November 2, 2005 (London, UK) – “SuperCash TripleAce”, the world’s largest branded Blackjack tournament was launched today, hosted by leading online P2P and Skill Gaming provider GameAccount. The $180,000 / £100,000 / Ä150,000 / $240,000 multicurrency cash pot will attract over 16,000 players from 130 countries to compete in 14 rounds of the hugely popular skill-based Blackjack game.
In this exciting skill-based version of Blackjack, players engage in ‘Heads-Up!’ play against online opponents, never directly against the ‘House’. Starting with an imaginary chip stack of $10,000, your objective is to build a larger chip stack than your opponent with the exact same sequence of cards dealt to both players and the automated in-game dealer. This represents a compelling opportunity for new and veteran players of Blackjack to demonstrate their own ‘edge’ instead of competing directly against the traditional ‘House’ edge.
The unique tournament structure allows large numbers of players to participate with minimum outlay and maximum chance of rewards. Buy-in is $18 and players can re-enter as often as they like. The tournament offers bigger prizes with each round paid out instantly and any player only needs to beat 14 opponents to win the individual Grand Prize of nearly $12,000.
According to Meir Moses, Marketing Manager at GameAccount, “The SuperCash tournament formula has been a hit across the gaming community. The SuperCash brand has attracted nearly hundreds of thousands of paid entries since August – their incredible success has meant that we have multiplied the available cash prizes tenfold. People love the format, as it allows players to buy-in again and again in order to build on previous instant winnings. Just like a major Poker tournament, players can win several hundred dollars without even reaching the final stages.”
“Tournament Blackjack is a winner – the odds are always divided between the paying customers. Competing “Head-to-Head” involves skill, not luck, as the ‘House’ dealer is simply taken out of the equation. This makes SuperCash TripleAce one of the purest and most thrilling knockout tournament experiences available online.”
For GameAccount, the Skill Gaming sector has been rapidly maturing in player size, revenues and cash prizes over the last three years; The company paid out over $3 million in cash winnings alone last month. The pioneering skill gaming provider has reported that next generation games and knockout tournaments are increasing average stakes and lifetime customer value and therefore are greatly contributing to the booming online games market.