Visionary Gaming (ViG) is a live dealer provider that powers US facing casinos like Rich Casino
and BetOnline. Unlike most live dealer providers use eight decks, ViG uses only six. ViG has two types
of games, normal and early payout.
The early payout game is a ‘Blackjack Unlimited’ variant, where an unlimited number of players
can bet on three hands. Unlike most other blackjack unlimited implementations, the player’s options are
slightly limited by basic strategy here, as you are unable to take more cards than basic strategy dictates.
So you are allowed to stay when basic strategy urges a hit, but you are not allowed to hit when basic
strategy tells you to stay. This actually isn’t a problem for people who are counting cards, assuming you
are only ever betting into higher counts, because the proper strategy changes at higher counts are to hit
less. And online live dealer blackjack being what it is, there is no point to play in lower counts when you
can simply back count with no risk of detection.
This version is called early payout because you have the option to exit the hand prematurely
and get paid a certain amount. Presumably the payout option is always less than the expectation of the
hand and the player should refrain from taking it, although if the payout is close to expectation it is
possible that some hands (stiffs for example) might eventually become worth less than the payout at
Compared to other online live dealer games, the Early Payout game allows players to play a lot
of hands per hour. You can play three hands simultaneously, and you get in significantly more rounds
per hour as well.
Here are the rules for the regular table :
· Blackjack pays 3:2
· Dealer hits on soft seventeen
· Late surrender
· Double any two cards
· Play of multiple hands is allowed
The house edge for this game is 0.58%. While late surrender and the ability to double after you
split are nice, the dealer choosing to hit on soft seventeen is a significant disadvantage for the player.
There is also the option to back bet behind other players, but this is generally not recommended
because if they make a poor decision you are stuck with their choice.
ViG also offers two side bets, a pairs side bet that pays out 11:1 if you get a pair in your first two
cards (for example Jc and Jh) and a rummy side bet that pays out 9:1 if you make three of a kind or a
straight with your first two cards and the dealer’s upcard (for example you have 4s4c and the dealer has
4h or you have 4s5c and the dealer has 6h).