Microgaming game studio have excelled themselves again, releasing a new and exciting version of the classic European blackjack game. Their goal for this release was to update their exciting gaming options for a new generation of mobile and desktop players, and this one is a beauty! The developers at Microgaming have embraced the advancements in the mobile and desktop game design, vastly improved the usability of their previous releases and applied them – in our opinion with great success – to a proven money-making title.
Don’t miss this enjoyable new update of a classic online casino game at your favourite online Vegas Palms Casino! The game is coming out live on the 15th May 2019.
Introduction to the new European blackjack release
The goal of this release was to craft a game that would function both in portrait and landscape mode. We have tried it both on our laptops, tablets and smart phones and can definitely say that it works great! Very convenient, especially late at night when relaxing at home. There is no change in functionality, and it’s a beautiful game to play. Blackjack is such a classic and familiar game, but the aesthetic of this release feels truly modern and clean. It’s a very pleasant title to relax with.
Variation of blackjack
Since this is a European blackjack release, instead of being played with one deck like the classic version, it’s played with two decks of standard cards. This variation makes a classic game twice as nice!
The game begins with the player choosing their bet, and then tapping on the Deal button. The dealer starts the gamble with one face-down card, and one face up, and deals two cards to the player. The numbered cards count as their value, and the face cards are 10 points. Aces are either 1 or 11 points. The goal of the game is to collect 21 points without going over the limit. If you do, you lose!
This European Blackjack release from Switch Studios has many advantageous game features, such as Left-Hand Mode – developed especially for the smart phone online casino players. This mode can be access through the Settings menu when the game is played on mobile devices. When this feature is enabled, the position of the active buttons – such as Deal / Clear, Hit / Stand, Split / Double and Yes / No are mirrored. This makes it easier not just for the left-handed gamers, but for anyone who wants to have their right hand free (we know how well a beer and a relaxing game of blackjack go together!)
The interface of the game is intuitive and easy to use. There are multiple settings that enhance your gaming experience, and a range of features for you to explore, such as Turbo Mode. The game has pleasant sounds and dealer voice, but of course these can be disabled if you wish.
The excitement doesn’t stop with the sleek interface! There are multiple game modes for you to choose from too, and to stimulate your gameplay. The player can choose to Split the hand and play as though they have two hands. This option is offered when a player is dealt two cards of the same value. Any blackjack player knows how worrying it can be when two face cards are dealt – but this way, the hand can be split, and instead of worrying, double the chance of winning!
Another option is the Side Bet, which is offered when the dealer’s first card is an Ace. This option is also known as the Insurance Bet. The player is offered an optional sidebet ‘insurance’ against dealer Blackjack. This is a great option, as it allows the player to protect themselves from overstretching their hand, and protects them from overdrawing and losing the game.
There is also a very useful Double Down feature. This feature is activated when the player is dealt 2 cards, totalling 9, 10 or 11 points – so it helps to protect the player against overdrawing themselves on face cards. This option allows you to double your bet and receive one final card for your hand.
Cards of Fortune!
European Blackjack game is a thrilling new update of a classic casino blackjack, coming soon to your favourite online casino. This game was built on a power game engine, tailored for the modern sleek aesthetic and comfortable mobile gameplay. This game has a lot of appeal and will be sure to engage you. Give it a go, we guarantee you will adore it as much as we do!