All about Microgaming

By | April 4, 2015

Microgaming brought out their updated Viper software in January 2003. The autoplay feature is Viper’s latest innovative aspect. It follows a flexible fundamental strategy in blackjack. A strategy engine resolves the maximum fly’s play in video poker. In order to distinguish between the new and older versions of a Microgaming casino is by determining whether the Viper software has the new autoplay feature or not. The software also maintains a flash version. It does seem that the new version follows the identical rules to the software of Viper’s old version. A listing of the games you can play as well as comprising strategic planning advice, house edge and rules now follows. Various casinos may modify the names to a certain extent.

Playing Baccarat

This is a single deck game. A 1.012 percent house edge is on the banker and a 1.286 percent on the player.

Playing Baccarat – High Limit

This is an eight deck card game. The banker plays at a 1.06 percent house edge, with 1.24 percent edge for the player and for a tie there’s a 14.36 percent house edge. The player is permitted to peek at the cards without rushing in the high limit baccarat in the way Asian players are inclined to play.

Playing Blackjack

You are provided with an assortment of blackjack games. The following is a listing, however the most preferred rules are those of the Vegas Strip rules, you can ignore the remainder quite safely.

Playing European Blackjack

Here are the rules in a nutshell:

  • The game is played with two decks
  • On soft seventeen the dealer stands
  • Only on nine to eleven do you double
  • After splitting no doubling is allowed
  • No resplitting is permitted
  • For splitting aces the play is allowed to draw
  • You’re not allowed to surrender
  • Completely no peek; against the dealer’s blackjack the player loses the total amount bet
  • Until the end of the hand the insurance is not resolved
  • Only one betting position

Playing Multi-Hand Blackjack

The rules in a nut shell are as follows:

  • The game is based on five decks of cards
  • On soft seventeen the dealer stands
  • Only on nine to eleven can you double
  • After splitting you can’t redouble
  • Resplitting is not allowed
  • For splitting aces a player may draw
  • Surrender is not allowed
  • There is no full peek: against the dealer blackjack the player loses total amount wager
  • Until the end of the game the insurance is not resolved
  • There are five betting positions

Playing the Vegas Strip Blackjack

Here are the rules in a nutshell:

  • The game is played with four decks of cards
  • On soft seventeen the dealer stands
  • On any first two cards you can double
  • After splitting doubling is permitted
  • You are permitted to resplit to three hands
  • The dealer may peek for blackjack
  • There is only one betting position

Keep in mind that 0.3606 percent is the house edge.

Playing Vegas Downtown Blackjack

These are the rules in a nutshell:

  • The game is played with two decks of cards
  • On soft seventeen the dealer hits
  • On any first two cards you can double
  • After splitting doubling is permitted
  • You are permitted to resplit to three hands
  • The dealer may peek for blackjack
  • There is only one betting position

Keep in mind that 0.40 percent is the house edge

Playing Atlantic City Blackjack

These are the rules in a nutshell:

  • The game is played with eight decks of cards
  • On soft seventeen the dealer hits
  • On any first two cards you can double
  • After splitting doubling is permitted
  • You are permitted to resplit to three hands
  • The dealer may peek for blackjack
  • A late surrender is permitted
  • There is only one betting position

Keep in mind that 0.365 percent is the house edge.

Apart from surrendering on sixteen against nine, ten and an ace, and fifteen against a ten, the strategic planning is identical to that for Vegas Strip Blackjack.

Playing Bonus Blackjack

This game of Bonus Blackjack has identical rules to the blackjack game of Vegas Downtown. It offers a choice of fifty to one payout on a side bet. In this case there is a 6.46 percent house edge on the side bet.

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