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Malta-based igaming content developer Yggdrasil Gaming is to launch a range of online table games during the first quarter of 2018.

The supplier is releasing a number of multiplayer games, with blackjack the first to go live, having been developed with Yggdrasil’s Redux technology.

Blackjack will be launched in beta with Jackpotjoy brands Vera&John and Intercasino, and is expected to be fully operational “later this year”. Roulette and baccarat will follow.

Redux offers players a 3D casino environment that uses motion-capture techniques to model a range of highly detailed virtual dealers.

Operators can take a standard branding package with the option of exclusive, customised tables and dealers.

Krzysztof Opałka, Yggdrasil’s chief product officer, said: “Our table games provision, starting with blackjack, is set to break new ground in online casino gaming.

“The table games vertical has been fairly static in recent years but our product’s combination of social interaction and high-end playability is unlike any other currently on the market.

It won’t just be a single player trying to beat the house but instead thousands of real players from all over the world that are all able to join the game simultaneously with the aim of hitting big hands and bigger wins,” said Opałka.

“We have a packed roadmap of innovative new games and features. Our aim is to innovate table games in a similar fashion to slots, where a constant product cycle of new variations built on familiar mechanics drives growth,” he said.

Jackpotjoy’s head of gaming, Victor Olinger, added: “Yggdrasil is a well-known name across the industry and has become a byword for innovation in the slots sector. It is fantastic news to hear they are turning their attention to table games.

“It is a major coup to be the first operator to go live with Yggdrasil’s table games and we look forward to bringing this exciting new product to our full customer base this year.”