Evolution Lightning Blackjack

Playing the classic card game also known as 21 becomes an electrifying experience with Evolution Lightning Blackjack. One of many Blackjack variants in JackpotCity Casino’s live dealer online casino, this game brings together the best of both worlds, offering players the action and entertainment of an iconic game as well as thrilling opportunities to land multiplied payouts through elements of RNG gameplay. Throw a charming dealer, spellbinding special effects, a 99.56% RTP, and a glam Art Deco studio into the mix, and the result is a game that’s sure to become a favourite among players in New Zealand.

The Rules of Evolution Lightning Blackjack

Despite the incorporation of RNG elements in Evolution Lightning Blackjack, beginners and experienced players should have no problem understanding the rules of the live Blackjack game:

  • This live Blackjack game uses 8 decks of 52 playing cards each.
  • Cards 2-10 are worth their face value, royal cards (Jacks, Queens, and Kings) are worth 10 points, and Aces are worth 1 or 11 points, depending on which is more favourable to the hand.
  • The live casino dealer must Hit on a score of 16 or less and must stand on 17 or more.
  • Players in New Zealand place a bet and an additional mandatory 100% Lightning Fee off every initial bet to win a Multiplier for their next hand – the fee is not applicable to Double Down and Split.
  • RNG screens with special effects produce Multipliers between 2x and 25x for each winning hand result.
  • Players are dealt 2 face-up cards, while the dealer gets 1 face-up and 1 face-down card.
  • Live Blackjack game players can place an insurance bet if the dealer’s face-up card is an Ace.
  • Players can Hit, Stand, Double Down, or Split.
  • The dealer reveals their hand and compares it with players’ hands to determine the winner after players have made their moves.
  • If the player wins the round, they also win the Multiplier that corresponds with their score.
  • The Blackjack casino game saves the Multiplier for the next round.
  • If the player wins the next round, the Multiplier will multiply their payout.
  • If the player wins after Splitting, the Multiplier will apply to the hand with the higher score.
  • Winning hands pay 1:1, Blackjack pays 3:2, insurance bets pay 2:1 if the dealer has Blackjack, Lightning Multipliers range from 2x to 25x.

In live Blackjack, the player’s goal is to beat the dealer by building a hand with a score of 21 or as close as possible without exceeding that value. Players can win with a natural Blackjack (an initial hand worth 21), with 21 (a hand worth 21 after taking additional cards), or with a score higher than the dealer’s but less than 21.

Players who enjoy using live Blackjack game strategy don’t need to worry about making drastic changes to their favourite strategies or finding new strategies. 

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Expert Wagering Tips and Live Dealer Functions

Discover Evolution Lightning Blackjack’s expert betting techniques:

  • Live casino players place an initial bet.
  • While Hitting (taking another card), Standing (playing the initial hand), and Splitting (splitting the initial hand and taking an additional card to form two hands) doesn’t require an additional bet, Doubling Down does: players double their initial bet before taking another card.
  • Live Blackjack players can place an insurance bet if the dealer’s face-up card is an Ace.
  • Players pay a Lightning Fee to win a Multiplier that will be applied to the next round’s payout if the player wins the current round and the next round.

All the buttons that players in New Zealand need to play this live casino game are located on the interface. These buttons include a selection of chips with different values, Hit, Stand, Split, and Double Down buttons, and an Insurance bet button.

This live Blackjack game supports a variety of languages, such as English, German, Italian, Spanish, Croatian, and Chinese, and customer service is available via live chat and email 24 hours a day. Among the common toolbar buttons are live chat to chat with Blackjack casino dealers and other players, volume/sound, help, and other settings.

How to Play this Live Blackjack Game

Follow these easy steps to play Evolution Lightning Blackjack:

  • The player logs into their JackpotCity Casino account and navigates to the live casino games lobby.
  • When the game is found in the lobby it must be clicked to launch it.
  • The player selects the chip that corresponds to the size of the bet they want to place.
  • Players can Hit, Stand, Split, or Double Down after the dealer completes the initial deal.
  • The RNG screens produce Multipliers for different winning hands.
  • The Blackjack casino dealer reveals their hand and the winner after players have made their moves.
  • If the player beats the live casino dealer, they win the corresponding Multiplier, which will be saved for the next round.
  • If they beat the live Blackjack dealer in the following round, the Multiplier will multiply their payout.
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Mobile Compatibility

Thanks to Evolution’s industry-leading live casino software, Evolution Lightning Blackjack is compatible with Android, iOS, and other mobile devices. Kiwi players can enjoy the challenge of trying to beat the dealer to 21 at their convenience by logging into their JackpotCity Casino account via their device browser or via our app for Android or iOS devices. The app offers greater convenience when logging in, managing accounts, and playing live Blackjack games.

Safety and Security

Both JackpotCity Casino and Evolution Lightning Blackjack are licensed by the respected Malta Gaming Authority (MGA), assuring players in New Zealand of fair play and player security. Our Blackjack casino is encrypted with the latest 128-bit SSL technology, which ensures players’ personal and banking details are kept safe and sound.

Kiwi players can choose from a variety of secure payment methods when depositing money into their live casino accounts, including:

  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • EcoPayz
  • Neosurf
  • Neteller
  • Paysafecard
  • Skrill

JackpotCity Casino supports responsible gambling. We encourage players to set a budget when they play live Blackjack with us, and we provide a variety of responsible gambling tools and resources, such as self-assessment tests and cooling-off periods.

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