Playtech Releases Live Dealer Italian Blackjack Game (Sette e Mezzo)

July 10, 2020

Playtech is a multi-award-winning online casino software provider that has developed some of the best live dealer casino games out there today. The very latest live dealer game from Playtech that’s now widely available in July 2020 is Live Sette e Mezzo. This new live dealer game is an Italian game, which is often compared to Blackjack, and when translated to English, Sette e Mezzo means Seven and a Half. The main aim of this game is to try and beat the dealer by reaching as close to 7.5 points as possible without going bust.

If you enjoyed playing on any of the other Live Blackjack or Live Baccarat games from Playtech and fancy playing something different for a change, then you definitely need to check out this game. Low rollers can play from as little as $/€/£1.00 (which is approximately R20) and high rollers can spend up to $/€/£1,500 (approx. R31,000) per hand. When you pay to play, don’t forget that you can also place two Side Bets (Partita Perfetta and Mano di Poker).

As soon as the game starts, you will be dealt two face-up cards, and the dealer initially gets dealt one face-up card. You will then automatically draw until you beat the dealers’ initial card. The dealer draws up to 5, and you can draw up to 7.5 points. The card values are worth anywhere from 0.50 points up to 7.00 points, and a different set of cards is used that many of you will not be familiar with. For example, you have Coppe (Cups), Denari (Coins), Bastoni (Clubs) and Spade (Swords).

The numbered cards 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 are all worth their face value in points. The Ace (Asso) is worth 1 point. The King (Re), Cavalier (Cavallo) and Jack (Fante) are all worth 0.5 points, and the King of Coins card acts as a Wild Card. This special card will always try to bring your hand value as close to 7.5 points as possible, and if you’re dealt a two-card winning hand that contains a King of Coins Card, you’ll receive a 3:2 payout. If you beat the dealer’s score with any other hand, you’ll get a 1:1 payout.

Some of the other rules are as follows: A tie pushes on 5.5 points and above. You will lose your main bet if you tie with the dealer on 5 points. The dealer will always draw up to 5 points, and players will draw up to 7.5 points, and you will automatically see cards being dealt until the dealer’s initial card has been dealt. The good news is that the Side Bets pay even on a non-winning hand!

This may sound a little bit confusing, so the best thing to do would be to sit down at the table and watch a few hands being played, to begin with, or bet with smaller amounts, to begin with. It shouldn’t take too long to get used to, and when you do familiarise yourself with the rules, it can be a fun game. It’s definitely worth checking out, and you can play on this game right now, either on desktop or mobile, over at Mansion Casino or Casino.com.