Perfect Blackjack Game
As one of the most popular Blackjack variants (especially among players with a taste for risk) Perfect Blackjack has always been an indispensable part of online casino Table Games category. Curiously enough, the game has never had a live table counterpart – at least not until NetEnt announced the industry’s first Perfect Blackjack live table, created as a collaborative project between the developer and Rank Group.
For those who are not familiar with the variant, Perfect Blackjack follows all the rules of a regular Blackjack, offering a twist in the form of optional side bet. In addition to placing the mandatory, initial bet, the players will also have two optional side bets, Perfect Pairs and 21+3 bet, which have a larger money turnover, and, therefore, a higher risk rate.
Perfect Blackjack Rules
NetEnt’s Perfect Blackjack live table version reduces the house edge by 0.5% and generates 99.5% RTP, introducing a Perfect Blackjack strategy feature which allows the players to pre-select certain moves, such as Auto-split and Double Down. The table can host multiple players, providing a more flexible environment and enabling the players to skip a session, re-group, and pick up where they left off in the next round.
As mentioned, the Perfect Pair bet is not mandatory, and you will be able to disregard it completely for as long as you wish. Once placed, Perfect Pair bet wins when the player’s initial two cards form the following combinations:
- Mixed Pair – cards with the same face value, in different colours (for example, 2 of Spades and 2 of Diamonds);
- Colour Pair – cards with the same face value and colours, but not suited (8 of Diamonds and 8 of Hearts);
- Perfect Pair – suited pair of cards with the same value, carrying the highest payout rate
The Perfect Blackjack side bets are settled independently and placed together with the main bet (you will not be able to lay a wager on the Perfect Pairs only). Thanks to the NetEnt interface, the game is equally suitable for experienced players and those who still consider themselves Blackjack beginners; should you need any additional Blackjack guidance, you will be able to visit the Help section and brush up on the rules or payout table without interrupting the gameplay session.
User Interface & Limits
NetEnt is known for its sophisticated interface which allows easy navigation, automatized gameplay, wide betting range, and a Live Chat option which establishes a channel of communication between the players and the table dealer. The software also integrates previous hands stats as well as the visual representation of the dealer’s last hands, giving you an instant overview of the past sessions. The available chips and the game commands appear on the screen only when needed and are instantly removed from the screen after the players make their moves.
This creates a more transparent platform that can be further customized and adjusted to the player’s personal preferences by modifying visual or audio features. For the time being, the game is offered at Grosvenor casinos exclusively.