For PA online casino players who enjoy variants on traditional games, waiting for DraftKings Casino to bring its new Spanish 21 Blackjack game to the Keystone State might feel like sitting across from a dealer who is on 16. The game is currently available only in New Jersey.
DraftKings is clear that it plans to make that and other new titles in its menu available in other markets soon. It precedes a collaboration with a new game provider that ensures DraftKings’ portfolio is competitive.
What is Spanish 21 Blackjack?
The table game variant resembles standard Blackjack in most ways. For instance, the dealer in the game has to hit on 16 and stand on 17. The object of the game is still to get closer to 21 than the house without going over.
The variances can not only prolong the game but also give gamblers an edge. For any player who hits a natural 21 on the first two cards, it’s an automatic win, even if the dealer does the same. Additionally, there’s the option to double down on any number of cards.
Should players desire, they can surrender on the original wagers after doubling down or splitting aces. In this way, it’s theoretically possible to draw unlimited subsequent cards. Of course, doing so could cost you a lot if you lose.
This game will add to the contingent of exclusive titles only available on DraftKings’ casino platform in PA when it goes live. To date, there’s no official timeline. DraftKings is adamant that the game will eventually be available to players in Michigan, PA, and West Virginia, though.
When that happens, it will also supplement the variety of Blackjack titles on the app. DraftKings currently offers options like single-hand and standard games with a number of themes. Basketball Blackjack, anyone?
If variety is the spice of life, then it’s imperative for online casino apps in PA to be well-seasoned. DraftKings recently made another move to deliver players extra spice.
DraftKings adds game provider with interesting implications
The connections in the online gambling industry can be intriguing at times. For example, BetAmerica Sportsbook ran on SBTech’s platform until the middle of last year. DraftKings owns SBTech. Thus, you could say DraftKings had a vested interest in the success of a competitor.
The same thing goes for a new addition to DraftKings’ roster of game providers. That now includes DGC, which is a joint venture between Entain and MGM. MGM’s own online gambling product, BetMGM, competes with DraftKings and was the first to offer DGC games.
Slot titles in that portfolio include:
- 9 Masks of Fire
- Assassin Moon
- Diamond Inferno
Again, players in NJ have access to those games now. DraftKings plans to take them live in PA at some point.
B2B (business to business) products like these are wins for everyone involved, regardless of the fact that DraftKings and MGM compete in some ways. DraftKings keeps its casino offerings competitive while through DGC, MGM gets another viable revenue source.
Think of this as a farmer’s market where multiple individuals bring their goods for sale to a central location. By cooperating in a way that makes all the products accessible at one location, everyone enhances their chances of making sales.
Hopefully, the wait won’t be long for PA gamblers to enjoy DraftKings’ additions. Spanish 21 Blackjack and the DGC games should be worth the wait, though.
Lead image via Dreamstime.