The last few days have seen some huge wins at mr.play Casino. Six of our players won big at Live Blackjack, while others won big at the roulette tables and playing simple scratch cards.
Live Blackjack – Peter, Jamie, Yordi, David, Allan and Alex Beat the Dealers
Blackjack is the most popular casino card game in the world. There are a number of reasons for this, it is easy to learn, offers fast-paced action, and the chance of some massive wins. In recent days, a number of players at mr.play have been taking seats at the Live Blackjack tables and they have enjoyed some spectacular payouts.
In no particular order, Peter R. won €10,000, Jamie B. took home C$2,000, Yordi T. won €4,000, David H. won C$3,100, Allan P. won kr 56,000 and Alex M won £2,500!
The Live Blackjack tables at mr.play casino are streamed to you in high quality, complete with audio, straight from a real casino floor. They bring the casino atmosphere into your home and as many of our players have shown, really do give you the chance to win big.
If you are new to the world of Blackjack then don’t worry, it takes no time at all to get to grips with the basics and start playing. The idea is very simple; you need to build a hand of cards that is as close in value to 21 as possible but without exceeding it and going bust. As long as your hand is closer to 21 than the dealer’s is at the end of the round, then you have won.
The game is played with eight decks of cards. Aces are worth either 1 or 11, the face cards are all worth 10 and the numbered cards are worth their face value. The strongest hand is known as Blackjack, it is when you make exactly 21 with just two cards, an Ace and any of the cards that are worth ten.
You begin a round by placing your chips on the table, just as you would if you were sitting in a land casino. Once the bets have been placed each of the players at the table will receive two face-up cards and the dealer will receive one face-up card and one facedown card. When it is your turn to play you will have a number of options for your hand.
There are two basic options, ‘Hit’ and ‘Stand’. If you choose Stand then your hand remains as it is and play moves on to the next player. If you choose Hit then you will receive another card to your hand, as long as it doesn’t send you bust, you can then choose between Hit and Stand again. You will also be given the option of ‘Double’. You can use this if you think that you need just one more card to beat the dealer. It will double your bet, you will receive one more card, and then play will move on.
At the end of a round, the dealer will play their hand. The dealer will keep drawing cards until their hand is worth at least 16 and will stand on all 17s. If you win, you are paid out at 1:1, unless you are holding Blackjack, which is paid out at 3:2.
There are some scenarios when you will be offered more options. If the dealer’s first face-up card is an Ace then you will be offered the chance to take out ‘Insurance’ against the dealer having Blackjack. If the dealer then does have Blackjack you will be paid out at 2:1 so that you break even. Another option is ‘Split’. If your first two cards have the same value then you can Split them into two hands. It will double your bet, but also give you double the chances of beating the dealer.
The game also offers a couple of side bets, the 21+3 side bet and the Perfect Pairs side bet. The 21+3 side bet is on your first two cards and the dealer’s first card forming a Flush, Straight, Three of a Kind, Straight Flush or Suited Three of a Kind combination. The Perfect Pairs side bet is on your first two cards forming a Perfect Pair, a Coloured Pair or a Red/Black Pair. A Perfect Pair is two cards of the same suit and value, a Coloured Pair is two cards of the same value and colour, but from different suits, and a Red/Black Pair is two cards of the same value but different suits and colours. Both of these bets give you the chance to win huge payouts.
Each week brings a number of huge wins at the Live Blackjack tables so why not take your seat today and see if you can be our next big winner.
Roulette Royal – Flynn Picks the Perfect Spot
Roulette is another incredibly popular casino table game. At any casino in the world, you will always find a great deal of excitement around the Roulette table as players try to guess where the ball will land and win themselves a huge payout.
One player who has done exactly this is Flynn A. He has been playing Roulette Royal at mr.play and won an incredible £4,050!
Roulette Royal is an exciting version of European Roulette. For those that haven’t played the game, Roulette is a simple game that takes its name from the French for ‘little wheel’. The game is based around a spinning wheel that has been divided into 37 numbered segments (0 to 36), a ball is released into the wheel and players bet on which segment the ball will come to rest on.
However, a number of factors make the game more interesting. To start with, the wheel segments are coloured red or black, except for zero, which is green. Furthermore, they are not laid out sequentially around the wheel or in the betting area. This is done in order to greatly expand the betting options. It means that you can bet on different kinds of groups of numbers.
You can bet on large groups of numbers, such as all the red numbers, all the black numbers, all the odd numbers or all the even numbers. Alternatively, you can bet on groups defined by the layout of the betting area. You will see that the central part of the betting area is a grid of numbers, nine along and three down. You can bet on adjacent numbers in the betting area, rows of numbers, columns of numbers and more.
Because of this, there are nine different payouts available from Roulette, depending on the type of bet you have placed. The payouts range from x2, for the widest bets, such as all the red, all the way up to x36, for betting on a single number.
There are a number of Roulette betting strategies and systems to help you win big. You can read about them elsewhere on this blog and they can help you whether you are a beginner or a seasoned player.
Why not see if you can emulate Flynn and win big at the Roulette wheel. We offer numerous games at mr.play so find your favourite one and start playing today.
Queen of Diamonds Scratch Card – Christin Finds a Winner
Christin seems to love playing the scratch cards at mr.play casino as he regular appears as one of our featured big winners. Recently he has been playing the game Queen of Diamonds and he hit a massive win of €2496!
Queen of Diamonds is a game that scratch card players are sure to love as it offers far more than just simple symbol reveals. The game has two bonus features and both of them can lead to some huge winnings.
When you open the game, you need to decide how many cards you want to purchase for each round, anything from three to eighteen. You can bet anything from £0.10 up to £2 on each card so there is a betting range of £0.30 up to £36 per round. When you have chosen click on ‘Play’ and it will reveal the symbols on the cards to show you what you have won.
There are three ways to win. If a card features the Queen then you win the amount displayed on the card. If you find three Golden Cards then you will play the War Bonus game and if you find a Joker then you play the Joker Bonus game.
The War Bonus game uses a complete deck of cards. The game takes the form of a number of battle rounds where your card will be pitted against the Queen’s card. The two cards are revealed and the one with the higher rank will win the prize on offer. There is a different prize for each round and you will play twenty rounds. The game offers a top payout of 1,920x your bet.
The Joker Bonus game gives you sixteen cards to choose from. If you reveal a Joker you will climb higher on the prize meter. If you find an ‘X’ then you receive a strike. The game continues until you have either reached the maximum prize or found three ‘X’s. In the Joker Bonus you can win up to 10,000x your card bet.
While these bonus games offer the chance to win huge payouts, it is actually the main game where you can win the biggest payout of 30,000x! This means that even if you bet the minimum of £0.10 per card you can still win up to £3,000!
Christin clearly loves playing scratch cards at mr.play as he regularly enjoys huge wins. However, there is no reason why he should be the only one, so try them today and you may soon reveal a huge prize of your own.