About Multiplayer Blackjack Add-on
Multiplayer Blackjack is an add-on game for Stake Casino Gaming Platform, which allows users to play Blackjack against other humans. This game is completely risk free for the casino, because players wins are paid from other players losses, while the house keeps a fee from each game.
Please note that this add-on can not be installed and used on its own without having Stake Casino Gaming Platform purchased and installed first.
How to play Multiplayer Blackjack
A user can join an existing or create their own game room by specifying its name, bet size and number of players. Upon creating a game room the user enters it automatically and can leave at any time when there is no game in progress. To prevent abuse users can not have more than 2 rooms open at the same time (this setting can be adjusted by the casino administrator). Empty rooms are deleted automatically on a daily basis.
After joining a game room and placing a bet all players get 2 cards. The first card is dealt face up and other players can see it. Each player takes turn to either hit (get one or more cards) or stand. Each player has 15 seconds to complete their turn (the turn duration can be configured). When less than 5 seconds is left (this time threshold can be configured too) to complete the turn and the player chooses to hit they will get one card and automatically stand. Even if busted (going over 21 points) the player also needs to stand. This makes it more difficult for the next player to guess how many points the previous player got. The game end after all players stand.
The winner (the one who gets more points without going over 21) gets the pot size (all players bets) minus the house fee. If several players get equal points they share the pot size. When someone is dealt blackjack (an ace and a ten-value card) the game ends immediately. If all players are busted (get more than 21 points) no one wins and the house keeps all bets.
Multiplayer Blackjack features
Just like any other game multiplayer blackjack is also provably fair and each player can verify it in the games history to make sure the house doesn’t favor any particular player.
A casino administrator can:
- Set min and max bet amount for creating a new game room
- Set house fee
- Set player turn duration
Multiplayer Blackjack (like chat) is built with Pusher, which provides real-time messaging capabilities. In order for the game to work you will need to sign up with Pusher, create a new channels application and obtain its credentials (app ID, key, secret and cluster). The free plan includes 100 max connections and 200k messages per day. Please note that you might need to upgrade to a paid plan in case you exceed connections / messages quota.
Please create yourself an individual account at Stake Casino Gaming Platform to play games and test the application. You can use the following credentials to check the backend features:
user: firstname.lastname@example.org, password: admin
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