Blackjack like you’ve never seen it before. Come take a look at Evolution Gaming’s addition to our live casino range and see if you can beat the dealer in Power Blackjack.
About Power Blackjack
Gather round loyal players of the Crown Bingo empire as we unravel another great addition to our growing online casino arsenal. Despite being known as a huge bingo site we’ve made it our mission to branch out to as many corners of online casino gaming as possible so all our royal players can join in the fun. This addition, however, is brought to us by Evolution Gaming. The developers that primarily dominate our live casino range with games such as Live Three Card Poker and Live Speed Roulette have once again provided a phenomenon. Power Blackjack follows the traditional rules that many online blackjack games undertake, however there is a slight difference as players can double, treble or quadruple their stake on their hand or split during the game.
How to Play Online Blackjack
Power Blackjack may have a twist in the way that players can bet, but the game still follows the traditional format of online blackjack. While there is no maximum number of players allowed at the table at once, the primary rule is to get closer to 21 than the dealer without busting. Most online blackjack games have 5 or 6 decks, but Power Blackjack has 8 with the 9’s and 10’s removed from each deck. The card values remain the same with Aces valued at either 1 or 11 and picture cards at 10. The similarity of Power Blackjack and standard online blackjack prevails in the fact that dealers must always stand on a soft 17.
What Kind of Bets Can I Make?
When making this bet, players are essentially betting on the first two cards they are dealt which will pay out if they are a matching pair. With this bet, there are two variations that can lead to a win: any pair where the suit does not matter and a suited pair e.g. 2 King of diamonds.
With this side bet, players are betting on not just their first two cards, but also the first card dealt to the dealer. With this, there are a number of winning combinations to be taken into consideration:
Suited Trips - where all 3 cards are identical in numerical value and suit, e.g. three 8 of diamonds.
- Straight Flush: the cards follow on from one another numerically and are also of the same suit, e.g 4, 5, 6 of spades.
- Three of a Kind: the value of the cards are the same but their suits may not be.
- Straight: the order of the cards follow on numerically but their suits do not matter.
- Flush: the 3 cards are of the same suit but in no particular order.
Following on from the previous side bet, players are once again betting on their 2 cards and the dealer's first card that is face up. Here, the total value of the 3 cards determine the win and subsequent payout. Players can have winning combinations with a total of 20, 21 (suited and non suited) and 7-7-7.
A great variation on your typical blackjack bets; players can bet whether or not the dealer will bust and how many cards it takes. You can bet from 3-8 cards and with each card, the payout only gets higher.