European Blackjack Gold
European Blackjack GOLD by Microgaming is an easy to play and enjoyable variant of Blackjack. It’s the Blackjack you know and love, but with a few small differences in the rules. This little twist is just so to make the game a little more interesting for Blackjack lovers. The Gold version is a visual feast with extremely sharp and realistic graphics to make the player’s experience even more authentic.
European Blackjack GOLD includes multiple settings, easy user interface, smooth gameplay and the Autoplay feature. It is played with two decks of 52 standard cards.
About the Developer
Microgaming has a huge collection of games available including the classic set of card games sicbo, baccarat, blackjack, etc. It’s got the complete collection of online card games. However,Microgaming is mainly known for creating highly graphical and profitable online video slots. They have more than 300 online video slot games available.Players can also access their slots at more than 100 online casinos.Microgaming slots offer some of the largest progressive jackpots in the online gaming industry.
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About the Game
The rules are simple to grasp. The two card decks are shuffled before starting every round. The dealer will always stand on 17, even a soft 17. The player’s goal is to put together a hand worth less than 21 points or at exactly 21 points. This will beat the dealer’s hand, if one of two factors is in play.One, he could be holding a hand with a lower value than yours, or two if he goes higher than the 21 point total. The player will win in either situation and receive a payout corresponding to the total value of the hand holding.
In this GOLD version, players can hit 9 additional cards. You can split only once throughout the game. It’s possible to split cards with identical values only like two jacks, two 9s, A’s and the others. Players can only double if the 1st two cards held are worth a total value of 11, 10 or 9.
Doubling down is impossible after splitting the cards. No surrender is allowed. The regular payout ratio is at 1:1 depending on the money you put in. The blackjack payout ratio is 3:2 and the Insurance payout ratio is 2:1.
At the initial stages, the game may be a little difficult to get used to. However, beginners need not shy away from playing since the game includes a strategy chart which guides you at every move. The chart gives players accurate recommendations on whether to split, double, stand, or hit.It is accessible at any point throughout the game. Players should draw when they have a hand of 11 or less. If players are holding 12 to 16, the decision on when to draw is determinedby the card that the dealer is showing. If holding 17 to 20, players should draw only at a soft 17 or 18.
Game rules can be found within game.