Get ready to play one of the world’s most beloved table games in a new light! European Blackjack is updated and on-the-go with this never-before-seen title hitting Red Flush on May 15, 2019. European Blackjack, created by Switch Studios and collaborator Microgaming, is the first title in a new suite of classic table games with a fresh twist.
Switch Studios is known for developing hot and cutting-edge games. Driven by a passion to rejuvenate the table-game market, they are bringing the traditional love of table games to the mobile app industry. Be among the first to try European Blackjack when you play it at Red Flush.
A Little Background on Classic Blackjack
Blackjack has an interesting and very old history. Its first recorded existence was in the early 17th century. A game described as veintiuna (Spanish for twenty-one) showed up in a tale called “Rinconete y Cortadillo” from Novelas Ejemplares, written by Don Quixote author Miguel de Cervantes. Cervantes wrote of a game wherein the object was to reach 21 points without surpassing that total, and aces were valued at 1 or 11. This sounds extremely similar to the blackjack game we know and love.
Today, there are many variations played across the world. All variations share the same basic main objective of beating the dealer’s hand by reaching a card total of 21, known as a blackjack, without exceeding that number. Two of the most popular versions played are American and European. The American version involves six to eight decks. Two cards are dealt, one face up and one face down. The face down card is the “hole card.” The dealer may peek at this card if the first card is an ace to see if they will have a blackjack before the player has their full hand. In European Blackjack, the player has more of an advantage. Played with two full decks, the dealer receives the first card face up but does not receive the hole card until after the player receives both cards. The dealer also may not peek at the hole card, lowering the house edge.
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European Blackjack Is Robust and Exciting
With the update on European Blackjack from Switch Studios, this mobile-friendly table game is a native app that can seamlessly translate across multiple devices and screens. Whether you want to play within the comfort of your home or while taking a break at work, you have slick graphics, tight sound effects, and a seamless interface that follows you wherever it’s most convenient to play.
You’ll also find powerful, intuitive gameplay and stunning visuals that offer an immersive experience. Feel like you’ve walked into a bustling casino and right up to the dealer’s table as you test your strategy skills and wager your bets in this fast-paced blackjack game. Microgaming and Switch Studios are both known for pushing in envelope in cutting-edge gaming technology, and European Blackjack appears to be confidently jumping into the niche for which its intended.
European Blackjack is also customizable and simple to play. Try it in portrait or landscape mode, whichever best suits your comfort level. Quickly access game controls to split, double down, hit, or stand – whatever strategy you leverage to maximize the win on your bets.
Playing the Game
European Blackjack follows the same rules as the classic game, accompanied by exciting graphics and easy-to-use navigation. Bet between 1 and 200 credits and earn the max of 200x your bet. The volatility is very low with a 99.6% RTP (Return to Player) rate.
Playing is simple. The game operates off of two regular decks and the dealer must stand on all 17. As mentioned above, the dealer also cannot peek at the hole card. Once you have your hand, you have three options: double down, split, or take insurance. You would double down on a total value of 9, 10, or 11. This move gives you an additional card and doubles your bet. If you choose to split, you can do this just once and make two hands. You may split aces, but if you have a card value of 10 this will count as 21 but not a blackjack. 10s and face cards cannot be split. You would take an insurance bet if the dealer drew an ace as the first card. Taking an insurance bet is allowed if it is half the current bet value and it pays out when the dealer achieves blackjack.
Special features to enhance the game include Turbo Mode and Left Hand Mode. Engage Turbo Mode to speed up the card animation during dealing and clearing. Use Left Hand Mode to mirror the position of action buttons such as Deal/Clear, Hit/Stand, Split/Double, and Yes/No. You would use this tool to arrange the buttons for easier play, depending on your personal preferences. Rapid load processing also means no delays and smooth, engaging interactions throughout every hand.