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William Hill Live Blackjack review

 
Game Options
 
 
 
 
 


 
Customer Support
 
 
 
 
 


 
Playing Experience
 
 
 
 
 


 
Software
 
 
 
 
 


 
Banking Options
 
 
 
 
 


 
Security
 
 
 
 
 


 
Bonuses
 
 
 
 
 


 
Total Score
 
 
 
 
 
4.5/5


 

What I liked


Two Live Casinos
Dedicated Tables
Blackjack Side Bets

What I didn't like


None really!!


Review Summary

Blackjack with Perfect Pairs, Bet Behind and 21+3 side bets, dedicated tables with stakes starting as low as £2.50 makes William Hills Live Blackjack a serious contender for the best out there!

Posted September 9, 2014 by

 
Full Live Blackjack Review
 
 

William Hill offers Live Blackjack players two live casinos to play at. There is a Playtech live casino that’s available in a non download format where you can play Unlimited and 7 Seat Blackjack. The Evolution Live Casino offers a more comprehensive set of blackjack tables, with a range of dedicated William Hill live blackjack tables and the normal generic tables shared with other live casinos.

Of the two, the Evolution live casino is the better one as it has a greater variety of tables and betting options.

Rather annoyingly William Hill don’t give their live casinos names, so I’ll do my best to help you recognise which is which and how you can get them or click Playtech to go to the Playtech Casino or Evolution to go to the Evolution Casino.

The basic game details / rules are normally what attracts me to a live casino, so getting down to the nitty gritty here are the details.

Features Playtech Casino Evolution Casino
Decks 8 8
Dealer Stands on all 17’s Yes Yes
Double On any card & after splits (Not aces) On any card
Not on splits or Aces
Split Aces Yes Yes
Split after a split Yes No
Insurance 2:1 2:1
BlackJack 3:2 3:2
Multi-Seat Yes – up to three No, but Multi Table is.
Side Bets Bet Behind
Perfect Pairs
Insurance
Bet Behind
Perfect Pairs
21 + 3 Poker
Insurance
Stakes Minimum – £2.50
Maximum – £100
Minimum – £3
Maximum – £5,000
VIP Tables No Yes
Games Unlimited Blackjack
Normal BlackJack
7 Seat Blackjack
Free Play No No
Watch without depositing Yes Yes
Dealer Options European Dealers European Dealers
Dedicated tables No Yes
Dealers Hand Takes 2 cards Takes 2 cards
Software Playtech Evolution

William Hill Live Blackjack – Playtech Casino

You’ll find the Playtech casino if you select the Casino tab and then on the right hand side select Live Casino.  You’ll be taken to the live casino landing page where you can choose Live Blackjack or one of the other live games.

You”ll find two blackjack games:

  • Unlimited Blackjack – where any number of people play the same hand as if it is their own.  Normal rules apply with the exception of splits.  Standard strategy is followed for splits, but you’ll be offered the choice of playing the hand or folding it.  If you choose to fold then your stake is returned to you minus 20%.!
  • 7 Seat Blackjack – this is a standard 8 deck game for up to 7 players.  You can Bet Behind and also play multiple seats if you’re lucky to get a seat.  All the tables are shared with other casinos so at busy times you may struggle to get a seat.  There is the option to join a waiting list for the tables and you’ll be notified when a seat becomes available.

If you’ve experienced the Playtech software before, maybe at Bet365 Live Casino? then you’ll be aware they have two dealing studios, a European and an Asian one.  William Hill have only taken the feed from the European studio, so if you like the Playtech software and want to experience playing with Asian dealers head over to Bet365.

Stake levels are on the low side.  This is good news if you’re a low roller as minimum stakes start at £2.50 which is quite unusual these days!

William Hill Live Blackjack – Playtech Images

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William Hill Live Blackjack – Evolution Live Casino

The Evolution casino is altogether a different proposition.  It gets it’s own tab on the home page of William Hill and from there your taken to a comprehensive landing page that displays all the live casino games.

Once you have fired up the lobby and go to the Blackjack games you’ll see loads of tables available and they are broken down as follows:

  • Dedicated VIP Blackjack table – stakes from 10 – 1,000
  • Dedicated 7 Seat Blackjack – stakes from 3 – 1,000
  • Generic VIP Blackjack – stakes from 50 – 5,000
  • Generic 7 Seat Blackjack – stakes from 5 – 2,500

Blackjack side bets are available on all tables.  You get bet Bet behind, Perfect Pair, 21+3 Poker and Insurance. There is also the ability to play at multiple tables.  Once you’ve selected the tables they are displayed in a nice interface which automatocally arranges them depending on the number of tables / games you’ve added.

William Hill have one of the most comprehensive live blackjack solutions. The playing interface is easily adjusted through a series of well layout out settings on the playing screen. I prefer to play in classic screen mode and have the sounds down low and if I’m not playing side bets then I have that turned off as it makes the table to busy for my liking.  The great thing about the dedicated tables are the in play promotions that William Hill run, which is one of the reasons why I come back and play here.

You can also play the Evolution live casino on your mobile, but at present Blackjack isn’t available.

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Banking

As you’d expect from a long established book maker, William Hill  accept all sorts of payment methods.  A full list is supplied above but some may not be available depending on your country of origin.

Customer Service

Customer Service is available 24 x 7 and the most common tool is Live Chat.  You just click on the link and away you go.  I’ve only had to use them once and that was to find a bit more about the bonuses being offered.  The rep knew their stuff and I went away happy that my question had been answered.

Security

William Hill hold a gaming licence issued by the Gibraltar Gaming Commission as well as a number of other licenses covering the other aspects of their gaming operations.  I’ve known William Hill all my life with their betting shops being a face on our high streets.  This provides me with an additional level of reassurance which makes it difficult for the non land based operations to compete with.

Bonuses

See the William Hill Website for details of the latest bonuses.

Summary

If your after Blackjack with side bets, low initial stakes and no trouble in getting a seat then head for the Evolution Live Casino and the dedicated tables. It has the lot. Quite honestly I don’t know why you’d play at the Playtech casino unless your interested in doubling on splits and being able to split a split!   I like the playing interface a lot and the dealers in their gold dresses certainly look the part. Give it a try to see what I mean and even play a few hands and claim the risk free £20 so your not out of pocket of you lose!.

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