Playtech adds 21+3 to its online card game portfolio

Playtech adds 21+3 to its online card game portfolio

Thursday, September 1, 2016 Posted by Andy McCarron
The supplier has licensed the popular 21+3 from Games Marketing

Playtech's head of live casino innovation Kevin Kilminster has said it’s important to cater for every player’s requirements as the company has just secured the online licence for the 21+3 Blackjack side bet, which adds the perks of poker into every round of blackjack.

21+3 is popular in land-based casinos based in the UK, with a large following across Europe, so the game is already a proven concept, which Playtech is transferring online. Playtech has licensed 21+3 from Games Marketing, the exclusive online rights holder.

When asked how important is it to be able to offer land-based casino players familiar games when they venture online, Kilminster told TotallyGaming.com: “It’s obviously important, but equally important to cater to every player’s tastes and requirements. The live casino market is clearly taking established land-based games online therefore land based players are immediately familiar with the product as soon as they play.”

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. If players receive a suited three-of-a-kind hand, they will win a bonus 100 times the original side bet.

Kilminster added: “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.”

Totally Gaming Says: As the live dealer experience makes porting land-based casino games onto digital platforms much more simple in terms of game mechanic, it is no surprise that the leading suppliers are snapping up the rights to most popular games. Being able to offer land-based customers the same experience online helps to reassure new customers and make them stickier.

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