If you think you know all there is about a twenty-one table then you haven’t experienced the feel of the felt in Lucky Streak Live Blackjack. Friendly croupiers deal cards and charm in every round in what can only be described as the most genuine casino environment you’ll find. This fresh take on live casino is faster too with a pre-decision button that limits waiting time. But how does this provider bring a modern and stylish feel to an age-old classic? Find out in our Live Blackjack review.
This casino game was initially reviewed in October 2017.
It’s apparent that Lucky Streak brings its youthful and stylish character to each of its live card games, and it’s no less visible here. The modern interface, easy-going feel and unique overlays bring a new look to this game of many faces. Its large table is standard yet far more functional than many we’ve tried before. Some updates to its audio settings as well as some minor adjustments to the superimposed elements wouldn’t go amiss. Ultimately, this is revamped blackjack and we recommend you take a seat. Sign up to LiveCasino.com for the latest.
Upon entry we were surprised by how realistic the studio looks. Beyond the table, which we’ll get to in a minute, you’ll see a very convincing backdrop of slot machines and adjacent casino tables. The area itself is very spacious, split by what look like large pillars, akin to those you’d find in a land-based establishment. A deep burgundy carpet and gold accents tie the vast elements of the room together. Despite these intricacies, you’ll still get a laidback feel.
The centrepiece is the blackjack table, which is bigger than the ones we’re used to seeing. Its surface is covered in deep purple or blue felt, depending on the settings of your screen. On the surface, you’ll see seven seats spaced out with the perfect pairs, bet behind and 21+3 side bets surrounding the standard chip area. Your live dealer sits in the middle, wearing casual black attire and guides each round with a certain friendless and warmth. It’s a social experience overall and it’s definitely easy to tell when you’ve taken a seat at a Lucky Streak Live table.
There’s no doubt that Lucky Streak put the effort into making this table a top choice on desktop. Unlike Evolution Gaming, it features a wide grey bar at the base of the screen, and this is where most of your controls are found. Starting from the far left, you’ll see your balance, bet and win amounts, accompanied by a button to view the side bets and access the lobby, round history and player chat. The latter can be moved around the screen as required. These functions can found across the board however their use of bold, modern font is distinct.
Additional options can be seen across the top. Language settings, a guide on how to play live blackjack and audio-visual settings can be seen to the right. Adjacent to these, there’s a statistics tab which you can use to discover which players are on a winning streak, as indicated by a yellow, orange and red bar. What’s interesting here is that interface overlays also appear over the felt. A stand displaying the minimum and maximum bet amounts appears on the far right, and if you hover over this you’ll see information on the payouts, house limits and side bets. On the opposite side you’ll see the tip slot.
Once you place your wagers, further graphics will pop up on screen. The area to place your bets is well-laid out and the cards dealt in a lovely way. There’s even the option to stake from multiple seats. Unfortunately, the small icons to hit, stand, double down and split require some getting used to, and we’d love to see this small tweak made.
Lucky Streak’s use of audio and visuals are definitely a breath of fresh air. Mirroring its youthful take on casino, popular music is played in the background but unfortunately, they do not take song requests. These tunes enhance the relaxed environment this provider tries to embody. At times it may be too loud however the dealer’s voice and the swish of the cards remains clear. The speaker icon, found to the top right of your screen, can be used to adjust or mute the audio while you can use the cog button to toggle the sound effects on or off.
This provider’s video quality sticks to convention as they offer three settings – low, medium and high – with the option to set it to auto so that it adjusts to your internet connection. We tested the games on iPhone and a Dell PC and experienced no lag and an overall HD stream. The in-game pop-ups such as betting time announcements and winning animations are also crisp and complement the interface well.
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