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European Blackjack
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High rollers rejoice! The casino has never been closer, thanks to the arrival of European Blackjack. Designed for perfect use on both your desktop and mobile device, the sleek design and effortless performance immerse you in the world of a high-stakes casino, with cool animations and a realistic soundtrack adding to the Monaco vibe. Place your bets and watch the action unfold or take advantage of the wealth of cutting-edge features that make this a blackjack experience like no other.

European Blackjack is the brain child of Switch Studios, who have worked on a range of brilliant add-ins and modes to create the best possible blackjack experience. The minimalist interface focuses on simplicity and usability, allowing for a fluid, seamless playing experience. Due for release on the 15th of May 2019, this is a stellar addition to the world of online casinos; Ireland just got one step closer to the glitz and glamour of the Vegas Strip!

Blackjack at a Glance

Listed as the most popular casino game in the world, blackjack is an American game that is closely linked to the classic Twenty-One. Players compete against the dealer, who will deal both parties two cards and then progressively more at their request. Twenty-one is the magic number, so there are three ways to win the hand:

  • Get a total card value of twenty-one
  • Get closer to twenty-one than the dealer, without exceeding it
  • Allow the dealer to exceed twenty-one without doing so yourself

Your total is made up of the face value of your cards. Jacks, queens and kings are worth ten, while an ace can be worth either one or eleven, depending on your other cards. European Blackjack follows these basic rules of the game but adds some extra features that make the game easier, slicker and more enjoyable.

Play It Safe or Run the Risk

Players are free to choose their strategy, but European Blackjack provides support for both cautious and care-free players.

When the dealer is dealt an ace as their first card, you’ll have the option of placing an Insurance bet. This will be equal to half of the current bet and will pay out if the dealer gets a perfect score of twenty-one, that is, blackjack. Doing this helps to turn a potentially tricky situation around and minimise the loss you might otherwise incur.

When the first two cards you are dealt total a nine, a ten or an eleven, you’ll be given the chance to Double Down. This feature lets you double your bet and then receive one final card to add to your total. This could be exactly the card you need to jump in front of your competition and take home an even bigger jackpot. Only one question remains – are you willing to take the risk and Double Down?

Taking Things Turbo

The modern world is hectic, fast-paced and mile-a-minute, so finding time to squeeze in a round of blackjack can be a hassle sometimes. Not anymore! Activate Turbo Mode and you can enjoy a quick tête-a-tête between classes, in the waiting room or on your lunch break, or simply whenever you prefer a faster pace for your game. Once activated, the animations in the game are sped up, so cards are dealt and cleared quicker. That means no waiting, no delays and no problem fitting in one last game before bed!

 Blackjack Anywhere, For Anyone

Switch Studios has carefully considered the needs of every player when designing European Blackjack, so whoever you are, wherever you are, you’re covered. The game is suitable for both desktop and mobile use, reflecting the on-the-go lifestyle to which we’ve all become accustomed. The mobile version switches effortlessly from portrait to landscape view, depending on the preference of the player, without sacrificing any of the graphics quality or ease of use.

Better still is Left Hand mode, which supplies handy help for southpaws! Activate this in the Settings menu and all of the on-screen buttons will be mirrored, making the game easier to use for left-handed players. Deal becomes Clear, Hit becomes Stand, Split becomes Double and Yes becomes No, while the reverse of each pairing is also true. These thoughtful touches make the world of online casinos more accessible than ever.

The game also supports over two dozen languages.

Ready to Cash In?

Now that you’ve gotten to grips with the basics of European Blackjack, all that’s left to do is log in or create an account and start playing. The lavish world of grand prizes, high stakes and big spenders is waiting – what’s keeping you?