When we think of someone playing Blackjack, we imagine some players grouped around a table in a smoke-filled room. But this classic game can now be played from the comfort of your home on a desktop or handheld device. We bring you a quick review of one such game.
Blackjack by NetEnt
The game we will be looking at is brought to you by the famous game developer NetEnt. You might see many versions of Blackjack online, but we are reviewing this one by NetEnt simply because of the impeccable reputation they have for high-quality gaming offerings.
Basics of Blackjack
In this card game, 4 packs of standard cards are used, with joker cards taken out. The game takes into account only the values of the cards, the suit doesn’t matter. The numbered cards from 2 to 10 carry the same value as the number on them. Aces are of either 1 point or 11 points. The jack, queen, and king are all worth 10 points each. In each round, the person whose cards add up to a number closest to 21 wins the game. Any player, whose total is 22 or above, gets out of the game. This is called going ‘bust’. A blackjack refers to a situation when a player gets an ace and any of the 10-point cards.
How to Play BlackJack?
You need to remember that you can win only if your hand adds up to more than the dealer but less than 21. You can win if the dealer goes bust, or if you get more than him without you getting bust. You can choose to double your bet after you receive your hand. This will give you one extra card. In case you receive two of the same card, you can split. For example, if you get two 8s, you can split them into two different hands. Doubling is allowed after splitting. You also get the option of taking insurance, in case the dealer’s visible card is an ace. For this, you need to additionally pay half your bet amount. If the dealer gets a blackjack, your payout is 2:1.
What Unique Features Blackjack Have?
Although the game uses 4 decks, the RTP it offers is 99.59%. So even if you do not win every hand, you can still win big if you win often enough.
I loved the high RTP on this game which has a clear table. It offers several settings to make the gameplay more interesting. One area of improvement is that game history could also be provided for the practice games. My rating to this game on a scale of 10 would be 8, and I recommend it to the table card game lovers.