Before the game starts, punters have a relatively short time to place their wagers. After that, there is no way of playing the game without wagering real money. No additional bets can be accepted after the time allocated for betting expires or when the live dealer distributes two cards to each of the players at the table.
Players can see the value of the two cards they get and one of the dealer's cards. That means live casino players have no way of knowing the total value of the dealer's hand. After players receive their first two cards, they each can choose to stand, hit, double, triple, quadruple, or split. The decision has to be made before a timer expires, after which no decisions are assumed to be a stand.
How Do Players Win?
After all the players make the relevant decisions, the dealer's second card is revealed. The dealer may opt to draw additional cards depending on the total card value. Punters win when their total card value is 21 or closer to 21 than the dealer's total card value. Getting a total card value of more than 21 is considered a bust and counts as an immediate loss.
When the total value of the first two cards that a player gets is exactly 21, the player scores a blackjack and wins the round instantly. Winning with a blackjack score has a much better payout than other wins.
Rules of Live Power Blackjack
The rules of live power blackjack dictate that all number cards are valued by the number on the card, except the nine and ten cards not included in the deck. All the face cards are counted as tens, and the ace can take a value of one or eleven.
Players are allowed to double, triple, or quadruple even after splitting. All the other rules are similar to those of regular blackjack, meaning punters who already know how to play the game will not have much to learn.
Having the additional options to triple or quadruple the initial two cards is ideally beneficial to punters. However, it comes at the cost of playing the game without the nine and ten cards. That reduces the chances of landing a favorable card when the punters choose to double, triple, or quadruple. Players also need to consider using different strategies from those used in regular blackjack.