The live blackjack version released by Pragmatic Play is a standard version of the classic card game – it is played on a 7-seat table and uses 8 decks of cards. However, the version encompasses several engaging features and optional bets that allow the players to reap more benefits from their bets and enjoy the game on various levels. The betting interface is quite adequate, as it takes minimal space and focuses on the high-quality video stream. Rather than being stiff and uninterested, the live dealers are enthusiastic and professional.
Highly playable, all player requirements are covered
Sophisticated studio with classy dealers and 4K cameras
Includes Multi-Seat play up to 3 seats
Vegas rules apply meaning the players and the dealer get two initial cards
Ideal viewing distance and clear sound
How to Play Pragmatic Play Live Blackjack Online
When the game is loaded you will be prompted to take a seat at the table. As mentioned, the table has 7 seats, but Live Blackjack by Pragmatic Play accepts caters to more players than that. Due to an open Bet Behind option, a user can select one of the main players and place wagers in accordance with his/decisions in situations when there are no available seats. The round commences when the croupier deals two cards to each participant, face-down, and two cards to the bank/house, one face-down and one face-up.
The players need to decide how to form their hands in order to get as close as possible to the total of 21 without going over (busting). Players can hit, stand, double down or take advantage of the early decision feature. Blackjack pays 3:2, insurance pays 2:1. The dealer is required to draw until 16 and stand on all 17s. Live Blackjack also includes the Perfect Pairs side bets (Perfect Pair, Coloured Pair, Mixed Pair) and 21+3 side bets (Suited Trips, Straight Flush, Three of a Kind, Straight Flush). To start betting you need to invest at least £10, and if you want to up the stakes to the maximum, you will be able to go as high as £2,000. Let's get started?
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All Pragmatic Play blackjack tables come with seven seats and use eight decks. Fear not though – should those seven seats be taken they all also feature a bet-behind option. This allows you to bet on the hand of a player already seated, although you have no control over their decisions during the game.
Aside from betting behind, there are two other side bets available at PP blackjack tables. These are the standard 21+3 and perfect pairs.
Perfect Pairs is a bet on kind of pair appearing in your first two cards, either a perfect match of suit colour and pair or some other combination. At PP tables it pays out:
Perfect – 25:1
Coloured Pair – 12:1
Mixed Pair – 6:1
21+3 bets on the likelihood of a poker hand being formed from yours and the dealer’s hand. At PP blackjack tables it pays out the following:
Suited Trips – 100:1
Straight Flush – 40:1
Three of a Kind – 30:1
Straight – 10:1
Flush – 5:1
Since Pragmatic Play standardises their tables, the house rules are the same across them all. These are:
Vegas Rules – Dealers pulls two cards and peeks for blackjack
Double down but not on splits
Split pairs only
Split aces can hit once only
Dealer stands on all 17s
Insurance is offered on dealer’s ace, paying 2:1
Blackjack pays a standard 3:2
A bet is placed only when it has been received by our server from your handset using our software. Once a bet has been placed it is final and binding and cannot be cancelled or changed. For the avoidance of doubt, a bet remains valid even if the result cannot for any reason be displayed back to your handset (due, for example, to a network failure, interruption of communication, or if you receive a phone call). In the event of a game termination, any relevant jackpot will be paid out on a random draw authorised by the regulator.
The theoretical average return to player (RTP) is up to 99.62%. This RTP represents the long-term expected payback of the game which has been calculated by an independent testing company and monitored monthly.
Malfunction voids all plays and pay outs.