Sweden – Evolution adds Free Bet Blackjack and 2 Hand Casino Hold’em live table gamesBy Phil - 31 May 2019
Evolution Gaming has launched two new live games — Free Bet Blackjack and 2 Hand Casino Hold’em — that extend its already extensive line-up of Live Blackjack and Poker tables.
Free Bet Blackjack is the next game in Evolution’s ‘Infinite’ family of Live Blackjack games. Like Infinite Blackjack, it offers unlimited seats for players at a single table while adding automatic Free Bets on selected Double Down and Split bets.
As in Infinite Blackjack, a single hand is dealt to all players. This is achieved with advanced software that combines the live dealing of physical and virtual cards directly to each individual player, irrespective of how many players are at the table at any given time. Once the initial two cards have been dealt, each player is free to play their hand as they wish and make their own betting decisions. During each game round Free Double Down bets on two-card hard 9, 10, 11 totals and Free Split bets on all pairs except 10s are automatically offered to the player whenever their hand qualifies. The game also includes four optional side bets — Any Pair, 21+3, Hot 3 and Bust It — and the Six Card Charlie rule.
2 Hand Casino Hold’em is another unique poker variant from Evolution in which a virtually unlimited number of players play against the house and are dealt two separate hands. As well as giving players the choice of playing one or two hands, and an optional AA Bonus bet, 2 Hand Casino Hold’em also results in more game rounds for players to enjoy. Evolution says its game statistics show that the fast-paced two-hand game results in 70 per cent more games in a typical gaming session compared with its standard Live Casino Hold’em game.
Todd Haushalter, Chief Product Officer at Evolution, commented: “Our Free Bet Blackjack is based on one of the most popular modern varieties of Blackjack played in land-based casinos, so we are confident it will be a big hit with players.”
“In 2 Hand Casino Hold’em, meanwhile, two hands for every player means a doubly entertaining experience with increased fun, betting options and chances to win. If the player loses their hand in standard poker then the game is over. With two hands, however, the fun and the suspense keep on coming!”