Blackjack (Playtech)

It’s easy to see why Blackjack is so popular – it’s a true game of nerves but very easy to play. The object of the game is to get cards that add up to 21, or as close to 21 as possible. If you are closer to 21 than the dealer, you win. Simple!

With this version, which we’ve made available here to play for fun, not for cash, Playtech has opted for a conventional Blackjack set-up, with the traditional green table, playing chips and cards. The difference here compared to playing in a real-life casino is that you make your plays with a simple click of the mouse.

Our Rating: ★★★★★★★☆☆☆
Software Producer
Game Type Card
Min Single Bet $1
Max Single Bet $100
Max Total Bet $500
Mobile Version No

How to Play

Don’t forget, there’s more to blackjack than getting 21. It is not just a game of chance, it’s all about holding your nerve. The object of the game is to beat the dealer, so don’t go bust or the house wins!

To help you get the best out of your game or get started if you’re a newbie, Playtech provides an overview of Blackjack rules and jargon. To view these, simply click on the spanner icon at the top right corner of the Blackjack table and then click Help.

But here at Free Slots we wouldn’t want to be lazy and let Playtech do all the explaining, so for the uninitiated this is roughly how Blackjack goes down:

  • Players must choose how much they want to bet – just click on one of the various casino chips. (If you were playing for real money these chips would represent the values they display in your currency of choice – usually $, £ or €)
  • Players are then dealt two cards (the face cards jack, queen, king are given a value of ten)
  • Based on the combined value of the two cards, players have to decide whether to twist (draw another card) or stick (stay with the cards you have) to get as close to 21 as possible.

For experienced players this is a chance for you to sharpen those blackjack skills – know when to stick, when to twist and when to double down. So join us at the table, place your bets, up the ante and beat the dealer in the race to 21 – Blackjack!

Special Features and Ways to Win

If you were playing this game for real money, you’d win cash by getting closer to 21 than the dealer. Here at Free Slots you get the purely the satisfaction and excitement of beating the house. In Playtech’s take on Blackjack, Vegas house rules apply. This means the dealer must draw to 16 and stand on 17 – increasing your chances of winning!

Furthermore, this blackjack game offers two classic casino features: the double down feature means you can double your bet if you feel you have a winning hand. Also, if you’re dealt two cards of the same value you’re offered the chance to split – use this opportunity wisely and you could beat the dealer twice in one game!

Music, Audio and Graphics

Authentic casino-style music in the background creates a sophisticated gaming ambience that brings Playtech fairly close to offering a realistic casino experience. If the graphics of the game were just a little sharper and a little-less 2D, you’d be there. However, in a nice touch, players can choose from a broad range of table colors to suit their mood – unfortunately you can’t choose your cards!

The Last Word

Playtech have gone for the authentic, no frills feel to this game, yet all the while providing a cool and sleek casino experience. Blackjack has always been regarded as a cerebral (think Dustin Hoffman’s Rainman) game of skill and nerves, and we think you’ll want to play again and again here at Freeslots Asia. From us, Playtech’s Classic Blackjack gets a seven out of ten.

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