Real Time Gaming Blackjack Guide

Founded in 1998, Real Time Gaming is a firm that offers online casino games to players throughout the world. The company has developed online slots, video poker, and table games throughout the years, and its blackjack games are some of the most popular among American players, who are allowed to play at almost every RTG powered operator.

Players who are playing at RTG tables should be aware that the software will reshuffle every deck after each hand. Additionally while the company claims to default to two decks in each game, it is more likely that most casinos opt for a higher total (roughly four) as many respected game analysis sites have pointed out.

There are currently seven blackjack games available for play through Real Time Gaming, which are:

Standard Blackjack- The Vegas classic, this game allows players to play more than one hand and has the following rules:

  • Dealer hits on soft 17
  • Players can double down on any two cards
  • Players can double down on any split, save for Aces
  • Only one card dealt on aces
  • Split up to three times

The game has an RTP of 99.44%

Perfect Pairs- This is an identical game to the aforementioned Standard Blackjack, except this game has a side bet and players can only play one hand. Side bets and payouts are:

  • Different Colored Pair- 6-1
  • Same Colored Pair- 12-1
  • Suited Pair- 25-1

This game has an RTP of 96.1%

European Blackjack- European Blackjack at RTG sees the dealer not taking their down card until after the player makes their choices regarding their hand. This gives players a few disadvantages, as splits and doubles can be lost if the dealer scores a natural blackjack.

Rules for this game are:

  • Dealer stays on all 17s
  • Players can double down only on a hard 9-11
  • Players can only double down after split on a hard 9-11
  • Players can split up to three times, save for Aces
  • One card only on split Aces

The RTP on this game is 99.43%

Face Up 21- Face Up 21 is blackjack wherein all hands are dealt face up. In this game the player cannot push: he or she must beat the dealer to win. However, the player has an advantage as they automatically win if they record a blackjack, even if the dealer also has a natural 21.

Rules for this game are as follows:

  • Blackjack pays even money
  • Dealer hits soft 17
  • Double down on 9-11 only
  • Double down after split on 9-11 only
  • Split pairs other than Aces up to three times

The RTP on this game is 99.15%

Match Play 21– This game is similar to Spanish 21, in that there are no 10s in the deck, but there are jacks, queens, and kings. This lack of 10s gives players an advantage, but there are several payouts in the game, which are as follows:

  • Five card 21: 3-2
  • Any 678 not suited: 3-2
  • Any 777 not suited: 3-2
  • Six Card 21: 2-1
  • 678 Suited (except spades): 2-1
  • 777 Suited (except spades): 2-1
  • 7+ card 21: 3-1
  • 678 Spades: 3-1
  • 777 Spades: 3-1
  • Match Play 21 (suited 777 that matches suit of dealer’s up 7 card): 40-1

Rules in Match Play 21 are:

  • Dealer hits soft 17
  • Player automatically wins natural blackjack
  • Player automatically wins with 21
  • Double down on any cards
  • Double down on any cards after split
  • Late surrender
  • Surrender after doubling down
  • Split up to three times

The RTP for this game is 99.19%

Pontoon– Popular in many non-American casinos, Pontoon is a blackjack variant in which both dealer cards are dealt face down. Players have to go completely alone on beating the dealer, as they are blind to the hand. To compensate for this, players are paid 2-1 for an Ace-10 blackjack. The game also includes a five card trick, which is a five card hand that does not exceed 21.

Rules for this game are:

  • Dealer hits soft 17
  • Double down on 2, 3, or 4 cards
  • Double downs less than 15 must still be hit on.
  • Hit after double down
  • Split pairs up to three times (save for Aces)
  • Double down after split
  • Dealer wins all ties

The RTP for this game is 99.62%

Super 21- This game has the lowest RTP of any RTG blackjack game, but offers many different rules to shake things up. Blackjacks in this game pay even money, but Diamond blackjacks are paid out 2-1.

Other rules for this game are:

  • Dealer hits soft 17
  • Double down at any time
  • Surrender
  • Surrender after doubling down
  • Surrender after splits
  • Surrender after hitting
  • Split pairs up to three times (save for Aces)

The RTP for this game is 98.8%


As you can see, there are many games available from RTG when it comes to blackjack. While there are some games that are certainly better than others, every game is presented in a professional way, and offers players from most countries (USA included) to get in on internet blackjack. Copyright © 2024  All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer