Archive for January, 2012

Blackjack Online Casinos

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Not all online casinos treat blackjack players the same. Many casinos seem to cater predominantly to slots players. Slots are the most popular casino game and are more profitable for the casinos, but blackjack is also popular (the most popular table game) and the blackjack players need to be treated well.

An easy Google search can help you find a good number of online casinos that are safe, fair and licensed by trusted jurisdictions. But not all of those casinos are going to be good for blackjack players. For the blackjack player, a good casino is one that not only carries a blackjack game, but has several varieties, including some variants with side bets. Though the side bets don’t offer good odds, players often enjoy playing them for some variety on the traditional game.

In addition, a good online casino has blackjack tournaments. Those allow you to play blackjack with little risk but still have the chance to win money. You would simply pay an entry fee and then join the tournament. The players with the most points win prizes. In some cases, there is no entry fee to join the blackjack tournament. Those tournaments are called freerolls.

If you look hard enough, you can find online casinos that are great for blackjack players. These casinos have tournaments, blackjack variants, and bonuses made specifically for you. If you are sick of playing at casinos where you are considered a second-class player because you don’t play slots, don’t settle. Find a casino that suits you and your favorite game.

Blackjack Addiction

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

You really can have too much of a good thing. There are people who think otherwise, but they are wrong. In moderation, blackjack can be one of the greatest games in the world. It is a fun game with the perfect mix of skill and chance. With a little strategy, your odds of coming out ahead are really quite good (at least, for a casino game).

Some people take it too far, though. Maybe they play too often. Maybe they play too long. Maybe their wagers are too big. Maybe they spend money trying to chase their losses. Make they take out a line of credit and bet with money they can’t afford to lose. All of those are symptoms of problem gambling, which is the #1 problem in the gambling industry, just as alcoholism is the biggest problem in the alcohol and bar industries.

Problem gamblers can lose a lot of money playing black jack online. Even if they create a plan enabling them to be responsible, they usually break those plans. If the person was able to control the addiction, it wouldn’t be an addiction. There are different levels of problem gambling, from those who spend more money than they wanted to those who lose their house, job and family because of addiction. People suffering from any of the different kinds of problem gambling can get help from Gamblers Anonymous. The group, which has a website at http://www.gamblersanonymous.org/ga/index.php, is dedicated to helping problem gamblers meet support groups, helping them get the information they need, and giving them individual counseling through web chat, a phone call, or another medium.