Evolution Gaming launches super-fast Speed Blackjack

Evolution Gaming

Evolution Gaming, a leading provider of Live Casino solutions, today announced the launch of Speed Blackjack. The game is a super-fast Live Blackjack variant that further expands Evolution's already comprehensive range of Live Blackjack tables. The rules follow the same principles as their regular Live Blackjack but with one important difference - The order when it is time for the player to make their decision. In the new speed version, each player's first two cards are dealt. Then, all players are offered the option of Hit, Double Down, or Split. The player who then makes the fastest decision will get his next card first.

Todd Haushalter, Gaming Evolution, said: “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.”