Netent Live offers you a new version of most common card name: Netent Live Common Draw Blackjack. It is a newer opportunity for the players who don’t wish to wait. You can also play if you want to bet low, as the tables allow bets from 1€ to 2000€. The foundation of the game dates back to the 2013 and the game made Net Entertainment won the Innovator of the Year Award during the IGA Awards in 2014.
In this version of blackjack, you play the same hand with other players. So, the rules are basically the same with traditional Blackjack. But in Netent Live Common Draw Blackjack, you can lock your bet anytime you want when you stand. Then, you wait until all the players make their move. Therefore, don’t be shocked if the dealer gives you another even if you stand. It is not for you, it is for the players who hit. If you want to hit while the other players already locked, you can hit it. The destiny of the other players is in your hands because the card you are drawing could go to the dealer’s hand. After everybody on the table settles with their hand, the dealer reveals her cards.
Most players play this game while they wait for a seat in 7-box Live Blackjack table. Common Draw Blackjack is a really good starter before going to the main dish.
How to play Live Blackjack
Blackjack is a really simple card game. You play against the dealer. The main objective of the game is to have a hand as closer to “21”, the Blackjack, without exceeding it. If neither you nor the dealer is closer to blackjack, it is a draw, “push”.
So, here is how it is played. At the beginning of the game, you make an initial bet. After the initial bet, the dealer delivers you 2 cards. Both cards are open and anybody can see. No mystery! If you already have Blackjack, you can buy insurance from the dealer. So, even if the dealer has a blackjack afterward, you win the round. But the mystery comes when the dealer deals her cards. One card is open and the other card is closed. First, the dealer checks her cards if the cards of the dealer have the blackjack, “21”. If so, the game finishes before starting and the dealer wins if you don’t have the blackjack. After the cards are dealt initially, you can see only one card of the dealer and make a guess for the possible outcomes.
At this stage, you have 5 options:
- Hit: to request one more card,
- Stand: accept the cards in your hand for the final comparison.
- Split: to split the cards, give them equal bets and request for new cards for them separately.
- Double: doubles the bet and take only one card.
- Surrender: early surrender and you can take back 50% of your bet (this option may seem stupid, but it gives a huge advantage to the players who know when to use it.).
You can request as many cards as you wish unless you exceed 21 and get “busted”. When you settle with your hand and ready for the comparison with the dealer, the dealer starts to open her cards. The dealer follows a simple procedure. She has to hit before her hand reaches 17. If the cards of the dealer are equal or greater than 17, she stands. So, there is no other special strategy against the player which the dealer has. The rules are already established. The side which is closer to but not greater than “21”, or the Blackjack, wins. The rate of payoff is basically 1:1.