Originally, Blackjack Bonanza was a name given to a side bet in a particular electronic blackjack game available in Las Vegas. It was a dumb bet where you would win a payout if you had a hand of 20, and the dealer had a card worth 10-points in theirs.
Then, Microgaming decided to release a game named Blackjack Bonanza. Despite the name, the title is actually a slot game that was supposedly inspired by blackjack. We say supposedly because the theme has very little to do with blackjack.
Over the years, Blackjack Bonanza has proven to be pretty popular with players. So much so that we have even decided to review the game. Read on below and find out all you need to know about this rather confusing slot game!
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Blackjack Bonanza Design
So, before we get into it, we must say that Blackjack Bonanza is also an electronic game available at brick-and-mortar casinos. In this game, cards are marked, and players can win progressive jackpots if they match the marked cards.
However, it seems that the only inspiration that Microgaming took from the original game is the name. Their variation is just a basic three-reel slot with one payline. It also uses rather traditional-looking imagery and colors. Unfortunately, there is a chance you may feel that the design is a little bit dated if you aren’t into classic three-reel games.
Blackjack Bonanza is pretty simplistic, so there isn’t much in the way of gameplay, but we’ll still give you a quick rundown:
The only reaching connection Blackjack Bonanza can make to blackjack is that it uses traditional card poker card imagery for some symbols. In fact, the only card the game uses is the Jack, which is the game’s wild. Outside of the Jack, the game uses the one, two, and three bar symbols, and the classic 7 usually associated with slots.
Blackjack Bonanza has a low to medium bet range, which starts at 0.75c and maxes out at $15. So, you will enjoy this game if you don’t have the biggest bankroll and if you are looking to spend a little bit more than just a couple of cents per spin.
Blackjack Bonanza is a classic slot in the truest sense of the word. The game is devoid of any bonus modes. The only “bonus” feature is a wild symbol, which can substitute for other symbols to finish winning combinations.
Blackjack Bonanza Final Rating
Blackjack Bonanza has got a weird name. For a slot inspired by blackjack, it actually has got little to do with the card game. Overall, it still offers a standard classic slot game experience and has a maximum jackpot of 4000x your stake. So, it’s not all too bad, which is why we decided to give the game a rating of three out of five.
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