All Bets Blackjack is a live dealer card game from Playtech, one that adds a twist to the regular game of 21 and provides more excitement for players visiting live casinos online. The name comes from the fact that bettors have up to 6 side bets at their disposal to play alongside their main hand. Luckily, the interface is intuitive enough to notify you what’s going on with each of your wagers at any given moment, so there’s no room for confusion.
This is a single-handed blackjack game which can accommodate an unlimited number of players. The participants are expected to make their own playing decisions while betting on the same hand. The interface shows the hand as you’ve chosen to play it, regardless of other players. The sound effects are crisp, the graphics are mesmerizing and the digital interface is smooth and lively. The dealers are highly engaged and good at keeping the conversation going.
All Bets Blackjack adheres to the European Blackjack format and uses 6 decks of cards. The decks are reshuffled between each round. The round starts with players placing wagers and the dealer dealing two face-up cards to the players and then one face-up, one face-down for himself/herself. This is when the players must decide whether they will stand, hit, split or double. When the dealer has an Ace, he will offer insurance and peak for blackjack. Double down is available on any initial 2-card hands and a pair can be split only once. Dealer stands on 17 and more, takes a card on 16. Blackjack pays 3:2, insurance pays 2:1.
The game comes with 6 side bets:
- Buster (pays when the dealer busts, the payouts are determined by the number of cards the dealer busts with)
- Top 3 (the two player’s cards and the dealer’s one face-up card make a 3-card hand, different combinations pay different odds, for instance, Straight Flush pays 180:1)
- Lucky Lucky (the two player’s cards and the dealer’s one face-up card make a 3-card hand, different combinations pay different odds; combinations include 777 Suited, 678 Suited etc.)
- 21+3 (the dealer’s up card and the player’s two cards create a poker hand; Trips pays 100:1)
- Player Pair (pays when the player gets a perfect/coloured/mixed pair)
- Dealer Pair (pays when the dealer gets a perfect/coloured/mixed pair)
The main hand in All Bets Blackjack carries an RTP of 99.46%. The side bets lower it.
You will hardly find a high-quality live dealer blackjack game in which you can play 6 side bets simultaneously. The “All side bets” button activates all the extra wagers and really pumps up the adrenaline as you observe the round finale, hoping not to bust. The studio setting is easy n the eye, and the dealers are so approachable and happy to communicate. Overall, a top live dealer experience if you enjoy 21.