AllBets Blackjack Live by Playtech is a single handed game of Blackjack that can be played by an unlimited number of players.
The game is played with an 8 deck shoe using Vegas rules. The real attraction of the game is the 7 Side Bets that can be played alongside the main hand.
If you think the format of the game looks familiar it’s because it’s pretty much a clone of Evolution Infinite Blackjack.
However this doesn’t detract from it being a really great alternative to live dealer 7 Seat Blackjack.
This difference between Allbets Blackjack Live and ordinary 7 Seat Blackjack is only one player hand is dealt.
An unlimited number of players play the same hand, with each player making their own playing decisions. Whatever a player decides is locked-in regardless of how other players chose to play the hand.
Some clever on table technology scans the player’s cards. Rather than leaving them on the table, they are discarded into a hopper below the table. The cards are then replaced with a computer-generated image on the table. This allows the playing interface to only show the hand as you’ve played it, and not how others have.
Alongside the main hand 7 Blackjack Side Bets can be played. Some new, never seen before online have been added, which makes this game more interesting to play.
This version of live dealer Blackjack is played under the following rules.
First off it’s important to point out that Blackjack Basic Strategy should still be used if you want to maintain an optimum chance of winning.
So lets looks at what’s the same and what’s different between Free Bet and normal Blackjack.
The game is played like any other game of live dealer blackjack. My guide on how to play live blackjack explains all the rules and playing styles.
However, Allbets differs slightly, because there is only one player hand.
The game round starts as normal with the player placing a bet in the centre of the table. It’s also the time to place bets on any of the side bets.
The dealer deals two cards face up to the player position and two cards, one of which is face-up, to the dealer position.
The player’s options are:
Now, where this version of Blackjack differs is when one player has chosen to do something different from another.
The cards you’re shown in the playing interface relate to you, in terms of the actions you’ve taken.
If other players choose to split, double or hit when you’ve not, you’ll see the additional cards dealt, but they won’t appear on the table in front of you as they don’t represent the actions you’ve taken.
Only when all players have completed their actions will the dealer plays his hand.
The dealer reveals his hand and it’s compared to the players.
During the game round, the side bets are monitored. Those that can’t win are removed from the table while the playing interface is updated with any that win.
It’s highly possible that you can win a side bet whilst losing the main hand.
6 Side Bets are available for playing alongside the main hand.
You can play as many or as few as you like.
Playtech has even provided a button to select all the side bets, so I know what they’d like you to do!
Side Bets is where the casino makes its money. be under no illusion, you’ll lose in the long term.
However they are fun to play and if you have my luck, you’ll get a straight flush like i did:-)
This pays out when the Dealer busts. The payouts are determined by the number of cards the dealer busts with. The higher the number the greater the payout and if the player has a BJ the payout is even higher!
8 cards or more with player BJ – 2000:1, 7 Cards with player BJ – 800:1, 8 or more cards – 250:1, 7 Cards – 50:1, 6 Cards – 18:1, 5 Cards – 4:1, 3 or 4 cards – 2:1.
Pays on the player two hold cards and dealers up card. Suited 3 of a Kind – 270:1, Straight Flush – 180:1, 3 of a Kind – 90:1.
Pays using the players 2 hole cards and the dealers up card. 777 Suited – 200:1, 678 Suited – 100:1, 777 – 50:1, 678 – 25:1, 21 Suited – 15:1, Any 19 or 20 – 2:1.
The dealers up card and the players initial 2 up cards are used to make a 3 card poker hand. The best hand is suited Trips at 100:1, while a Straight Flush Pays 40:1. Trips pay 30:1 while the more common hands of Straight 10:1 and Flush 5:1 complete the payouts.
Pays when the Player or Dealer gets a pair. perfect Pair – 25:1, Coloured Pair – 12:1, Mixed pair – 6:1.
Is there really a strategy for playing Live Dealer AllBets Blackjack?
The answer is YES. Just follow Blackjack Basic Strategy. Don’t deviate from it regardless of what other players at the table are doing.
There’s no guarantee you’ll win, but you will keep you bank balance for longer.
Allbets Live Blackjack has a return to player (RTP) of 99.46%.
The RTP for the side bets is as follows:
Playtech has got all device types covered, be it Desktop, Mobile or Tablet.
All the playing interfaces are easy to use, and quite frankly it’s difficult to choose a favourite.
All I know is wherever I am, I’ll be able to play if the mood takes me.
I was a bit suspicious of Allbets Live blackjack when I first saw it. Its obvious similarities with Infinite Blackjack put me off to begin with.
But the more I played, the more I was drawn into the game.
The dealers are good at keeping conservation going. I’ve found them to be much more engaged than other tables I’ve played at.
I don’t know if this has anything to do with the game being new. Or, the new studio and game are so much better, that the dealer is happier to converse. Either way, I’m a happy man.
There’s a lot to keep an eye on if you’re playing the side bets, however, the playing interface is clever enough to notify you when things are going on (like Wins & Losses).
I suppose I’m a bit bias as I’ve had two long sessions playing.
During the first, I stopped playing the side bets and trip jacks were dealt the very next hand. My bad luck!
The second time I had all side bets covered and got a Straight Flush!. Thank you very much :-)