The wombat says: Take a seat at live dealer Blitz Blackjack – NetEnt’s latest addition to its table games portfolio. It’s called’ Blitz’ thanks to its lightning-fast play, and unlike most live Blackjack games that can accommodate a maximum of 7 players, there are unlimited seats at this table.
This game was called Live Common Draw Blackjack until October 2019, when it received a refresh. Your game table is standard dark green baize, while the dealers are chatty without distracting your game. The interface gives you loads of play options including live chat and a list of the last ten Dealer hands. And of course, being blackjack, the house edge is low. We’re in the same league here as Genii Jacks or Better Video Poker in terms of the player odds.
Live Blitz Blackjack is a multiplayer common draw Blackjack game. NetEnt have created two versions of Blitz Blackjack for low rollers and high rollers – so you can choose which table to sit at depending on your budget. The minimum bet per hand at Low Roller tables is 0.50, and the maximum at High Roller tables goes up to 5,000 in pounds, euros or dollars. It’s the kind of game that the star of the Blinged slot machine might take a fancy to.
Here’s a quick rundown on the rules of this variant :
The game itself is 3:2 blackjack played with 8 decks. Insurance pays 2:1, the dealer stands on 17, and players can double down on any first two cards. Splitting is allowed without limits in additional hands (except for Aces); the same goes for doubling after splitting (except for split Aces).
In this live dealer Blackjack variant, all players at the table receive the same set of cards, which makes the game faster. The object of the game is to create a hand with a value that is equal to or closer to 21 than the dealer’s hand without going over.
There are 2 side bets in offer here; 21+3 and Perfect Pairs.
A 21 + 3 bet wins if the first two cards dealt to the player, combined with the dealer card, form to create a winning 3 card poker hand.
A winning hand constitutes a combination of these 3 cards, to create one of the following poker hands: suited trips, straight flush, three of a kind, straight or flush.
The odds and payout are dependent on the type of winning hand – check out the Paytable for more details. FYI: Player swill only be awarded for one winning combination, although their 3 card hand may contain more than one winning combination.
Those are the rules wombat fans!
A 21 + 3 bet is lost if the initial three cards do not combine to form one of the defined 3 card poker hands. Got it? Good.
A Perfect Pairs bet wins if the first two cards dealt in a regular blackjack hand have the same value. The odds depend on whether the pair is of the same suit or of the same colour.
NetEnt have a reputation for making some of the best live table games, so it’s good to see they are keeping up with the Jones’ in Blitz Blackjack.
Its modern design and interface make the play seamless, while the dealer’s last-hand history really comes in handy and is easy to use. A great variant for high rollers!
Wombat score: 4.5/5
This game is no longer available at Wombat Casino. Sorry about that chaps!