Hi Everybody,

I thought I'd share with you one of the Blackjack variations that we offer at Celtic Casino. The game is actually very simple and very similar to the normal Blackjack everybody knows except for a few interesting differences.

I thought I'd share the instructions on this thread in case anybody wants to try out the actual game itself at CelticCasino.com.


At the beginning of each hand you will need to place your initial bet.

When you place your bets you will see the choice of chips on the lower end of the card table. In order to place a bet, move your mouse over any chip of your choice. Click the left mouse button. The chip will then have a yellow ring around it. Move the mouse to the player hand position you wish to bet on and left click the mouse again to release the chip. You can continue to place more chips on the same player hand or on different player hands as long as you do not exceed the maximum bet. If you made a mistake and you wish to clear your bet then you move your mouse over the chips on the card table. Right click the area you wish to remove your chips and the chips starting with the lowest amount will be deducted.

You may choose to bet on one hand or more than one hand of live Blackjack at once. This is one of the advantages of playing Blackjack with Early Payout. Our live croupier will continue by giving you an initial hand of two cards (per bet). The objective is to get a higher card total than the live dealer, without going over 21. The croupier will follow the Basic Strategy rules. Your two initial cards are turned over and the live dealer has one "up" card. This is when we are given the choice to apply the Early Payout. Celtic Casino gives you a specific amount of time to make your decision.

If you choose to follow through with your hand and not take the Early Payout, then the Basic Strategy rules are applied. There are three outcomes of the game: Win, Draw or Loose. As the game moves forward the sum of the player cards appear in a small box above the cards. The sum is continually updated. This facilitates your game, especially if you are playing more than one hand at once. All play hands will be dealt to completion based on the Basic Strategy rules; until the hand Stands or Busts (goes over 21). The live Dealer draws on 16 and stands on 17.

If you have any questions about this game, please feel free to ask or go straight to Celtic Casino and try it out for yourself!