The online gambling industry has been evolving for the last two decades, and while the ‘latest and greatest’ tends to overwhelm the vast majority of global commerce, it’s often the most deep-rooted gaming websites that garner the trust and respect of internet casino players. That description easily encompasses Golden Riviera Casino, established in 2000 by the distinguished Vegas Partner Lounge group. In this case, antiquated does not translate to outdated, however, as Golden Riviera continues to innovate with its latest introduction of a fully compatible mobile casino complete with the ever popular title, European Blackjack Gold.
Vegas Partners Lounge first announced the optimization for mobile casino play on its top-tier product. “The Golden Rivera Casino brand is all about convenience,” read the overture, explaining the reasoning behind the latest upgrade to the browser-based software. Golden Riviera Mobile Casino was introduced, “so that players can play whenever and wherever they want.”
The message went on to describe the mobile adaptation, stating that the online casino’s “software has been adopted for maximum functionality on mobile devices.” Players of Golden Riviera can visit the gambling website on their mobile device, using their existing account information to log in and play all of their favorite games, from slots and video poker to blackjack, roulette and more.
European Blackjack Gold was designed by the world’s leading iGaming software developer, Microgaming. The only notable variation between European Blackjack and the traditional American version is the way the dealer receives his cards. Instead of dealing two cards to the player and two to himself, one face down and one face up, the dealer will only receive one card (face down) to start the hand. The dealer’s second card is not dealt until the player’s hand is finalized.
Only two decks of cards are used in European Blackjack Gold. The dealer must stand on any 17 and a natural blackjack pays 3:2. Doubling is only permitted on a player’s original two cards, so long as they total 9, 10 or 11. Re-doubling and re-splitting is not permitted, but split Aces are eligible to receive more than one additional card, although they cannot result in a natural blackjack. By these rules, using a basic strategy chart reduces the house edge to 0.42%.
For added convenience, this mobile blackjack variation also allows for auto-play. Advanced strategy tables are built into the game, offering a standard blackjack strategy or giving the player the option to customize how they would play out a hand in any given situation. From there, the auto-rebet and auto-play functions can be afforded control to play out hands so that the player doesn’t even have to be present. For most blackjack enthusiasts, the thrill of making decisions, whether based upon strategy, intuition or a little bit of both, is what draws them to the virtual tables in the first place, but those who prefer to let the software do the job for them do have that option.
New members of Golden Riviera’s mobile casino will have access to the same generous welcome package that desktop users are privy to. The gambling website offers a triad of deposit bonuses worth up to $/€/£1,400. The eligible bonuses award 100% up to $/€/£150, 25% up to $/€/£500 and 50% up to $/€/£750 respectively.