Blitz Blackjack went live in late 2019 and it was marketed as an upgraded version of the suppliers hit product Live Common Draw Blackjack. Undeniably, this is a refurbished version of the Common Draw variant, earning an alternative name Common Draw 2.0. What does this mean exactly? Well, much like the original Common Draw game of 21 from NetEnt, Blitz Blackjack is a multiplier game. Instead of a 7-seat table, the game benefits from the possibility to allow and unlimited number of players to play one hand. Despite receiving identical cards, all participants make their own decisions independently.
Those who’ve already had their share of NetEnt’s Common Draw live dealer blackjack won’t have any trouble understanding the rules of Blitz Blackjack, as they are basically identical. The developer made changes to the background, the table and the UI. The fresh design reinvigorates the game, but the structure, betting options and round rules did not suffer any renovation. The game uses 8 decks of cards, shuffled either manually or automatically.
Sitting at a blackjack table, your objective is always the same – creating a hand with a value that is as close to 21 without busting (going over). In order to win, the player must present a stronger hand than the dealer. Bets are placed before the dealing. All the bettors that have joined the table play the game from a common set of cards placed on the table, the card stream. When all bets are finalised, the dealer will draw one card for his hand and two for the player’s (into the card stream). Now the players must decide their next move – hit, split, stand or double. Your hand will automatically stand if you fail to select an action before the timer runs out.
Depending on each player’s decisions, more cards can be drawn and placed into the stream. Finally, the dealer concludes his hand, the round outcome is evaluated and the winning bets are paid. Insurance can be bought for half the original bet if the dealer’s up card is an Ace. This option pays only if the dealer gets blackjack. Live Blitz Blackjack comes with two side bets, 21+3 and Perfect Pairs. Labelled as highly volatile by the developer, the game carries a 99.5% return rate.
NetEnt’s Blitz Blackjack is a nice alternative to generic 7-seat tables. An infinite number of players share a single betting position while making individual decisions. The game is designed to reach a wider audience; even the minimum table limits are lower than average at most live casinos. Whenever you feel like outdo the dealer, there will be a seat for you at the Live Blitz Blackjack table.