Online blackjack games innately have low variance. The regular payout is even money and blackjack payouts are usually 3 to 2. Some online blackjack variants do offer side bets with high payouts, but these bets generally offer unviable average returns. Microgaming is an innovative games supplier to online casinos. It has developed an online blackjack gamr that allows players to take risks and chase much higher payouts.
High Streak European Blackjack Gold Series is the long name of this Microgaming blackjack variant. Being a Gold Series game, the casino table setting is elegantly designed. Being a European Blackjack variant, the dealer is dealt only one card and cannot check for blackjack upfront. The game is live at all Microgaming online casinos like Spin Palace, Platinum Play and Casino Mate.
High Streak European Blackjack is played with two decks, which gives players a marginal advantage as compared to the usual eight decks games. The other rules of the main game are as follows. The dealer stands on all 17. Players can double down on hard 9, 10 and 11 only. Players can split once only. Split ace and 10 value card counts as 21 and not as blackjack.
The High Streak Bet is placed independently alongside the main bet. If the player wins, the High Streak bet moves to the 2nd Streak without any payout. In order to continue with the High Streak cycle the player has to place another bet for the main game again. The player can start a second High Streak cycle if he wants to. If the player wins a second time successively, the 2nd Streak bet pays even money immediately and the High Streak bet moves to the 3rd Streak. On the third successive win, the 3rd Streak win pays 2 to 1 immediately and the High Streak bet moves to the 4th Streak. On the fourth successive win, the 4th Streak win pays 5 to 1 immediately and the High Streak bet moves to the 5th Streak. If the player wins a fifth time successively, the 5th Streak win pays 10 to 1 immediately and the High Streak cycle ends. If a player loses any time in the main game, then all High Streak bets lose. In the event of a tied hand the High Streak bets remain on the table without progressing. In the case of a split hand the net result of both hands determines the outcome of the High Streak bets. New or conservative players should play one High Streak cycle at a time. Though who love high volatility can play multiple cycles simultaneously.