British slots and table games supplier Realistic Games has added a new side bet to its market-leading, multi-channel Blackjack.
The company’s proprietary Hi Lo Blackjack offers players the chance to place a wager on whether their second card will be higher or lower than the first.
In doing so, significant extra anticipation is created when the cards are being dealt as players enjoy two of the simplest and most popular game types at the same time.
Commercial Director, Andy Harris, said: “As the revenues at many of the leading operators will attest, players love our Blackjack game. But we were very keen to build on its success by creating this simple, yet devilishly fun side bet. In offering lower pay-out multipliers and much higher return to player margins, we have gone against the typical side bet model. Yet this will produce more regular winning experiences, and lead to better player engagement as a result.”
Realistic’s Blackjack features the essence, flow and familiarity that is vital to its fans, as well as an intuitive and responsive user interface to ensure bet placement is simple, functional, and comfortable.
It also boasts a number of configurable preferences, including in-game warnings to prevent players standing or taking a card in error, auto stand, and a choice of cloth colour and cards.
Tablet and PC versions of the game offer five boxes, while the mobile version is one of the few on the market that boasts three.
The supplier’s games are now familiar to customers of leading operators including bet365, BetVictor, Ladbrokes, Paddy Power, William Hill, Coral, Gala Bingo, Boylesports, Stan James, Bede Gaming, Pocket Fruity and Spin Genie.