|Manufacturer:||Playtech||Bet Per Spin:||£0.50 – £30.00|
|Bonus Features:||n/a||Free Spins:||n/a|
|RTP:||94.85% – 99.53%||Game Type:||Table Game|
We all know that Blackjack is one of the classic casino games and it’s almost as compelling to play online as offline. Various online casinos offer variations on the Blackjack theme with slightly differing rules so that the experimental players have something new to try. There’s no guesses as to what the extra incentive is when you load up Playtech’s Progressive Blackjack.
How To Play Progressive Blackjack
Open up this game and you will see immediately that it is a five-handed version which means you can play up to five hands simultaneously.
The aim of Blackjack is to beat the dealer with a hand total of 21 or less and the basic rules of the game are simple. The dealer distributes two cards face down to all hands, receiving one face up and face down himself. Each player now has the following options to progress:
- Hit – take another card
- Stand – take no further cards for that hand
- Double Down – double your bet and take one more card only
- Split – cards with similar values can be split into two hands and played separately
- Insurance – if the dealer is showing an Ace, you can pay extra for insurance which will pay back at 2/1 if the dealer has a blackjack
Get started by choosing your stake from the chips available in the bottom left hand corner – decide how may hands you want to play and then place one or more chips in the circles to show that.
When the hand is over you will be paid out if you are a winner; the dealer stands on 17 or higher and when finished, your hands will be compared. Any blackjacks are paid out at 3/2, other wins at evens.
You can see the jackpot total in the top left hand corner under which is the paytable which explains how the prize is won. To take part though you must drag a chip to the small slot above your betting circle – the jackpot available for you is based on your bet size.
To win the big bucks the first four cards you land must be Aces of the same suit; this is possible because six decks are in play here and so there are six matching Aces available. The full list of prizes are shown in the paytable to the right.
We like the addition of the the progressive jackpot although it does lower the RTP to 94.85% to 99.53%. If you want that higher percentage, check out our Blackjack strategy page for more information.