As such, Blitz Blackjack — that went live late in 2019 — features the possibility of an infinite number of patrons playing the game at the same time. Contrary to the traditional 7-seat game table, all players in Blitz Blackjack place their bets on the same hand, with identical cards, and make their own decisions. This one-to-many feature makes it for a high-paced game designed to reach wider audiences with no waiting whatsoever.
The game itself is 3:2 blackjack played with eight decks. Insurance pays 2:1, dealer stands on 17, and players can double down on any first two cards (DA2). Splitting is allowed without limits in additional hands (except for Aces); the same goes for doubling after splitting (except for split Aces).
There’s no random shuffle in place, while manual shoe penetration depends on online hubs that deploys the game. The dealer takes his upcard after all players have received theirs, which is also known as European Blackjack.
According to the provider, such rules create a 0.5 percent house edge.
In terms of side bets, Blitz Blackjack features Perfect Pairs and 21+3, which is neat: Since they’re among the most popular side bets, players should be able to quickly and smoothly transition to this release.
As stated on the developer’s site, 21+3 side bet comes with 6.29 percent of house edge while in Perfect Pairs, the casino’s advantage drops to 5.79 percent. (It’s worth mentioning, though, that in Perfect Pairs house edge also tends to change depending on the type of pair.)
Betting rules allow for wagers between $1 and $100, which should be good enough both for beginners and advanced live dealer blackjack players. The betting range remains the same in European casinos as well, except that the currency is EUR.
The user interface allows for full-focus on the action and single-camera feed. Control strip is at the top right corner; live chat pops up sideways, balance and betting info is in the lower-left corner. Main controls hover neatly and transparently at the center of the screen.
The background varies on the deployment option. NetEnt provides Blitz Blackjack in Network Standalone and Network Branded Casino packages: The former features custom-branded backdrop while the latter creates a recognizable casino environment with other tables in the background.
This live dealer game is available on desktop platforms — it supports all major browsers and operating systems — as well as on tablets and smartphones.
All in all, Blitz Blackjack comes with an excellent pedigree, proven history that spans seven years — riding on the heels of its precursor — plus Vegas set of rules packed in crisp video quality, lively casino feel, and reinvigorated outlook (including interface available in 23 languages).
Lower than average table limits make it available to players with different skill levels, and, provided that patrons approach it responsibly and play within the limits of their budget — not to mention using proper playing strategy — Blitz Blackjack delivers outstanding fun.
The rest and the outcomes are in the hands of patrons’ knowledge and Fortuna. With that in mind, we wish you a great time and even better luck!
- Instant seats’ availability
- Vegas rules and low table limits
- Reputable origins
- Highly volatile game