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Yazino launches social Blackjack on iOS - the first blackjack game to let players compete live across mobile, web and Facebook

London, 11th October 2011 – Today, Yazino announced the launch of Blackjack by Yazino, a mobile version of Yazino’s unique social take on blackjack. The game has been popular on and Facebook since 2010.  This new mobile version, available exclusively for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, allows players to compete against up to four friends in real-time, regardless of whether they are playing via, 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 even allows you to invite your friends directly from your phone contacts to join the game and play. Blackjack by Yazino is available on the Apple App Store starting today, and is free to download and play.

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 real world 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.

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“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 perfectly realised 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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About Yazino
Yazino develops innovative social games, which use real-time multiplayer technology - an approach we call ‘in-sync gaming’. Yazino players are able to compete with each other in a fun environment where they can invite their friends, chat, or simply play with a network of like-minded people to create new levels of real-time social interaction and friendly competition between people.

Yazino is the destination for playful grown-ups seeking an intimate and fun social gaming experience. We believe that friendly competition encourages play and positive interaction, and in our busy, often serious world, play creates happiness and brings players together. While playing games, we become the truest version of ourselves.

Yazino games feature levels, achievements, leaderboards and tournaments between you, your friends and the rest of the Yazino world. Try our games at, on Facebook or on your iPhone and iPad - whenever you feel a desire for some friendly competition.

Yazino was commercially launched in August 2010 with the ambition to make multiplayer social gaming truly social and universal. Yazino has launched six in-sync social games to date - Wheel Deal, Roulette, Blackjack, Texas Hold’Em Poker, Hissteria and Extreme Bingo. More than two million players already play and connect around Yazino games, and more are joining every day.

Explore for yourself what makes Yazino games so different at

Yazino was founded in 2009 by Hussein Chahine, Bijan Khezri and Gojko Adzic.


For more information please contact:
John Ozimek for Yazino
Mobile: +44 (0) 7949 201 569