There are two names that you need to concern yourself with when it comes to live dealer games, Playtech and Evolution. Playtech were in the news last week as they had decided to launch each and every one of their live games to mobile players through a web based HTML5 platform and now its Evolution’s turn as they bring two new variations of blackjack to the live tables.
Both Perfect Pairs and 21+3 combine traditional blackjack action with side bets. As is often the case, these side bets are completely optional, so the launch of the new tables also has the added benefit of opening up more tables as more players opt to enjoy the most realistic type of online blackjack that is currently available. The new additions will bring the total number of live blackjack tables at Evolution up to 75, with the feature available across each and every one.
Fredrik Bjurle, Director of Products at Evolution, commented: “Ours is the fastest, most realistic and most endlessly engaging live dealer Blackjack game available online. With our state of the art live studio setup, our live dealers can see and react to online players’ betting decisions in real time. This means that the cards are dealt at the same high speeds as in a real casino. Now, by integrating the most popular side bets as unobtrusive but easy to access extra betting options, we’ve added even more layers of interest for players. The simple yet highly engaging nature of the game of 21 is well known the world over. Now, Perfect Pairs and 21+3 add extra levels of playability and more ways to try to beat the dealer. At the same time, these side bets add extra game interest even for players who want to stick to the main bet.”
For the uninitiated, both Perfect Pairs and 21+3 are extra chances to win based on the existing action of the blackjack table. If you’ve got the Perfect Pairs side bet active and are dealt a pair, then you’ll be paid out a cash prize, with the lowest amount on offer for a mixed pair, more for a coloured pair and the top amount for a perfect pair, meaning two cards of the same suit and value. 21+3 is a slightly different twist that also brings the dealer’s visible hole card into play. You combine all three cards into a poker hand, just like in casino poker, with different prizes available depending on the overall value of the hand.
You can enjoy this new take on live blackjack right now, with the new tables already having gone live. Evolution partner casino is Coral Casino and you can find out all about what they have to offer, from games to promotions, in our casino review section here at Mr Gamez. Evolution has also signed a deal with BetVictor in the last few days, so if you play there or are looking to, you’ll also be able to take advantage of Perfect Pairs and 21+3 in their upcoming live casino too.