|Game:||Blackjack Player’s Choice||Paylines:||n/a|
|Manufacturer:||1×2 Gaming||Bet Per Spin:||£0.10 – £200.00|
|Bonus Features:||n/a||Free Spins:||n/a|
|RTP:||98.40%||Game Type:||Table Game|
Pay attention Blackjack fans! There’s a new variation on your favourite game and it’s developed by 1×2 Gaming. The name of this release is Blackjack Player’s Choice and as the name suggests it offers gamers an extra level of interactivity on top of the usual format.
Blackjack offers players a favourable RTP compared to online slot machines so there’s a definite attraction to the game; the basic rules remain the same in this version in that your aim is to form a hand which is higher than the dealer’s but no more than 21.
How To Play Blackjack Player’s Choice
Once you’ve chosen your bet level – between £0.10 and £200.00 – it’s time to get things rolling so click the ‘Deal’ button and you will see five face down hands in front of you. In the little box at the top of the screen you will also see five numbers which correspond to the dealt hands. A ‘*’ means an Ace is present.
You now choose one of these hands as your own and one for the dealer; at this point you don’t know know which number matches which hand so click on one to reveal the top card and try to use this information to narrow down the possibilities.
If you don’t fancy your first choice you can discard it (it will disappear from the board) and select another – this will be your hand now. Now just pick a hand for the dealer and a game of Blackjack will commence.
The idea is that you can use any information you have gleaned from the selection process to aid you with your game strategy. In our testing period there were certainly times when we think we knew what the dealer was holding and could ‘Hit’ or ‘Stand’ accordingly.
The game will play out as normal although there’s no ‘splitting’, ‘doubling’ or ‘insurance’, just the choice between ‘Hitting’ or ‘Standing’.
As an exercise in strategic thinking we enjoyed playing this Blackjack variation; it may nor be for the purists but it’s quite good fun. Potential players should note however that the RTP (98.40%) here is less than a standard Blackjack version (99.40%+).