What is Blackjack Azure?
Blackjack Azure is a live casino variant of Blackjack released by Pragmatic Play in September 2020. The game is streamed in 4k resolution from a beautiful casino studio located in Bucharest, Romania. The elegant design of the studio makes it enticing to all players.
Pragmatic Play further adds Gatsby feel to make the game unique. The game is hosted by different dealers, who can be either male or female. You’ll find them wearing great suits with beautiful bowties and stunning velvet dresses.
Overall, the studio, dealers, and features of the game provide a sort of mysterious atmosphere for players. And this is what makes Blackjack Azure unique.
How to Play Blackjack Azure
The rules of the game are not different from that of traditional online Blackjack. However, it includes two bonus features and 2 side bets to give you more winning opportunities.
This is how you play Blackjack Azure from Pragmatic Play:
Step 1: Place your bet
Blackjack Azure is pretty fast-paced. You only have 10 seconds to place your bets. The minimum bet amount is $10 while the maximum is $5,000 depending on the table.
There are different tables for Blackjack Azure, each labelled from A to J. Table A is the most affordable as the bet amount ranges from $10 to $2500. Table J, on the other hand, has the highest betting range, $500 to $5,000.
After placing any of the regular bets, there are additional side bets you can choose to place. You will find more details on that further down this guide.
Step 2: Make your decision
After your bet is placed, here are the options you have to choose from:
- Hit – When you hit, you request another card from the dealer.
- Stand – If you choose to stand, you’re not getting an additional card.
- Split – When you have cards of the same value, you can split them into two hands.
- Double down – To double your previous bet. Another card will be dealt to you.
Step 3: Dealers turn
If the dealer’s hand is 17 or higher, he/she must stand. But if the dealer card hand is below 17, he/she must hit until the value gets to 17 or above.
Once the dealer deals their card, you can check if you win.
There are two side bets in Blackjack Azure:
- Perfect Pairs: Here you bet that you’re getting a pair. The kind of pair you get determines your payout
- 21+3: The 21+3 bet is wagering on getting a Poker hand with the first two cards and the face-up card of the dealer
Blackjack Azure Bonus Features
There are two bonus features in Blackjack Azure:
- Bet Behind: This converts every seat on the table to a multiplayer
- Early Decision: The early decision features makes the game faster
|Perfect Pairs Side bet||Payouts|
|21+3 Side Bets||Payouts|
|Suited 3 of a kind||100:1|
|3-Card Straight Flush||40:1|
|3 of a kind||30:1|
What is the RTP in Blackjack Azure?
The RTP in Blackjack Azure is 99.59%.
|Blackjack Azure Table Name||Minimum Limits||Maximum Limit|
Blackjack Azure Strategy
Pick a table that corresponds to your betting limits
In Blackjack Azure you’ll tables from A to J. Each table has different table limits as specified in the previous section of this guide. Choose the table that fits your budget. This will help you manage your bankroll.
If you want to enjoy the fun for a long time, choose Table A. But if you’re looking for big wins, you can choose Table J.
Avoid Insurance Bet
The Blackjack insurance bet is a side bet you can make when the dealer’s face-up card is an ace. It serves as an ‘insurance’ in case the dealer has a ‘Blackjack’.
What this does is offer you a chance to break even if the dealer eventually has a Blackjack. You break even, regardless of whether you win or lose your main bet.
However, the insurance bet is most likely going to be a lost bet, except you can count cards. To win the insurance bet, the dealer’s hole card must be a 10-value card.