• Game rules

    20170322_Terms&Conditions_nordicbet_v2.0

    1. Baccarat
    2. Blackjack
    3. Roulette

    Baccarat

    GENERAL DEFINITIONS AND RULES

    Deal The distribution of the playing cards to the players and the dealer.
    Pit boss The person responsible for the supervision of the operation of the game.
    Dealer A person responsible for the operation of the game.
    Dealing shoe A device from which cards are dealt.

    1. DEFINITIONS AND SPECIFICATIONS

    1.1 Definitions

    Baccarat The point count of either the Player’s hand or the Banker’s hand is equal to zero.
    Banker’s hand The hand played in that portion designated on the layout for the banker’s hand.
    Player’s hand The hand played in that portion designated on the layout for the player’s hand.
    Natural The hand with a point count of 8 or 9, in the original 2 cards.
    Tie When both the Player and the Banker’s hands have the same point count.
    Point count The "Point Count" of a hand shall be a single digit number from 0 to 9 inclusive and shall be determined by totalling the value of the cards in the hand. If the total of the cards in a hand is a two-digit number, the left digit of such number shall be disregarded having no value and the right digit shall constitute the Point Count of the hand.

    1.2 Physical characteristics of the baccarat table(s)

    1.2.1 Baccarat is played at a standard 1450x800mm round cut table with three betting spots for the Player, Tie and Banker.

    1.2.2 A baccarat table must have a discard rack. Tables are not equipped with a ‘no peek’ device. Card scanners can be used as an alternative to ‘no peek’ devices. If more than one baccarat table is in play, baccarat tables must have an identifying number, assigned by the casino, on the surface of the table or a table accessory.

    1.2.3 Dealing shoes
    A dealing shoe must be designed and constructed to maintain the integrity of the game.

    1.3 The Cards

    1.3.1 Baccarat is played with eight decks, each deck having 52 cards without jokers, with backs of the same colour and design and two cutting cards; one placed at the back
    of all the decks and one that cuts seven cards from the back of the stack. It shall be dealt from a dealing shoe specifically designed for such purpose.

    1.3.2 The "Value" of the cards in each deck shall be as follows:
    i. Any card from 2 to 9 shall have its face value
    ii. Any Ten, Jack, Queen or King shall have a value of zero
    iii.Any Ace shall have a value of one. Examples of this rule are as follows:
    a: A hand comprising of an Ace, a 2 and a 4 has a Point Count of 7
    b: A hand comprising of an Ace, a 2 and a 9 has a total of 12 but only a Point Count of 2 since the digit 1 in the number 12 is discarded

    1.3.3 The cards will be inspected prior to the commencement of gaming and at the
    conclusion of gaming.

    2. WAGERS

    2.1 General Rules

    2.1.1 A wager by a player will be placed on the appropriate area of the Baccarat layout on the player’s screen. A maximum of three wagers may be placed on any playing area, Player, Banker and Tie.

    2.1.2 A wager on the "Banker's Hand" shall:
    i.Win if the "Banker's Hand" has a Point Count higher than that of the "Player's Hand"
    ii. Lose if the "Banker's Hand" has a Point Count lower than that of the "Player's Hand"
    iii.Neither win nor lose if the Point Count of the "Banker's Hand" and the "Player's Hand" are equal

    2.1.3 A wager on the "Player's Hand" shall:
    i.Win if the "Player's Hand" has a Point Count higher than that of the "Banker's Hand";
    ii.Lose if the "Player's Hand" has a Point Count lower than that of the "Banker's Hand";
    iii.Neither win nor lose if the Point Count of the "Banker's Hand" and the "Player's Hand" are equal.

    2.1.4 A wager on a "Tie Bet" shall:
    i.Win if the Point Count of the "Banker's Hand" and the "Player'sHand" are equal
    ii. Lose if such Point Counts are not equal

    2.1.5 After a tie, all other wagers are automatically returned by the system.

    2.1.6 No wager shall be accepted by the system, increased or cancelled after the timer of the system has beeped indicating that the time for placing bets is over. At this stage the dealer calling the game shall announce "No More Bets".
    "No More Bets" shall be announced prior to the first card being drawn from the shoe.

    2.1.7 After the last card is scanned and the Dealer announces the result of the round, the system automatically takes care of the wagers on the table. The system shall collect all losing wagers and pay all winning wagers.

    i.A minimum and maximum wager permitted is shown on the screen of thegame.
    ii.Each player is responsible for the correct placement of his or her wager(s).
    iii.A wager may be rejected by the system prior to the cards being dealt when cards are not placed on time, not meeting the minimum or maximum betting requirements or a failure to communicate with the gaming server when prompted to do so.

    2.1.8 A system malfunction will result in the voiding of all pays or plays.

    2.2 Payouts of the wagers
    Payouts may be made in accordance to the following:
    i. A winning wager made on the "Player's Hand" shall be paid at odds of 1to 1.
    ii. A winning wager made on the "Banker's Hand" shall be paid at odds of 1 to 1, less 5% "Commission" on the amount won.
    The commission is automatically collected by the system from a player at the time the winning payment is made.
    iii. A winning "Tie Bet" shall be paid at odds of 8 to 1

    3. CARD HANDLING AND MANIPULATION

    3.1 Inspection and presentation of cards

    3.1.1 After receiving the cards at the table, the dealer must sort and inspect the cards.The dealer must ensure that the decks are complete, and that no cards are flawed, scratched, or marked in any way.

    3.1.2 The dealer and the Pitboss will spread the cards face up to verify that all cards are present. The backs of cards will be checked to make certain there are no markings, which can lead to the identification of the card’s value. Cards will be checked forany kind of damage. The casino surveillance system shall video record this process.

    3.1.3 If after checking the cards, the dealer or Pitboss finds that cards are damaged or improper, the Pitboss will replace them. The defective decks will have the defect noted, and returned to the Card storage.

    3.1.4 At any time when cards have been removed from the playing surface of a baccarat table and are subsequently returned to any table for play, the dealer must reinspect and present the cards in the manner described above.

    3.2 The shuffle and reshuffle

    3.2.1 After the cards have been visually inspected they shall be turned face down on the table and stacked forming two equal piles and then mixed thoroughly by a "washing" or a "chemmy shuffle" then restacked forming two equal piles and “table riffle” shuffled once by deck.

    3.2.2 After each stack of cards is dealt, the dealer must reshuffle the cards so that they are randomly intermixed. A reshuffle of the cards must take place at the conclusion of the hand during which the cutting card is reached.

    3.2.3 At the discretion of the casino, the dealer may reshuffle the cards after the conclusion of any hand.

    3.3 Cut
    3.3.1 After the cards have been shuffled, the dealer shall stack the cards, with backs facing away from him/her and cut the cards personally.

    3.3.2 The dealer must cut the cards by placing the cutting card in the stack.

    3.3.3 Once the cutting card has been inserted, the dealer shall take all cards in front of the cutting card and place them to the back of the stack after which the dealer shall cut seven cards.

    3.3.4 The cutting card shall be placed seven cards’ length from the back of the stack.

    3.3.5 The stack of cards shall then be inserted in the dealing shoe for the beginning of play.

    3.4 The Deal
    3.4.1 The Dealer must deal the cards to the appropriate areas of the layout situated immediately in front of the Dealer.

    3.4.2 At the end of the time to place bets the dealer will announce "NO MORE BETS" and the timer will flash red.

    3.4.3 Two hands are dealt face up. The first and third cards will represent the player's hand. The second and fourth cards will represent the bank hand.

    3.4.4 If the player’s hand is to receive a third card according to the rules of Baccarat, the Dealer draws a card for the player's hand and places it perpendicular to the player's previous cards.

    3.4.5 If the banker’s hand is entitled to a third card according to the rules of the Baccarat, the Dealer draws a card for the bank and places it over and perpendicular to the previous banker's cards.

    3.5 The Play
    3.5.1 After the initial four cards have been dealt:
    i. If either the player or banker has a “natural” 8 or 9, both automatically stand, no exceptions.
    ii. If the player's total is 6 or 7, the player stands.
    iii. If the player stands, the banker hits on a total of 5 or less.
    iv. If the player's total is 5 or less, the player automatically hits and the dealer gives the player a third card.
    v. If the player receives a third card,the banker draws a third card according to the following:
    Banker's hand totals 0,1,2: Banker always draws a third card. Banker's hand totals 3: Banker draws if Player's third card is 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-9-0 (not 8)
    Banker totals 4: Banker draws if Player thirds 2-3-4-5-6-7
    Banker 5: Banker draws if Player thirds 4-5-6-7
    Banker 6: Banker draws if Player thirds 6-7
    Banker 7: Banker stands

    3.5.2 Order of merit of hands will be:
    i. A point count of nine
    ii. A point count of eight
    iii. A point count of seven; and
    iv. So on down to a point count of Baccarat

    3.5.3 The Dealer will announce the winner and the results shall simultaneously be displayed on the player’s side.

    3.5.4 When the cutting card appears during play, the cutting card will be removed and placed on the right hand of the dealer next to the cardholder and in clear view of the player. The Dealer calling the game shall announce “Last Hand before shuffle”.
    Upon completion of that hand, no more cards shall be dealt until the reshuffle occurs.

    3.6 Pick up
    3.6.1 When the game is over, the dealer clears the table layout by picking up the cards.
    This is done from right to left, one by one placing one on top of the other to be able to place them back on the table at the correct order in case of a question or dispute.

    3.6.2 Each dealer must consistently pick up cards in only one direction during any shift.

    3.6.3 Once the cards are collected the dealer places them into the discard rack.

    4. PROHIBITED ACTS

    4.1 No casino or other person may remove, add, or alter any cards except as provided by this rule, and no dealer or other employee of the casino shall permit any person to engage in such activity.

    4.2 The dealer will not look at, nor expose to any person, the face of a card before it is dealt.

    4.3 No dealer or pit boss shall advise a player about game strategy nor recommend the proper play of a hand while the player has a wager still pending on the outcome of the hand.

    Blackjack

    1. DEFINITIONS AND SPECIFICATIONS

    1.1 Definitions
    Blackjack
    An ace and an additional card with a point value of ten, dealt as the initial two cards to a player or the dealer.

    Hard total or hard point count total
    The total point count of a hand which contains no aces or which contains aces that are each counted as one in value.

    Hidden card
    A card dealt face down to the dealer, which remains face down until all the players other than the dealer have received all the cards they have requested.

    Layout or table layout
    The felt, cloth, or other material covering the playing surface of a blackjack table.

    Soft total or soft point count total
    The total point count of a hand containing one or more aces when one ace is counted as eleven in value.

    1.2 Physical characteristics of the black jack table(s)
    1.2.1 Blackjack is played on a standard 1450x800mm round cut table with places for up to and no more than seven players on the one side and a place for the dealer on the other.

    1.2.2 A blackjack table must have a discard rack.
    Tables are not equipped with a ‘no peek’ device. Card scanners can be used as an alternative to ‘no peek’ devices. If more than one blackjack table is in play, tables must have an identifyingnumber, name or code, assigned by the casino, on the surface of the table or within the gaming user interface.

    1.2.3 The following notices shall appear either on the table layout or on table signage clearly visible to every player at the table:
    i. One of these statements, in substantially this form: “dealer must draw to 16 and stand on 17”

    ii. “Blackjack pays 3 to 2” (substitute higher odds according to fact); and
    “Insurance pays 2 to 1,” (substitute higher odds and restrictions on insurance according to fact).

    1.3 The rules of the game must set forth:
    i.Minimum and maximum table betting limits, and if applicable, minimum and maximum table betting limits for special circumstances.
    ii. If applicable, any restrictions on doubling down.
    iii. If applicable, any restrictions on splitting aces or the number of cards which can be drawn to split aces.
    iv. If applicable, any special payment schedule or payoff odds

    1.5 Dealing shoes
    A dealing shoe must be designed and constructed to maintain the integrity of the game. Dealing shoes and discard racks must be inspected each gaming day before cards are placed in them to ensure that the shoe or other device is not damaged, is operating properly, and has not been compromised in any manner
    which might affect the integrity of the game.

    1.6 Cards
    The values of the cards contained in a deck of cards are as follows:
    i. A card from 2 to 10 has its face value;
    ii. A jack, queen, or king has a value of 10; and
    iii. An ace may have a value of either 1 or 11 unless a value of 11 would give a player or the dealer a score in excess of 21, in which case it has a value of one.
    iv. A standard blackjack deck shall contain 52 cards in four suits (hearts,diamonds, clubs, and spades) with each suit consisting of numerical cards from 2 to 10 and a jack, a queen, a king, and an ace.

    2. WAGERS

    2.1 General Rules

    2.1.1 Before the first card is dealt for a round of play, a player must make a wager.
    Wagers must be paid as winning wagers if any of the following events occur:
    i. The sum of the values of the player’s cards is 21 or less and the sum of the values of the dealer’s cards is more than 21;

    ii. The sum of the values of the player’s cards exceeds the sum of the values of the dealer’s cards, and the sum of the values of neither the player’s cards nor the dealer’s cards exceed 21; or

    iii. The player has blackjack and the dealer does not.

    iv. Wagers will be lost whenever the player does not hold a winning hand, except when the value of the player’s hand is equal to the value of the dealer’s hand. The dealer will collect all losing wagers, except in the case of irregularities.

    2.1.2 Except when splitting pairs, doubling down, or making an insurance wager, no wager may be increased, decreased, or withdrawn after the first card of a round has been dealt. All wagers at blackjack must be made in accordance with the gaming software from the player’s available funds.

    2.1.3 No wager shall be accepted by the system, increased or cancelled after the timer of the system has run out indicating that the time for placing bets is over. At this stage the dealer calling the game shall announce "No More Bets". "No More Bets" shall be announced prior to the first card being drawn from the shoe.

    2.1.4 After the last card is scanned and the Dealer announces the result of the round, the system automatically takes care for the wagers on the table the system shall collect all losing wagers and pay all winning wagers.

    i. A minimum and maximum wager permitted is shown on the screen of the game.
    ii. Players are responsible for the correct placement of their wager orwagers.
    iii. A wager may be rejected by the system prior to the cards being dealt when cards are not placed on time, not meeting the minimum or maximum betting requirements or a failure to communicate with thegaming server when prompted to do so.

    2.1.5 A system malfunction will result in the voiding of all pays or plays.

    2.2 Push and Exceptions
    A wager is void and returned to the player when the sum of the value of the player’s cards is equal to the sum of the value of the dealer’s cards or when both the dealer and the player have blackjack. A player’s wager is lost if the dealer has a blackjack and the sum of the value of the player’s cards is 21 but not a blackjack. A player’s wager is lost when the values of both the player’s cards and the dealer’s cards exceed 21.

    2.3 Payout of wagers

    i. Winning wagers will be paid at odds of at least one to one with the exception of blackjack, which will be paid at odds of at least three to two.

    ii. When both the dealer and player's hand totals are equal, it is called push; neither wins nor loses.

    iii. If the player's hand total exceeds 21, he or she busts and loses his or her bet.

    2.4 Handling of wagers

    After a wager on the insurance line, a wager to double down, or a wager to split pairs has been confirmed by the software, no player will be allowed to handle, remove, or alter the wagers until the player’s hand has been settled.

    2.5 Insurance wagers

    2.5.1
    If the first card dealt to the dealer is an ace, a player may make an insurance bet which wins if the dealer’s hole card is a king, queen, jack, or ten and loses if the dealer’s hole card is an ace, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, or nine. An insurance bet is made by placing a wager of half the amount staked on the player’s initial wager. The Player may decline or accept insurance by clicking on
    the appropriate button.

    2.5.2
    Insurance wagers must be placed immediately after the second card is dealt to each player, after the dealer’s card is exposed, and before any additional cards,beyond the second card, are dealt to the dealer.

    2.5.3
    All winning insurance wagers must be paid at odds of two to one. All losing insurance wagers is collected by the software immediately after the dealer checks the hole card for blackjack.

    2.6 Doubling down
    A casino may allow a player to double down on the player’s hand, which is to make an additional wager, not exceeding the player’s original wager, on the first two cards dealt to the player. One additional card only must be dealt to the hand on which the player has elected to double down.

    2.7 Splitting Pairs
    If the first two cards dealt to a player are identical in value, the player may split the hand into two separate hands by making a wager on the second hand equal to the player’s original wager. If a player splits pairs, the dealer must deal both second cards to each hand. After an additional card is dealt to a split pair, the player must stand or draw. A player may not split pairs, including pairs of aces more than once. At the discretion of the casino, a player splitting aces may have only one card dealt to each ace. In the event of splitting aces where the player gets a second card with a value of 10, it will count as 21 and not Black Jack.

    3. CARD HANDLING AND MANIPULATION

    3.1 Inspection and presentation of cards

    3.1.1 After receiving the cards at the table, the dealer must sort and inspect the cards. The dealer must ensure that the decks are complete, and that no cards are flawed, scratched, or marked in any way.

    3.1.2 The Pitboss must spread out the cards, faced upward on the table, by deck, according to suit, and in sequence, in such a manner that each individual card can be identified. The casino surveillance system shall video record this process.

    3.1.3 The dealer must inspect, present, shuffle, and place the cards into a shoe at the blackjack table where the cards will be dealt.

    3.1.4 At any time when cards have been removed from the playing surface of a blackjack table and are subsequently returned to any table for play, the dealer must re-inspect and present the cards in the manner described above.

    3.2 The shuffle and reshuffle

    3.2.1 Following presentation and inspection of cards, the dealer must turn the cards face down on the table, mix them thoroughly using a “wash” or similar technique, shuffle them, and then stack them.

    3.2.2 After each stack of cards is dealt, the dealer must reshuffle the cards so that they are randomly intermixed. A reshuffle of the cards must take place at the conclusion of the hand during which the cutting card is reached.

    3.2.3 At the discretion of the casino, the dealer may reshuffle the cards after the conclusion of any hand.

    3.3 Cut
    After the cards have been shuffled, the dealer must personally cut the cards.
    i. The cutting card shall be placed 4 decks from the back of the shoe in BlackJack games.
    ii. Once the cutting card has been inserted, the dealer must take all cards in front of the cutting card and place them on the back of the stack.

    3.4 Procedure for Dealing Cards
    Cards may be dealt from a dealing shoe specifically designed for the purpose and located on the table to the left of the dealer. A dealer must remove cards from the shoe or the deck and then place them on the appropriate area of the layout. At the beginning of a round of play, the dealer must, starting with the first player to the dealer’s left and continuing clockwise around the table, deal the cards in the following order:
    i. One card face upward to each player who has made a wager;
    ii. One card face upward to the dealer;
    iii. A second card, face upward to each player who has made a wager; and
    iv. A second card faces downward to the dealer.

    3.5 The Play
    i. After two cards have been dealt to each player and to the dealer, each player will be prompted to double down, split pairs, stand, hit, or make an insurance wager.
    ii. A player must indicate their intention by selecting the appropriate action through the software controls on the player’s computer interface with the game within the allocated timeframe.
    iii. The dealer must wait for a software signal of intention of the player before dealing additional cards to the player or before moving on to the next player, unless the player’s card count is exactly twenty-one
    or exceeds twenty-one in which case the software will signal the dealer to move onto the next play. If there is no response from the player’s side and time assigned to the player by the casino has ended the dealer will be indicated by the software to move onto the next player without action on the earlier player’s hand.

    3.6 The Pickup
    At the conclusion of a round of play, all cards on the layout must be picked up by the dealer from right to left placing one on top of the other so that they can be readily arranged to indicate each player’s hand in case of question or dispute. Each dealer must consistently pick cards up in only one direction during
    any shift. The dealer must first pick up her cards and use them to pick up the players cards adding to the stack in her hand in opposite order of the initial deal direction or from right to left in such a manner that the dealer’s cards will be located at the bottom of the discard stack when placed in the discard rack. After the pickup, all players’ cards and the dealer’s cards must be placed in the discard rack.

    3.7 Dealer’s Hole Card

    The dealer may not look at, expose, nor permit the exposure of the face of the dealer’s hole card until after all cards requested by the players have been dealt to them unless the dealer’s face up card is an ace. If the dealer’s face up card is an ace, the software will offer players the choice to buy insurance after the selected time for the operation is over the dealer will be signalled by the software to check if the hole card makes Blackjack.

    4. PROHIBITED ACTS

    4.1 No casino or other person may remove, add, or alter any cards except as provided by these rules, and no dealer or other employee of the casino shall permit any person to engage in such activity.

    4.2 The dealer shall not look at, nor expose to any person, the face of a card before it is dealt.

    4.3 No dealer or pit boss shall advise a player about game strategy nor recommend the proper play of a hand whilst the player has a wager still pending on the outcome of the hand.

    4.4 Drawing of additional cards by players and dealers
    i. A player may elect to draw additional cards if the player’s hard point count total is less than 21. A player with blackjack or a hard or soft point count total of 21 may not be offered additional cards by thesoftware.
    ii. A dealer must draw additional cards to the dealer’s hand as signalledby the software until the dealer has a hard or soft total of 17, 18, 19,20, or 21.
    iii. A dealer may not draw additional cards to the dealer’s hand, regardless of the point count, if decisions have been made on all players’ hands and the point count of the dealer’s hand will have noeffect on the outcome.

    Roulette

    1. DEFINITIONS AND SPECIFICATIONS

    1.1 Definitions
    Black Bet A wager placed on the numbers that are black. Column Bet A wager placed on all twelve (12) numbers in one (1) column.

    Corner Bet
    A wager placed on the four (4) numbers, which form a corner.
    Or on the following four numbers:
    Zero (0)
    One (1)
    Two (2)
    Three (3)

    Dozen Bet
    A wager placed on any of the following:
    The numbers one (1) through twelve (12)
    The numbers thirteen (13) through twenty-four (24)
    The numbers twenty-five (25) through thirty-six (36) Eighteen

    Number Bet
    A wager placed on one (1) of the following:
    The numbers one (1) through eighteen (18)
    The numbers nineteen (19) through thirty-six (36)

    Even Bet
    A wager placed on the even numbers of the roulette wheel

    Inside Bet
    A wager within the field of thirty-seven (37) numbers corresponding with the numbers on the roulette wheel, including the following:

    Corner (or square) bet
    Five number bet
    Line bet
    Row bet
    Split bet
    Straight up bet
    Street Bet
    Six line bet

    Line Bet
    A wager placed on the six (6) numbers contained in two (2) rows.

    Odd Bet
    A wager placed on the odd numbers of the roulette wheel.

    Outside Bet

    A wager that is placed outside the field of thirty-seven (37) numbers, including the following:

    Black bet
    Column bet
    Dozen bet
    Eighteen number bet
    Even bet
    Odd bet
    Red bet
    Low/High Bet

    Pitboss
    The person responsible for the supervision of the operation of the game.

    Red Bet
    A wager placed on the numbers that are red

    Row or Street Bet
    A wager placed on the three (3) numbers in a row

    Split Bet
    A wager placed on two (2) numbers

    Straight Up Bet
    A wager on the following:
    Single number from one (1) to thirty-six (36)
    Zero (0)

    Street Bet
    A wager placed on three (3) numbers in a row

    1.2 Physical characteristics of the roulette table

    1.2.1 Roulette is played on a non-standard 2000x950mm solid wood table with a standard single zero European roulette layout.

    1.2.2 If more than one table is in play, tables for roulette must have an identifying number, code or name, assigned by the casino, on the surface of the table or the gaming user interface.

    2. WAGERS

    2.1 General Rules

    2.1.1 Before the first card is dealt for a round of play, a player must make a wager.
    Wagers must be paid as winning wagers if any of the following events occur:
    i. The sum of the values of the player’s cards is 21 or less and the sum of the values of the dealer’s cards is more than 21;

    ii. The sum of the values of the player’s cards exceeds the sum of the values of the dealer’s cards, and the sum of the values of neither the player’s cards nor the dealer’s cards exceed 21; or

    iii. The player has blackjack and the dealer does not.

    iv. Wagers will be lost whenever the player does not hold a winning hand, except when the value of the player’s hand is equal to the value of the dealer’s hand. The dealer will collect all losing wagers, except in the case of irregularities.

    2.1.2 Except when splitting pairs, doubling down, or making an insurance wager, no wager may be increased, decreased, or withdrawn after the first card of a round has been dealt. All wagers at blackjack must be made in accordance with the gaming software from the player’s available funds.

    2.1.3 No wager shall be accepted by the system, increased or cancelled after the timer of the system has run out indicating that the time for placing bets is over. At this stage the dealer calling the game shall announce "No More Bets". "No More Bets" shall be announced prior to the first card being drawn from the shoe.

    2.1.4 After the last card is scanned and the Dealer announces the result of the round, the system automatically takes care for the wagers on the table the system shall collect all losing wagers and pay all winning wagers.

    i. A minimum and maximum wager permitted is shown on the screen of the game.
    ii. Players are responsible for the correct placement of their wager orwagers.
    iii. A wager may be rejected by the system prior to the cards being dealt when cards are not placed on time, not meeting the minimum or maximum betting requirements or a failure to communicate with thegaming server when prompted to do so.

    2.1.5 A system malfunction will result in the voiding of all pays or plays.

    2.2 Push and Exceptions
    A wager is void and returned to the player when the sum of the value of the player’s cards is equal to the sum of the value of the dealer’s cards or when both the dealer and the player have blackjack. A player’s wager is lost if the dealer has a blackjack and the sum of the value of the player’s cards is 21 but not a blackjack. A player’s wager is lost when the values of both the player’s cards and the dealer’s cards exceed 21.

    2.3 Payout of wagers

    i. Winning wagers will be paid at odds of at least one to one with the exception of blackjack, which will be paid at odds of at least three to two.

    ii. When both the dealer and player's hand totals are equal, it is called push; neither wins nor loses.

    iii. If the player's hand total exceeds 21, he or she busts and loses his or her bet.

    2.4 Handling of wagers

    After a wager on the insurance line, a wager to double down, or a wager to split pairs has been confirmed by the software, no player will be allowed to handle, remove, or alter the wagers until the player’s hand has been settled.

    2.5 Insurance wagers

    2.5.1
    If the first card dealt to the dealer is an ace, a player may make an insurance bet which wins if the dealer’s hole card is a king, queen, jack, or ten and loses if the dealer’s hole card is an ace, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, or nine. An insurance bet is made by placing a wager of half the amount staked on the player’s initial wager. The Player may decline or accept insurance by clicking on
    the appropriate button.

    2.5.2
    Insurance wagers must be placed immediately after the second card is dealt to each player, after the dealer’s card is exposed, and before any additional cards,beyond the second card, are dealt to the dealer.

    2.5.3
    All winning insurance wagers must be paid at odds of two to one. All losing insurance wagers is collected by the software immediately after the dealer checks the hole card for blackjack.

    2.6 Doubling down
    A casino may allow a player to double down on the player’s hand, which is to make an additional wager, not exceeding the player’s original wager, on the first two cards dealt to the player. One additional card only must be dealt to the hand on which the player has elected to double down.

    2.7 Splitting Pairs
    If the first two cards dealt to a player are identical in value, the player may split the hand into two separate hands by making a wager on the second hand equal to the player’s original wager. If a player splits pairs, the dealer must deal both second cards to each hand. After an additional card is dealt to a split pair, the player must stand or draw. A player may not split pairs, including pairs of aces more than once. At the discretion of the casino, a player splitting aces may have only one card dealt to each ace. In the event of splitting aces where the player gets a second card with a value of 10, it will count as 21 and not Black Jack.

    3. CARD HANDLING AND MANIPULATION

    3.1 Inspection and presentation of cards

    3.1.1 After receiving the cards at the table, the dealer must sort and inspect the cards. The dealer must ensure that the decks are complete, and that no cards are flawed, scratched, or marked in any way.

    3.1.2 The Pitboss must spread out the cards, faced upward on the table, by deck, according to suit, and in sequence, in such a manner that each individual card can be identified. The casino surveillance system shall video record this process.

    3.1.3 The dealer must inspect, present, shuffle, and place the cards into a shoe at the blackjack table where the cards will be dealt.

    3.1.4 At any time when cards have been removed from the playing surface of a blackjack table and are subsequently returned to any table for play, the dealer must re-inspect and present the cards in the manner described above.

    3.2 The shuffle and reshuffle

    3.2.1 Following presentation and inspection of cards, the dealer must turn the cards face down on the table, mix them thoroughly using a “wash” or similar technique, shuffle them, and then stack them.

    3.2.2 After each stack of cards is dealt, the dealer must reshuffle the cards so that they are randomly intermixed. A reshuffle of the cards must take place at the conclusion of the hand during which the cutting card is reached.

    3.2.3 At the discretion of the casino, the dealer may reshuffle the cards after the conclusion of any hand.

    3.3 Cut
    After the cards have been shuffled, the dealer must personally cut the cards.
    i. The cutting card shall be placed 4 decks from the back of the shoe in BlackJack games.
    ii. Once the cutting card has been inserted, the dealer must take all cards in front of the cutting card and place them on the back of the stack.

    3.4 Procedure for Dealing Cards
    Cards may be dealt from a dealing shoe specifically designed for the purpose and located on the table to the left of the dealer. A dealer must remove cards from the shoe or the deck and then place them on the appropriate area of the layout. At the beginning of a round of play, the dealer must, starting with the first player to the dealer’s left and continuing clockwise around the table, deal the cards in the following order:
    i. One card face upward to each player who has made a wager;
    ii. One card face upward to the dealer;
    iii. A second card, face upward to each player who has made a wager; and
    iv. A second card faces downward to the dealer.

    3.5 The Play
    i. After two cards have been dealt to each player and to the dealer, each player will be prompted to double down, split pairs, stand, hit, or make an insurance wager.
    ii. A player must indicate their intention by selecting the appropriate action through the software controls on the player’s computer interface with the game within the allocated timeframe.
    iii. The dealer must wait for a software signal of intention of the player before dealing additional cards to the player or before moving on to the next player, unless the player’s card count is exactly twenty-one
    or exceeds twenty-one in which case the software will signal the dealer to move onto the next play. If there is no response from the player’s side and time assigned to the player by the casino has ended the dealer will be indicated by the software to move onto the next player without action on the earlier player’s hand.

    3.6 The Pickup
    At the conclusion of a round of play, all cards on the layout must be picked up by the dealer from right to left placing one on top of the other so that they can be readily arranged to indicate each player’s hand in case of question or dispute. Each dealer must consistently pick cards up in only one direction during
    any shift. The dealer must first pick up her cards and use them to pick up the players cards adding to the stack in her hand in opposite order of the initial deal direction or from right to left in such a manner that the dealer’s cards will be located at the bottom of the discard stack when placed in the discard rack. After the pickup, all players’ cards and the dealer’s cards must be placed in the discard rack.

    3.7 Dealer’s Hole Card

    The dealer may not look at, expose, nor permit the exposure of the face of the dealer’s hole card until after all cards requested by the players have been dealt to them unless the dealer’s face up card is an ace. If the dealer’s face up card is an ace, the software will offer players the choice to buy insurance after the selected time for the operation is over the dealer will be signalled by the software to check if the hole card makes Blackjack.

    4. PROHIBITED ACTS

    4.1 No casino or other person may remove, add, or alter any cards except as provided by these rules, and no dealer or other employee of the casino shall permit any person to engage in such activity.

    4.2 The dealer shall not look at, nor expose to any person, the face of a card before it is dealt.

    4.3 No dealer or pit boss shall advise a player about game strategy nor recommend the proper play of a hand whilst the player has a wager still pending on the outcome of the hand.

    4.4 Drawing of additional cards by players and dealers
    i. A player may elect to draw additional cards if the player’s hard point count total is less than 21. A player with blackjack or a hard or soft point count total of 21 may not be offered additional cards by thesoftware.
    ii. A dealer must draw additional cards to the dealer’s hand as signalledby the software until the dealer has a hard or soft total of 17, 18, 19,20, or 21.
    iii. A dealer may not draw additional cards to the dealer’s hand, regardless of the point count, if decisions have been made on all players’ hands and the point count of the dealer’s hand will have noeffect on the outcome.