RTG Blackjack Games
Realtime Gaming or RTG started in 1998. It relocated to Costa Rica from Georgia in 2007 and was later purchased by Hastings International.
The company has several RTG casinos that are known for their generous bonuses, sometimes amounting to as much as 5,000 dollars. RTG is also one of the few gaming software providers known for accepting US-based online players.
If you want to try playing RTG Blackjack online, it is advisable to do a quick online investigation first and to select only reputable casinos. The reason is that some RTG casinos have reportedly been blacklisted in casino portals since operators of affected establishments do not respond promptly to clients' complaints and/or are delaying payments. Worse, some establishments are said to be scamming their clients.
Except for that setback, there is no reason why you will not enjoy playing RTG blackjack with real money. It comes in seven variants. Below are the RTG blackjack variations offered in online casinos and the corresponding house edge:
- Pontoon - Among the seven versions, it has the lowest house edge at 0.38%.
- Blackjack - It is the classic game with a house edge of 0.56%.
- European Blackjack - House edge here of 0.57% is almost the same as that of the traditional game.
- Match Play 21 - In this variant, all the ten cards are removed from the deck and there are a lot of special payouts offered. House edge here is at 0.81%.
- Face Up 21 - This version has a house edge of 0.85%.
- Super 21 - This game's house edge is 1.2%.
- Perfect Pairs - It has the highest house edge of 3.8%. Rules are similar to the classic game except that a player has an option to make a perfect pairs bet on the side.
RTG software comes in either the download or Flash platforms. Windows users can choose between the downloadable and the Flash-based games while Linux and Mac users with installed Flash can play using Flash-based games only. The download platform offers access to all the blackjack variants, as well as other casino games while the Flash platform offers access to the classic blackjack plus 1 or 2 variations only.
The abovementioned difference between the two platforms is something players should take into consideration when deciding what platform to use. As of now, live dealer blackjack is not available in RTG casinos.