Are you looking for a simple game to play to get you started on Betfair Casino? Then try STRAVAGANZA! The rules to this game are easy to grasp and will get you playing like a professional in no time. This game is played with five decks. The aim of the game is to have a total card point value higher than the dealer.
The card values are similar to those in Blackjack; number cards count at face value, picture cards are worth 10 points, and the Ace is worth one point. However, unlike Blackjack, there is no bust – so the aim is to get the highest card count as possible to make sure that you beat the dealer.
When you place your first bet, you are dealt two cards. At this point, you can ‘sit’ (keep playing with two cards and your original bet. You can do this if your point total is 10 or more) or ‘play on’ (place a second bet – same size as the first – get a third card, and keep playing. You can always do this).
On the first round, if your point total is less than five, you can choose ‘Money Back’ to end the game and get your ante back. If your points total is between six and nine, you can get half of your bet back, and end the round by choosing ‘Rescue bet’.
When you choose to sit or play on, the dealer’s three cards are revealed, and the system will announce if the dealer or the player has won. If you want to play another round, press ‘New Game’. Then place a bet as described above and click the ‘Deal’ button, or click ‘Rebet’ to place the same stake as in the previous round.
Clear visual and vocal cues are given to advise the total of your cards and the dealer’s hand, as well as informing you who has won each hand. The graphics and game quality maintain the same high standard always expected from Playtech.
Plus, two bonus payouts are possible from this game. If your hand makes up Three of a Kind (three cards of the same rank), you get a payout of 3x the Play bet. Or, if your hand contains three face cards (of any rank), you get a payout of 1.5x the Play bet.
There is also the possibility to win the progressive jackpot, which is particular to this game across all operators. So, the possibilities of winning big are great for a Stravaganza player. There’s no time like the present to join Stravaganza at Betfair Casino.