10 Jul

Spin Palace Blackjack: Review

We have already discussed how, thanks to one of the best loyalty schemes around, you can earn a great deal more as a loyal Spin Palace member than you can as a new member. This is despite the fact that Spin Palace offers all new members up to $1k in free cash, just for signing up.

It’s all about points, and the more you play, the more of these you earn and can convert into cash. With the lowest house edge of any game in the casino, blackjack is the best way to earn loyalty points in any casino, including Spin Palace.

So, with that in mind, what does this trusted Microgaming casino offer in terms of blackjack variants? Which ones should you play and which ones should you avoid?

Blackjack Double Exposure

When it comes to online blackjack variants, they don’t come much better than this. This game was so popular on the Microgaming software that it was adopted by many offline casinos and many other casino softwares, often following a simple name change to keep everything legal.

The main difference between Classic Blackjack and Double Exposure is that both dealer cards can be seen at all times. As any professional will tell you, the single visible dealer card in a standard blackjack came is almost as important as your own cards, so being able to see both of the dealer cards is a huge advantage. Obviously, there are some tweaks made to offset this edge, including the use of 8 decks and the fact that the dealer hits on soft 17, but that’s all.

Blackjack Double Exposure has a house edge of just 0.32%.

Vegas Single Deck

Using Classic Blackjack rules, this is as close as you can get to the City of Sin without feeling the searing Nevada heat on your skin. This pays 3 to 2 for a blackjack, also know as a “natural”, and it has a very low house edge, as you would expect. There is Insurance, although you are advised not to take this, and the betting options are varied.

As with all online blackjack games, the cards are shuffled after every hand, so don’t get too excited by the prospect of a single deck, because it can’t be exploited by counting cards.

European Blackjack

The rules here are a little different to Vegas rules and to Classic Blackjack rules. In many cases, they favor the casino, which is why this game has one of the highest house edges of any of the blackjack games you will find on the Spin Palace casino.

European Blackjack Re-deal

The same as above, only with one big difference: you can opt for a re-deal after you hit. The re-deal will cost you, and the amount that it costs you depends on the card that you re-deal to, and whether you’re the one repeating your deal, or the dealer is. As an example, imagine your two cards total 13, with the dealer showing something like a 7, 8 or 9. If you then deal a 2, you can expect to pay around a fifth of your stake to re-deal that card, and around half of your stake to deal the entire hand again. To give the dealer another card, however, you would pay a lot less.