Welcome to Live Dealer! Interact and chat with your dealer in a one-of-a-kind live stream! Atlantic City Blackjack offers a real-time casino floor gaming experience, with optional Perfect Pairs and 21+3 side bets. Plus, choose your own bet position from seven seats at each table.
Blackjack Table 3 (When Available)
Minimum Standard Bet: $25
Maximum Standard Bet: $2000
Minimum Side Bet: $1
Maximum Side Bet: $250
(Side Bets require a Standard Bet)
The aim of the game is to beat the dealer. A hand that has a value closer to 21 than the dealer's hand is a winner. You can also win if the dealer's hand goes over 21 (bust). Be careful though because if your hand goes above 21 you will lose automatically.
Once the game has loaded you need to choose your seat at the table by clicking on any available seat. Seats are numbered from one to seven in the lobby and the number of the seat chosen is displayed in the game history.
To place a bet, select your chip value from the slider and then click directly on the table in front of your seat.
If a game is already in progress you will need to wait for it to complete before you can play.
When the game begins all players will be dealt two cards face up the dealer will get two cards as well although one will be face down.
Card Values - The cards all assume their face value with the exception of any court or picture cards (Jacks, Queens and Kings) which all value 10, and Aces which value either 1 or 11 depending on which will give the player the best hand. If the first card dealt has a value of 10 (10, J, Q or K), and the second is an Ace, you’ve scored a Blackjack. The round should be over without any betting rounds.
Stand - Take no further action and remain with your hands value.
Hit - Take another card to try to improve the value of your hand. This option can be used multiple times.
Double Down - Double the amount you have bet on your hand and receive one more card and no more.
Split - If your first two cards are of the same value you can perform a split by doubling your bet and receive two more cards. This effectively gives you two hands to play.
Note: If you split Aces you are only dealt one more card to each hand and cannot hit for extra cards. 21 hit after splitting is not blackjack as the cards are not the first two dealt and therefore only pays 1 to 1. You are not able to split hands more than once.
If the dealer’s up facing card is an ace all players are offered an insurance bet. This bet is half the player's stake. In the event that the dealer has a blackjack this bet will pay at 2 to 1. If the dealer does not have Blackjack the bet is lost and the hands play as normal.
Insurance bet - This bet is half the players stake. In the event that the dealer has a blackjack this bet will pay at 2 to 1. If the dealer does not have blackjack the bet is lost and the hands play as normal.
Surrender - The player receives half the bet value back without playing any further.
A slow network connection or slow device performance may hinder the player from selecting a choice on time. When no choice is selected the default selection is a stand (and no for insurance).
Once the players have all performed, the dealer will turn over her card that is faced down. If the value of her hand is below 17, she must deal another card. She will continue taking cards until the value of her cards is at least 17. If the value of her hand is equal to 17 and one of her cards is Ace, she must deal another card. When the dealer’s card value is between 17 and 21, no more cards are drawn. Players with a hand closer to 21 than the dealer’s, win the round. If the player's hand is the same value as the dealer's, the hand is a push or a tie, and the player keeps his stake. If the dealer gets busted, all players get paid unless they were busted themselves.
This version of blackjack is played with eight decks of cards cut in the middle. The dealer shuffles the cards at the end of the round in which she hits the red card that cut the deck (at approximately half way through).
The game follows the rules below:
Applicable Blackjack Rules Casinos Offering
|Number of decks used||Eight|
|Dealer hit or stand on soft 17 (Ace, 6)||Hit|
|Can player double after split||Yes|
|Player can double on||Any two cards|
|Player can hit split Aces||No|
|Entire player bet lost vs. Dealer BJ||No|
|Late surrender allowed||No|
|Blackjack pays||3 to 2|
This Blackjack game includes two optional side bets – Perfect Pairs and 21+3. Side bets can only be placed in addition to a main Blackjack bet. The side bet winnings are independent of the outcome of the regular Blackjack game.
Perfect Pairs win when the first two cards dealt to a player produce a pair. There are three possible pair types:
Perfect Pair: A pair of the same rank and the same suit. e.g. two Aces of Spades.
Colored Pair: A pair of the same rank and color but a different suit; e.g. 2 of Diamonds + 2 of Hearts.
Mixed Pair: A pair of the same rank with different suits and colors; e.g. 10 of Hearts + 10 of Clubs.
Each pair receives a different payout amount.
The 21+3 bet gives you the chance to win if your first two cards plus the dealer’s up-facing card comprise any of the following winning combinations (similar to those in poker):
Suited Trips: An identical threesome; e.g. 3 Queens of Hearts.
Straight Flush: A threesome in numerical sequence and same suit; e.g. 10, Jack and Queen of Diamonds.
Three of a Kind: A threesome with the same value but with different suits; e.g. any 3 unmatching Kings.
Straight: A threesome in numerical sequence but different suits; e.g. 2 of Spades + 3 of Clubs + 4 of Hearts.
Flush: A threesome with the same suit; e.g. 26 and 10 of Clubs.
Each combination receives a different payout amount.
|Perfect Pair Side Bets||Perfect Pair||25:1|
|21+3 Side Bets||Suited Trips||100:1|
|Three of a Kind||25:1|
Perfect Pair: 95.91%
If there is any error in the game procedure the game round will be temporarily paused and the shift manager will be notified. Players will be notified by an on-screen pop-up message to highlight that the issue is being investigated. If the manager can immediately resolve the error the game round will continue as normal. If immediate resolution is not possible the game round will be cancelled and initial bets will be refunded to all players who participated in the game round.
Manfunction voids all pays.
Should a system disconnection occur after a bet was placed on the Blackjack table and before the timer has completed the bet will not be deducted from the balance. If a disconnection occurs after the bet was finalized and already deducted from the balance, yet before the game results are known, the bet will be processed as usual and the game will proceed with default player choices such as stand. The balance is updated according to the game results. If after a disconnection the player reconnects again during the same Blackjack round, the game will follow the disconnected behavior of a default stand.
The Golden Nugget Live Dealer services are provided via internet, which inevitably may disconnect at times. This poses potential snags to the game flow and user experience.
In order to minimize the impact caused by unexpected disconnections, when a player loses his connectivity to the game server, a reconnect message will be displayed on the screen.
Until the player reconnects to the game server, the game and chat functionality will behave improperly or be completely inactive.
The following error handling rules apply: