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Blackjack at Microgaming Online Casinos
News Date: September 29, 2008

The Microgaming Blackjack Gold Series has immensely popularized online blackjack. It offers a variety of games following different casino rules. These cater to serious blackjack online blackjack players who want to replicate live casino play from the comfort of their homes. But the Microgaming Blackjack Gold series also includes many games with side bets and jackpots that the more fun loving online players love. Some of theses games that are in the news are reviewed below.

Bonus Blackjack Gold is one of the games that are popular with both serious and fun loving online players. It is played with two standard decks of 52 cards. The serious players enjoy the high degree of functionality that the game offers through the Expert Mode. There is a strategy card that enables players to customize their strategy and feed it to the computer. Then they can set the game to play a specified number of times in the Autoplay mode. This not only enables them to test out their strategies but also allows them to wager in other games while the computer plays blackjack for them. The fun loving players enjoy the optional bonus bet. This bet offers enhanced payouts on specified combinations of dealt cards. If the player is dealt the Jack and Ace of Spades the payout is 50:1; if the player is dealt any other suited Jack and Ace the payout is 25:1 and if the player is dealt any other suited cards the payout is 5:2. 

Triple 7’s Blackjack is a blackjack game with a progressive jackpot. This game attracts plenty of online players who love slots. The online blackjack game is played with five standard decks of 52 cards. Triple 7’s Blackjack also has an Expert Mode. However in this game the side bet is not optional but 1 credit is automatically deducted for it from the player’s account. If the player is dealt three consecutive sevens then he receives a bonus payout. If these sevens are all the sevens of diamonds then he hits the progressive jackpot.

Spanish 21 Multi Hand Blackjack is played with eight decks but with only 48 cards in each deck. The tens have been removed from the decks. In this online blackjack game the twist is that the player is paid a bonus if his hand value reaches 21. The bonus amount depends on the number of cards that are there in the hand when the total reaches 21. The Expert Mode is available for this game as well.

European High Streak Blackjack is played with two standard decks of 52 cards. This online blackjack game has a side bet known as High Streak. If the player wins the first hand then he is paid out 1:1 on the side bet; for the second consecutive win the payout is 2:1; for the third successive win the payout is 5:1 and for the fourth successive win the payout is 10:1.

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