OA Standard Blackjack is, like its name says, a standard 8-deck blackjack variant. It’s a live dealer game, so players tune in to the live stream broadcast straight from On Air’s studio. The simple yet elegant studio environment puts the table and its dealer into focus. When you enter the game, you will see rich cappuccino hues, and muted blue tones covering the table. Five players can participate in a single round, and you will see your table position thanks to the marker pointing your name out near the card holding parts.
You know the rules – the goal of the game is to reach 21 (or hit the closest sum you can) and defeat the dealer. In OA Standard Blackjack live, the dealer must draw until 17, and if the outcome of the hand is 17, the dealer must stand.
Like always, blackjack (21) pays 3:2, while Insurance pays 2:1. So far, so good. With your sole objective of reaching 21 or the closest to it you possibly can, you are ready to play – but keep in mind the wagers. Place the wager on the round during the betting time window (it’s a live game, so you cannot wager whenever you want) and wait for the dealer to start dealing the cards. The dealer will deal two cards to each participating player, dealing clockwise from the left-most player. Each punter first gets one card, and the process is repeated again. OA Standard Blackjack croupier will deal two cards to himself/herself as well, but the second one will be face-down, not face-up.
After you get a chance to view your cards, it’s time to decide. Hit, Stand, or, if allowed, Double Down/Split? Your choice! If you are bored with the long procedures, you can use the Pre-Decision feature of the game. The round ends after all punters decide what they want to do and the dealer deals additional cards and reveals the face-down one.