European BlackJack MH House review
Released in 2018, the European BlackJack MH (Multiple Hands) is another one of Play’n GO’s mobile versions of the classic BlackJack. It follows the same objective as the traditional game, which is to beat the dealer’s hand by getting a better hand without exceeding 21. It is played with six decks, and you can play up to three hands in a single round. The dealer is initially dealt only one face card, and it can’t peek for BlackJack. This rule is one of the things that set this game apart from the other Play’n GO BlackJacks.
The game has an RTP of 99.37 per cent, which is just a little lower than the typical BlackJack RTP of 99.50 per cent. Normal wins have a 1:1 payout. But if you have the BlackJack hand, the payout is 3:2. The dealer has to stand on 17s, while you can double on a hard 9-11. You’ll be given an option to have INSURANCE if the dealer’s initial card is an Ace. You can try the demo version to see how the game goes for yourself. It’s relatively easy to play if you make the right decision to HIT or STAND.
Taking on the European BlackJack MH
Before the cards are drawn, you need to place your bet first. You have to choose from the chip values located at the lower right of the screen. Keep it mind that the minimum bet is 1 and the maximum bet is 100. Clink on the desired chip then click one or all three circles on the table to place the bet. If you want to remove one of the bets, click the “X” button, which is lined with the casino chips and select which bet you want to remove. To remove all the bets, just click CLEAR ALL right next to the DEAL button.
Once you’re satisfied with your bet, press DEAL to start the round. You will receive a hand of two face-up cards, while the dealer receives only one face-up card but it not allowed to peek for BlackJack. You see the value of each hand, and you need to choose how you want the round to proceed. These are your options:
- Double (2x) – Clicking this option doubles your bet. You will also receive one more card to complete your hand. This option is only available for a hard 9-11. In this game, DOUBLING after a SPLIT is possible, but it doesn’t apply when splitting Ace cards as stated in the rules.
- Hit – Selecting this will give your hand an additional card. You’re allowed to click HIT many times before clicking STAND.
- Stand – Choose this option if you’re good with your hand’s value, and you no longer want to add another card. However, this is automatically activated when the total value of your hand is 21.
- Split – If your first hand of cards are of the same value, such as Jack and King or two 8s, you can split them into two separate hands. You need to place a second bet of the same value on the second hand. The round proceeds to play one hand of cards at a time. You’re only allowed to SPLIT a hand once. For a SPLIT ACE, you’ll only receive one more card.
- Insurance – It automatically comes to play when the dealer’s first card is an ace. If that happens, you can place insurance on the side, and the amount is 50 per cent of your initial bet. If the dealer gets a BlackJack, you win 2:1 on your insurance, concluding the round. If the dealer’s hand is not a BlackJack, then you lose the insurance, and the round continues to play.
When your hand or hands are on a STAND, the dealer will receive additional cards, depending on how many times you HIT. If it gets BlackJack, you lose the game. But if the dealer’s hand is a bust, you win the round and receive a 1:1 payout for every hand. If you hit BlackJack, you win 3:2. In the event when your hand and the dealer’s hand value is 17-21, the round is a PUSH, and you get your bet back.
To give you an idea of how a hand’s total value is calculated, these are the values of every card:
– Cards from 2 to 10 are equal to their face values.
– Kings, Queens, and Jacks are 10.
– An Ace is either 1 or 11. It depends on which hand has more advantage.
– In this game, the card’s suit has no relevance.
European BlackJack MH is similar to BlackJack MH and Double Exposure MH. All three are mobile games produced by Play’n GO. They have the same layout and design. It is a fusion of the other two BlackJack variations, but the difference is that the dealer is not allowed to peek for a BlackJack, and players are allowed to Double after splitting a card.
If we rank the three according to the level of difficulty, European BlackJack MH is probably the easiest. The dealer only gets one card in the initial draw, and there is no peeking. That alone gives you the opportunity to decide whether to HIT or STAND. Choosing to HIT increases the chances of giving the dealer a BUST hand, especially when its card is closer to 21, and your hand value is a bit far from 21. You only to carefully decide your next move. If you want to give a try, here is a demo version you can play.