A Review of Realtime Gaming Blackjack Games

June 27, 2015 Posted in Real Time Gaming, Table Games by No Comments

As the most popular card game in the casino, blackjack has been a mainstay in all of the world’s best gambling cities for decades. There is a lot of luck involved with a game of blackjack, but if played rightly, this is a game that can turn you a consistent profit, which is why many people make a living from playing professional blackjack.

Face Up 21

This is probably our favorite blackjack game on Realtime Gaming. It is very similar to the Double Exposure variant of blackjack which, along with Blackjack Switch, has one of the lowest house edges of any blackjack game. There are actually lower house edges available on Realtime Gaming, but this game still comes in at around 0.80%, which is acceptable.

All cards are exposed at all times. Dealer hits on soft 17, the player can double after they split and they can split to three hands. A blackjack payout is split if it is tied and it pays even money.

Pontoon

Pontoon is what blackjack is called in several countries, including the UK. The game generally shares some similarities with Spanish 21 and with blackjack, but is more in line with the former than the latter as far as the house edge is concerned. Because of that, this RTG game is usually ignored by blackjack players, but it actually has a very low house edge, at just 0.38%.

The basics are a little different when compared to blackjack, but in this game of Pontoon some of the main things to consider are that it pays 2 to 1 for a blackjack (which works in the same way) and if you get a five card hand then you will also be paid 2 to 1.

European Blackjack

The rules of this game tend to shift the edge in the house’s favor and generally you should aim for American blackjack games as opposed to European ones. On Realtime Gaming, this game does not offer a surrender and when a dealer hits blackjack then the player loses everything. The game has a house edge of around 0.70%, but it is hard to judge as they have not released information on how many decks are used.

Super 21

This game can be called Super Fun 21 in other casinos and it can also be known by other names, but the basics are pretty much the same wherever you go.

Although it sounds exciting, you should remember that the basic unless of “the grander it sounds and the more bonuses it offers, the higher the house edge is”. In the case of Super Fun 21 on RTG, it’s actually lower than many variants on other casinos, but it’s still a good 3x higher than Pontoon and it has one of the highest house edges on RTG.

There are eight decks used, dealer hits on soft 17, you can double after a split and take late surrender. A diamond blackjack pays 2 to 1, but all other blackjacks only pay even money. If you hit 21 with 5 or more cards, you will also be paid odds of 2 to 1.