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Gameplay Interactive Software & 8 Online Casinos Reviewed
Gameplay Interactive is an online betting software developer that was formed in 2013. The company is a prominent designer of games targeted at the Asian market, but does offer its services worldwide. The company provides slots, table games, live dealer games, and lottery games to their partners, with a full sportsbook also available.
The company is primarily known for developing the proprietary Texas Mahjong, which melds Texas Hold’em with the traditional Asian tile game Mahjong.
GPI develops their suite of casino games in HTML5 format, which allows them to be played on desktop and mobile devices. The company is working in with software partners to deploy their games to casinos, who can then offer them to players.
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With only a screenshot to go by, it's hard to determine the live dealer blackjack rules. We can tell from the felt the dealer stands on a soft 17 and they use a "one to six" shuffler, which usually are loaded with six decks. Based on industry norms, I assume the full set of rules to be as shown in the following table. Our blackjack house edge calculator shows the house edge under these rules to be 0.46%.
The following table shows the Blackjack games available in alphabetical order.
Gameplay Interactive Blackjack Alphabetic OrderExpand
|Game||BJ Pays||Soft 17||Double After Split||Double||Splits Number||Re split aces||Draw to split aces||Peek||Surr-ender||Return||Total Decks||Live Game|
There are a couple of keno games that seem to have a lot of bets that I don't necessarily understand. Forgive me if I punt on doing the math on these.
Ladder is another unique game to Gameplay Interactive, as far as I know. It is actually based on a social form of gambling in Korea, Japan, and China. Gameplay's take on the game is as simple as betting on the toss of a coin. For all the rules and analysis, please see my page on Ladder.
There is a rather complicated-looking lottery game called Lotto. I think it is based on the Thai lottery. Forgive me if I don't fuss with it.
I don't know anything about these games except the screenshots I got from the Gameplay web site. The one titled Texas Holden Poker is not my misspelling, but how they title it. There is actually debate about the proper spelling of Texas Hold 'Em (I prefer the apostrophe and capital E), but this is a new one. Perhaps they are fans of the Cather in the Rye.
PK10 is a simulated car race with ten cars, numbered 1 to 10. I'm not going to bother making a page for the same, so I'll highlight some of the types of bets here:
- Car to finish first — Pays 9.7 — Expected return of 97%.
- Car to finish second — Pays 9.7 — Expected return of 97%.
- Car to finish third — Pays 9.7 — Expected return of 97%.
- Car to finish 4th - 10th — Pays 9.7 — Much like the previous three bets, the player can bet on the car to finish in any given position from 1 to 10. Expected return of 97%.
- Dragon/Tiger — Pays 1.95 — These are various match-up bets, like car 1 to finish ahead of car 10. Expected return of 97.5%.
- Sum of first and second car — These pays vary, according to the table below. Why they don't have all sums between 3 and 20, I don't know.
Sum of First and Second
Rock Paper Scissors
There are two versions of Rock Paper Scissors. The Classic and Super versions play according to traditional rules, except a tie pays 0.9 to 1. The Lucky and Fortune versions use a wheel to determine the win and ties pay 0.8 to 1. Don't be tempted by all the big numbers on the wheel. A sampling of 105 games shows an average win of 1.92 only, for an overall return of 90.79%.
For all rules and analysis, please see my page on Rock Paper Scissors and scroll down to the Gameplay Interactive rules.
At the time of this writing (May 7, 2019), Gameplay has 80 video slots. Naturally, most of them have Asian themes. The graphics and sound are up to par for 2019. Game features are pretty standard. Features I've seen are free spins, expanding wilds, and exploding wilds. Some of the game have a keen sense of humor. I'd go into details, but jokes are never funny if you have to explain them.
The big question should be what do they pay. Sadly, most of them don't say, but a few that I checked did, as follows:
- Chess Royale — 96.08%
- Moon Rabbit — 96.64%
- Strip & Roll — 96.99%
Super Color Sic Bo
Super Color Sic Bo is a game unique to Gameplay Interactive, as far as I know. It is like conventional sic bo, except played with three dodecahedrons (12-sided dice) instead of cubes. For all the rules and analysis, please visit my page on Super Color Sic Bo.
Gameplay has an impressive collection of games dealt by live dealers. Unfortunately, I can't tell you much about them. Their web site only offers screenshots, which we pass on here. I suppose I could infer some rules from the tables themselves, but I hate having to resort to that.
However, I did notice some new baccarat side bets on both the winning side as well as total, that I hadn't seen before in the Virtual Lucky Baccarat. Perhaps it was the animated dealer that caught my attention. I analyzed those bets and added them to my Baccarat appendix 5 on side bets under the subheading "Winning Side and Total."