Classic Blackjack Review

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No matter the different choices, some players always stick with the blackjack variants they’re used to playing and they are good at. However, that doesn’t mean that they should not try out versions by different developers. Microgaming, via its Switch Studios partner, has decided to surprise these players with a new Classic Blackjack game, just in time for the holidays. The new version offers these players the familiar feel, with a touch of sophistication.

Features

Contrary to, say, Vegas Downtown Blackjack, in the new Classic Blackjack by Microgaming, the Dealer cannot peek for Blackjack. But as in any blackjack variant, it must stand on all 17.

The game is played with 1 standard deck, and three of the popular features are available during the gameplay, Split, Insurance and Double Down.

Now, you can Double Down on hard 11, 10 and 9 on your first two cards. As you know, a hard card is one where an Ace has a 1 value, not 11, or a hand that does not contain an Ace whatsoever. After you Double Down, you cannot Split.

You can Split only once and make two hands. However, bear in mind that when you Split an Ace, and get your cards, a Split Ace and a 10 value card do not count as Blackjack, but as 21. Unlike 10 value cards cannot be Split.

As for Insurance, you can take it if the Dealer's first card is an Ace, so you're betting against the Dealer getting a Blackjack. Insurance costs half your regular bet. The win you get from winning the Insurance bet is independent of your regular bet. If the Dealer does not get a Blackjack, your Insurance bet loses, and the game continues. If the Dealer gets a Blackjack, you get your payout.

Design

First and foremost, you should know that the game is available on all desktop, mobile and tablet devices. Regardless of the device you choose to play it on, you get the Turbo Mode and the Left-Hand Mode to facilitate your gaming.

As far as design goes, when you load the game, you will see it was the green table. The payouts the main bets pay are written in the centre of the table, and below, the “Click to Bet” field is put. You have the possible chips on the left bottom corner, and next to them, you have the “Clear” and “Deal” options. On the left top corner of the screen, though, you have the three-bar button where you can find the paytable and the “Help” button.

Wagering

The minimum bet you can place to play Classic Blackjack is $1. The chips available, meaning other possible bets include $2, $5, $10, $20, $25, $50 and $100. The maximum bet you can place is $200, and the RTP is 99.91%.

In terms of payouts, you get the standard odds. Insurance pays 2:1, Blackjack 3:2 and all other standard wins 1:1. Remember, the Insurance bet is independent of your regular bets, so the half of your bet amount is either added or deducted from your balance, independently of the regular bet.

Verdict

As usual, Microgaming has managed to create a decent version of the classic, boosting it with impeccable mobile compatibility and great RTP. The payouts may be the same, but the fact that the game looks and feels great on any device, makes it appealing to any player who enjoys their gaming on the go. Suit yourself, and try you out the game whenever it pleases you

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