Unibet Live Blackjack Review
Unibet is a name that has been in the online casino industry since the late 1990s; 1997 to be specific. Generally regarded as one of the most recognizable brand names, Unibet can also boast an extensive and scandal-free track record, which is something that only increases the popularity of the site overall.
Unibet is licensed by the government of Malta which is great because that means all sorts of protections exist for players, however this also means that plenty of countries are excluded from signing up at the site.
200% Match Bonus
- Betting Limits Up To £50k/Hand in Live Blackjack
- 15 Private Tables
- Swedish & English Speaking Dealers Available
Live Blackjack at Unibet
Though it shouldn’t necessarily come as any surprise, the sheer number of blackjack tables will leave you spoilt for choice. Before going any further, it is worth mentioning that live dealer blackjack at Unibet is provided by both NetEnt and Evolution Gaming. Unfortunately, we had some trouble loading the NetEnt blackjack lobby, but the Evolution lobby functioned flawlessly.
Evolution Live Dealer Blackjack at Unibet
In total, there are more than 50 live games running at any given point in time. At the top of the lobby you will find more than 15 Unibet-branded tables with various betting ranges. The thing we noticed is that most tables, even those with smaller minimums (€5 and €10), have wide ranges between minimum and maximum bets. For example, tables with €5 minimums feature a maximum bet of €2,500 per hand.
The largest table we saw as far as bet size is concerned boasted a minimum of €50 and a maximum wager of €50,000, which is a maximum you will seldom find elsewhere. As for the gameplay experience itself, the user interface is simple, the dealers are courteous and friendly, and there are plenty of side bets available, including bet behind (unlimited), 21+3, and Perfect Pairs.
There are a few things that differentiate Unibet-branded Evolution live dealer games and the generic Evolution tables. For one, you will notice that the Unibet tables are a gray color while the standard Evolution tables are green. What’s more, the backdrop is different and features advertisements for Unibet, specifically advertisements letting players know that a Unibet app can be downloaded to all Android and iOS devices. Though you cannot see other blackjack tables and casino games, you can hear them during your play, further solidifying the realistic experience.
Another difference between standard Evolution games and those at Unibet-branded tables is that the maximum bet you can place at a non-Unibet table is €10,000; significantly smaller than the previously mentioned €50,000 max. Finally, it is worth mentioning that Unibet tables are populated solely by players who have active accounts at Unibet.com. The generic tables are populated by a host of players from a number of different online casinos that utilize Evolution software. This is not such a big deal to most, but there are plenty of people who prefer to play at a table populated by those who also have Unibet accounts.
Apart from standard blackjack games, you will also find Blackjack Party, which is an Evolution game that has two dealers and a party atmosphere. With music being played in the background and lively chatter between the two dealers and those at the table, the game puts a fun spin on the traditional game.
NetEnt Live Dealer Blackjack at Unibet
Right away, there are a few immediately noticeable differences between Evolution and NetEnt live dealer blackjack tables at Unibet. First of all, while Evolution tables feature real backdrops with people moving about and other tables pictured, NetEnt games take place in front of a green screen with an unrealistic theme. In a way, this takes away from the casino experience as the background doesn’t even depict an actual casino setting.
Secondly, you will notice that there are significantly fewer tables available. Compared to Evolution’s 50+ tables, NetEnt live dealer games number less than 10. Unless you are playing Common Draw blackjack, the minimum bet across the board is €5 and the maximum available bet is just €5,000. For those who might be unfamiliar, Common Draw blackjack is a game where there are always seats available because all players are playing the same hand. You will see a Unibet logo on the NetEnt live dealer tables, but they are not specific to Unibet alone.
As for the gameplay experience, the streams are crystal clear and the dealers are friendly enough. What you will see on the interface are a number of live stats, such as the percentage likelihood of a bust and/or blackjack. You will also be clued into the dealer’s last few hands.
As interesting as this may be, there are no sign up bonuses for new players at Unibet. With that said, there is a promotion known as The Blackjack Challenge that applies to those who choose to play Evolution live dealer blackjack games. Simply, there are five different challenges that are available every day of the week. By hitting two or more challenges in a single day you will be rewarded with cash credited straight to your account. The challenges are as follows:
- Hit two blackjacks in a row
- Win a hand with five cards or more
- Win four hands in a row
- Complete a 777 hand
- Receive three or more Aces in one hand
Should you hit two challenges, you will be rewarded €25. Hit three challenges and you will be credited with €50, four challenges wins you €100, and if you are somehow able to hit all five in a single day, you will be rewarded with a whopping €500.
Being that Unibet is a well-established site that has been around for quite some time, there are a few different ways by which you can deposit and withdraw funds. In addition, our research shows that Unibet is very good at making payouts in an expeditious manner.
The first deposit option is Neteller, which carries a minimum deposit of €15 and a maximum of €13,000. The great thing about this option is that it carries no fee. Skrill, another e-wallet deposit option, carries the same minimum and maximum and also features no fee. Credit and debit cards are another option where the minimum is €10 and the maximum is €13,000. Unfortunately, there is a 2.5% fee on this deposit option.
Finally, a bank transfer has no minimum nor maximum amount and also no fees.
With regard to withdrawals, it must be mentioned that you are forced to withdraw via the same method that you deposited. The minimum withdrawal amount for credit/debit cards is €15 and the maximum is €50,000. E-wallets like Skrill and Neteller also carry a €15 minimum withdrawal and a maximum of €13,000. Apart from another €15 minimum, there is no maximum withdrawal amount if you opt to make a bank transfer withdrawal.
Mobile Live Dealer Blackjack at Unibet
Playing live dealer blackjack at Unibet on a mobile device is, in almost every way, the same as playing on a desktop or laptop. Not only do the site itself and accompanying live casino homepage identically resemble what you find on a computer, the organization of the organization of the games is the same. In terms of the Evolution live dealer mobile platform, you are still going to be able to choose between the 50+ tables we mentioned before and will be greeted with the same live dealer interface that you will see on a traditional computer.
With regard to the NetEnt live dealer blackjack games, the arrangement of the games is slightly different, but there are still the same number of options. As far as the live blackjack interface is concerned during play, it is mostly the same save for the absence of the statistics we mentioned before. Items such as the percentage likelihood of hitting a blackjack and the dealer’s previous do not automatically appear on screen, but can be accessed if you choose to activate them.
One thing that is worth mentioning is the quality of the live stream for both NetEnt and Evolution mobile live dealer blackjack games. The crystal clear quality and smooth function of action buttons (placing wagers, hitting, standing, etc.) is remarkable. Of course, it is always best to play mobile live dealer games when connected to a Wi-Fi network, however this is not a requirement.
For those who are wondering, both Evolution and NetEnt games at Unibet are available to be played on iOS and Android devices. This includes both mobile phones and tablet. Naturally, playing on a tablet will be a bit easier due to their larger screens, but even the smallest mobile phones can support these games.
Why Choose Unibet?
When it comes down to it, players choose Unibet over other casinos that also offer live dealer blackjack for a few different reasons. First and foremost, Unibet is viewed as being wholly trustworthy due to their being licensed by the government of Malta and them having been in business for more than two decades. An extensive rack record goes a long way, and this is no different in the case of Unibet.
Other reasons players consistently choose Unibet over the competition are as follows:
- Some of the largest live blackjack limits around (€50,000 on Unibet-branded blackjack tables)
- More than 50 total live blackjack tables across two software providers
- A brand name that is featured in TV advertisements, sporting events, etc.