After launching a highly successful virtual live tables edition, Live Beyond Live, the Swedish software developer is once again stepping out of their “comfort zone”, expanding their portfolio with the so-called native tables. The two new games are the variants of their existing Standard and Common Draw Blackjack, and the sessions will be hosted by Swedish speaking dealers.
It remains to be seen if this marks the end of Evolution Gaming's reign, known as the software developer with a currently most diverse selection of native tables. Although NetEnt still has a long way to go in this particular niche, it is a common knowledge that this provider has always been more focused on the quality rather than quantity, subjecting their dealers to the 3-weeks training course.
Native tables are the ultimate test of how user-friendly an interface actually is – in other words, you will be able to enjoy NetEnt’s game even if you don’t understand a word of Swedish, guided merely by the instructions on the screen. The game is played with 6 decks, which is characteristic for NetEnt’s Blackjack variants, as most developers offer the 8-deck games.
The game also introduces 2 optional side bets, but you will not find these in just any NetEnt powered online casino since the operators have the option of removing the 21+3 and Perfect Pairs bets from the table. Another distinction is that the dealer will initially deal only one card for the house, drawing the second one after all the players have made their moves.
Otherwise, the game follows the standard set of rules, and the players are allowed to split the Aces just once, Double after the split, or place the Insurance bet if the dealer’s first card is an Ace.
Although NetEnt’s Live Svensk Standard Blackjack is the same as the non-native variant, it is great to see the provider evolving and adjusting their assortment to the specific markets. The quality of the platform is just what one might expect from the developer of this stature, and we hope that the trend will continue and that more native tables will be coming our way.