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Evolution Lightning Blackjack: Review, How To Play and Strategy Guide

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Lightning Blackjack – What We Know So far

Lightning Blackjack Game Rules

Lightning Blackjack will be played on a table that offers an unlimited number of players the opportunity to play.

  • The game will be played with eight decks of 52 playing cards that will be dealt from a manual dealing shoe.
  • The shoe is shuffled when four decks have been dealt.
  • The dealer stands on soft 17.
  • The dealer will offer insurance when his up card is an ace and will peek for Blackjack.
  • A player can make the following playing decisions on his hand.
    • Hit
    • Stand
    • Double Down
    • Split
  • There are no side bets in play.

Betting on Lightning Blackjack

For every bet that is placed on the table, an equal valued Lightning Fee is taken. This is obviously used to fund the payouts for the multipliers.

Allocation of Multipliers

After betting time has closed, hand values of 17 and below, 18, 19, 20, 21 and BJ will be allocated random multipliers of between 2x and 25x.

Game Outcome

If the player hand wins, his bet will be paid out at standard Blackjack payout rates or 1:1 or 3:2 if he has a blackjack (or the multiplier rate from a previous winning hand – see more below).

He’ll be allocated a Multiplier for his winning hands’ value, which will be used in the next game round.

RTP of Lightning Blackjack

The published RTP for Lightning Blackjack is 99.59% which is nice and high, although this is calculated on the first hand out of the shoe.


The studio design seems to be following the trend of the already established Lightning Roulette and Lightning Baccarat. Art deco with Blacks Reds and Gold is the continued theme and very nice it looks too.

Lightning Blackjack Strategies

As far as I can see, if the core game of Blackjack hasn’t been fiddled with, Blackjack Basic Strategy will be the go-to strategy for playing lightning blackjack.


Lightning Blackjack will have multipliers up to 25x, and it seems that you have to win one hand to get a multiplier and then use it in the next hand, which if you win, your bet gets multiplied by that amount.

My assumption is the playing interface will keep track of the multipliers as you win them and use them when you play the next hand.

There doesn’t seem to be an option to roll over multipliers to get even bigger wins. The max it seems is 25x.

I’m very much looking forward to playing lightning blackjack online at one of the Evolution live casinos I regularly play at.

Stop back for an update in a month or two as I think we’ll see the game released before the end of 2021.