Real™ Blackjack with James Game Guide

Bet Features

6 Card Charlie, Double Down, Split Hands, Insurance.

Maxiumum Payout


Number of Decks

There are six decks in this game.

Maximum Bet

200.00 per hand.

Minimum Bet

1.00 per hand.

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Real Dealer Studios has a blackjack game that recreates the live dealer experience. Real™ Blackjack with James features a virtual dealer who interacts with each player and offers a fun and interactive experience for everyone at the table. Real™ Blackjack with James is a six-deck card game with a 6 Card Charlie rule and various betting options. You can also play this game on your mobile device. JackpotCity is proud to offer this game for New Zealand players at our mobile casino.

Game Rules & Strategy

Real™ Blackjack with James operates as a standard 21 blackjack game. There are four different payouts on this game:

  1. A blackjack hand pays 3:2 when your first two cards total a 21.
  2. A standard win where you have a hand of 21 or less and your total is higher than the dealer’s or the dealer busts results in a 1:1 payout. Blackjack ace rules apply, as a 21 that involves more than two cards isn’t a blackjack.
  3. A 2:1 payout is good for insurance wagers. You can add an insurance bet if the dealer’s first card is an ace.
  4. The 6 Card Charlie rule applies here and also has a 1:1 payout. You will automatically win if your hand has six cards, and you don’t go over.

All bets are returned in cases where there’s a push.

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How to Play Real™ Blackjack with James

You’ll find Real™ Blackjack with James and other blackjack games like American Blackjack at JackpotCity. Visit the Online Blackjack section to find these games.

Here are some steps for how to play blackjack once you have selected the game:

  1. Select your wager. You can bet from 1 to 200 on a hand, and you can choose from one of nine chip sizes from 1 to 200.
  2. Tap to deal your cards.
  3. You can then tap the hit, stand, split, or double down buttons to control how your game works.
  4. You’ll receive the option to repeat your bet after the game ends. You can also change that wager value.

Blackjack Guide

  • Basic Variations: All cards are reshuffled between rounds. The dealer also stands on all 17s.
  • Number of Decks: This game has six standard decks.
  • When to Hit or Stand: It’s best to hit when the dealer’s card is a 7 or higher but be sure to stand if you have a hand of 12 or greater and the dealer’s card is a 2 to 6.
  • When to Double: Doubling down helps when you have a soft total or a 9, 10, or 11 and the dealer’s card is a 6 or less.
  • Hard Totals: Whether you should hit or stand depends on the dealer’s first card. You can hit when the dealer’s card is a 7 or higher and stand in other situations.
  • Soft Totals: It’s best to hit on a soft total if the dealer’s card is high in value. You can also double down if you have an ace and a 2 to 7, but that is best if the dealer’s card is low.
  • When to Surrender: Surrendering is best when you have a hand of 15 or 16 and the dealer’s card is an 8 or higher.
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Betting Expert Techniques

  • You can use a blackjack basic strategy guide to help you see when you should double down on a hand. Doubling down is appealing for many hands, plus you can double down after splitting a hand. This point is valid for traditional blackjack card rules which is what this game provides.
  • Splitting is a good option for cases where you’ve got two of the same card. But splitting works best when you have a pair of 9s or higher. You can also split aces, but you cannot take a hit on either resulting hand.
  • The 6 Card Charlie strategy is appealing if you have a small total at the start. You can keep going for a six-card hand if you keep getting small-value cards. But you should abandon this strategy if you get a 12 or higher even if you have five cards in your hand, as the risk of busting will exist at this point.

Mobile Compatibility and Security

Real™ Blackjack with James is designed for mobile devices, and JackpotCity can help you get started playing this and other games on your smartphone or tablet. Our website works on iOS and Android screens alike. You can also download our iOS app or Android APK to play games. 

We focus heavily on safety and security here at JackpotCity. We provide SSL encryption for all transactions, and we also use identity verification for many accounts and movements. JackpotCity has an operating license, plus the site uses a random number generator to ensure the fairness of all games.

We accept payments from Visa, MasterCard, and Apple Pay, and we require a $5 minimum for each deposit choice. These casino payment methods are convenient for people to use.

Our team also provides various responsible gaming services, including betting limits and cooling-off periods. We also provide self-exclusion support for players who require it.

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