Playtech has collaborated with Greek operator Betano/Stoiximan to introduce an exclusive new live customisable blackjack version, hailed as an “industry first.”
The new Live Cashback Blackjack, previously available as a RNG game, is an eight-deck game open to an unlimited number of players, created by both parties to add a new collaborative element to “an already successful relationship”
Stoiximan / Betano Live Casino Manager Christos Mavridis commented: “Product innovation, wide game offer and an optimum customer experience have always been among our priorities at Stoiximan/Betano.
“We’ve already seen a fantastic response to Cashback Blackjack as an RNG game, so are very much looking forward to delivering a new experience for our players with the first live version. Having worked closely with Playtech for some time now, we were well aware of their track record in producing innovative new content and game variants.
“As such we felt they were the ideal partner for the development of Cashback Blackjack Live, and we’re sure our players will be just as impressed with the finished product as we are”.
Players start by placing their main bet, plus any further side bets. There are six different side bets on offer, like 21 + 3, blackjack buster, dealer pair, lucky lucky, player pair and top 3. Buster Blackjack (dealer’s hand) has the highest potential for winning, as a result of 8 + cards, and player’s Blackjack pays out at 2000: 1.
In the rounds of action, players have five cashback options, hit, stand, double or split. If a player selects the latter during an action round, both hands are offered cashback. If a player chooses to double it will not be offered cashback. The amount of cashback is calculated based on the cards on the table and may change for each round of action. Cashback applies only to the main bet, with the side bets resolved and separately paid out.
Playtech Live CEO Edo Haitin commented: “The development of Cashback Blackjack Live has been a truly collaborative effort, and takes our partnership with Stoiximan/Betano to a new level. Stoiximan/Betano is already one of the leading operators in the Greek market, and we’re committed to working closely with them to not only build on this position, but also extend that success into further territories.
“Thanks to a fantastic initiative from our friends at Stoiximan/Betano group and a great effort from the development teams on both sides, we’ve been able to deliver a dynamic new experience for players in record time, which emphasises our strategy of equipping our partners with scalable dedicated solutions while still providing players with a fun and personal game experience.
“The cashback concept is of course well-established in sports betting, so we’re very interested to see how players will respond to it in a live casino setting, where there’s interaction with a dealer and other players. We’re confident players will find Cashback Blackjack Live a highly engaging experience”.