Two New Playtech Online Blackjack Variants

Published: February 26, 2018

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A number of new games have gone live at Playtech powered Mansion Casino. These include the branded slot game The Mask of Zorro and Frankie Dettori, the first title of the Sporting Legends series. But there are some new online roulette and blackjack variants as well. Two of the exciting blackjack titles are reviewed here.

Cashback Blackjack is an aesthetically appealing game to start with. The base game is played in the normal manner with six decks in the shoe. Before the Cashback feature is discussed there are two side bets that you should be aware of. One functions like the usual pairs side bet in some online blackjack variants. A pair in the player’s opening hand will pay 6:1. A same-coloured one will pay 12:1 and a same-suited one will pay 25:1. The 21 + 3 side bet is based on the player’s first two cards and the dealer’s face up card. It pays from 5:1 upwards for various poker hand combinations. Suited three of a kind will pay 100:1.

The Cashback feature allows you to get back a portion of your bet depending on how the hand you have and how you play it. It is like the Surrender option in many online blackjack variants, but better and more interactive. At any stage after the initial cards are dealt, you will be offered a cashback option that will display a value. This will usually be less than the bet amount. It is like the Banker’s offer in the popular TV game Deal or No Deal. You can give up the game and take the amount offered. Or you can make your next move. A different amount of cashback will be displayed depending on the changed circumstances. You have to assess your chance of winning and compare it with the cashback offered and then take a call.

Lucky Lucky Blackjack is a simpler new online blackjack variant from Playtech at Mansion Casino. The only additional feature is the Lucky Lucky side bet that pays based on the player’s first to cards and the dealer’s face-up card. But in this case the payouts are not based on poker hand rankings. They revolve around various ways of getting hand value of 21. Three suited 7s will pay 200: 1. A hand of suited 6, 7 and 8 will pay 100:1. The payouts for other combinations in the side bet are displayed on the screen.


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