Online betting giant Playtech has announced that they’ve launched a new live dealer blackjack game, ‘Majority Rules Speed Blackjack’, which implements live dealer webcasting alongside community play.
The game has two different play modes, “Majority Rules” and “Best Strategy”, and lets participating players vote to determine how the mode will play out. The Majority Rules mode sees players voting to Hit, Stand, Double Down, or Split on a hand, with 50% or more of players needing to vote in favor to trigger the action. Best Strategy Mode sees hands played out related to a Best Strategy flow that’s been decided on by the Playtech algorithm.
This title has been designed with operator GVC, who’ll have exclusive rights to offer the game on their brands such as bwin until July, when it goes wide across Playtech Live’s network.
Commenting on the game’s launch Playtech Live Casino CEO Edo Haitin said, “Innovation and experience-led gameplay are at the core of our product strategy, and Majority Rules Speed Blackjack delivers on both counts. The success of our community Live Slots concept demonstrates player demand for interactive & fun games – the experience you would enjoy when playing alongside others in a land-based casino. We’re confident the combination of engaging classic Blackjack gameplay and the new collaborative, community play will be a major hit with players and will of course create the proper Speed variant for Blackjack.”
GVC Head of Live Casino Matt Charlesworth also commented, noting: “Everyone at GVC was delighted to work closely with Playtech on Majority Rules Speed Blackjack, through all stages of concept, design and development – and we’re excited to offer this first of its type game to our players across the GVC brands. Majority Rules Speed Blackjack captures a real community feel with the unique “Ask the Audience” voting approach to the in-game decision-making. The game is fully scalable, offering something very different for players, without deviating from classic European Blackjack with popular sidebets.”
As noted above, ‘Majority Rules Speed Blackjack’ is available for play now at GVC brands.
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