Hot off the heels of consecutive wins for Lightning Roulette at G2E, Las Vegas and the EGR Operator Awards, Evolution Gaming launched a new live blackjack game – Infinite Blackjack. While the concept isn’t unheard of, this software supplier’s twist to a tried and tested concept from the likes of NetEnt Live and Playtech is sure to offer something inventive. Let’s take a closer look.
What is Infinite Blackjack?
Live Infinite Blackjack is a massively scalable version of this game provider’s real dealer blackjack tables that can host an unlimited number of players from its studio location in Riga.
Speaking on this, Todd Haushalter, Chief Product Officer at Evolution Gaming, said: “With Infinite Blackjack we finally cracked the code on how to make a one-to-many Blackjack game fun and without having to make any rule changes. We did this using advanced game software, that combines the live dealing of physical cards and virtual cards directly to each individual player. This enables the dealing of individual hands for each player at the table, irrespective of how many players there are at any given time.”
Haushalter went on to say: “I am really proud of the team at Evolution who worked on this. It truly shows how we are using all sorts of complex innovations, mostly hidden from the player, to make the Live Blackjack playing experience as good as it can be for the maximum number of online players. With this game now completed, Evolution has a platform for developing further great Blackjack innovations, all which I believe will add to players’ enjoyment of the game.”
How to Play Infinite Blackjack
The aim of the game is to obtain a higher card count than the dealer without exceeding 21. In the case of this 24/7 table, one universal hand is dealt to all players. Following this initial deal, players are able to act independently based on how they prefer to bet or their understanding of blackjack strategies.
It’s played with eight standard 52-card decks, the conventional card values apply and there are four decisions that can be made throughout:
- Hit using the + button.
- Stand using the – button.
- Double Down using the 2x button.
- Split using the opposing arrow button.
- Insurance via a pop-up if the dealer’s upcard is an Ace.
In addition, this title comes with the 6 Card Charlie rule and three blackjack side bets players can choose to place alongside their primary one:
- Any Pair
- The 21+3
- The Hot 3
- The Bust It
The RTP and payouts of the game are as follows:
|Blackjack hand pays on the main bet||3:2||99.51%|
|Winning hand (not Blackjack) pays on the main bet||1:1||99.51%|
|Six Card Charlie hand of 21 or less pays on the main bet||1:1||99.51%|
|Dealer Blackjack pays on the insurance bet.||2:1||99.51%|
|Pair side bet||Suited Pair||25:1||95.90%|
|21+3 side bet||Suited Trips||100:1||96.30%|
|Three of a Kind||30:1||96.30%|
|Hot 3 side bet||7-7-7 (three sevens, unsuited)||100:1||94.60%|
|Total hand value 21, suited||20:1||94.60%|
|Total hand value 21, unsuited||4:1||94.60%|
|Total hand value 20||2:1||94.60%|
|Total hand value 19||1:1||94.60%|
|Bust It side bet||Dealer busts with 8 or more||250:1||93.82%.|
|Dealer busts with 7 cards||100:1||93.82%.|
|Dealer busts with 6 cards||50:1||93.82%.|
|Dealer busts with 5 cards||9:1||93.82%.|
|Dealer busts with 4 cards||2:1||93.82%.|
|Dealer busts with 3 cards||1:1||93.82%.|
Where to play Infinite Blackjack?
You’ll be able to play Infinite Blackjack from most Evolution Gaming casinos soon enough, however, we recommend two standout operators.
18+ New Customers only. Opt-in required. First deposit 100% match up to £250 Bonus. Min £10 deposit required. 70x wagering on live casino games before bonus winnings can be withdrawn. Eligibility restrictions apply. Full T&Cs apply. www.begambleaware.org
18+ T&Cs apply. New Customers only, one per player. Minimum £5 required. 35x wagering requirement before bonus is withdrawable, www.begambleaware.org
About Evolution Gaming
Evolution Gaming has been at the forefront of creating cutting-edge live dealer games since its inception in 2006. Its continued investment in tech and fantastic studio environments around Europe only serve to support this and add awards to this games provider’s trophy cabinet.
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