The wombat says: Hit or stick? It’s time to make up your mind and play in Vegas Strip Blackjack from Microgaming and Switch Studios. Switch are a new games producer who only create table games – which means they’re the experts!
Based on Vegas Strip rules, this brand spanking new Blackjack game transports players to the live tables of Sin City! So, get ready for some card action with fast-play and with some very classy design touches. Try our Switch Studios baccarat as well if you enjoy the game – it´s just as slick!
Look and Feel
Switch Studios has added top-notch animations and sound effects to this game which all adds to the high quality experience. Very relaxing piano jazz tinkles away in the background, while the soothing tones of your croupier all add up to some calming game play – quite the opposite of the sensory overload you often find in slot games. It’s an altogether more refined atmosphere! You can always up the tempo a bit on Blitz Blackjack High Roller – that´s our speedy NetEnt live blackjack game
Your card table is done up in a nice deep purple with a shiny steel outline, and the playing cards are crisp and clear. It’s definitely a step up from Microgaming’s table games of old and we like it.
For anyone unfamiliar with blackjack, the aim of the game is to use the cards to get as close to 21 without going over. Each faced card is valued at the number it represents, so the 7 of hearts will be worth 7. The house edge is famously low in blackjack – it’s in the same zone as our Genii Jacks or Better video poker which is great for players as long as you optimise your strategy.
As for the rules for Vegas Strip Blackjack? They are very simple – making it perfect for those who are taking their first foray into the world of table games! Unlike this wombat who’s a Blackjack aficionado…
Vegas Strip Blackjack is played with 4 standard decks of cards and the specific Vegas Strip rules are as follows:
– The dealer stands on soft 17
– The dealer peeks for blackjack
– Players may double down on any initial hand
– Players may double down after splitting
– Players can split to up to 4 total hands
– Aces may only be split one time
– Only one card can be taken to split Aces
– 21 on split Aces does not count as Blackjack
– Players may split unlike 10-value cards (i.e. Q-K)
So, to recap then, players have the option to stand, split or double down on this live blackjack variant. The dealer is forced to continue to hit until they hit a hard 17, which could give players a significant advantage, and royal cards are worth 10 – whilst the ace can be played as a 1 or an 11, depending on which benefits your hand the most.
Oh, and this variant of Vegas Strip Blackjack also features Standard Side Bets including Split Hands, Double Down and Insurance on the table itself – just like the real thing!
Does that all make sense Wombat fans? Just remember, 21 is the magic number. If you can get to that, you will be sitting pretty.
Although I’m a slot lover first and foremost, I do like to don my tuxedo from time to time and love to take a seat at a virtual game of Blackjack. This updated version does the job with its fast play and immersive graphics – and it’s a game this wombat will be returning to.