Live dealer software supplier Evolution Gaming has launched its latest enhancement for its live blackjack product, with the Bet Behind feature allowing an unlimited number of players to bet on a single blackjack table.

Previously each table was limited to seven players, but now those waiting for a seat can bet on the outcome of each hand played. Those sitting at the table can bet on other seated players’ hands, turning blackjack into a scalable multiplayer game.

The Bet Behind feature also allows waiting players to bet on all those in the main seats, meaning there could be hundreds of players betting on a single seat.

The supplier’s UK managing director Helen Hedgeland said the Bet Behind feature is a “significant and massively scalable extra revenue potential for licensees using our Blackjack tables.”

“Bet Behind multiplies the excitement for players and, thanks to multi-player betting, adds up to a great deal more revenue potential for licensees,” Hedgeland explained.

Players on winning streaks will be highlighted with a gold medal, with score indicators next to their names to help other players identify the best people to bet with.

As a low-stakes game, Bet Behind is designed to encourage new blackjack players to try live blackjack.

It is available on all of Evolution’s green live blackjack tables, initially across desktop only, but to be expanded to tablet and smartphone devices in future. All operators with branded tables will also have the option to launch the functionality.

Bet Behind is the latest enhancement to go live for the blackjack product, following the 21+3 and Perfect Pair side bets. It has also rolled out Pre-Decision in July this year.

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