In the late 2000s and early 2010s, TopGame, which was founded in 2007, served a wide variety of US-facing online casinos and achieved great success.
Unfortunately, their software was associated with shady operators notorious for their poor customer service and payment problems. Several of the casinos they served, including the 1920s Casino, Rialto, Vegas Nights, and Rome Casino, have now shut down.
Rome Casino is notably notorious due to the fact that they were discovered offering TopGame slots with absent wild symbols. Rome did not remove the slots from their website when it became a problem, and TopGame was criticized for developing flawed games.
TopGame had additional internal problems, including inadequate customer service and software prone to bugs.
Based on these issues, it is not surprising that TopGame encountered financial difficulties in 2015. A group of investors from Malta acquired the bankrupt corporation and renamed it Pragmatic Play.
In addition to the rebranding, Pragmatic Play has obtained a license from the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) and has been nominated by eGaming Review for awards in 2016 and 2017.
The reputation of the company has been restored as a result of a change in ownership. However, we are interested in determining how their blackjack games compare to those of other casinos in the industry.
Therefore, let’s examine the common elements in their titles, as well as their selection and additional information about the company.
Blackjack: General Aspects of Pragmatic Play
In comparison to other providers, Pragmatic Play offers a relatively small number of blackjack variants: three.
Multi-hand blackjack, double exposure, and royale blackjack are offered. Given that one of these is merely a multi-hand variant, it is difficult to say that Pragmatic provides three unique games.
We were aware beforehand that Pragmatic Play is best known for its slot titles. However, it would be preferable if they expanded their blackjack selection, as they currently offer the same variants as TopGame.
Depending on the game selected, the visuals and level of detail on each table vary. Here are the differences between each game:
Multi-Hand Blackjack – This is our least favored variant in terms of table aesthetics. In particular, the wooden frame lacks detail, the blue felt occupies an excessive amount of the screen, and the colors are muted. The only thing we like about this version is how detailed the backdrop columns of coins are.
Double Exposure – In contrast to multi-hand blackjack, the background chips in double exposure are bland and lack detail. However, the overall appearance is improved because the wooden frame is attractive and the green felt stands out.
Royale Blackjack – Since this table resembles double exposure blackjack, we also enjoy the royale version. The only complaint we have is that the timber structure lacks in.