The wombat says: The wombat says: Ever fancied grabbing a piece of that Sin City action without forking out for the pricey airfare all the way to the Nevada desert? Then we may just have the answer for you: it’s called Vegas Strip Blackjack Gold, and this Gold Series table game from Microgaming will bring all the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas straight to your sofa, quicker than can you say, ‘Celine Dion at the MGM!’
Microgaming’s Gold Series Table Games
If you were fans of Vegas Strip BlackJack, then you’ll love this updated version. Vegas Strip Blackjack Gold is an upgrade in graphics and gameplay from its predecessor. It has all the glamour and glitz of the original but adds an extra punch to the classic game.
The Gold series from Microgaming offers ‘a luxury casino gaming experience. What this really means is that the game comes with enhanced graphics, high-speed play, and even fancy gold cards! There are also rule changes in some variants of the Microgaming Blackjack Gold series my poker playing chums, but more on those later…
Look and Feel
It’s full marks to Microgaming for the way this game looks. The realistic 3D graphics transport you right to the high roller’s poker room at the Bellagio! As do the sound effects which are made up music, a sultry dealer voiceover and the general buzz and goings on of a casino.
And the options menu is also a winner, as players can pick from a whole host of functions; including strategy charts and bet history so you can track your poker-playing progress, game speed ( from Slow to Medium to Fast to Fastest) depending on how comfortable you are with the game, sound effects and autoplay which is ideal if you are a lazy poker player like this wombat.
Vegas Strip Blackjack Gold Game Play
You’ll be playing using standard Blackjack rules Wombat fans, with just a few exceptions. First off, the game is played with 4 decks not 1 which means you have 4 chances to win). You can double down your bet even after a split, while up to three splits can be played, for a total of four player hands per bet. There is also the Insurance option, which lets you play against a dealer’s Blackjack. The goal of the game is, of course, to get a hand valued at 21, or simply beat the dealer’s hand. Either way, you win. Hurrah!
The bets range here from €1 to €200 on each hand, so it’s not just for high rollers. And after an insurance bet, three splits and four double downs, you could find yourself with a wager of up to €1800 up on the ruddy table! Now that’s the kind of cash that tickles this wombat’s furry fancy.
Wombat fans, we heartily recommend that you all give Vegas Strip Blackjack Gold a go, and experience the elegant and seriously slick gameplay of sin city Blackjack from the comfort of your very own home! It’s a decent variant and playing with 4 decks
Wombat score: 4/5
This game is no longer available for players from the UK, but is still available for players in Canada, New Zealand, Ireland, India, Japan and many other countries.