjack Best Strategy Table at the end of the help file for more info about actions’ sequence.

Automatic Split or Double

If the action is Split or Double and you have agreed to follow the automatic decisions, money is instantly taken from your Balance to perform these actions.

If you have not agreed to automatic Split or Double, or if you lack the funds to perform the action:

  • in case of Split, you will automatically follow the right hand;
  • in case of Double, you will automatically Hit and then Stand.

Exception: if you have not agreed to follow automatic decisions, but you also cast your vote in Majority Rules mode, the chosen action is applied on your hand too.

Side bets

These are wagers that you can make beyond the main game bet. These cannot be placed without the main bet.

21+3

This is a type of a side bet that allows the players to bet that the first two cards dealt to the player, combined with the first card dealt to the dealer, will make a three-card poker hand against the following list of winning hands:

  • Suited Three of a Kind - All three cards of the same suit and value
  • Straight Flush - All three in sequence and of the same suit
  • Three of a Kind - All three of the same ranking
  • Straight - All three cards in sequence but not the same suit
  • Flush - All three cards of the same suit

Pairs

Side bet titleDescription
Player's PairPlayer’s first two cards form a Perfect Pair, Coloured Pair, or a Red/Black Pair
Dealer's PairDealer’s first two cards form a Perfect Pair, Coloured Pair or a Red/Black Pair
Perfect Pairs TMPlayer’s and dealer’s first two cards form a pair of the same suit. Example: 44
Coloured PairPlayer’s and dealer’s first two cards form a pair of the same colour but different suit. Example: 44
Red/Black PairPlayer’s and dealer’s first two cards form a pair, but with different colours and suits. Example: 44

Return to player

The theoretical percentage return to player (RTP) in the case of optimal player strategy is 99.54% on the main game.

Return to player

The theoretical percentage return to player (RTP) in the case of optimal player strategy is 99.55% on the main game.

The RTP on the 21+3 side bet is 96.25%.

The RTP on the side bets (pairs) is 95.90%.

Payout tables

Main game payoutPays
Winning Hand1:1
Insurance2:1
Blackjack3:2
21+3 side bets PayoutPays
Suited Three of a Kind100:1
Straight Flush40:1
Three of a Kind30:1
Straight10:1
Flush5:1
Pairs Side bet payoutPays
Red/Black Pair6:1
Coloured Pair12:1
Perfect PairsTM25:1

Card dealing style

Blackjack tables may differ by the style of card dealing procedure. There are two options: US or EU card dealing styles.

If the table in the Lobby shows the EU icon, it is applying the EU dealing style. If the table has no icon, it is applying the US dealing style.

EU: The dealer gets the second card only after all the players have made their decisions.

US: The dealer gets the second card directly after cards were dealt to all the players and before players make their decisions.

Card dealing style affects insurance and action round sequence. See the Insurance section in the game Rules for further information.

Card shuffle

Eight pre-shuffled decks are used in the game. When a new set of pre-shuffled cards arrives at the table, the cards are placed in the shoe and dealer places a divider into the new set of cards. Once the divider is dealt, the dealer announces that the cards will be replaced in the following round. Each time a new set of cards arrives at the table, all previous cards are removed. Additional shuffle is performed at the table before placing the new cards into the shoe.

Burn cards before game round : if enabled by the service provider, then right before the betting round starts, the dealer draws the first card from the shuffling machine and discards it face down.

Cards are automatically shuffled after each game round.

UI Elements


Rebet
Places the same bet as in the previous round.

Undo
Removes your bets that are currently on the table.

Double
Doubles the bet you have currently placed.

Stand
Draws no more cards and ends turn.

Hit
Requests one more card from the dealer.

Split
Allows to split your hand and request one more card, to continue playing two hands on a single position.

Insurance
Protects your bet in case the dealer gets Blackjack.

Skip
Declines the insurance offer and continues the game.

Majority Vote
Indicates that all players on the seat get to vote on the action and the action that collects 50% of the votes is immediately taken.

Best Strategy
Indicates that your hand is automatically resolved using the Blackjack strategy.

Side bets
Hides/shows the Side bets.

Menu

The button opens the Settings menu.

  • Game Settings - Allows you to enable or disable different features and tooltips.
  • Audio Settings - Allows you to mute and unmute game sounds and dealer’s voice and change sound volume.
  • Audio Settings - Allows you to mute and unmute game sounds and change sound volume.
  • Video Settings - Allows you to change video stream quality.
  • Game History - Allows you to access full information about your previous game history.
    If you find the data provided in the Game History insufficient, please request a more detailed overview from your service operator.
  • Help - Opens the Help and Rules files that you are currently reading.
  • Support* - Allows you to contact the Customer Support team.
    * This option may not be available in your region.
BalanceDisplays your current game balance. This is the money you can use to play the game.

Cashier
Opens the Cashier window, where you can make deposits, withdrawals, see your transaction history, etc.

Limits
Opens the Limits panel.

Tips
Gives a tip* to the dealer.
* Option is available only if enabled by your service provider.

Lobby
Loads the Lobby where you can join another table.

Golden Chip
Note: This feature can be enabled or disabled by your service provider.

Golden Chips are bonus chips that are awarded to you in certain table games. Each Golden Chip has a specific value and can be used for betting like a normal chip. If the Golden Chip menu is available on the dashboard, it means that you have Golden Chips available for you to use in the current game.
The Golden Chip menu displays the value and the amount of the Golden Chips available. If you have been awarded Golden Chips of different value, the menu lists all chip values and their amount. Chips of the same value from different bonuses are added up.

The Info button opens a pop-up with more information about the Golden Chips.

To bet using the Golden Chips, first select the desired Golden Chip value and then place a bet as normally. The remaining amount of Golden Chips decreases respectively.

Note that:

  • More than one Golden Chip can be used during the betting round and you can place Golden Chips on different betting positions. However, the service provider may have limited the number of Golden Chips that can be used in one game.
  • If enabled by the service provider, you can mix Golden Chips with Regular Chips (tied to your Balance) on one betting position.
  • If enabled by the service provider, you can use Golden Chips for:
    • Blind actions during betting round
    • Betting during action rounds (e.g. to Double)
  • If the service provider has enabled the use multiple Golden Chips, the game automatically tries to place these bets with Golden Chips, preferring chips that are closer to the initial Golden Chip bet value.
    • If no more Golden Chips are available, the game uses Regular Chips to place the bet, creating a mixed bet.
    • If mixed bets are not allowed and you do not have enough Golden Chips, or you have reached the limit of allowed Golden Chips in the current game, Regular Chips are used for the bet.
    • Note that the bet is rejected if your Regular Chips balance is too low to cover the bet.
  • You can always make a mixed bet in Roulette and SicBo game.

In case of a Tie or Push, the Golden Chip you bet is returned to you. Note that Tie or Push are featured in Blackjack, Baccarat, Dragon-Tiger and poker games.

You cannot insure a Golden Chip bet or a mixed bet.

When your Golden Chip bet wins, the value of the winning Golden Chip is deducted from your win amount.

All game rounds that are played using Golden Chips are also distinguished in game history with the corresponding (GC) icon.

Live Bets Disclaimer

We make every effort to ensure that the information that is displayed to you and on our website with regards to the events is accurate. However, this is to be used for guidance purposes only. Due to the nature of these events and due to live transmissions potentially being delayed, we assume no liability for any information, including the score and time of game, being incorrect. Please ensure that you refer to the specific betting rules to see how bets are settled in particular markets. Note that this delay varies between customers and may depend on the setup from which they are receiving the data or pictures.

Live video feeds: Due to the nature of the Internet, video latency may occur. The game has been designed to ensure that players do not have advantage nor are in disadvantage due to the potential latency.

Note on malfunctions: A malfunction voids all pays and plays.

Note on rounding: Bets are always rounded down from the third decimal point. When you are refunded, and the money is transferred to your account balance, any amount smaller than 0.01 is rounded down.

Note on unresolved actions: Unpaid actions are canceled after 90 days.

Note on disconnections: If you are disconnected from the game due to a connection problem, your bets are recorded and paid out according to the results of the round. You can view the results of the round in the game history.

Game rules

This game is played using eight decks of cards and with an unlimited number of players sitting on two seats.

The object is for the total of your cards to be closer to 21 than the dealer’s cards, without exceeding 21. In Blackjack, Aces count as either 1 or 11, face cards as 10, and number cards at their face value. Blackjack beats a score of 21.

If you receive an Ace and a ten-value card as your first two cards, you have Blackjack and win 1.5 times your bet (if your bet was 10, you receive 25). If the total value of your cards is closer to 21 than the dealer's, you win your bet amount (if your bet was 10, you receive 20). If the total of your cards is more than 21, you are bust and lose your bet. If you and the dealer have the same card total (17 and up) neither win, and your bet is returned to you in a push.

The dealer draws cards until 16 and always stands on 17 (including soft 17).

When the Majority Rules game mode is invoked for the seat, you get to vote which action is taken next. Voting is offered for as long as the action rounds occur.

When the Best Strategy game mode is invoked for the seat, all the actions (except for the Insurance) are handled automatically, using the best strategy flow.

Split

If your first two cards have the same value, you may split them into two separate hands by placing a second bet equal to the original bet. You will then draw additional cards to each hand. You may not Split a split hand.

You may draw as many cards as you like on each split hand, but if you split two Aces, you receive only one additional card for each Ace. If you receive an Ace and a ten-value card in a split hand, it is considered 21 and not Blackjack. In this case the payout is 1:1, not 3:2.

Double

If, after you are dealt your first two cards, you think that the third card will allow you to beat the dealer's hand, you can double your bet. The bet amount becomes twice the original (with the difference taken out of your balance), and you are dealt one more card.

You may Double after splitting. If you Double and dealer's first card’s value is 11 (Ace), and the dealer gets Blackjack, you lose both bets. If dealer’s first card’s value is 10, and the dealer gets Blackjack, your Double bet is returned to you.

Insurance*

If the dealer shows an Ace in his initial hand, you are given a chance to insure your bet against him having a Blackjack. This happens irrespective of the game mode invoked for the game seat and you get to make the Insurance decision yourself.

If you take Insurance, an amount equal to half your original bet is placed separately on the table. If the dealer does have Blackjack, you are paid even money. aIf the dealer does not have Blackjack, you lose the insurance amount, even if you end up losing.

You can insure any Real Money bet, but not a Golden Chip bet. If you are seated on both seats, insurance is applied on both positions, except for the position where the you have used Golden Chips.

Card dealing style affects the sequence of insurance and action rounds:

  • In case of US dealing style, insurance is offered when both you and the dealer have received the second card and the dealer shows an Ace as their first card in their hand. The dealer checks for a Blackjack directly after the insurance round, and if they have a Blackjack, the game round is ended before action time.
  • In case of EU dealing style, the insurance is offered after you have received your second card and the dealer shows an Ace as their first card. However, you get an action round directly after the insurance round and before the second card is dealt to the dealer.

* Available only when enabled by the service provider.

10 Card Charlie

It is theoretically possible for you to draw 10 cards without going bust. In this case your hand automatically wins, except when the dealer has Blackjack.

Blackjack Best Strategy Tables

Below is the Best Strategy Table. Markers in the table refer to the following:

H

Hit

S

Stand

D

Double

SP

Split

Straight Cards

Player/Dealer

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

A

4

H

H

H

H

H

H

H

H

H

H

5

H

H

H

H

H

H

H

H

H

H

6

H

H

H

H

H

H

H

H

H

H

7

H

H

H

H

H

H

H

H

H

H

8

H

H

H

H

H

H

H

H

H

H

9

H

D

D

D

D

H

H

H

H

H

10

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

H

H

11

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

H

12

H

H

S

S

S

H

H

H

H

H

13

S

S

S

S

S

H

H

H

H

H

14

S

S

S

S

S

H

H

H

H

H

15

S

S

S

S

S

H

H

H

H

H

16

S

S

S

S

S

H

H

H

H

H

17

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

18

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

19

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

20

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

Soft Cards

Player/Dealer

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

A

A+2

H

H

H

D

D

H

H

H

H

H

A+3

H

H

H

D

D

H

H

H

H

H

A+4

H

H

D

D

D

H

H

H

H

H

A+5

H

H

D

D

D

H

H

H

H

H

A+6

H

D

D

D

D

H

H

H

H

H

A+7

S

D

D

D

D

S

S

H

H

H

A+8

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

A+9

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

Same value cards

Player/Dealer

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

EU

US

A

2,2

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

H

H

H

H

3,3

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

H

H

H

H

4,4

H

H

H

SP

SP

H

H

H

H

H

5,5

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

H

H

6,6

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

H

H

H

H

H

7,7

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

H

H

H

H

8,8

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

H

H

SP

9,9

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

S

SP

SP

S

S

10,10

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

A,A

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

H

SP

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