Playtech and Stoiximan Develop Cashback Blackjack

playtech-and-stoiximan-betano-launch-industry-first-live-cashback-blackjackPlaytech, the industry’s leading gambling technology company has partnered with Stoiximan/Betano, the leading Greek operator to launch an exclusive live blackjack variant, Cashback Blackjack Live.

The variant was firstly available as an RNG game, and the live variant is an eight-deck game with an unlimited number of players. In this variant, players can choose the cash out option at any point instead of taking an action, placing a dynamically determined cashback amount depending on the round. There are six different side bet options available to players, which further add to the excitement.

The new release is the latest addition to Playtech’s scalable Blackjack games portfolio, which is growing steadily. This is the fifth installment, after Unlimited Blackjack, Quantum Blackjack, All bets Blackjack and the Majority Rules Speed Blackjack.

More About the Game

The game begins when players place their main bet, plus any additional side bets. There are six different side bets:

  • 21+3
  • Buster Blackjack
  • Dealer Pair
  • Lucky Lucky
  • Player Pair
  • Top 3

Buster Blackjack is the side bet with the biggest payout potential, a result of more than 8 cards and player’s Blackjack pays out at 2000:1.

As far as action rounds go, players can choose between Cashback, Hit, Stand, Double or Split. The Cashback action is offered for both hands if the player chooses to Split, whereas it is not offered if the player chooses to Double. The Cashback amount is calculated based on the cards on the table and change each action round. The Cashback only applies to the main bet.

Edo Haitin, CEO, Playtech Live, which recently partnered with GVC, 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.”

Source: “Playtech and Stoiximan/Betano launch industry-first Live Cashback Blackjack”. Playtech. June 5, 2020.