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Play'n GO Software & 8 Online Casinos Reviewed

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Introduction

 

Founded in the 90's, Play'n GO is an online betting software developer who's really come into their own over the past decade or so. The group is based out of Sweden. but also has offices in Malta and Hungary, and has become a trusted provider of games to very large internet casino brands such as bet365, NordicBet, Mr Green, and more. The group is regulated in Malta, and has developed an array of games including slots, video poker, fixed odds titles, bingo, and scratch cards. Along with high-tech visuals, the company also has an analytical background, providing fair games to players.

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Blackjack

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Blackjack
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European Blackjack
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Single Deck Blackjack

The standard blackjack game follows standard U.S. rules, which include:

  • Blackjack pays 3-2
  • Six decks
  • Dealer stands on soft 17
  • Double after split allowed
  • Double on any two cards
  • Dealer peeks for blackjack
  • No re-splits
  • No surrender
  • Cards shuffled after every hand
  • Three betting spots
 

The help file is correct in that the house edge is 0.46% with basic strategy. Click on the basic strategy image below for a larger version.


 

The European blackjack game follows standard European rules, which include:

  • Blackjack pays 3-2
  • Six decks
  • Dealer stands on soft 17
  • Double after split allowed
  • Double on any two-card total of 9 to 11
  • Dealer does not peek for blackjack
  • No re-splits
  • No surrender
  • Cards shuffled after every hand
  • Three betting spots

The help file is correct in that the house edge is 0.66% with basic strategy. Click on the basic strategy image below for a larger version.


 

The Single Deck blackjack game is the first time I've seen the dreaded 6-5 rule in an Internet casino. I must admit, the other rules are very good, but they don't overcome the 1.4% cost of getting the short pay on a winning blackjack. The full set of rules is:

  • Blackjack pays 6-5
  • One deck
  • Dealer stands on soft 17
  • Double after split allowed
  • Double on any two cards
  • Dealer peeks for blackjack
  • No re-splits
  • Surrender allowed
  • Cards shuffled after every hand
  • Three betting spots

The house edge is 1.26% under these rules. There is no reason to play this game when a 0.46% house edge is available in their standard game. However, if you must, click on the image below for a larger version of the basic strategy for these rules. Warning, it is an unconventional strategy, due to the unconventional rules.

The following table shows the Blackjack games available in alphabetical order.

Play'n GO Blackjack Alphabetic OrderExpand

Game BJ PaysSoft 17Double After SplitDoubleSplits NumberRe split acesDraw to split acesPeekSurrenderReturnTotal DecksLive Game
Blackjack 1.5 Stand Yes Any 2 1 No No Yes No 99.54% 6 No
European 1.5 Stand Yes 9 to 11 1 No No No No 99.34% 6 No
Single Deck Variable Stand Yes Any 2 1 No No Yes Yes 98.74% 1 No


Here is the same list in returns range, choose your game wisely.

Play'n GO Blackjack Return OrderExpand

Game BJ PaysSoft 17Double After SplitDoubleSplits NumberRe split acesDraw to split acesPeekSurrenderReturnTotal DecksLive Game
Blackjack 1.5 Stand Yes Any 2 1 No No Yes No 99.54% 6 No
European 1.5 Stand Yes 9 to 11 1 No No No No 99.34% 6 No
Single Deck Variable Stand Yes Any 2 1 No No Yes Yes 98.74% 1 No


Roulette

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English roulette
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European roulette
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French roulette

Play N Go features three different roulette games. Mathematically, they are all the same single-zero game, with a house edge of 2.70%. They differ in the betting layout and some of the ways to make bets.

Casino Hold 'Em

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Casino Hold 'Em
 

Play N Go follows the liberal 1-2-3-10-20-100 Ante Bonus payout in Casino Hold 'Em. The AA Bonus follows the 7-20-30-40-50-100 pay table for a house edge of 6.26%.

Update: A press announcement received after the date of this review says Play’n GO has a three-hand version of Casino Hold 'Em.

Pai Gow Poker

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Pai Gow Poker
 

Pai Gow Poker follows the usual rules, including a 5% commission and the dealer is always the banker. A house way button is kindly provided. I also like that winnings are not subject to being rounded down to the quarter, as at some places. Assuming the player follows the house way, the house edge is 2.72%.

Slots

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7 Sins
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Happy Halloween
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Leprechaun Goes to Hell
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Scandinavian Babes
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Oily Business

The Play N Go slots are well done and designed according to land casino norms. The screenshots shown here are just a random sampling, there are lots more. Most are five-reel games and feature two bonusus — one free spins and the other some other kind of game. All of them have a bouncy fun soundtrack, which can get on your nerves after a while.

A confidential source shared with me the theoretical return of many Play N Go slots, as follows.

 

Play N Go Slot Returns

Game Return
Bugs Party 94.24%
Fire Joker 96.15%
Flying Pigs 93.73%
Cops’n’Robbers 96.47%
7 Sins 96.28%
Book of Dead 96.21%
Cloud Quest 96.52%
Enchanted Crystals 96.72%
Eye of the Kraken 96.41%
Fruit Bonanza 95.68%
Gemix 96.75%
Golden Caravan 96.19%
Holiday Season 96.51%
Hugo 96.40%
Mystery Joker 96.98%
Pimped 96.51%
Royal Masquerade 96.51%
Sails of Gold 96.25%
Spin Party 96.50%
Xmas Joker 96.98%
Aztec Idols 96.88%
Chinese New Year 96.88%
Crazy Cows 96.17%
Dragon Ship 94.01%
Enchanted Meadow 96.17%
Jewel Box 95.79%
Jolly Roger 97.00%
Lady of Fortune 96.08%
Leprechaun goes Egypt 96.75%
Merry Xmas 95.79%
Ninja Fruits 96.88%
Riches of Ra 94.01%
Samba Carnival 95.79%
Wild Blood 96.17%

 

As a secondary independent source, our friends at Slot Tracker have crowd sourced their users to get an overall average of Play n' Go slots. Over 1,172,799 reported Play n' Go spins they report an overall return of 94.84%.

Triple Chance Hi Lo

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Triple Chance Hi Lo
 

Triple Chance Hi Lo is unique game to Play N Go, although I've seen similar games by some of their competitors. The object is to choose whether a wheel numbered 1 to 13 will stop higher or lower than the last number. There are three reels to choose from and the player can re-spin if he doesn't like any of them. The lesser the chances of winning, the more you can win if you do. Click the link for all the rules and analysis. Bottom line is the best bet has a house edge of 3.77%.

Big Six

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Super Wheel
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Money Wheel

Play N' Go features two Big Six wheels. The first is called Money Wheel, which follows the stingy Macau rules, with a house edge ranging from a low of 7.69% on the $1, $3, and $5 bets, up to 19.23% on the $20 bet. Instead, if you must play, the Super Wheel game follows the liberal Australia rules, with a house edge of 7.69% on every bet.

Casino War

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Beat Me
 

Play N' Go calls their Casino War game "Beat Me." They use six decks and follow the liberal MGM rule of paying both the Ante and Raise one to one in the event of a tie after a tie. This results in a house edge of 2.33%.

Caribbean Stud Poker

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Casino Stud Poker
 

Play 'N Go calls their Caribbean Stud Poker game Casino Stud Poker. It follows the standard 1-2-3-4-5-7-20-50-100 pay table for a house edge of 5.22%. As a reminder, the house edge is defined as the ratio of the expected loss to the original wager. The Element of Risk, defined as the ratio of the expected loss to the average total wager, is 2.56%.

The progressive jackpot bet follows the 100%-10%-500-100-50 pay table. The break-even point is €218,045.79.

Double Exposure

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Double Exposure
 

The Double Exposure rules are as follows:

  • Both dealer cards exposed.
  • Ties lose, except a blackjack tie wins
  • Blackjack pays 1-1
  • Six decks
  • Dealer stands on soft 17
  • Double on two-card hard 9-11 only
  • No double after split
  • No re-splits
  • No surrender
  • Cards shuffled after every hand
  • Three betting spots

The house edge under these rules, assuming proper Double Exposure strategy, is 0.98%.

Baccarat

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Mini Baccarat
 

Play 'N Go calls their baccarat game "Mini Baccarat." Why they put in the "mini," I have no idea.

Standard rules are followed, including the stingy 8 to 1 odds on the Tie bet and six decks. That makes the house edge on each bet as follows:

  • Banker: 1.06%
  • Player: 1.24%
  • Tie: 14.36%

Video Poker

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Deuces Wild
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Jacks or Better
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Jackpot Poker
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Joker Poker

The video poker offering by Play 'N Go is truly awful. Perhaps the worst I've ever seen online. However, at least they are consistent. Of the three games with a fixed pay table, the return never strays far from 95%.

Jackpot Poker, their progressive game, follows a Jacks or Better pay table with a progressive jackpot for a royal flush. Assuming a 4,000 coin jackpot, the return is 90.77%, plus 0.50% for each extra 1,000 coins in the meter above 4,000.

Assuming optimal strategy, the break-even point in Jackpot Poker is 18,940 coins.

All games are available in 1-, 4-, 10-, 25-, 50-, and 100-play, except Jackpot Poker, which is one hand only.

The following table shows the Video Poker games available in alphabetical order.

Play'n GO Video Poker Alphabetic Order

Game Power PokerPay TableReturnLive Game
Deuces Wild Yes 1,2,2,4,4,8,10,25,200,800 94.97% No
Jackpot Poker No 1,2,3,4,5,5,12,50,Jackpot ? No
Jacks or Better Yes 1,2,3,4,5,6,25,50,800 95.00% No
Joker Poker (two pair) Yes 1,2,4,6,9,20,40,100,100,800 95.01% No

Here is the same list in returns range, choose your game wisely.

Play'n GO Video Poker Return Order

Game Power PokerPay TableReturnLive Game
Jackpot Poker No 1,2,3,4,5,5,12,50,Jackpot ? No
Joker Poker (two pair) Yes 1,2,4,6,9,20,40,100,100,800 95.01% No
Jacks or Better Yes 1,2,3,4,5,6,25,50,800 95.00% No
Deuces Wild Yes 1,2,2,4,4,8,10,25,200,800 94.97% No

Scratch Cards

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Scratch Ahoy!
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Hole in One

There are two scratch card games, as pictured above. The help file says the return for both is 96%. Both of them offer extra balls, at a price. They also both have a bonus game, although I earned it in Flying Pigs but no bonus was ever given. The bonus in Bugs Party was in the style of the Jackpot Party bonus.

Bingo

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Bugs Party
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Flying Pigs

There are two similar bingo games. Both are played on 3 by 5 cards. Both have the option to buy lots of extra balls if you're one away from a big win. They also both have a bonus game for covering a difficult pattern. The help files say both games have a return of 96%.