Online gaming software giant Playtech has announced that they've released a new blackjack game, '21+3', which is being licensed exclusively from the game's creator, Games Marketing.
The game plays like typical blackjack, but has a side bet wherein the two player cards dealt to start the hand are compared with the dealer up card and trying to form a poker hand. If the combined cards make a three of a kind, suited three of a kind, a straight, flush, or straight flush, you win. The product is being deployed across Playtech's live dealer platform, and is an online take of the popular land casino game of the same name.
Commenting on the launch Playtech's Head of Live Casino Innovation Kevin Kilminster 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."