Rules

PLAYTECH

  1. Live Baccarat
  2. Running Baccarat
  3. Live Blackjack
  4. Live Roulette
  5. Live Sic Bo
1. Live Baccarat

The object of baccarat is to obtain a hand with a point total closest to 9. Aces count as one; 2 through 9 as their face value; tens and picture cards count as zero. If the value of the hand is ten points or more, subtract ten, and the remainder is the baccarat point value of the hand. For example: 7+6=13=3 and 4+6=10=0

Place your wager on the banker’s hand and/or on the player’s hand and/or on a tie. The player and the banker are then each dealt a two-card hand. In certain cases, a third card is dealt to the player or the banker or both (Third Card Rules). Cards are dealt from a shoe that holds 6 decks of cards. The decks are shuffled each round.

The player closest to 9, wins.

If you bet on the player and the player wins, you are paid 2 for 1 winnings on your bet.

If you bet on the banker and the banker wins, you are paid 2 for 1 minus 5% bank commission (vigorish).

If both the player’s hand and the banker’s hand have equal totals, the game result is a ‘tie’. If you have placed a bet on the ‘tie’ field, your payoff is 9 for 1. Non-tie bets are returned to you if a tie occurs.

Third Card Rules

The following baccarat rule chart governs when the player and/or the banker will automatically be dealt (i.e. “draws”) a third card in the baccarat game:

Player

Point Value of First Two Cards:
0 – 1 – 2 - 3 – 4 – 5 Draws a card.
6 – 7 Stands.
8 – 9 “Natural hand”, no further draw.

If the player stands, then the banker hits on a total of 5 or less. If the player does hit then use the table below to determine if the banker hits or stands.

Banker

Point Value of First Two Cards: Draws when the player’s third card is: Does not draw when the player’s third card is:
0 – 1 – 2 Always draws a card.
3 0 – 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 9 8
4 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 7 0 – 1 – 8 – 9
5 4 – 5 – 6 – 7 0 – 1 – 2 – 3 – 8 – 9
6 6 – 7 0 – 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 8 – 9
7 Always stands.
8 – 9 Player cannot draw. Player cannot draw.

Important note: If either the player and /or the Banker has a total of 8 or 9, they both stand. This Rule overrides all other rules.

2. Running Baccarat

Is an extension of Baccarat with 2 additional features to bet per hand. The features include handicap betting with moving odds.

  1. Dealer deals 3 cards to both Banker and Player. Four cards will be dealt by the House: the first and third cards will go to the Player's hand and the second and fourth cards will be the Banker's hand.

  2. Players can then place a bet like the usual Baccarat game.

  3. After the first round of bet, Dealer will then flip open the 1st card of the Player. Upon opening the Player's card, the handicap and odds for both Player and Banker will be shown on the screen. Players can then place another bet based on this round of handicap betting.

  4. After the second round of bet, Dealer will then flip open the 1st card of the Banker. Upon opening the Banker's card, the handicap and odds for both Player and Banker will be shown the second time on the screen. Players can then place another bet based on this round of handicap betting.

  5. After the third round of bet, Dealer will then proceed to deal out the remaining cards as the usual game of Baccarat. The result will be available by clicking the "Bet Records" button.

  6. Players can also check their In-running Baccarat in the midst of the game by clicking on the "Bet Records" button.

  7. The result is based on the handicap odds (add or subtract) by the final result of either Player or Banker similar to the usual handicap betting.
3. Live Blackjack

We offer eight deck Live Blackjack with a live dealer and a real Blackjack table, with multiple players. The cards are shuffled when there are approximately four decks left in the shoe.

The object of Blackjack is for the total of your cards to be closer to 21 than the dealer’s cards, without exceeding 21. In Blackjack, aces count as either 1 or 11, face cards as 10, and number cards at their face value.

If you receive an ace and a ten-value card as your first two cards, you have Blackjack and win 1.5 times your bet (if your bet was $10, you receive $25). If the total value of your cards is closer to 21 than the dealer’s, you win your bet amount (if your bet was $10, you receive $20). If the total of your cards is more than 21, you “bust” and lose your bet. If you and the dealer have the same card total (17 and up) neither of you win and your bet is returned to you in a “push”. Blackjack beats a score of 21.

Our Blackjack follows the standard “Las Vegas Strip” rules, with the following exceptions:

  • After each round, used cards are returned to the deck and the deck is shuffled.
  • The player may not split a split hand.
  • Only one card is drawn to split aces.
  • The player may double after splitting.
  • The dealer will not check for Blackjack in any case.
  • If the player doubles and the dealer's first card is of value 11 (ACE), and the dealer gets Blackjack, the player loses both his bets. If the dealer’s first card is of value 10, and the dealer gets Blackjack, the player gets the Double bet back.
Split

If your first two cards have the same value, you may split them into two separate hands by placing a second bet equal to the original bet. You will then draw additional cards to each hand. You may draw as many cards as you like on each split hand, but if you split two aces, you receive only one additional card for each ace. If you receive an ace and a ten-value card in a split hand, it is considered 21 and not Blackjack.

Double

If, after you are dealt your first two cards, you think that the third card will allow you to beat the dealer’s hand, you can double your bet. The bet amount becomes twice the original (with the difference taken out of your balance), and you are dealt one more card.

Insurance

If the dealer shows an Ace in his initial hand, you are given a chance to insure your bet against him having a Blackjack. If you get Insurance, an amount equal to half your original bet is placed separately on the table. If the dealer does have Blackjack, you are paid 2 to 1 on your insurance. This way you do not lose your original bet (because you get the 2x half your original bet, plus the insurance amount back). If the dealer does not have Blackjack, you lose the insurance amount, even if you end up losing.

10 Card Charlie

It is theoretically possible for the player to draw 10 cards without going bust. In this case the player’s hand automatically wins, except when the dealer has Blackjack.

Winnings

Pays
Winning Hand 1 to 1
Insurance 2 to 1
Blackjack 3 to 2
4. Live Roulette

Live Roulette is played with a live dealer and a real Roulette table. We use standard European Roulette rules.

There are many different ways to place roulette bets in European Roulette. Each bet covers a different set of numbers and has a different distribution. The payouts for all bets are listed in the "Winnings Table" below.

Straight Up

You can bet on any number, including 0, by placing the chip on the center of a number. The maximum bet for this wager is indicated on the Roulette table (see the Max sign).

Split Bet

You can bet on two numbers by placing a chip on the line that divides the two numbers. The maximum bet for this wager is the Straight Up bet maximum, multiplied by two.

Street Bet

To bet on a row of three numbers (a street), place a chip on the boundary line of the roulette table, at the end of the corresponding row. The maximum bet for this wager is the Straight Up bet maximum, multiplied by three.

Corner Bet

You can bet on four numbers by placing chips at the corner where the four numbers meet. The maximum bet for this wager is the Straight Up bet maximum, multiplied by four.

Four Bet

You can bet on the numbers 0, 1, 2, and 3 by placing your chip on the boundary line, where the line between 0 and the first row intersects it. The maximum bet for this wager is the Straight Up bet maximum, multiplied by four.

Line Bet

You can bet on two street bets (i.e., the six different numbers in two rows of three numbers), by placing your chip on the boundary line of the roulette table where the line dividing the two rows intersects it. The maximum bet for this wager is the Straight Up bet maximum, multiplied by six.

Column Bet

There are three boxes labelled "2 to 1" at the bottom of each column of numbers. You can place bets for all numbers in a column by placing chip(s) in one of these boxes. If any of the numbers in the selected column is hit you get paid 2:1; 0 is a losing number. The maximum bet for this wager is the Straight Up bet maximum, multiplied by ten.

Dozen Bet

You can bet on a group of twelve numbers by placing your chip in one of the three boxes marked "1st 12," "2nd 12," or "3rd 12." If one of your 12 numbers is hit, you are paid 2:1; 0 is a losing number. The maximum bet for this wager is the Straight Up bet maximum, multiplied by ten.

Red/Black, Even/Odd, Low/High Bets

You can place a bet in one of the boxes along the long side of the table that covers half of the numbers on the roulette table (excluding 0). Each box covers 18 numbers. You win even money (1 to 1) on all of these bets; 0 is a losing number. The maximum bet for this wager is the Straight Up bet maximum, multiplied by 20.

Minimum table bet

There is a minimum table bet, meaning that all your bets added together (your total bet), must equal at least the minimum value indicated on the table (see the Min sign).

Winning Number Display

The winning number display shows the results of the previous 13 spins.

Winnings Table
Chip Covers Term Pays
1 number Straight Up 35 to 1
2 numbers Split Bet 17 to 1
3 numbers Street Bet 11 to 1
4 numbers Corner Bet 8 to 1
4 numbers Four Bet 8 to 1
6 numbers Line Bet 5 to 1
12 numbers Dozen Bet or Column Bet 2 to 1
18 numbers Red/Black, Even/Odd or Low/High Bets 1 to 1

Note: You can place bets that involve two, three, or even four numbers. For example, using the zero, you can place bets on: 1+0, 1+2+0, 2+0, 3+0, or 1+2+3+0.

5. Live Sic Bo

Sic Bo is played using three dice. The idea of the game is simple – you make a bet on a certain kind of a dice roll result. Then the dice are rolled. If the result you bet on does appear, you win; if it does not, you lose your bet.

Live Sic Bo is played using a live dealer and a real set of dice. We use standard Sic Bo rules.

You may place multiple bets at the same time. You can identify the different bet areas on the table by placing the cursor on an area and reading the info text on the status bar (the low edge of the screen). Sic Bo features the following betting options:

Small/Big Bet:

Status bar info text on these areas is “Small” or “Big”. Small Bet wins if the total sum of the three dice is 4 to 10. Big Bet wins on a total of 11 to 17. Neither Small nor Big Bet wins if the three dice are of the same number (three of a kind).

The Small and Big Bet payoff ratio is 1 to 1.

Number Bet:

Placing a number bet means you want a specific number to appear on as many dice as possible. Select a number from 1 to 6 and place your chip(s) on the corresponding area. Status bar info text for these areas is “One”, “Two”, “Three”, etc.

If the chosen number appears 1 time your bet pays 1 to 1, if it appears 2 times your bet pays 2 to 1 and if it appears 3 times your bet pays 3 to 1.

Pair Bet:

Make a bet on any of the 15 possible two dice combinations (for example 3 and 4; 2 and 5 or 2 and 6). Status bar info text for these bets is “Pair”.

If both numbers appear, your bet pays 5 to 1.

Total Bet:

Placing a total bet means you want the total sum of the three dice to be a certain amount. Possible totals are from 4 to 17. 3 and 18 (which are also possible with three dice) are excluded. Status bar info text for these bet areas is “Total of 4”, “Total of 5”, “Total of 6”, etc.

The pay ratios for the total bet depends on the sum:

Total of 4 60 to 1
Total of 5 30 to 1
Total of 6 17 to 1
Total of 7 12 to 1
Total of 8 8 to 1
Total of 9 6 to 1
Total of 10 6 to 1
Total of 11 6 to 1
Total of 12 6 to 1
Total of 13 8 to 1
Total of 14 12 to 1
Total of 15 17 to 1
Total of 16 30 to 1
Total of 17 60 to 1

Double Bet:

You bet on a specific pair to appear (for example, two 3’s). Status bar info text for these areas is “Double One”, “Double Two”, “Double Three”, etc. If at least two of the number chosen appear, you win 10 to 1.

Triple Bet:

You bet on a specific triple to appear (for example, three 2’s). Status bar info text for there areas is “Triple One”, “Triple Two”, “Triple Three”, etc. If the chosen triple appears, you win 180 to 1.

Any Triple:

You win if all three dice have the same number (any three of a kind). Status bar info text for this area is “Any Triple”. Payoff ratio for this bet is 30 to 1.