FULL TILT CASINO OVERVIEW FEATURING LIVE BLACKJACK
Full Tilt Casino has various live casino offerings including everyone’s favorite game: blackjack. Also, Full Tilt separates itself from the rest of the online gaming industry with their innovative use of technology. They figured out how to blend the brick and mortar live casino experience with the online gaming realm. The future of online gaming is upon us! You can log into Full Tilt Casino online to play hands of blackjack in the confines of your home or office, but with real-life dealers.
Finding a proper online casino is not easy. Full Tilt is making a strong argument for themselves to be included among the leaders with a multitude of blackjack variations and innovative gaming software.
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MULTIPLE VERSIONS, MULTIPLE DECKS:
One of the better arguments for playing online blackjack is the ability to pick and choose the types of rules you want to play. When you visit a live casino, you are beholden to whatever regional rules are applicable. However, Full Tilt Blackjack has both the widely popular Atlantic City version, as well as the European version.
What is the biggest discrepancy in the rules between European and Atlantic City? It has to do with the number of decks, surrendering options, and whether or not a dealer stands or hits on a Soft 17.
ATLANTIC CITY BLACKJACK:
Atlantic City has always had a long history with blackjack. The Atlantic City rules that Full Tilt abides by include.
• Eight decks
• Dealer stands on Soft 17
• No Surrender
• You can only split pairs one time
The standard blackjack rules apply including a 3/2 payout, doubling down on any two-card hand, and split Aces only receiving one card. You may also buy insurance.
Blackjack has been around Europe for centuries. Even Napoleon loved playing blackjack during idle time between battles (although, in his time, it was referred to as 21 or Vingt-An). The European rules are slightly different.
• Six Decks
• Dealer hits on Soft 17
• Surrender available
• You can split pairs twice, but Aces only once
The standard blackjack rules apply including a 3/2 payout and doubling down with any two-card-hand.
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MICRO-STAKES, DOUBLE DECK, AND PREMIUM:
In addition to being able to play blackjack with different sets of rules, you can play other options as well.
Micro-stakes is perfect for anyone on a limited bankroll, or someone who is new to the game. You can play with either European or Atlantic City rules. The slight twist is that the Atlantic City Micro Limit games use six decks while the European Micro Limit games use eight decks.
You also have a double deck option that is essentially playing with only two decks. There are two versions: Double Deck Atlantic City and Double Deck European.
Lastly, Full Tilt offers Premium Atlantic City and Premium European versions. The premium twist is that only four decks are used.
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LIVE BLACKJACK, LIVE DEALERS:
Playing the lottery is a solitary pursuit. Sure, you could theoretically win €10 million in the Irish lottery, but the entire transaction of acquiring a ticket seems very impersonal and rather dull. On the flip side, blackjack is an exhilarating experience while you wait for the dealer to turn the card to reveal your fate. Full Tilt Blackjack mixed the genres and blended online gaming and real life with their Live Blackjack.
The Full Tilt website boasts: “Pit yourself against the dealer at Live Blackjack. You’ll experience every facet of the action from the shuffle of the shoe to the distribution of chips. Place side bets on the action on Full Tilt’s exclusive tables or alongside all your fellow Live Casino players as you gun for 21.
Playing Live Blackjack is almost like playing in Las Vegas. For Full Tilt’s Live Blackjack, they adhere to “Atlantic City” rules, which includes using eight decks and dealer has to stand on a soft 17. You can also double down on any two-card hand, but split Aces only receive one card. Blackjack pays out 3/2. There is no Surrender option in Live Blackjack. However, you can buy insurance if you wish.
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SIDE BETS, PERFECT PAIRS, AND POKER HAND BONUSES:
Live Blackjack also offers side bet options. You can side-bet something called a 21+3 wager, in which you make a three-card “poker hand” with your two cards and the dealer’s first card. You can also side bet on Perfect Pairs, in which you win a bonus for getting dealt a pair and an added bonus for a perfect pair (same card).
Perfect Pair Payouts:
• Perfect Pair – matched suits (e.g. 10d-10d, Ks-Ks) pays 25/1
• Colored Pair – matched colors (e.g. Ad-Ah, 3s-3c) pays 12/1
• Mixed Pair – regular pairs (e.g. 8c-8h, Qd-Qs) pays 6/1
Live Blackjack 21+3 Side Bets and Payouts:
• Suited Trips (e.g. Ks-Ks-Ks) pays 100/1
• Straight Flush (e.g. 6c-7c-8c) pays 40/1
• Three of a Kind (e.g. 4h-4c-4d) pays 30/1
• Straight (e.g. Qs-Jh-10c) pays 10/1
• Flush (e.g. 3h-6h-10h) pays 5/1
Full Tilt is available in over 20 languages including Bulgarian, Chinese, Czech, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, and Ukrainian.
In a fast-changing world where technology is driving the marketplace, it seems like the lines between online gaming and the real world are being broken down every day. Full Tilt Casino offers up a multitude of blackjack games with nuances in the number of decks offered: Double Deck, Premium (4 decks), Atlantic City (8 decks), and European (6 decks). Full Tilt also has a unique twist with its Live Blackjack feature, blending real life and online while playing in an environment against live dealers without leaving the confines of your own home.