If you love BlackJack then Progressive BlackJack from Playtech is the best game to win Jackpot. There is though no difference in the game from a standard game of blackjack, except that it has an option to add a side bet, giving the players a chance to win a progressive jackpot. As the side bet starts accumulating, a jackpot is created and players have a chance to win all or part of the jackpot, if certain conditions are met. The game has become increasingly popular as one can make a lot of money through jackpots that are easy to build.
The Progressive Blackjack jackpot is currently worth $116,366 (at the time of writing). It was last hit on 25 October 2015, awarding $115,681 at that time. When you will start to play the game you will see immediately that it is a five-handed version which means you can play up to five hands simultaneously.
What is Progressive Blackjack Jackpot game about?
Playtech Progressive blackjack is almost the same as standard blackjack, where the objective is to try and score a blackjack to beat the dealer. In order to play for the jackpot, a side bet has to be placed in addition to your standard bet. There is a minimum value for side bet, usually starting from $1 and, all the money that you put in as side bet goes into the jackpot pool.
What are the game rules in Progressive Blackjack Progressive Jackpot?
- The game uses 6 decks of cards
- There is an optional progressive side bet
- Player can only split once. He has an option to double after splitting.
- The dealer can check for blackjack if he has an Ace or a 10 valued card
- A player is allowed to double only if his hand totals 9, 10 or 11
How to play Progressive Blackjack Progressive Jackpot?
You can play this game at any online casino and the game follows the same rules of standard blackjack, where the players receive two face up cards. The aim of Blackjack is to beat the dealer with a hand total of 21 or less and the basic rules of the game are simple. The dealer distributes two cards face down to all hands, receiving one face up and face down himself. Each player now has the following options to progress:
- Hit – take another card
- Stand – take no further cards for that hand
- Double Down – double your bet and take one more card only
- Split – cards with similar values can be split into two hands and played separately
- Insurance – if the dealer is showing an Ace, you can pay extra for insurance which will pay back at 2/1 if the dealer has a blackjack
Get started by choosing your stake from the chips available in the bottom left hand corner – decide how may hands you want to play and then place one or more chips in the circles to show that.
When the hand is over you will be paid out if you are a winner; the dealer stands on 17 or higher and when finished, your hands will be compared.
There is a standard payout of 3:2 for all blackjacks if the dealer also has a blackjack the players get their stake back. Players are also allowed to make insurance bets, with a payout of 1:1. The dealer has to hit if their hand is lower than 16 and stand if the hand is 17 or more.
How to win Progressive Blackjack Progressive Jackpot?
In order to win progressive blackjack a player must have a higher hand than the dealer without going over 21, same as standard blackjack.
Draw one or more aces, the more aces you draw the larger the payout. Draw 4 same colored aces to win the entire jackpot. You can win a progressive side bet by drawing aces, while losing your hand to the dealer (this is because, a progressive side bet is independent of your primary bet).
In order to win this game, it is best to use the standard blackjack game strategies. The only way this game is different from blackjack is that, it has an option of a progressive side bet.
Many progressive betting systems suggest that you should vary your bets according to the past results, by using this method you make a lot of small profits. Martingale, Fibonacci and Paroli systems are some examples of betting methods.
It is also recommended to place a higher side bet, if affordable, as the payout rewards in this game range from 10 to 100x the bet placed. The full list of prizes you can see in the paytable to the right.