Blackjack is an old game and one of the most popular around. It has quite a few variants, which all follow essentially the same rules.
Now, a new blackjack game that sticks to the tried and true basics has been released by game developer NetEnt. Read all about it below.
The Blackjack Classic from NetEnt has sweet graphics and an easy to use interface. Gameplay is quite realistic, with the view simulating an actual blackjack table as much as possible. Different chip values are supported, which lets players make bets that fit within their budget.
Sound effects are however lacking. The value of the cards held by players is helpfully tabulated in Blackjack Classic. This obviates the need for players to perform the mental acrobatics needed to know and keep track of the value of their hands. There is also a “Fast Play” option that is used to speed up the gameplay and get the action coming full throttle!
Considerately provided is a Help menu. Here, players can get intimately acquainted with all the rules, regulations and provisions they care to.
Blackjack Classic is played using 4 standard decks that each have 52 cards. These decks are of course carefully shuffled at the start of every game. The payout for standard winning hands is even money, while naturals pay out at 3:2.
The virtual dealer is obligated to stand on every 17, regardless of if they are soft or hard. The Insurance side bet is available and can be used when the dealer has an Ace as an up-card. This bet pays out at 2x the stake when the dealer gets a blackjack hand.
Players are permitted to split their cards when the values are the same and double their original stake. A single split is, however, all that’s permitted and a double down is permissible.
Blackjack Classic is a lovely game that does not deviate from standard blackjack. It’s quite playable, user-friendly and offers up solid if largely unremarkable fun and action. The graphics are good enough for the purpose and the Fast Play option keeps the fun coming at all possible speed. Overall, this is a classic game that’s meant for those looking for enough excitement to make the day whizz by!