Until now, the problem with online Live Dealer blackjack has been how to offer the game to an unlimited amount of players, says operator and developer Bodog, adding that its new blackjack game, Zone21, is changing that.
“The purists won’t like it, but, then, they didn’t like anonymous poker either,” the company claims in a statement launching the new concept.
In April, Bodog launched a high-speed version of Asia’s most popular casino game, Zone Baccarat, but Live Dealer versions have struggled as they can only service a small amount of players at one time, hence the development of Zone21.
The game’s creator, Bodog’s casino product director, Bill Hu, explains:
“Our research suggests that online Blackjack players get more frustrated by not being able to play at all than by the ‘purity’ of the game itself. To us Zone21 is the nearest we can make the product while allowing everybody, not just a select few, to play.
“The early figures are very encouraging and the product is a great addition to Zone Baccarat, which is already our most popular Live Dealer game.”