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Power Blackjack by Evolution Gaming is a blackjack game that happens to be a great option for those players who aren't willing to give up too much of standard blackjack, but would still like to try out something with a little twist to it. Power Blackjack is in fact part of Evolution Gaming's Infinite series of live casino games, meaning the high quality live stream of course is in place along with other extras.
To create this new twist to the game, Evolution has combined elements of a standard live blackjack game with Infinite Blackjack in order to create a more exclusive version of the live dealer 21 game where players can multiply their double down bet. The number of players is unlimited and you will have the added twist of being able to either triple or quadruple down after any hand. As if that wasn't enough of a twist, the 9 and 10 cards have been removed from the decks.
Game Specific Features
In order for you to get an overview of the Power Blackjack game, we have created a list below of the features and game specifics.
- Played with 8 decks containing 352 cards instead of 416
- Option to multiply your double down bet
- Choose to double, triple or quadruple your bet on any hand, even after a split
- Based on regular and Infinite Blackjack
- Power Blackjack comes with four side bets
- Hot Three, 21+3, Any Pair and Bust It are the games side bets
- No Six Card Charlie rule
- Unlimited number of seats at a single table
- 9s and 10s removed from deck
- Insurance only offered when an Ace shows
- Dealer stands on all 17s
Odds & Payouts
Blackjack – 3:2 Insurance – 2:1
Hot Three Side Bet:
7-7-7 – 100:1 Total 21 Suited – 20:1 Total 21 Unsuited – 4:1 Total 20 – 2:1 Total 19 – 1:1
21+3 Side Bet:
Suited Trips – 100:1 Straight Flush – 35:1 Three of a Kind – 25:1 Straight – 8:1 Flush – 5:1
Any Pair Side Bet:
Suited Pair – 20:1 Pair – 7:1
Bust It Side Bet:
Bust with 8 or more cards – 250:1 Bust with 7 cards – 100:1 Bust with 6 cards – 25:1 Bust with 5 cards – 8:1 Bust with 4 cards – 2:1 Bust with 3 cards – 1:1
Return to Player Percentages:
Main Game – 98.80% Any Pair Side Bet – 96.58% 21+3 Side Bet – 96.09% Hot Three Side Bet – 96.21% Bust It Side Bet – 94.71%
Power Blackjack Rules
Power Blackjack is a blackjack version with pretty much the same rules as a conventional live blackjack game, but of course with some exceptions to it.
- Played with 8 decks of cards with 9s and 10s removed
- Choose between a total of four side bets
- Payouts are similar to regular Blackjack
- Win – Get your bet paid out plus your stake back
- Tie – Get your bet back
- Blackjack – Get your bet paid out 1.5x in addition to your bet back
- Goal is to beat the dealer – Get as close to 21 as possible and not over
How to Play Power Blackjack
The game will of course start off with a specific betting time of 12 second, which is the amount of time you get to make a decision on what you want to place your bets on. You start of with what often is called an Ante Bet, being your initial bet. Then you will be given the opportunity to play on up to four optional side bets. These are:
- Hot Three – Bet on whether the player's two first card and the dealer's up card create a total of 19, 20, 21 or consist of 7-7-7.
- 21+3 – Bet on the player's first two cards and the dealer's up card creating a 3 card poker hand.
- Any Pair – Bet on whether the player's first two card create a pair.
- Bust It – This bet will pay out of the dealer busts, the more cards he busts with, the bigger the payout will be.
After the betting time has run out, the dealer will give two cards facing up to the player and one card facing up and the other facing down to the dealer. Then you will have to make a decision again. Depending on whether the cards have been dealt or not, there will be six possible options to consider.
- Stand – Stop getting cards and remain on the hand that is already dealt.
- Hit – Take card until the player decides to stand or the hand is bust.
- Split – The player's hand has a pair, then the player can decide to split the hand into two hands, playing them separate.
- Double, Triple or Quadruple – Place this action on the main bet by taking one additional card only. This action can also be taken on split hands.
After you have made your decision on what to do and all other players have done the same, then the dealer will be free to act. If the dealer's hand is 17 or above, he has to Stand, if it is below 17, the dealer has to keep taking cards until he hits 17 or above or goes bust. The dealer will stand on both Soft and Hard 17s.