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Blackjack Party by Evolution Gaming is a Blackjack game with a little party twist to it. It is pretty much played the exact same way as your standard Live Blackjack game and even offers the same betting options. The big different between the two would be that the presentation of the game is a little different as the the goal of the live dealers is to entertain the players, making the game a little more lively. Evolution Gaming may have created the social game of the decade with this live casino title where two hosts make sure to keep you and the other players entertained while you play. The game was released back in December of 2014 and happens to be the only live casino game show that offers both a presenter and co-presenter at once.
Game Specific Features
We have created a list below to highlight all the features and various specifics of the Blackjack Party game from Evolution Gaming.
- Uses both a presenter and co-presenter
- Played with 8 decks of 52 cards
- Seven seats available at the table
- Low stakes live casino game
- Party-theme twist to standard Live Blackjack
- Compatible with all devices
- Dealer stands on 17
- Two side bets: Perfect Pairs and 21+3
- Bet Behind option
- No surrender option
Odds & Payouts
Return to Player percentages:
Main game – 99.29% Perfect Pairs – 95.90% 21+3 – 96.30%
Win – 1:1 Blackjack – 3:2 Insurance – 2:1
Suited Trips – 100:1 Straight Flush – 40:1 Three of a Kind – 30:1 Straight – 10:1 Flush – 5:1
Perfect Pair Side bet:
Perfect Pair / Suited Pair – 25:1 Coloured Pair – 12:1 Mixed Pair – 6:1
Blackjack Party Rules
Just as we have already mentioned, the rules of Blackjack Party are actually pretty standard, but there are of course a set of rules you should know before you start a game.
- Blackjack Party seats up to 7 main game players
- No limit to the number of players that can participate due to the Bet Behind feature
- Bet Behind feature means you can place your own wagers on the hands being dealt to the main game players.
- Game is played using 8 decks of standard 52 card decks
- Cards 2 to 9 are valued at their numerical rank
- Cards 10, J, Q and K are valued at 10
- Aces have a variable value of 1 or 11 depending on the situation
- Game has two side bets – 21+3 and Perfect Pairs
- Option to double down on first two cards
- Option to split on any cards of the same value
- Players on winning streak are marked with “Hot Players” icon
How To Play Blackjack Party
Start off by placing a bet through the betting box, which is followed by every player receiving two cards from the dealer who also will receive a card. Any players who immediately achieve Blackjack will receive a payout if the dealer's card is not an Ace or 10 valued card. All other Pair Bets will also be settled. In each their turn, every player will have to decide whether or not to draw more cards. Players will then have a couple of different options available.
You will be able to double, meaning you may place an extra bet of up to, but not over your original bet if your first two cards total amounts to 9, 10 or 11. When doubling you will receive one additional card only. Another option is to split any pair of the same value in order to create two separate hands. You won't be able to get Blackjack on a split hand as they count as 21. Your third option is to draw more cards, but remember that you don't want to go over 21. Final choice is to stand on your two card total.
Once all the players have made their decisions, the dealer will complete their hand and will have to pick another card if their hand totals 16 or less or has a soft total of 17. Dealer will have to stand on a hard 17 or more. You will win if your total is higher than the dealer's hand or if the dealer “busts”. If yours and the dealer's total is the same or if the dealer has a total of 22 you will have a stand off. The exception here is Blackjack, which simply means you haven't won or lost.