Evolution Gaming, a renowned provider of live casino content, has just announced its new Speed Blackjack experience. This is a Live Blackjack variation that improves the company’s portfolio of already existing blackjack products.
This new blackjack experience works on the same principles as a traditional Live Blackjack. One of the few minor changes is the one that changes the dealing order when each player makes a decision. Also, this variant has a “Speed Version” that allows players to receive two normal cards. When two initial cards are dealt, players have the chance to choose from a Hit, Double Down or Split. The player who acts first will receive the next cards before all others. This lasts until all additional cards are dealt.
Commenting on the opportunity, Chief Product Officer at Evolution, Todd Haushalter mentioned:
“For the last hundred years or so, Blackjack players have made decisions from the dealer’s left to right, in order, and everyone has had to wait for the deciding player because that is how it’s always been done in casinos. We asked ourselves, ‘Why should players have to wait?’. With Speed Blackjack, players make their decision when they are ready and whoever is fastest gets the next hit card, giving the player more control. This has no impact on the maths of the game, it just reduces waiting time.”
“Compared to our standard Live Blackjack game, Speed Blackjack is about 30–40% faster. I must say, it feels really good as a player because it is the game you know and love, but you have more control and there’s much less waiting time.”