High roller Blackjack games are stepping into the online spotlight according to performance data compiled by a research and consulting firm in California.
A monthly report published by Eilers & Krejcik Gaming (EKG) shows VIP Blackjack table games are currently ranked rather high in a list of 25 top iGaming table games options. These high roller games can be played in a few select states, Michigan online casino players included.
Released in 2018 by game supplier Evolution, online VIP Blackjack offers the kind of experience high rollers enjoy in the very best casinos. “High-wagering customers can play with like-minded players,” the company says on its website.
A series of Blackjack variants is the clear leader in the table games segment, according to EKG’s report that lists the top 25 titles for November. Evolution’s VIP Blackjack is ranked No. 2 on the list.
The November report tracked an estimated 33 casino sites in the U.S. market, providing more than 50,000 data points. Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia are accounted for in the report in addition to Michigan casino apps. Those five states combined account for nearly 65% of U.S. gross gaming revenue. EKG continues to add new U.S. casino operators each month to grow its database.
Five unique game suppliers appear on the list of 25 for November.
Evolution has 11 games listed; IGT has seven; Light & Wonder and Internal games have three each. Gaming Realms has one title listed. Evolution and IGT dominate the table games sector. Focusing on the top five games ranked, IGT Blackjack, Evolution and Internal Craps along with Multihand Blackjack have held their position for several months. It’s clear: Games that Michigan online blackjack players have available are among the most popular anywhere.
Top Five Table Games for November
- Blackjack, by IGT
- VIP Blackjack, by Evolution
- Craps, Internal
- Craps, by Evolution
- Multihand Blackjack with Poker And Pairs, by IGT
Ranked No. 1 for several months now is IGT’s Blackjack game. There are several different Blackjack versions to choose from in any online casino. This review looks at IGT’s standard online version, Blackjack AIG. There are no casino side bets in this version. A natural Blackjack wins 3 to 2 while all other wins pay 1 to 1. If the dealer and player tie it is known as a push. Players get their original bet back in a push. Insurance bets pay 2 to 1. The dealer must draw an additional card if a total of 16 is showing. On the flip side, the dealer must stand on 17.
Six decks of cards are used in this game, shuffled after each round. The minimum bet is $1 with a maximum bet of $1,000. The game has a 99.6% Return-To-Player (RTP) ratio. RTP is the term casinos use to describe the percentage a game will pay back to players over time.
IGT Blackjack is available online at Caesars Palace Online Casino Michigan, FanDuel, WynnBET, BetRivers and Golden Nugget.
Released in 2018, Evolution’s VIP Blackjack is a live dealer game played with eight decks. The game has a 99.28% RTP with a minimum bet of $100. The main object of the game is to achieve a higher card count than the dealer without going over 21. The game also includes 21+3 and Perfect Pairs side bets and a fast play option that makes it stand out from others. If you are the only one at the table, enjoy the option of playing up to seven hands at a time.
VIP Blackjack is available at BetRivers Michigan Online Casino.
Craps is an extremely popular game in land-based casinos and online. Everyone knows where the Craps table is in a traditional land-based casino. That’s where all the loud outbursts of cheers come from.
For a first-time player, Craps can seem almost overwhelming. But with modifications, developers are making the game more accessible by introducing easy-to-play user interfaces with helpful features. There is a long list of bets that can be placed on a Craps table. We will look at just a few basic wagers available at established operators and new Michigan online caisnos.
The concept is to roll a number (a point) with two dice and then roll that same number again before a seven is rolled. The person rolling is called “the shooter.”
The most common bets are pass line, place bets, hard ways and Craps & 11. Here is a guide:
- Pass Line Bet: Players are betting that on the first roll 7 or 11 rolls to win, 2, 3, or 12 loses. If a number such as: 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10 comes up, the number must repeat before a seven to win.
- Don’t Pass Bet: Players are betting that on the first roll 2 or 3 rolls to win, 12 is a push, 7 or 11 loses. If a number such as: 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10 appears, a seven must roll before the number repeats.
- Field Bet: If any of the numbers that are in the field box come out, the player wins. A field bet can also be referred to as a one-roll bet.
- Proposition Bet: One roll bet, the numbers are 2, 3, 7, 11 and 12.
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Craps, as we mentioned, is an exciting action-packed dice game. Evolution’s online Live Dealer Craps offers an immersive gameplay experience with its high-quality video streaming and interactive features. The aim of the game is to predict the outcome of the roll of two dice.
In this live online version, you are constantly updated with your potential winnings for the next roll. At the same time, you can see how many players are rooting for the same number to appear on the dice. The game is set in an authentic speakeasy-style studio. You can watch the live game action with a close-up camera that follows the dice. There’s also an “Easy Mode” option and a simple online interactive tutorial that explains the game and how best to enjoy it.
Easy Mode caters for players who want to play the game with fewer bet spots. At the click of a button the user interface changes and you’re now playing with a smaller betting grid where only the easiest-to-understand bet spots are available.
Evolution’s Live Craps was initially launched in Europe in 2020 followed by a 2022 launch in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. It was released to Michigan online casino players in May this year.
The game provides a minimum bet of $0.50 with a maximum of $5,000 and has an RTP of 97.3%. The maximum payout for the table game is $252,000. Evolution’s Live Craps is available at Golden Nugget Casino MI, BetMGM, FanDuel, WynnBET, DraftKings, and BetRivers.
Multi-hand Blackjack With Poker And Pairs
Multi-hand blackjack is a great game to play because you can have up to three hands at once. IGT Multi-hand Blackjack Poker and Pairs also add an exciting element. It allows players to bet on a three-card poker hand and bet on hitting a pair.
In this version of blackjack, the dealer must draw on a 16 and stand on all 17’s. The RTP in blackjack is 99.6%, poker is 96.8% and pairs 96.6%. Hitting blackjack pays 3 to 2. The minimum bet is $1.00 and climbs to a maximum bet of $10,000.
Multi-hand Blackjack with Poker and Pairs is available at BetMGM Michigan Online Casino, FanDuel and BetRivers.