Live Blackjack Ezugi
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Live Blackjack Ezugi Details
- Software: Ezugi
- Play on Mobile: IOS, Android
- Bet Limits: €10 - €500
- Dealers Language: English, Spanish
- Live Chat: yes
- Studio Location: Costa Rica
- Regulation: Curacao eGaming
Live Blackjack Ezugi Review
Live Blackjack released by Ezugi is a multiplayer 7-seat blackjack streamed in real-time from a land-based studio. The tables are hosted by English-speaking or bilingual dealers who speak both English and Spanish. The Ezugi blackjack lacks the Bet Behind feature, so new players have to wait until there is a vacant seat at the table.
The game is based on fairly standard blackjack rules that are often applied in real casinos and other live dealer blackjack variants. Anyway, there are some minor variations that affect the player odds, payouts and a basic strategy, so you are encouraged to see the house rules accessible from the gaming screen. The general rules are:
- dealer hits on 16 and stands on all 17’s
- player can split any pair, including aces
- doubling down after split is allowed, except for split aces
- a dealer vs player tie is a push
- blackjack pays 3 to 2
- insurance is offered against a dealer’s ace (late surrender is not offered though). Insurance pays 1 to 1.
Along with regular bets, players may optionally place a side bet, and its winnings are independent of the results of a regular bet. The first side bet known as Perfect Pairs wins if the first two cards on the Player’s hand make up any pair. There are three types of pairs, all having different payouts: Mixed Pair (the same-ranked cards of different suits), Colored Pair (two cards of the same rank and color) and Perfect Pair (two cards of the same suit and rank). The highest payout of 25:1 is for the Perfect Pair.
The second side bet is 21+3. A player who has placed this side bet wins if two player’s cards plus one dealer’s card create a combination that is similar to those used in poker games; for example, getting a threesome of same-suited cards coming in sequence pays 40:1 (Straight Flush), or getting three same-ranked cards with different suits pays 25:1 (Three of a Kind). The highest payout on the side bet is 100:1.
Live blackjack features and user interface
The Ezugi blackjack looks like a light version of the games released by Evolution Gaming, Extreme Gaming and some other leading developers since the Ezugi solution is not very rich in functionalities. The features integrated into the Ezugi blackjack include:
- live chat
- two video quality options: Low and High
- volume control and sound muting
- house rules (not very detailed though)
- dealer tipping
- a 15-second betting time
- hiding/showing side bet markings on the table.