Playtech, the world’s leading gambling technology company, has announced the launch of Majority Rules Speed Blackjack – 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’s 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.
Commenting on the imminent launch, Edo Haitin, CEO at Playtech Live Casino, 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.”
Matt Charlesworth, head of live casino at GVC said: “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.”