New side bet feature puts the perks of poker into every round of the classic live table game
London: September 1st 2016 – Playtech, the world’s leading Omni-channel gaming software, systems and services supplier, has unveiled its launch of the world-renowned 21+3™ Blackjack side bet to add the perks of poker into every round of blackjack.
The 21+3 Blackjack side bet is based on a player’s two cards and the dealer’s up-card. If the three combined cards form a straight, flush, three-of-a-kind, straight flush or suited three-of-a-kind, the player wins the side bet pay-out with enhanced odds.
Players will be further empowered when playing the ultimate live casino card game – receive a suited three-of-a-kind hand to win an incredible 100 times your original side bet!
Increasing your chances of winning, this highly innovative live feature that is a global land-based casino favourite, marries two classic card games, and puts the power of poker into every Blackjack round ensuring players can enjoy additional wins on every hand, regardless of the Blackjack base game result.
Playtech has licensed 21+3 from Games Marketing, the exclusive online rights holder.
The 21+3 side bet is a fantastic addition to Playtech’s leading live casino offering and further highlights the company’s commitment to providing the ultimate gaming experience for players.
Playtech offers the largest number of live dealer table game variants including Omni-channel casino classics, Blackjack, Poker, Hold’em, Baccarat and Hi-Lo.
Kevin Kilminster, Head of Live Casino Innovation, Playtech, said: “The 21+3 side bet is a great addition to the classic live casino Blackjack game and puts the excitement of poker into every hand.
“It will appeal both to those players who are familiar with either card game, as well as new customers who have never played Blackjack before, and we’re delighted to offer even more chances to win.”
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Playtech is the gaming and financial trading industry’s leading Omni-Channel software, systems and services supplier with more than 130 licensees in 20 countries.
Playtech is the pioneer of Omni-Channel gaming and, through the company’s Playtech ONE brand, offers operators and their customers, a seamless, anytime, anywhere experience across any product, any channel (online, mobile, retail) and any device using a single account and single wallet.
Its leading product portfolio spans across gaming and financial trading and includes casino, bingo, poker, sports betting, live, mobile and social/casual gaming, fixed odds games and online CFDs and binary options.
Licensees include the world’s leading online, retail and mobile operators, land-based casino groups, government sponsored entities such as lotteries, and new entrants opening operations in newly-regulated markets.
Founded in 1999 and listed on the main market of the London stock exchange, Playtech has more than 4,500 employees in 13 countries and a market capitalisation of £2.5 billion.
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