Playtech Blackjack

While Playtech offers some standard blackjack games, there are also some unique offerings in the Playtech software suite. These include a non drawing game and some interesting side bets. All drawing blackjack games have a Seven Card Charlie. This means that if a player draws to a total of seven cards and does not bust, the player will automatically win the hand.

There are several playing options on Playtech blackjack software. These options include the ability to turn off animations for a faster game, change the speed of the deal, changing card sizes, and turning off warnings. These warnings include software pop ups that will ask you if you are sure that you want to split, hit, or stay in certain situations.

All Playtech blackjack games have a minimum bet of $2 and a maximum bet of $100.

21 Duel (96.92%)

Duel21

21 Duel is a unique blackjack game. Players may choose between one player and three player tables. A player makes a bet but will need to have at least the amount of the bet in their stack because the player must double the original bet if they play the hand. Players are dealt two cards, with one up and one down. Two cards are dealt face up in the middle of the table. The dealer is then dealt two cards face down.

The player then has the choice of folding or playing. If the player folds they lose their original bet and a new hand is dealt. If the player decides to play, they will pick one of the two cards on the table to use with their up card. The player will then have the option of hitting or standing. If the player hits, their down card is flipped up and that is their double down or hit card. The player must stand at that point as there are no hits after the playerโ€™s down card is included in the hand. If the player stands, the playerโ€™s down card is discarded and does not play.

Once the player has acted, the dealer then acts. The dealer chooses one of their down cards and places it face up. The dealer then chooses which card on the two card board to combine with their up card. The dealer stands on all 17โ€™s. If the dealer does not have 17 or better, the dealer will flip up their second down card and use it to make a three card hand. The dealer must have 13 to qualify. The player must beat the dealer and ties push. If the dealer does not qualify, the hand is a push. The dealer will qualify in almost every hand. If the player makes a blackjack, the player is paid even money.

21 Duel Side Bet (58.9%)

21 Duel has a side bet called 2UP. The player will combine their up card with the two board cards. If a player makes a pair, they are paid 3-1. Three of a kind pays 20-1.

Classic Blackjack (99.57%)

Classic

Playtech offers a classic blackjack game. The game can be played as a single or multi player game. The rules are:

  • Six Decks
  • Play up to five hands in single player mode
  • Dealer stands on all 17โ€™s
  • Double down on any first two cards
  • Double down after split
  • Split up to four hands
  • One card only on split aces

Blackjack Surrender (99.65%)

surrender

Blackjack Surrender carries the same rules as Classic Blackjack with two differences. Players may only play one hand and surrender is allowed. When a player surrenders, the player gives the house half of their bet and folds. A player can only surrender after the dealer checks for blackjack. The rules are:

  • Six Decks
  • Dealer stands on all 17โ€™s
  • Double down any two cards
  • Double down after split
  • Split up to four hands
  • One card only on aces
  • Surrender after dealer checks for blackjack

Blackjack Switch (99.86%)

Switch

In Playtechโ€™s Blackjack Switch, a player is dealt two hands where two separate equal bets are placed. The player can choose to switch the second dealt card from the first hand with the second dealt card in the second hand. After a switch is made, both hands play independently. The rules are:

  • Six Decks
  • Dealer 22 pushes all hands except natural blackjack
  • Blackjack pays even money
  • Dealer hits soft 17
  • Double down any two cards
  • Double down after split
  • Split only once to make two hands
  • One card only on split aces

Super Match Side Bet (97.45%)

Blackjack Switch offers a Super Match side bet. The side bet covers all four cards dealt to a player. The payouts are:

  • Four of a Kind: 40-1
  • Two Pair: 8-1
  • Three of a Kind: 5-1
  • Pair: Even Money

Lucky Blackjack (94.9%)

Lucky

Lucky Blackjack requires no actions on the part of the player besides placing the bet. The player is not dealt a hand. The player will choose the outcome of the dealerโ€™s hand only. The choices are 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, blackjack, and bust. The game uses one deck and the dealer stays on all 17โ€™s. The payouts are:

  • Blackjack: 19-1
  • 21 without natural blackjack: 12-1
  • 20: 4-1
  • 19: 6-1
  • 18: 6-1
  • 17: 5-1
  • Bust: 2-1

Perfect Pair Blackjack (99.6%)

Perfect Pair Blackjack is a standard blackjack game with a side bet pertaining to the type of pair that a player may get dealt. As always, the side bet is optional. The rules for Perfect Pair Blackjack are:

  • Six decks
  • Up to 5 hands
  • Dealer stands on all 17โ€™s
  • Double down any two cards
  • Double down after split
  • Split up to 4 hands
  • One card only on split aces

Perfect Pair Side Bet (96.1%)

Suited Pair: 25-1
Colored Pair: 12-1
Non Colored/Suited Pair: 6-1

Pontoon (99.68%)

Pontoon

Pontoon is an Australian version of blackjack. Both dealer cards are dealt face down in Pontoon. A Pontoon is an ace and a ten value card and is the best possible hand. When splitting aces, if a player receives a ten value card, the hand is treated as a Pontoon. A Five Card Trick is the second best hand. A Five Card Trick is a five card hand 21 or less. A player must hit if they have 15 or less. Playtech Pontoon rules are:

  • Six decks
  • Dealer hits soft 17
  • Double down on any combination of cards
  • If a double down produces a hand less than 15 another card must be drawn
  • Hit after double down
  • Split pairs other than aces up to three hands
  • Double down after split
  • Dealer wins all ties

Progressive Blackjack (99.57%)

Progressive

Progressive Blackjack is a standard blackjack game with a $1 side bet. The side bet goes into a progressive jackpot. A player wins the jackpot by receiving four aces of the same suit in one hand. Four aces of any suit will pay the player 10% of the jackpot. The side bet is optional. The blackjack play rules are the same as other games:

  • Six decks
  • Up to 5 hands
  • Dealer stands on all 17โ€™s
  • Double down any two cards
  • Double down after split
  • Split up to 4 hands
  • One card only on split aces

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