Evolution Gaming was launched in 2006, and now, with Playtech, has become one of the two biggest names in the provision of Live Dealer casino games. Evolution are regarded as the trend-setters in the development and recreation of a casino table game atmosphere that is authentic and responds to betting actions in real time. Players at these video-streamed live dealer casinos play at a realistic live casino pace, yet retain all the basic benefits of being able to access this action online.
Now, just to take things up a further level, Evolution adds Perfect Pairs and 21+3 to Live Platform possibilities. These two new blackjack variations combine traditional blackjack action with the option of including side bets. These side bets are completely optional for players, so with the addition of the new tables, players will find even more options for this realistic game of online blackjack. Evolution Gaming now has 75 live blackjack tables in total, and the new Perfect Pairs and 21 +3 features are available on all of them.
The Top Blackjack Live Dealer Game
Evolutions’ boast that theirs is the fastest, most realistic and most engaging live dealer Blackjack game that is currently available online seems to be completely justified. Their live studio setup is at the cutting edge of online technology, and the games are played at the same pace as happens in a real, brick and mortar casino. With this advance, where Evolution Adds Perfect Pairs and 21+3 to Live Platform and integrating the side bet options of Perfect pairs and 21 + 3, blackjack players will have increased levels of playability, more ways to beat the dealer, and a greater possibility of winning. The overall increase in game interest and engagement is obviously also going to count significantly in their favour.
The New Side Bet Perfect Pairs
Perfect Pairs and 21+3 are, quite simply, additional chances to win at a blackjack table. With Perfect Pairs, when this side bet is active, and a player is dealt a pair, then they are awarded a cash prize. The player would start the game by placing a chip on the Perfect Pairs box. Should the first two cards dealt be a pair, then the player wins immediately. The amount won is dependent on the type of pair that is dealt, with a mixed pair paying 6 to 1, a coloured pair 12 to 1 and a perfect pair, two cards of the same suit and value, paying 25 to 1. In the Perfect Pairs side bet scenario, the theoretical return to player is 95.90%, which compares very favourably to the top slot machines.
The 21+3 Side Bet Details
The side bet addition of 21+3 is somewhat different. This side bet adds a poker twist to blackjack online, and is a combination of the players’ two cards and the dealers’ face up card. These three cards are combined into a potential poker hand when the 21 + 3 box has a chip placed in it. The pay out on 21 + 3 is dependent on the poker hand value. A Flush pay out 5 to 1, a Straight 10 to 1, Three of a Kind pay 30 to 1 and a Straight Flush 40 to 1. The top hand, similarly to Perfect Pairs, is Suited Trips, which is three identical cards, and this pays out 100 to 1. For the 21+3 side bet, the theoretical return to player is a significantly high 96.3%.
Despite this, that Evolution Adds Perfect Pairs and 21+3 to Live Platform, players should remember that the theoretical return to player at Evolutions’ blackjack base game, assuming basic strategy application is still 99. 52%.