Q: Which software company introduced stravaganza to the world of online gambling?
A: The company that brought us stravaganza was none other than the software giant, Playtech who introduced the game to its network of online casinos in recent years.
Q: What is the object of stravaganza?
A: The object of stravaganza is to reach a card total that is higher than the dealer’s total.
Q: What are the card rankings in stravaganza?
A: In Stravaganza, cards are very similarly ranked to blackjack. All cards have their own value (example, a three of spades is valued at three). All face cards (ie. Jacks, Queens and Kings) are valued at 10. Of course, the ‘ten’ card is also valued at ten. The ace, however, has a value of one.
Q: How does stravaganza differ to blackjack?
A: In blackjack, you need to be careful not to go bust by exceeding the number 21. In stravaganza, however, the higher the value of your hand, the better chance you have of winning!
Q: How do I play stravaganza?
A: First off, you place your bets at the stravaganza table and press DEAL. You are then dealt two cards by the dealer face up. The dealer is dealt three cards face down. Depending on the total value of your two dealt cards, you need to make the following decisions: To opt for ‘money back’, ‘rescue bet’, ‘sit’ or ‘play on’.
Q: What is ‘money back’?
A: If your first two cards total five or less, you can choose to take your money back and end the round.
Q: What is ‘rescue bet’?
A: If your first two cards total between six and nine, you can choose to get half your initial bet back and end the round.
Q: What is ‘sit’?
A: If your first two cards total ten or more, you can choose to play your two cards plus your original bet.
Q: What is ‘play on’?
A: If you select to play on, you need to place another bet that equals the size of your first bet that was placed. A third card is then dealt to increase the value of your cards. You can choose this option with any hand dealt.