Live Speed Blackjack was created with the purpose to end the days of waiting for players to make their decisions before the game can move on. Evolution Gaming proves once again that it employs some of the most creative minds in the industry and that it has the capacity to revolutionise traditional games with innovative approaches and features. The main trait which makes Speed Blackjack different from any other blackjack game in the live casino sector is the way the cards are dealt after all players having received their first two cards. The developers have made the order of dealing dependent on how fast you make your betting decision.
While at regular blackjack tables the cards are dealt from left to right, in Speed Blackjack the dealer deals in any order, depending on which participant is the quickest at setting the stakes. By drawing cards for the fastest players first and the slowest last, the waiting time is reduced and the game is nearly 30% to 40% faster.
Speed Blackjack is a standard 7-seat blackjack game with live dealers in a luxurious red and gold studio. The objective is to achieve a higher ranking hand than the dealer without going over 21. The game is played with 8 decks of cards and the usual rules apply: dealer always stands on 17, double down is allowed on any two initial cards, no double down after split, only one split per had is allowed, blackjack pays 3:2, insurance pays 2:1 and the game is a push in case of a tie. Cards from 2 to 10 are worth their numeric value. Face cards are each worth 10, while Aces are worth 1 or 11, whichever is more favorable for that specific hand.
After players have been dealt their two initial cards, those who decide to hit, split or double down the quickest will receive the next card. Further dealing order is decided based on that speed priority until all hands are complete. Players who are slow or temporarily AFK will have their hands decided by the Autoplay feature in the following manner:
- Any hand with a value higher than 12 will stand if the player doesn’t respond in time
- Any hand with a value of 11 or under will receive a hit if the player doesn’t respond in time
Since there are only 7 seats at the table, Bet Behind allows an unlimited number of gamblers to join and bet on seated players’ hands. There are two more optional side bets to benefit from, Perfect Pairs and 21+3.
Live Speed Blackjack is a result of software providers listening to players and considering their feedback. Before, many blackjack players would take issue with the waiting times, but they had little control over it. Now, they will receive their cards as soon as they decide on their next move, by which time the slower gamblers will eventually decide on their actions, rounding up the gameplay in a more natural manner, without delay. Live Speed Blackjack is a smart game for smart players who’ve got no time to lose and have a perfect strategy up their sleeves.