The wombat says: All these slots can drive a wombat to distraction, so we thought it was time to shake things up a bit with a spot of Blackjack and this table game is very easy on the eye (3D European Roulette also deserves a mention on that score).
Blackjack is a top choice for table games, Wombat Fans! With its easy rules and its very favourable RTP (a massive 98.55% in this version), it’s an exciting game which offers some real chances to leave the table with your pockets full with cash (plus it makes a nice change from the slots) which is exactly why we offer several versions of this casino classic. Sweet! This version is from NextGen- those genius designers behind the Spin Lab slot and Roulette Master.
NextGen’s Blackjack Pro Monte Carlo Single Hand follows the standard rules of Blackjack, but there are also some twists to make things a little more interesting. Let’s have a look…
In Blackjack Pro Monte Carlo, the game is played with 6 decks of cards (compare that to, say, Spanish 21 Blackjack Gold which has 8 decks in the shoe). There is the option to take an insurance when the dealer shows an ace and your insurance payout is 2:1. The dealer must draw up to 16 and stand on any hand with a value of 17 or above.
Players will be able to double down when their first card has a value of 9, 10 or 11. If the player gets a Blackjack, the will be rewarded with an extra 3:2 payout.
Our advice is to better kindly refuse when being offered the Blackjack insurance. Just like in real life, it sounds great when the sales guy presents it to you, but in reality you’re getting fleeced.
Let me explain; you made a £10 bet, and now the dealer has an ace. You can take the insurance and put another 5 quid on the table. Now let’s assume that the dealer turns over his 2nd card, and it’s a King, which results in a Blackjack for the dealer. In this case, you’ll scoop 10 notes in total on your insurance bet (£5 bet plus £5 compensation), but lose £10 of your original bet as the dealer had a Blackjack. So on the bottom line, even though you would still lose £5, it’s still better than being chased by a pack of hungry dingos, right?
But hang on, here’s another scenario: Surprise, surprise, the dealer doesn’t have a natural Blackjack. In this event, you automatically lose the £5 insurance wager; but you STILL have a chance to win the original £10 wager if your hand beats the dealer’s.
Need to spice things up a bit? Another option available in the gameplay is split pairs (as opposed to Mrs Wombat, who loves to split hairs …) So when you get a pair, you can split it into two hands. This makes sense with higher card such as 10’s, King, Queen etc, but bear in mind that when splitting a pair of Aces, getting 21 won’t pay as a proper Blackjack.
Blackjack Pro Monte Carlo from NextGen is a solid version of this casino classic. As it sticks to the standard rules you won’t be in for any nasty surprises in the middle of a game. The game itself does the job, which means less distractions and the jazzy soundtrack meanders along quite pleasantly in the background. One of the best features of the game is the wide range of wagering options – from a little as £0.1 to a whopping £1000 per bet – anything is possible! So all in all a big ‘thumbs up’ for Blackjack Monte Carlo (if I had any, that is … )