It’s fair to say that Blackjack is a casino classic. A traditional table game which has not only withstood the test of time, but also become immersed in popular culture. It’s thanks to online casinos and new variants of Blackjack – which involve different odds and side bets – that it remains popular to this day. If you’re new to Blackjack online and fancy your hand at beating the dealer, these are the three best variations to play.
Looking for something more than just traditional Blackjack with a side bet? Well, you’ve come to the right place, because Cashback Blackjack combines those elements with a third twist, taking your gameplay to the next level!
Play starts from 1.00 credit and begins like any other Blackjack game. Receive two cards and if you are a winner, receive an even-money pay-out, or if you land a natural (21 points) get a tastier sum of 3:2 your wager. But here’s where things start to get interesting.
Bonus: If you’re looking to land an extra buck, place a bonus bet. Either place a 21+3 bet and if the first three cards can make a ranked Poker hand, land up to 100x your wager. Or place the pairs side bet, and earn up to 25x your wager if you can land a pair – more on those below!
Cashback: Spice things up further with the game’s namesake, the Cashback twist. Put simply, if you don’t have a good feeling about a hand, you can call time early and receive your cash back. Of course, who knows how a hand will pan out and you could have made the perfect move, or a move too soon. By giving you the control to end the game, it adds an element of skill to proceedings.
If you’re looking for a game where strategy is needed more than chance, give this variation a go.
Lucky Lucky Blackjack
Do you feel lucky? What about lucky lucky? If so, this will be the variant you need to try your hand at. Lucky Lucky Blackjack works in much the same manner as the classic casino game. You’ll receive two cards, and if you’re a winner, receive an even-money pay-out, or if you have a natural Blackjack, you’ll be paid out at the standard price of 3:2. But the side bet here is where things get interesting – and could result in some good fortune, if lady luck is on your side.
The bonus game is all about the first three cards dealt, so that will be the player’s two, and the dealer’s up-card. Depending on the combination these create, you could win anything from 2x to 200x your initial stake. You’ll be looking to land:
- A total of 19 or 20 – 2x
- An unsuited total of 21 – 3x
- A suited total of 21 – 15x
- An unsuited 6, 7, 8 – 25x
- An unsuited 7, 7, 7 – 50x
- A suited 6, 7, 8 – 100x
- A suited 7, 7, 7 – 200x
There’s a reason why seven has quite often been the magic number, when it comes to casino. The stakes start from 1.00 coin, giving you the flexibility to play your way. So, are you feeling lucky?
Doesn’t Perfect Blackjack just sound like a dream come true? Well, if the cards are dealt right, you could be landing a pretty perfect pay-out, with this variation of the traditional game. Usually in Blackjack, a pair counts for nothing – unless you split your hand – but with this variation, making a match is highly-rewarding, and some might say, perfect.
Play starts from 1.00 credit for the standard game of Blackjack. But to enter in to the highly-rewarding bonus game, simply place another wager from 1.00 credit. Bet on either the player’s or the dealer’s hand and watch on as the cards are dealt. You could profit from a tidy sum of up to 25x your wager, depending on the cards on the table. You’ll receive a cheeky bonus if any of the following appear:
- Value pair: two cards of the same value, but different colours or suits – 6:1
- Colour pair: two cards of the same colour, but different suits – 12:1
- Perfect pair: two cards of the same value, colour and suit – 25:1
As the Fairground song goes, ‘It’s got to be… perfect!’