Lucky Nugget is the finest live casino Ireland has available, and our live dealer Blackjack games are ample proof of that. The special features, variations and flawless functionality on both mobile ad desktop devices make them truly enjoyable. They are all powered by Evolution Gaming, world leader in live dealer software, and are endorsed by the Malta Gaming Authority for complete fairness. When it comes to live Blackjack Ireland players won’t find any games to surpass ours!
Like most live casino Ireland games, the rules for Blackjack are the same as they are on land or in a Random Number Generation (RNG) game. You will notice that the pace is a little slower than with RG versions, since the cards must be physically gathered, shuffled and dealt, but you should get used to this very quickly.
Your objective, as always, is to build a hand total of 21 or less, while also beating the dealer’s hand total. Our live tables take a maximum of 7 players, and once you sit down you’ll need to place your bet. When everyone has put their money down, the dealer will give each tablemate 2 cards.
The dealer also gets 2 cards, one of which faces up so that you can see it. Royal cards count as 10, and number cards from 2 to 10 as their pip value. Depending on what works best with the rest of the hand, Aces are worth 11 or 1. Based on your understanding of probability and the cards that you can see, you need to decide what move to make.
You can Hit and get another card, or Double Down and get another card while also doubling your stake. If you have a Pair, you can Split it into 2 new hands and get dealt an additional card to each new hand. When you’re satisfied with your hand, you can Stand and finish your turn.
The combination of chance and decision-making is what makes live casino Ireland players love Blackjack so much. At the end of the round, your hand is compared to the dealer’s. A total of 21 exactly is Blackjack, and gets you a 3:2 return. If your total is less than 21 when the dealer total is either less than yours or more than 21, you win a 1:1 payout.
At Lucky Nugget, the games of live Blackjack Ireland players have available come with some very innovative special features. Firstly, Pre-Decision allows everyone at the table to make their first move at the same time rather than taking turns. This makes gameplay move a lot more swiftly, and helps to keep players engaged.
Secondly, you can opt to activate the live chat feature and talk to your tablemates at any time for some enjoyable socialising. If there isn’t currently a space available at a table, you can opt to activate the Bet Behind feature.
Bet Behind allows you to watch a game and bet on the results, without actually participating. You get to keep your head in the game while you’re waiting to play, and novices also find this a useful and non-intimidating way to get familiar with live dealer Blackjack.
At Lucky Nugget Live Casino Ireland gamblers have access to side bets on most games. In Blackjack, there are 2 side bets available; Perfect Pairs and 21+3. In Perfect Pairs, you put money on your first 2 cards being a Pair.
The Poker-inspired 21+3 bet considers your first 2 cards and the dealer’s face-up card as if they were a single Poker hand, and pays out according to standard rankings. All of the features and side bets are available at Lucky Nugget when you play the Classic games or more relaxed Blackjack Party.