With blackjack, the aim of the game is to get blackjack as often as possible, but with Blackjack 250k Pro the aim is to hit blackjack 5 times in a row.
The odds might be stacked against you but that’s why the payout is so high.
This is a game by Win Studios made exclusively for Entain, so you will only find it at places like Ladbrokes, Coral, and other brands under the Entain umbrella.
It’s regular blackjack with a side bet that you have to ride for as long as possible, and it runs on an RNG using 8 decks of cards.
How to Play
It’s bog standard blackjack if you ignore the side bet.
Multi hand play is possible and 3 hands are available per round, and cards are reshuffled by the game engine after each round has ended.
This game allows you to choose between 3 sets of table limits (10p – £100; £1 – £1,000; £5 – £5,000), so you can tailor your game to your own requirements to some degree, however the side bet is set at £1 in every scenario, so the casino can control their risk.
The table rules are as follows:
- 8 decks used
- Dealer stands on soft 17
- Can only split once
- Only one card drawn to split aces
- Doubling after splitting allowed
Players can play each of the three hands in different ways and with different amounts if they wish, but a bet must be placed on the base game in order to be able to use the side bet.
The Prize Ladder
This is a side bet requiring an additional stake, but it is a real long shot as in order to win you need to hit blackjack from the deal.
Once this happens you need further blackjacks to be dealt in order to progress up the ladder, which has 5 steps as follows:
- 1 Blackjack – 5x multiplier
- 2 Blackjacks – 200x multiplier
- 3 Blackjacks – 2,000x multiplier
- 4 Blackjacks – 5,000x multiplier
- 5 Blackjacks – 250,000x multiplier
Since the stake is set to £1 the multiplier is essentially the payout amount.
If you place a side bet and no blackjack is dealt then your stake is lost.
However, once you get your first blackjack the ladder feature is live with no further side bets required, although you will need to keep playing the base game.
There are a few additional options to navigate too.
These options are designed to be ‘player assists’, a little bit like lifelines, but it’s still luck and guesswork as to when you should use them.
- Switch Seats – The ladder jumps onto a different hand. You need to be playing multiple hands to use this option.
- Swap with Dealer – You now need to dealer to get blackjack.
- Sit Out – Skip a game, so if blackjack does not happen the feature does not end, but if it does then the feature is over.
Each of these assists can only be used once, and if consecutive blackjacks stop occurring then you will be paid out at your current position on the ladder.
or example, if you managed to get 3 blackjacks in a row using or not using any combination of the player assists, but then the next hand was not a blackjack, the ladder feature would end and you would be paid out at 2,000x.
The base game is unchanged and the side bet does not impact it, so the theoretical return to player percentage derives solely from the table rules, leaving a 99.49% RTP.
This is in line with any other standard game of blackjack but requires basic strategy to be employed by the player.
The side bet, on the other hand, has a much lower RTP of 94.28% which is very low indeed, but then again not many blackjack variations have a £250,000 win potential.