Card Game: Stravaganza
by Edward Rogers, News Staff Writer
October 31, 2007
Playtech network of online casinos recently rolled out
an all-new, exciting card table game called Stravaganza.
Most Playtech internet casinos, including perennial
favorite Casino Tropez will feature the new title, which
is already generating rave reviews. In the highly
cutthroat world of online casino gaming, each new title
faces a gauntlet of competition for players’ attention.
Thanks to its many unique features and high
entertainment value, however, Stravaganza will
doubtlessly have little trouble garnering its own share
of the market.
If you enjoy games of Blackjack at online casinos, then
Stravaganza might just be the title for you! Like
Blackjack, Stravaganza is a card game based on point
values. It is played with five decks of cards, dealt by
the internet casino dealer. You, the online gambling
player, are dealt two cards face-up. The dealer is dealt
three cards, all facing down. Like its table card game
cousin, Blackjack, Stravaganza counts card values by
rank, with aces worth one point, and face cards worth
ten. Stravaganza is a good deal less risky for online
casino players than Blackjack, however, due to the fact
that there is no upper limit on which you can “bust.”
Your goal is to have as many points as possible!
After placing your bet at the online casino table, you
click the DEAL button to get your cards. Then, you must
make a choice. If your online gambling hand total is
five points or fewer, you have the option to cancel your
bet for a full refund, and end the round. The online
casinos also offer a “rescue bet” of fifty percent back
to end the round if your total is between six and nine
points. If you have at least ten points, you have two
options. You can “sit” your bet against the dealer’s
three cards, or you can “play on” for a double wager,
and one extra card.