Atlantic City Blackjack is a single hand game of blackjack online using random number generated software. Take on the dealer in this game of standard blackjack which uses eight decks of cards. There are no side-bets available in this version of the casino classic, so just take on the dealer and try to get closest to 21 to win.
Atlantic City Blackjack is one of the more popular blackjack titles from iSoftbet and Microgaming. This game is not going to appeal to high rollers but is a decent option for those players still trying to master their blackjack skills. Bets start for as little as ten cents a hand, which is much lower than the average online blackjack table. Deep-pocketed players will want to look elsewhere though, as the table limit of €10 per hand will not appeal. This is not a multi-hand game, and playing a single hand for just 10 cents a time may prove a trifle boring for the experienced player.
This version of blackjack requires that the dealer draw on 16 and must stand on a soft 17. That means a dealer hand of A, 6 will require the dealer to stand rather than take another card to try and improve his hand. Blackjack pays out at 3 to 2, so a €1 bet would earn you an automatic €1.50 in profit should you draw the Ace plus a face card or ten. The dealer will peek at his card should he draw a 10 face up and end the game straight away if the hole card is an Ace. Players will have the option to purchase insurance if the dealer’s visible card is an Ace, which will pay out at odds of 2 to 1 should the dealer’s second card make blackjack. That insurance will cost you half of your bet, and of course, buying insurance is not recommended as a general rule.
During gameplay you will have the option to stand, surrender, double down or hit. If the two player cards are the same, then you also get the option to split. If you play this game using optimal strategy then you can reduce the house edge to a minimal 0.36%, which is lower than the majority of online blackjack titles. There is the option to practice in demo mode above to hone your technique before risking real money. In terms of sound and visuals, the cards are dealt fluidly onto a blue baize table, and the sound effects are passable.
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Atlantic City Blackjack certainly does not revolutionise the online blackjack gaming market. However, this version does make for a great introduction to real money blackjack for players who are new to the game. The very low cost of playing a hand makes it accessible to all. Plus the fact that there is only one hand to concentrate on makes it a better for option for those players who are focused on honing their betting strategy. For more experienced players though, Atlantic City Blackjack may not offer enough action to keep them at the table for too long.
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