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Microgaming Blackjack Casinos

Microgaming Blackjack Casinos & ReviewsMicrogaming is the oldest software company in the i-gaming industry. They created the first online casino more than 20 years ago. They show no signs of slowing down either. They currently license more than 400 brands and power more than 120 casinos.

They pump out the games, too. Microgaming currently has over 600 games and 1,000 variants. Although, if you read their website, you’ll see that the number is actually closer to 2,000 when you factor in the different downloads and variations that are available.

Anyway, new games come out all the time, mostly in the slots department. In fact, they’re known for having the largest progressive jackpot network. So far they’ve paid out over $375 million, and their biggest payout to date was $6.37 million. The lucky guy hit it while playing on a Mega Moolah machine.

But enough about slots and random games. You’re here for blackjack.

And you won’t be disappointed. Microgaming has the largest selection of blackjack games I’ve seen. They have over 40 different games and variations that you can play via their download, Flash, mobile and live dealer casinos. You can learn more about their games and platforms below.

Types of Blackjack Games at Microgaming Casinos

One thing to be aware of is that it’s unlikely you’ll find a casino with Microgaming’s entire suite of blackjack games. At most you’ll have 20-25 games to choose from, many of which will be variations. You see, they will have 8-15 games, and each game will have a variation, such as gold, multi-hand or both.

The gold version of their game is merely a difference in graphics and table limits. The table limits at the gold versions will be $1-$4 higher, and the graphics will be more realistic looking. It’ll look like you’re sitting down at the table, in first-person mode, instead of over the table in a bird-eye view mode.

So with that in mind lets look at all the games Microgaming offers. I’ve included the rules, and for some games, the house edge and table limits.

Atlantic City Blackjack

The table limits for Atlantic City Blackjack will vary from $2-$500 (depending on the variation) and up to 5 hands can be played in the multi-hand variation. Here are the rules:

  • This game is played with 8 decks.
  • The dealer stands on hard/soft 17.
  • You can double down on any two cards.
  • You can double down after splitting.
  • You can split up to 4 hands except aces.
  • You can choose to late surrender.
  • You can only receive one card on split aces.

Classic Blackjack

This has a .28 percent house edge and table limits of $2-$500. The rules are:

  • This game is played with 1 deck.
  • You can double down on hard 9-11 only.
  • The dealer stays on soft/hard 17.
  • You can’t double after splitting.
  • You can split up to two hands.
  • You will receive one card on split aces.

Big 5 Blackjack

This has a .51 percent house edge and table limits of $2-$200.

  • This is played with five decks.
  • The dealer hits soft 17.
  • You can double down on any two cards.
  • You can double down after splitting.
  • You can split up to 4 hands, except for aces.
  • You will receive only one card on split aces.
  • You can early surrender except against aces.
  • You cannot surrender when the dealer shows an ace.

Bonus Blackjack

This game has a .31 percent house edge and table limits of $2-$200. The side bet is a minimum of $2.

  • This is played with two decks.
  • The dealer hits soft 17.
  • You can double down on any two cards.
  • You can double after splitting.
  • You ca split up to 4 hands.
  • You will receive one card on split aces.

European Blackjack

European Blackjack has a .35 percent house edge and table limits of $5-$00. Higher limits of $10,000 are available by request.

  • This is played with two decks.
  • The dealer stands on soft/hard 17.
  • You can double on hard 9-11 only.
  • You can’t double after splitting.
  • You can hit split aces.
  • You can split up to two hands.
  • You can split only identical 10-point cards.

Vegas Strip Blackjack

This has a .28 percent house edge and table limits of $2-$200.

  • This is played with four decks.
  • The dealer stands on soft/hard 17.
  • You can double down on any two cards.
  • You can double after splitting.
  • You can split up to 4 hands.
  • You will receive one card on split aces.

Vegas Downtown Blackjack

This has a .31 percent house edge and table limits of $2-$200.

  • This is played with two decks.
  • The dealer hits soft 17.
  • You can double down on any two cards.
  • You can double after splitting.
  • You can split up to 4 hands.
  • You can only split aces once.

Triple Sevens Blackjack

Triple 7s shares the same rules as European blackjack. The only difference is that there is a side bet for a progressive jackpot. These are the hands you want to hit to win (from best to worst).

  • 777 diamonds
  • 777 suited
  • 777 any suit
  • 77x suited
  • 77x any suit
  • 7xx

Double Exposure

Double Exposure has a .62 percent house edge and table limits of $2-$200.

  • This is played with eight decks.
  • The dealer hits soft 17.
  • The dealer wins all ties except natural blackjack.
  • A blackjack pays even money.
  • You can double down on hard 9-11.
  • You can double down after splitting.
  • You can split up to 4 hands.
  • You can resplit aces.
  • You will receive one card on aces (unless resplitting them).

Pontoon

Pontoon has a .37 percent house edge and table limits of $5-$200.

  • This is played with eight decks.
  • A pontoon pays 2-1.
  • A five-card trick pays 2-1.
  • A pontoon beats a five-card trick.
  • The dealer’s cards are dealt face down.
  • The dealer peeks for pontoons.
  • The dealer stands on hard/soft 17.
  • You can double down on 2-4 card hands.
  • You can double after splitting.
  • You can split up to 3 hands.
  • You will receive one card on split aces.

Spanish Blackjack

Spanish Blackjack has a .4 percent house edge and table limits of $2-$200.

  • It is played with eight decks.
  • The dealer hits soft 17.
  • The player’s blackjack beats the dealer’s blackjack.
  • The player always wins on 21.
  • You can late surrender.
  • You can double down on any number of cards.
  • You can surrender after doubling down.
  • You can double down after splitting.
  • You can split up to 4 hands.
  • You can resplit aces.
  • You can hit and double down on split aces.

Super Fun 21

Super Fun 21 has a .92 percent house edge.

  • This is played with 1 deck.
  • The dealer hits soft 17.
  • A blackjack pays even money.
  • The player wins all blackjacks.
  • You can surrender after hitting.
  • You can double down on any number of cards.
  • You can double down after splitting.
  • You can split up to 4 hands.
  • You can resplit aces.
  • You can hit split aces.

HiLo 13 European Blackjack

HiLo 13 shares the same rules as European Blackjack. The only difference is an additional side bet that pays on the following hands.

  • Under 13 – Even
  • Over 13 – Even
  • Exactly 13 – 10:1

High Streak Bonus

The High Streak Bonus shares the same rules as European Blackjack. The only difference is the additional side bet that pays on the following outcomes:

  • Win 2 hands in a row – 1:1
  • Win 3 hands in a row – 2:1
  • Win 4 in a row – 5:1
  • Win 5 in a row – 10:1

Perfect Pairs European

Perfect Pairs shares the same rules as European Blackjack. The only difference is the side bet that pays on the following outcomes:

  • Perfect pair – 30:1
  • Colored pair – 15:1
  • Mixed pair – 7:1

There are 15 different games listed here overall. When you account for the gold version of each game, multi-hand and European versions, you easily clear the 40 game mark.

Microgaming’s Blackjack Software

You’ll be able to play Microgaming’s blackjack games on a number of platforms including:

  • Download – This is where you’ll have full access to the games. The downloads are only compatible with Windows operating systems.
  • Flash – The Flash casino is compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems. Flash casinos tend to have fewer games (overall), which means your (blackjack) options will be limited.
  • Mobile – Many (if not all) Microgaming casinos have mobile blackjack. Keep in mind that your (blackjack) options are limited here, too.
  • Live – Microgaming casinos have live dealer games. This includes blackjack. Microgaming also launched the Playboy Live casino, where your game is dealt by a Playboy bunny.

In addition to these platforms, back in February 2013 Microgaming launched an app that is compatible with the Microsoft Xbox and Windows 8 mobile device. This is called Bronzebeard Blackjack the Strategy Coach. This 3D app teachers players how to play blackjack in a fun and entertaining way, with multiple levels, goals and special unlockable treasure items for completing stages. You can read more about it here:

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