Playtech and Stoiximan/Betano launch industry-first live blackjack variant

5 June 2020

Playtech has partnered with leading Greek operator Stoiximan/Betano to launch an exclusive new scalable live blackjack variant, Cashback Blackjack Live.

Previously available as an RNG game, the new scalable live blackjack variant is an eight-deck game open to an unlimited number of players.

In the game, players can choose to cash out during any action round instead of taking an action, placing a dynamically determined cashback amount depending on the round. Continuing the all bets blackjack line, six different side bet options are available to players and add to the excitement. 

This unique scalable blackjack variant is a recent addition to the growing portfolio of scalable blackjack games available from Playtech Live.

Stoiximan/Betano chose to work directly with Playtech to produce the industry-first live dealer version of cashback blackjack, adding a new collaborative dimension to an already successful relationship.

Commenting on the news, Edo Haitin, CEO, Playtech Live, said: “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 emphasises 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, said: “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”.