London, 12 June 2020 – Playtech (เพลย์เทค), the world’s leading gambling technology company, has announced the launch of Majority Rules Speed Blackjack (แบล็คแจ็ค) – a new scalable Live Casino game designed around community play.
Majority Rules Speed Blackjack adds an unusual twist to classic Blackjack gameplay, introducing a new level of player interaction. The game features two different modes, Majority Rules and Best Strategy, with the number of players in each round dictating the mode.
In Majority Rules mode, all players vote on Hit, Stand, Double or Split actions, with a 50% or greater vote triggering an automatic action. In games with fewer players, Best Strategy mode is invoked, where player hands are automatically resolved according to the pre-defined Blackjack best strategy flow. For both mode types, players need to decide in advance whether to accept a vote or the best strategy decision on Split and Double actions that require additional funds.
Developed in collaboration with GVC and launching as an exclusive, Majority Rules Speed Blackjack will be available network-wide from July.
Edo Haitin, CEO at Playtech Live Casino, comments: “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.”
Matt Charlesworth, Head of Live Casino at GVC adds: “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.”
Founded in 1999 and premium listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange, Playtech is a technology leader in the gambling and financial trading industries.
Playtech is the gambling industry’s leading technology company, delivering business intelligence-driven gambling software, services, content and platform technology across the industry’s most popular product verticals, including casino, live casino, sports betting, virtual sports, bingo and poker. It is the pioneer of omni-channel gambling technology through its integrated platform technology, Playtech ONE. Playtech ONE delivers data-driven marketing expertise, single wallet functionality, CRM and responsible gambling solutions across one single platform across product verticals and across retail and online.
Playtech partners with and invests in the leading brands in regulated and newly regulated markets to deliver its data-driven gambling technology across the retail and online value chain. Playtech provides its technology on a B2B basis to the industry’s leading retail and online operators, land-based casino groups and government sponsored entities such as lotteries. As of June 2018, through the acquisition of Snaitech, Playtech directly owns and operates the leading sports betting and gaming brand in online and retail in Italy, Snai. Snaitech operates a B2B2C model as a service provider, allowing franchisees to utilise the Playtech technology stack in the retail environment while operating the leading brand, Snai, directly online as a B2C business.
Playtech’s Financials Division, named TradeTech Group, is a technology leader in the CFD and financial trading industry and operates both on a B2B and B2C basis.
Playtech has in total c.5,900 employees across 19 countries and is headquartered in the Isle of Man.