G4 Organic Card Blackjack

Elektroncek / Interblock

Slovenia’s Elektroncek has released a groundbreaking multi-player automated blackjack game that has one thing no other multi-players on the market have: real cards.
The Interblock G4 Organic Card Blackjack game is a modular unit that places seven individual player terminals around an electro-mechanical device under a bubble that deals real cards. The game is live blackjack, in a secure environment with an automated deal and all hands recorded through linkage to online player tracking and accounting systems.
The G4 machine automatically shuffles and deals all cards, ensuring a totally random distribution of up to eight decks, arranging the cards and dealing them a the same time-the machine constantly shuffles. The casino can configure the number of decks, minimum and maximum wagering limits and all variable blackjack rules.
Each card is bar-coded for face value, for the serial number exclusive to each deck, and with a control number so no outside cards can be inserted into the game.
Each card dealt is read using optical sensors. Each hand includes an initial reading, when cards are inserted into the shuffler/dealer. A second reading occurs when the cards are dealt. The results of each deal and every hand are displayed on the video screen of each terminal, and on an overhead display visible to all players.
G4 Organic Blackjack can deliver up to 30 percent more hands per hour than live blackjack. “Based on our calculations, our machine will be at least as quick as a live dealer, but the factual number of hands depends on how long the player needs to decide,” explains Thomas Zvipelj, CEO of Elektroncek.
Manufacturer: Elektroncek d.o.o.
Platform: Interblock G4
Format: Seven-player automated blackjack
Denomination, Minimum/Maximum Bets: Operator-configurable
Top Award: Various
Theoretical Hold: 1%-4% average (based on number of decks and strategy)
Frank Legato
Frank Legato is editor of Global Gaming Business magazine. He has been writing on gaming topics since 1984, when he launched and served as editor of Casino Gaming magazine. Legato, a nationally recognized expert on slot machines, has served as editor and reporter for a variety of gaming publications, including Public Gaming, IGWB, Casino Journal, Casino Player, Strictly Slots and Atlantic City Insider. He has an B.A. in journalism and an M.A. in communications from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. He is the author of the recently published book on gaming, How To Win Millions Playing Slot Machines... Or Lose Trying.  

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