RTG European Blackjack
RealTime Gaming wouldn’t have a complete list of blackjack games without its own European Blackjack. This blackjack game is very similar to the one played in the States, with a few minor variations.
You’ll notice one difference as soon as the cards are dealt. Normally, at the start of the game, players will have two face-up cards and the Dealer will have one face-up card and one “hole” card (faced down). In European Blackjack, the hole card isn’t dealt until after the player makes his or her play (whether to hit or to stand, deciding if he/she should split the cards or double down the bet, etc).
And speaking of doubling down, another difference is the limitation on certain wagers. In European Blackjack, you are only allowed to double a bet on a hand that totals 9, 10 or 11. To make it easier, the “Double” button is only available to push when it meets those criteria.
The last change in RTG’s version of European Blackjack affects the Dealer. In most of its blackjack games, the Dealer is required to hit on a soft 17. In this European Blackjack game, the Dealer will stand on a soft 17. This takes the unpredictable nature of this game and levels it out a bit since the fate of the player is determined that much sooner.
Take a jump across the pond and play European Blackjack at the following casinos.