Playtech have developed this side bet heavy blackjack game, although they haven’t fiddled with the rules or payouts of the base game which should be what you are used to. All doubling, splitting and insurance rules remain in place.
It is possible to play up to three hands per game round which, if you are using side bets as well, can soon add up. It is an RNG based game though so you can take your time on each hand without being pressured into making a decision.
Outside of the jackpot, the max potential win is 500x.
The table is much busier than usual due to all of the side bets here, so it’s worth taking a minute to familiarise yourself with what is what.
The betting areas for each individual side bet circle the betting area for the regular game, but where the payouts for these side bets would usually be displayed on the table somewhere, there isn’t room for all of them here.
Therefore, if you scroll over one of the side bets the corresponding payout table will appear until you scroll over a different side bet. So they are all there if you know how to find them.
The side bet icons will also light up in full colour once a bet is placed on them.
The table should be self-explanatory otherwise.
The majority of players taking a seat at this table will be after the jackpot. Even if you are playing a 10p table minimum you will need to place at least £1 on the progressive jackpot side bet to be in with a chance of winning it, you cannot stake less.
You can win your jackpot side bet without actually winning the jackpot though – this side bet is all about Aces and multipliers, and the table below explains how it works:
|2 Suited Aces||100x|
|3 Suited Aces||5000x|
|4 Suited Aces||JACKPOT|
With a £1 minimum bet you are looking at a minimum of a £5 return if an Ace shows up, and the progressive jackpot was worth over £150,000 during our example hand.
Other Side Bets
The other 5 side bets can all be played for just 10p per hand.
This bet uses the player’s first two cards and the dealer’s up card. That means that this bet is won or lost after the initial deal.
|3 of a Kind||90:1|
|Suited 3 of a Kind||500:1|
This bet is just on the player’s hand, so if your hand contained a 3 clubs and the dealer’s contained a 3 of diamonds this would not count, they both have to be in your hand.
The bet also only applies to the first two cards dealt to you, not on cards dealt after a hit.
This is a bet on the dealer going bust, and the payout climbs higher the more cards it takes them to do so.
If the player also has blackjack, payouts of 800:1 and 2000:1 are on the table.
|3 or 4 Cards||2:1|
|7 Cards + Player Blackjack||800:1|
|8+ Cards + Player Blackjack||2000:1|
The Lucky Lucky bet pays out as shown in the table below, and concerns the player’s first two cards and the dealer’s up card.
Another side bet that looks at the combination of the dealer’s up card and the player’s initial two cards.
This bet pays out if those three cards form hands better associated with poker.
|3 of a Kind||3:1|
|Suited 3 of a Kind||25:1|
While the base game has a standard theoretical return to player percentage of 99.58%, there are a fair few other RTPs to know about.
The progressive jackpot is probably the biggest pull for this game, and the RTP for it is 95.55%.
Here are the RTPs for all of the other side bets:
- Lucky Lucky – 05%
- 21+3 – 38%
- Perfect Pairs – 89%
- Top 3 – 70%
- Buster Blackjack – 79%
All Bets Blackjack Live
There is also a live version of this game with an RTP of 99.46%.
There is no progressive jackpot attached to it though, and with it being played live with other players the time you have to place your bets and make a decision about your hand is limited to about 10-15 seconds.
The side bets are slightly different too, since the jackpot side bet has been replaced with a Dealer Perfect Pairs side bet. This is in addition to the player’s Perfect Pairs side bet.
It is a Playtech game though so there are more similarities than there are differences.