ONE Blackjack Game Review
The live games range of Pragmatic Play is growing steadily. After the Azure and Mega Games titles this innovative game developer has just released another live blackjack version: ONE Blackjack.
With ONE Blackjack Pragmatic has built on the usual 21 games experience and added unique features for an unparalleled betting experience.
Instead of the usual blackjack tables which offer 7 seats ONE Blackjack caters for an unlimited amount of players who can participate at any given time. In addition, this live blackjack versions offers you big winning opportunity as you can win up to 2000x your stake with speacial bets.
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How to Play ONE Blackjack
In general, ONE Blackack is played the same way as other live blackjack games online. The game starts with the dealer giving 2 cards to the player (both face up) and 2 cards to themselves (1 face up, 1 face down). The objective of the game is to reach 21 by taking additional cards if necessary without going over 21 (which means going bust).
1 Blackjack is played wit 8 decks of 52 cards each. The cards have different values:
- 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 count their face value.
- 10, Jack (J),Queen(Q) and King (K) all count 10.
- The Ace (A) can either be counted as 1 or 11.
The best combinations are an Ace plus 10, J, Q or K as this sums up to 21 and therefore is a Blackjack.
Any combination of an Ace with a number value card (2-9) is called a soft hand.
ONE Blackjack Options
Once the initial 2 cards are dealt each player has the option to decide on their next move. You have the following options: Stand, Hit, Double Down or Split.
If you are happy with the hand points you have or are worried you might go bust then you can “stand” and will hence get no more additional cards.
Alternatively you can “hit” and therefore receive extra cards until you decide to stand, have a BJ or go over (bust). If your first 2 cards allow it you can double down. This one-off move allows you to double your bet in the middle of a hand. Afterwards, you will get one more card only and do not have the chance to hit again afterwards. This option can be quite profitable and is often recommended when your initial cards sum up to 11 and the dealer has to stand at 17 which is the case in 1 Blackjack.
Lastly, if your initial 2 cards are the same value (including Aces) you can decide to split your cards into 2 individual hands. This gives you 2 then 2 chances to get a blackjack. You will then receive an additional card for each of your hands and can “stand” or “hit” afterwards. One exemption applies for splitting Aces as in this case you can’t hit again after receiving the extra card.
For the main Blackjack game the suits of the cards is not important but this changes for the side bets.
With unlimited players being allowed to particpate each players makes their own decision and the card valus relevant to each player will be displayed in the game interface.
ONE Blackjack features a lot of settings you are used to from other live blackjack games, including:
- The dealer must draw to 16 and stand at 17
- An insurance is offered with an opened Ace and pays 2:1
- Blackjack pays 3:2
- You can Double Down is available only on the any initial two cards and you receive one card only afterwards.
- Side bets pay as per the payout table that can be accessed via the drop down menu in game.
Aside from the classic betting types Pragmatic Play has included 4 different, interesting side bets to ONE Blackjack:
Crazy 7: you bet on the possibility that your first three cards will be sevens (trip 7’s). Even better if these are from the same suit as this will bring you a max. payout of 2000:1.
Bust Bonus: you can bet on the dealer’s hand busting. The payout and hence winning potential increases with the amount of cards the dealer draws: Bust with 8 cards pays 250:1, with 7 cards 100:1, with 6 cards 50:1 with 5 cards 9:1, with 4 cards 2:1 and with 3 cards 1:1.
21+3, one of the most popular side bets that mixes blackjack with poker. The player’s 2 initial cards and the dealer’s face up card are considered for this bet. There are 5 different options with different payouts. Firstly, a Flush, 3 cards of the same suit, pays 5:1. Secondy, Straight which means the 3 cards have consecutive value but different suit pays 10:11. Thirdly, the Straight Flush, the combination of the first two and therefore 3 cards with consecutive value of the same suit, pays 40:1. Fourthly, Three of a Kind which means 3 cards of the same value pays 30:1. And lastly Suited Trips which pays out 100:1 if you bet correctly that the 3 cards are the same value and same suit.
Perfect Pairs: this additional bet allows you to bet on the initial 2 cards given being a pair. The payout varies with the kind of pair. A mixed pair pays 6:1, a coloured pair 12:1 and the perfect pair (same suit) 25:1.
There is more! The game features a special built-in rule called Six Card Charlie. If a player manages to draw 6 cards without going bust then he/she is automatically a winner.
FAQ ONE Blackjack
ONE Blackjack allows an unlimited amount of players to participate in the same live blackjack game at a given time. This always guarantees you a seat at the table. In addition, Pragmatic Play has spiced up the entertainment with interesting side bets for big winning potential.
The bet amount starts at R10 and is limited to R50,000.
ONE Blackjack by Pragmatic Play is currently only available at Yes Play in South Africa.
Yes, this game is developed in HTML5 and therefore works seamlessly across all devices, including your Android and iOS smartphones.
This live blackjack game has an RTP of 99.28% and a 2000:1 maximum payout.
The side bets have seperate RTPs as follows: 21+3: 96.3%; Perfect Pairs: 95.9%; Bust Bonus: 93.82%; Crazy 7: 94.26%
ONE Blackack – Game Review Summary
ONE Blackjack is the latest release by Pragmatic Play and we have to say we like it. Compared to other Blackjack tables you will always have a seat as this table caters for an unlimited amount of players at the same time.
The game studios is set in a elegant purple and the live dealers are not just good looking but also very entertaining while being professional.
We like that Pragmatic Play has included special side bets for an even more thrilling blackjack live entertainment. 21+3, Bonus Bust, Perfect Pairs and Crazy 7 bets can be easily placed alongside your main bets. The Crazy 7 side bet is a brand-new development that is unique to Pragmatic Play, at least for the moment. The more sevens there are, the bigger your payout will be. One seven pays 5:1, a pair of unsuited sevens 25:1 while a pair of suited evens pays 150:1. Three unsuited sevens reward with a 500:1 payout while three sevens of the same suit give you a big 2000:1 payout.
As with all Pragmatic Play live games ONE Blackjack is accessible across all devices and works also well on smaller mobile screens. You can customise your experience by choosing between 2 camera angles. The ONE Blackjack table is open 24/7 and is definitely worth a visit if you like fast-paced live blackjack. So, stand to win up to R500,000 with a new game playing every 16 seconds.