It's becoming increasingly difficult to release a variation of blackjack that hasn't already been done a million times by other online providers. While Elevation Blackjack doesn't have any features that are overly unique, a variety of different popular mechanics and betting options have been put together and added into one game. Of course, being a live casino game, it also features a friendly dealer who is always happy to interact with players who use the chat room, found in the top right of the screen.
Elevation Blackjack 1 is played with a total of 8 decks, which are periodically shuffled, as is the standard with online card games. The dealer must hit until 17 in this variation of the game, and players can bet a minimum of 1.00 per round.
This live casino game is powered by Elevation, a studio that was made possible due to a partnership of GVC Holdings and Playtech. Many players will recognise both of these names, with Playtech releasing a huge variety of popular slots in the past. Titles in their portfolio include the likes of Gold Rush Cash Collect, King Blitz, and Age of the Gods: God of Storms 3, alongside hundreds more!
Elevation Blackjack doesn't come with any symbols, and instead, players should be paying attention to the different cards in their hand, alongside what the dealer's face up card is. All of the cards in blackjack are worth their face value, apart from aces, which are worth 1 or 11. Face cards (J, Q, and K) are also valued at 10.
The potential winnings in Elevation Blackjack are the same as other variations of the game. A blackjack awards at 3 to 2, while insurance has odds of 2 to 1. Of course, there are also the potential winnings for beating the dealer, which is awarded at the rate of 1 to 1 or 2x the initial stake size.
As mentioned earlier, Elevation Blackjack is packed with an assortment of features. The first are two side bets, 21+3 and Perfect Pairs. With 21+3, players are looking to create a poker hand with their two cards, while also using the dealer's face up card. The Perfect Pairs bet focuses on the player being dealt two cards of the same value.
Another option included in Elevation Blackjack is the potential to 'Bet Behind' a player. Put simply, if the chosen player beats the dealer, the bet placed on them is also successful. The '10 Card Charlie' rule is also active, meaning that if players have a hand that consists of 10 cards, it automatically beats the dealer unless they have a blackjack.
Elevation Blackjack is very similar to traditional variations of the game in terms of the rules, different betting options, and the potential winnings for various outcomes. What makes this release unique is the combination of added mechanics, all rolled into the same game. Of course, the visually appealing interface and friendly dealers also help to keep the experience entertaining for players!