Blackjack is among the most popular casino games in the world, and New Zealanders love it as much as anyone. The best versions are, naturally, to be found at River Belle! The game’s long heritage, going back to being exclusively played in the homes of European nobility in the 18th century, makes it a perfect fit with the fine establishment that is River Belle.
Basic Blackjack Rules
Blackjack is still often called Twenty-One, since the goal of every game is to get a hand total of 21 or as close to it as possible, and beating the live casino dealer. The number cards in the game are all worth their face value, aces are worth 11 or 1 depending on the rest of the hand, and the face cards are worth 10.Once you’ve placed your bets, you’ll be dealt 2 face-up cards, while the Dealer’s cards will display as one face-up and one face-down. Based only on this information you need to decide what to do next, and it’s this interplay between chance and strategy that Blackjack players find so intoxicating.You can choose to Hit, and get another card, or Double Down and double your bet while you get dealt another card. If you have a Pair you can Split it into 2 new hands, which each get another card. There are also rules governing when the Dealer needs to get another card. When you’re happy with your hand, you Stand and both your cards and the Dealer’s are revealed.If you get 21, or ‘Blackjack’, you win the round and are paid out a very impressive 3:2 return. You’ll get paid out 1:1 if your hand total is below 21 and the Dealer’s is above, or if they are both below 21 but yours is higher.
Blackjack at River Belle
With Blackjack being as popular as it is, several variations of the game have arisen over the years. We’ve got one of the biggest online live Blackjack collections at River Belle, all waiting to be discovered and enjoyed. Once you feel familiar with our classic Blackjack game, try the others out. All of them are developed and produced by Microgaming, so they’ll all deliver immersive experiences with high-quality graphics and attention to detail.
Check our casino for the details of our current Blackjack tournaments too, to shake things up and make your gameplay even more exciting. Going up against fellow enthusiasts and having a more sociable time as you’re playing can be just what you need to make gaming sessions perfect. However you decide to play Blackjack, when you’re doing it at River Belle Casino you are guaranteed a good time!