Live Quantum Blackjack is released back to back with Buffalo Blitz Live Slots, which means Playtech is determined to start off 2020 with a big bang, leaving players yearning for more. Just like Quantum Roulette, Quantum Blackjack is conceived as a game changer, a game that puts a twist onto the standard blackjack gameplay and makes it completely unique. The good thing about the entire ordeal is that Playtech doesn’t require players to learn a new set of rules. Blackjack stays blackjack, and if you’ve played any standard version of 21 you will manage just fine at the Quantum Blackjack table. Where this game differs is the addition of RNG multipliers, so expect random balance boosts as you try to make the best blackjack hand and beat the dealer.
When it comes to an impressive-looking studio setting, people often think of Evolution Gaming first. Well, Playtech is getting really close to that top position through its Quantum series, offering a stunning studio with a dark background and neon blue lights to contrast. In a few words, we could describe the general aesthetic as futuristic. The dealers are friendly, wearing bowties, slick shirts and supportive smiles all through the round.
The game uses eight 52-card decks which are shuffled after each game round and prior to the next. Instead of hosting a 7-seat game, the dealer draws only one hand and an unlimited number of players can join the table. In this single-handed game, each player chooses how to play the next move (hit, stand etc.). An RTP engine displayed in the top right corner chooses three random cards at the beginning of a round and these cards are assigned multiplier values. These are referred to as Quantum multipliers and can go up to a maximum value of 10x the stake each.
If the player’s hand is dealt one or more of the cards which have multipliers, the win amount will be multiplied by the multiplier values. If more than one card is matched, the multipliers are multiplied to generate a total Quantum multiplier. If all three cards have a 10x multiplier, the total would be worth 1,000x the stake. However, the multipliers are paid only if the player’s hand beats the dealer’s hand. You should also keep in mind that if the player busts on three cards, the round is considered a push. Your stake will be returned in this case (if there are any multipliers in your hand, they will be paid). There are 2 optional bets to choose from – Perfect Pairs and 21+3.
Okay, we won’t pretend that Playtech’s Quantum series isn’t similar to Evolution’s Lightning range, but while the two companies both have live dealer roulette versions within these portfolios, Playtech is the first to offer a live casino blackjack game with random multipliers. Some rules of the game are tweaked, but players will be pleased to know that they can still practice basic strategy and enjoy realistic blackjack gameplay.