What is Live All Bets Blackjack?

Live All Bets Blackjack is a standard game of eight-deck Blackjack. The Playtech variant is based on Vegas Blackjack but offers a total of six different side bets. Have a read through this Live All Bets Blackjack guide, to learn more about the rules and different side bets that are on offer.

The Casino Feel to Live All Bets Blackjack

When playing Live All Bets Blackjack, players have the chance to enjoy the regular game while interacting with professionally trained live dealers over high quality video streams. The graphics are crisp, and the presentation allows players to feel as though they are sitting at a real casino table. Furthermore, the six exciting side bets, makes this Blackjack variant more exciting than ever before.

Live All Bets Blackjack Rules

If you have played Blackjack before then you will immediately understand how this game works and if you haven’t, then don’t worry as it is very easy to grasp. The aim of a round is to build a hand of cards that is as close to 21 in value as possible, but without exceeding 21. At the end of a round, as long as your hand is closer to 21 than the dealer’s is then you have won.

In Blackjack the number cards (2 – 10) are worth their face values, face cards (Jack, Queen and King) are worth 10 and Aces are worth 1 or 11. This means that it is possible to build a hand of 21 using just two cards, an Ace and a ten card. This hand is called Blackjack, it is the strongest possible hand and will always beat all other hands, including those worth 21 but made up of more than two cards.

At the start of a round, you need to place your bet. Once the time allocated for betting has expired, the dealer deals players two face-up cards each and the dealer will receive one face-up card and one facedown.

The game then presents three basic options, Stand, Hit and Double. Choosing Hit means that the dealer deals you another card, choosing Stand leaves the hand as it is. If you choose Double, your bet will be doubled, you will receive one more card to the hand, and then play moves on to the dealer.

There are some situations where you have more choices. If your first two cards have the same value, then you can split them and play them as separate hands. If you split two Aces then you can only draw one more card to each hand, but if you split any other cards then you can play them as regular hands. If the dealer’s face-up card is an Ace then you have the chance to take out insurance against the dealer having Blackjack. Insurance costs half of your original bet and if the dealer has Blackjack, you are paid double the insurance bet.

When all players at the table have made their choice, the dealer will play. The dealer will always draw more cards until the hand is worth at least 16 and they will stand as soon as the hand is worth 17 or more.

After the dealer has finished playing, you are paid out if you have a winning hand. All winning hands pay at 1:1, except for Blackjack, which pays out at a more generous 3:2.

Live All Bets Blackjack Side Bets

Player/Dealer Pairs

The Player/Dealer Pair side bets are two separate bets that have the same rules. Essentially, they pay out if your first two cards or the dealer’s first two cards form one of three kinds of pairs.

  • A Perfect Pair is two identical cards, and it pays out at 25:1
  • A Coloured Pair is two cards that have the same colour and value but come from different suits and it pays out at 12:1,
  • A Red/Black pair is two cards that have the same value, but different suits and colours and it pays out at 6:1.


The 21+3 side bet is on the two cards dealt to you combining with the dealer’s face-up card to form a poker hand. It pays out as follows:

  • A Suited Three of a Kind pays out at 100:1
  • A Straight Flush pays out at 40:1
  • Three of a Kind pays out at 30:1
  • A Straight pays out at 10:1
  • A Flush pays out at 5:1.

Buster Blackjack

The Buster Blackjack side bet is on the dealer going bust. The more cards in the dealer’s hand when they bust, the bigger the payout.

  • If the dealer goes bust with 3 or 4 cards it pays at 2:1
  • If the dealer busts with 5 cards it pays at 4:1
  • If the dealer busts with 6 cards it pays at 18:1
  • If the dealer busts with 7 cards it pays at 50:1
  • If the dealer busts with 8 or more cards it pays at 250:1.
  • If the dealer goes bust with 7 cards and you have Blackjack it pays at 800:1
  • If the dealer goes bust with 8 or more cards and you have Blackjack then it pays a massive 2000:1.

Lucky Lucky

The Lucky Lucky side bet pays when the player’s first two cards and the dealer’s first card form any of the combinations below:

  • The Suited 777 pays 200:1
  • The Suited 678 pays 100:1
  • An Unsuited 777 pays 50:1
  • An Unsuited 678 pays 25:1
  • A Suited 21 pays 15:1
  • An Unsuited 21 pays 3:1
  • An Any 20 pays 2:1
  • Any 19 pays 2:1.

Top 3

A Top 3 side bet is a bet on the dealer’s first face-up card and the player’s first two cards to form certain combinations.

  • A Suited Three of a Kind pays at 270:1
  • A Straight Flush pays at 180:1
  • Three of a Kind pays at 90:1.

To Conclude

If you are looking to play a live blackjack variant that has a number of different side bets, All Bets Blackjack is for you. You can play a free play or real money version of the game right here at Galera.