Gameplay and visuals
If you are a seasoned blackjack player then you will take to this version like the proverbial duck to water as the Vegas rules are pretty much well known the world over. As mentioned above, the graphics are much better on this gold version compared to the standard and older original version, and the better graphics add something to the playing experience.
With an easy to use interface, Vegas Downtown Blackjack Gold makes picking up and playing this game about as easy as it can get. There are also gameplay options available to you to help speed up the game should you be short on time, such as the Autoplay feature and a Quick Deal option. The Quick Deal option is probably best avoided – as with most multi-hand blackjack games, you should really be paying attention to what is happening in front of you on the table, and with this option activated you get much less time to make a decision.
When it comes time to place your bet, you will find that the minimum you can stake is £1, while the maximum wager is £200, so there is plenty of scope here to cater for all wallets. However, as this is a multi-hand game, there is the option to have as much as £1,000 on the table per round, which is perfect for those high-rollers and blackjack aficionados.
This is a two-deck game and as per standard blackjack rules the dealer will always stick on a soft 17, with blackjack paying 3 to 2, and insurance paying 2 to 1.
As this is an online simulation of a classic casino game, there are no special bonus features. This game is all about knowing when to stick or hit while trying to outplay the dealer to win big. The multi-hand option gives you the opportunity to have the whole blackjack table to yourself, and play five hands simultaneously, which is something that is going to appeal greatly to the more professional blackjack player.