Playtech Progressive Blackjack
Playtech's Progressive Blackjack game combines the classic game of Las Vegas Strip Blackjack with the thrill and excitement of potentially winning a huge jackpot. The great thing about the jackpot is that there is nothing you really have to do differently to earn it, other than placing a $/£/€1 side bet in addition to your standard wager and merely focussing on playing your normal game based on sound blackjack strategy.
You will win the minimum side bet if you are dealt a single Ace, and winnings increase exponentially with the number of Aces dealt, with the jackpot prize being claimed if you are dealt all 4 Aces.
Generally the payout table for this game at Playtech powered casinos is as follows:
- Ace: 5x your bet
- 2 Unsuited Aces: 50x your bet
- 2 Suited Aces: 100x your wager
- 3 Unsuited Aces: 250x your wager
- 4 Unsuited Aces: 2500x your bet
- 3 Suited Aces: 5000x your wager
- 4 Suited Aces: Progressive Jackpot Win
Of course, playing the side bet which qualifies you to win the jackpot is optional and you are required to make a regular blackjack bet in order to place one but it can definitely be worth doing as Playtech Progressive Blackjack jackpots start at $/£/€50,000.
Progressive Blackjack Jackpot Rules
The Progressive Blackjack game is played with 8 standard decks of playing cards, there is a hole card and the dealer checks for Blackjack on Face Cards and Aces. The dealer stands on all 17's, players can double down on any first 2 cards. Cards of the same denomination can be split and you will only receive an additional card on Split Aces, re-splitting of cards is not permitted but you may double down after a split. There is no surrender option and insurance pays 2:1 while Blackjack pays 3:2.
As previously mentioned, the side bet to quality for the progressive jackpot prize is optional but a regular wager is required in order to make it. Also, after splitting cards, an Ace and a Ten card will be valued at 21 and not be treated as Blackjack.