It is undeniable that the experience of playing in an online casino is becoming more and more similar to that of land-based casinos. The main difference is still the lack of interaction with the public, dealers and other players, and here live casino games help us to break down these barriers.
How are multiplayer blackjack bets paid out?
If the dealer scores between 17 and 21 points, your score is compared to each player’s score. If the dealer has been eliminated, players who have achieved a score of 21 or less are paid as if they had won. Blackjack pays 3 to 2, the win over the dealer and insurance bets 1 to 1 and if there has been a tie we get back the amount wagered. The player also loses if he and the dealer both exceed 22 points. To get an idea, if we bet 1 unit on multiplayer blackjack, we would cash out:
- We have blackjack: add up to 21: 2.5 units (3 to 2).
- We beat the dealer but don’t have blackjack: 2 units (1 to 1)
- Tie, also if you have blackjack: you get back the unit wagered
- Winning insurance bet, also if you have 21: 2 units (1 to 1)
Where to play multiplayer blackjack
Beyond land-based casinos, you can play multiplayer blackjack at most online casinos operating in the UK. Just go to the card section of the casino and look for this game mode, which also appears as multiplayer blackjack in some casinos where the English name is used. It is worth noting that it is a live casino game, so some operators may include it in that section. When playing live, demo mode is not available.
Advantages of multiplayer blackjack
Undoubtedly, one of the main advantages of multiplayer blackjack is that it offers a much more casino-like experience than other versions of the game. The fact that you only have one hand when in the other versions you can accumulate up to 5, the presence of other players to share the table with or the possibility of interacting via chat with the dealer and the other players only reinforce the game experience and give it an extra touch of realism. You can play from wherever you want as if you were in a real casino.
It is also worth noting that multiplayer blackjack has a return to player rate of over 99.6% provided an optimal playing strategy is used. It is clear that to reach that RTP you have to know how to play blackjack, for which we must first learn about the different strategies, when we should ask for a card, when to check, how to manage insurance bets and the options of splitting or doubling our bet. In any case, this is a very interesting live casino game, a classic that never goes out of fashion.