Blackjack Variants Offered by RTG Software

24 October 2011
The famous software provider Real Time Gaming (RTG) provides a small but best quality of selected Blackjack games at their online casinos. The gaming selection incorporates the standard variants with some innovative variants as well. At all of the online casinos powered by RTG, the Blackjack games are listed under "21" Games, which is known as the subsection of Table Games of the games menu.

The blackjack game is played in two different ways in land based casinos of Europe and America. Both of these variants are offered by the RTG powered online casinos. The American variant of Blackjack game is simply referred as Blackjack. As per the American version, the dealer will peek for Blackjack if he has his face up card as ten value card. On the other hand, if the dealer is having blackjack, the player will certainly lose the game without getting any chance for making a move. There are other defined rules of blackjack Game by RTG, such as dealer will hit on soft 17, players can use double bet on any two cards and one card should be betted on split aces. On the other hand, in case of European Blackjack variant, the dealer will expose its face down card only in all circumstances, after the player made his moves in game. Other defined rules of the European Blackjack variant is that the dealer should stand on soft 17, players should double on only 9, 10 and 11 and lastly one card should be betted on split aces.

The interesting feature of the Blackjack game is that both dealer and player can not able to exceed their hand value beyond 21. Hence, RTG online gaming software provider had launched variety of unique blackjack games, having the suffix "21" in Face Up 21, both cards of dealer are betted as face up. This will provide significant advantage to the players during their game play. Thus, Blackjack wins will offer even money only as compared to usual payout of 3:2. Also, all the tie bets in case of blackjack game are won by the players unlike ties in any other games. Pontoon is one of the popular Blackjack variant played at land based casinos, which is the inverse of Face Up 21. In this game, both cards of the dealer are betted as face down, which makes the game complicated for the players. The payout is given to the players as 2:1. However, some of the rules involved in Pontoon game offered by RTG online casinos are different from the traditional one, so played should understood them very well before placing their bets on Pontoon.

Match Play is also an interesting variant of blackjack game offered at RTG online casinos. This contains two major differences from the standard blackjack games. Here, there exist no 10s on the decks of the playing cards. Special payouts are also allocated for specific hands of the players. These payouts can be awarded automatically without paying any extra bets. The highest payout can be offered to players in case of "Match Play 21". In this hand, the players should have three 7s of the similar card suit along the dealer’s face up card as 7. Match Play 21 will give the payout as 40:1. Another payout that is available for players is named as Super 21. In Super 21 bet, the diamond Blackjack will give the payout as 2:1. Moreover, 5 card hands as well as 6 cards hands, which are making the total of 21, will offer payout as 2:1. BJ + Perfect Pairs are the last variant offered by RTG software. Here also special hands will offer some extra payouts but separate Perfect Pairs are required to be wagered players.


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