Playtech Blackjack Software
Playtech are rightfully considered to be one of the founders of the online casino industry as this Estonian company has been there since 1999. They launched their first Playtech casino products two years after their foundation, in 2001, and ever since they have been continuously making some of the most popular casino games available today.
The company claims to be the largest online gaming software provider as they’ve successfully expanded their casino, web, and mobile portfolio to hundreds of online brands, including big names like Ladbrokes and Bet365. Playtech’s range of casino games covers anything from slots (their biggest hits) to scratch cards and beyond, including a great offer of virtual Blackjack tables.
Playtech Blackjack Games
Playtech has a solid variety of Blackjack games, most of which are variants popularized in Nevada and New Jersey casinos, including recently ones like Blackjack switch. The bet sizes range from casino to casino, but you can wager anything from $1 to $300 at most online operators. In short, the following are only some of the Playtech Blackjack games available today:
21 Duel Blackjack Multi-Hand – This is an interesting mix between Multi-Hand Blackjack and Texas Hold’Em that really puts a different perspective on the game. At 21 Duel MH Blackjack, you can put up to 3 bets from the start and get dealt 3 separate hands. You then decide whether to stand or hit with one of the two community cards on whatever hand you want. You proceed as usual after the first move and hitting will have you double your bet on your selected hand.
Blackjack Switch – The new and popular Blackjack variant where you get dealt two hands and you can switch the top cards between any hands before making your next move. Playtech’s take on Blackjack Switch comes with 6-decks and Super Match side bets with 1-5-8-40 payouts, while the dealer hits on Soft 17.
Double Attack Blackjack – Another popular variant swept up from Atlantic City and ported to the online world, Double Attack Blackjack is a variant with several rule changes. The biggest change is that you can double your bets after the dealer’s card is shown and before you are dealt any. This is also an 8-deck dame where the dealer stands on soft 17 and you can place several “Bust It” side bets on the dealer’s bust cards.
Blackjack Surrender – One of the top picks from Playtech, this is a standard game with late surrender, dealer stand on Soft 17, and doubling after splitting.
Perfect Blackjack – A standard rules game with the popular Perfect Pairs side bet.
Progressive Blackjack – As the name implies, this is a Blackjack variant with the popular Aces progressive side bet, while the rest is standard (6-decks, dealer stands on soft 17, doubling any 2 cards, and doubling after splitting). The biggest jackpot can be won by 4 aces of the same suit and there are other jackpots available for other ace combinations.
Playtech Live Blackjack – Playtech also have a great Live Blackjack offer with most standard variants and a number of stimulating side bets, like the 21+3 or the Perfect Pairs side bets. However, the exact variations or number of tables available will vary between casinos.