Playtech Launches First-of-a-Kind Live Cashback Blackjack
Playtech has launched an exclusive new scalable Live Blackjack variant, Cashback Blackjack Live, where players can choose to cash out their main bet before the end of each round. The cashback amount is calculated based on the cards on the table and may change for each action round. The new live casino is available exclusively with Stoiximan/Betano, the leading Greek operator.
Based on the popular RNG Blackjack, the Cashback variant also plays with eight decks and an unlimited number of players, so only one hand is dealt for all players. In addition to the main bet, which ranges between €1 and €2,500, the live blackjack has six different side bets which can also be found in Playtech Live All bets Blackjack. These are 21+3, Dealer Pair, Lucky Lucky, Player Pair, Top 3 and Buster Blackjack, which also pays the most at 2,000:1. Keep in mind that Cashback only applies to the main bet, with side bets resolved and paid out separately.
In the action rounds, players get to choose between Cashback, Hit, Stand, Double or Split. During Split, the cashback will be available for both hands. During Double, the cashback will not be offered. Also in this game, Insurance pays 2 to 1, Blackjack pays 3 to 2, and the dealer must draw to 16 and stand on all 17’s.
Similar types of live table games with early payout and surrender options have been made by developers like Ezugi and Visionary iGaming in the past, but the Cashback Blackjack is unique in many ways and unlike anything we've seen so far. Here’s to hoping that Playtech will make it available with other operators soon, something which they also have plans with Unlimited Blackjack, Quantum Blackjack, All bets Blackjack and the recent Majority Rules Speed Blackjack.
Edo Haitin, CEO, Playtech Live, comments: “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 emphasizes 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”.
Christos Mavridis, Live Casino Manager at Stoiximan/Betano adds: “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”.
Other new Playtech games include Quantum Roulette, Majority Rules Speed Blackjack, and Spin & Win Roulette, which the company has launched with various Playtech casinos within the last couple of weeks.