Yazino launches social Blackjack on iOS


Today, Yazino announced the launch of Blackjack by Yazino, a mobile version of Yazino’s social take on blackjack, which has been popular on Yazino.com and Facebook since 2010. This new mobile version, available exclusively for iOS, allows players to compete against up to four friends in real-time, regardless of whether they are playing via Yazino.com, Facebook or mobile, or connecting via 3G or WiFi. Blackjack by Yazino on iOS includes all the same social features as the web version, and allows you to invite your friends directly from your phone contacts to join the game. Blackjack by Yazino is available on the Apple App Store starting today, and is free to download and play at http://bit.ly/yazinoblackjack.

Blackjack by Yazino on iOS includes:

· The ability to play in-sync on a 5 player table across iOS, web and Facebook;

· An ‘Invite Friend’ feature allowing players to recruit their friends via their iPhone contacts and compete with them on the same blackjack table;

· An ‘Add Friend’ feature allowing players to create new connections with other players already playing Blackjack by Yazino;

· An ‘In-Game Chat’ function which promotes a truly social experience;

· Two versions of classic blackjack rules – Atlantic City & Las Vegas.

Yazino is the leader in synchronous multiplayer social games - an approach called ‘in-sync gaming’. Yazino players are able to compete in real-time with each other in a fun environment where they can invite their friends, chat, or simply play with a network of like-minded people. Yazino games feature levels, achievements, leaderboards and tournaments, allowing people to compete and play amongst friends and the rest of the Yazino world.

“The launch of Blackjack by Yazino underlines our strategy to bring all the dynamic and social elements of our in-sync web games to iOS, using the real-time competitive element of the online version and building what we believe is the best quality blackjack game in the market,” said Hussein Chahine, Yazino’s Founder and CEO.

Blackjack by Yazino is a perfect mobile version of the classic Vegas card game. Players can choose to play Atlantic City style, where the dealer has deals from 8 packs of cards, and Las Vegas style, where the dealer deals from 2 packs of cards and players cannot ‘surrender’ if they think the dealer may have blackjack. For anyone who has never played Blackjack before, the aim of the game is to draw cards to get as close to, but not exceed, a total of 21. To win, you must get closer to 21 than the dealer. Bets are placed by players who think their hand will beat that of the dealer - and if they are right, they win! Although blackjack is a game of fast and simple rules, the combination of skill and chance has led it to become the most popular casino game in the world.


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