Interactive Blackjack | Casino de Montréal
You must beat the dealer’s hand without going over 21.
Good to know
Before playing Interactive Blackjack, you might benefit from learning about certain notions of the game. These helpful tips and basic rules will give you a sense of what to expect before you get to the casino. Once you are at the table, don’t hesitate to ask the electronic gaming attendant any questions you may have. Helping you understand how the game is played is part of their job.
Taking a seat
Interactive Blackjack machine can be easily identified by their green playing surface and their touch screens.
First, find a spot that isn’t already occupied. Although players are allowed to occupy several spots at the table, they must give up a spot for a new player if there are no other available spots.
The initial bet
Place your money on the surface of the machine. Never hand it to the electronic gaming attendant. You purchase credits directly at the Interactive Blackjack terminal. These credits are deposited at your player position and allow you to use electronic chips.
You must respect the minimum and maximum limits indicated at the table when placing your bets.
Aces count as 1 or 11, face cards count as 10 and all other cards are counted at face value. A blackjack occurs when the first two cards of a hand are an Ace and a 10 or a face card, i.e. a two-card hand with a total value of 21, the highest possible score at blackjack.
Please note that the value of the actual cards has precedence over that of electronic cards in cases where the value of the cards on the table differ from that of the cards on the player’s screen.
After all bets are placed, the game deals you two cards face up and the house one card face up and one card face down. The terminal automatically calculates your hand total and displays it in the upper right-hand corner of your last card. The house total is also displayed on your screen.
Your five options
- Hit: i.e. draw one or several additional cards to improve your hand without going over 21.
- Stand: if you are satisfied with your hand.
- Split a pair: i.e. two cards of the same value, up to a maximum of four hands. Each hand is then played separately. Aces may be split only once and you receive only one additional card for each hand. When splitting a hand, you must wager an additional amount equal to your original bet. There is no blackjack on split pairs.
- Double down: i.e. wager an additional amount equal to the original bet after the first two cards are dealt, except if the two cards dealt total 21. You may also double down after splitting a pair, except in the case of a pair of Aces. In all cases, you receive only one additional card after doubling down.
- Take insurance: if the dealer’s face up card is an Ace. In this case, you may wager a sum equal to one-half of your original bet on the insurance line. If the dealer draws a blackjack, the insurance bet pays 2 to 1. If the dealer fails to draw a blackjack, you lose your insurance bet.
Some games enable you to place additional bets. Ask the electronic gaming attendant about your options.
Winning and losing hands
If your hand count totals 21 or less and exceeds the value of the dealer’s hand, your bet wins.
If your hand count totals 21 or less and the dealer’s hand is over 21, your bet wins.
If your hand is a blackjack while the total value of the dealer’s hand is 21, with three cards or more, your bet wins.
If your hand count exceeds 21, you lose your bet.
- If your hand and the dealer’s hand tie, your hand is a push; it neither wins nor loses and you take back your bet.
The text above gives a summary of the main rules regarding Interactive Blackjack. For more detailed information about this game, please consult the complete rules for Interactive Blackjack, available in our casinos. In case of a discrepancy between the rules above and the complete rules, the rules in the By-law prevail