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What Is Energy Blackjack 1?
Energy Blackjack 1 is an exclusive Live Casino table from Evolution, available only at EnergyCasino. This dedicated blackjack table is hosted in Evolution’s vibrant Live Casino studio, but only EnergyCasino players can take one of the available seats. The game is played against the house, and every moment is guided by professional live dealers. Energy Blackjack 1 is an S17, NDAS table that pays 3:2 on blackjack and offers insurance.
Energy Blackjack 1 Gameplay
The Energy Blackjack 1 Live Casino table is a game of classic blackjack, in which the player’s objective is to build a hand with a value of 21. Players can take specific actions to influence their point total, which must trump the dealer’s hand without exceeding 21. As a Live Casino game, Energy Blackjack 1 is played against the house, represented by the live dealer.
How To Play Blackjack
The live dealer will open betting once at least one seat has been occupied, and all players who joined that round will have a limited time frame to place their wager. The chips will be displayed in the centre of the user interface, each of a different colour, beginning with the game’s smallest €1 chip. Players can place optional side bets in addition to the main wager; those who missed out on a seat at the table can bet behind one of the seated players.
When the betting window closes, the dealer will distribute one face-up card to every player and one for the house. Then, the dealer will draw an additional face-up card to each player but will deal the second card for the house face down. All cards have a designated point value, and players must use the dealer’s upcard to determine which action would be the most appropriate to take.
After the initial two cards have been dealt to the players, the live dealer will call for action; players must stand, hit, double down or split. Standing means that the player opts to keep their hand as is, without drawing any additional cards. Players who hit will be dealt an additional card, thus increasing the hand’s point total. Doubling down will double the player’s main wager in exchange for only one more card. Energy Blackjack 1 players can double down on any two initial cards.
Splitting is only available on a pair or a hand with two cards of equal value, such as 10-J. When a player splits, they effectively play two separate hands; thus, a separate wager (equivalent to the main bet) must be placed on the second hand. If a player splits aces in Energy Blackjack 1, they will be dealt only one additional card. Additionally, Energy Blackjack 1 offers players the option to take insurance when the dealer shows an ace.
Energy Blackjack 1 Rules
When all players have made their decisions, the dealer’s second card will be revealed. Next, the dealer will act according to the game’s rules and, when their turn concludes, the hand with a value closest to 21 wins. Since Energy Blackjack 1 is a Live Casino game, you will receive a payout as long as your hand beats the dealer’s total and does not exceed 21 — you are not competing against other players. Below is a quick breakdown of the Energy Blackjack 1 table rules.
- Energy Blackjack 1 is played with an eight-deck shoe.
- Cards from two to 10 are worth their numerical value. Face cards (jacks, queens and kings) are worth 10. The ace can be one or 11, depending on the hand’s total; if it contains an ace and exceeds 21, then the ace will count as one.
- The live dealer must stand on 17.
- Players can double down on any two initial cards, but they cannot double down after splitting.
- Players can split initial cards of equal value (such as a J-J or 10-J), but can only split once per hand.
- If a player chooses to split aces, only one additional card will be dealt to each split ace.
- When the dealer shows an ace, players can take insurance.
- Insurance pays 2:1.
- Blackjack pays 3:2.
Energy Blackjack 1 Side Bets
In addition to the main wager, players can choose to place optional side bets: Perfect Pairs and 21+3. The theoretical RTP of these side bets is 95.90% for Perfect Pairs and 96.30% for 21+3.
A Perfect Pairs bet wins if the player’s first two cards comprise any pair, such as two jacks or two fives. There are three types of pairs: perfect, coloured and mixed. A perfect pair pays 25:1 and must be a pair of the same suit, such as two queens of hearts. A coloured pair pays 12:1 and must be a pair of the same colour, like a queen of hearts with a queen of diamonds. The mixed pair pays 6:1 and can be any pair with mixed suits and colours, such as queen of hearts and queen of spades.
The 21+3 bet gives players a chance to win if their first two cards and the dealer’s upcard build any of the following hands: suited trips, straight flush, three of a kind, straight and flush.
- Suited trips is a hand with three identical cards, such as three queens of hearts, and pays 100:1.
- A straight flush is a numerical sequence of the same suit, such as 9-10-J of diamonds, and pays 40:1.
- Three of a kind pays 30:1 and is a hand with three cards of the same value but different suits, such as one queen of hearts, one of diamonds and one of spades.
- A straight pays 10:1 and is a numerical sequence with different suits, such as 10 of clubs, jack of hearts and queen of spades.
- A flush pays 5:1 and is any hand with non-sequential cards of the same suit, such as 6-9-J of diamonds.
Energy Blackjack 1 Strategy
Blackjack is a game of chance that requires luck and skill; it is one of the few casino games in which players can reduce the house edge by correctly employing basic strategy. Before you take a seat at the Energy Blackjack 1 table, we recommend that you thoroughly research basic strategy. Every move in blackjack can make or break, so you’ll find plenty of guides and useful tables online that detail exactly when and how to make your moves. Although there are varied strategies and approaches to playing blackjack, the basic strategy is one of the most widespread methods of playing effectively.
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