Casino releases blackjack fantasy iPhone app

If you have an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, there is a brand new way to play the game of blackjack, courtesy of Palms Casino. A new blackjack app developed by the Las Vegas casino allows players to play in a fantasy blackjack league. The app is the first of its kind.

The Palms Casino Resort has launched an app called Palms Casino Fantasy Blackjack. The blackjack app plays like a fantasy football league. Players can become a commissioner and create a league, inviting all of their friends to play. Players then play blackjack games on the app and a leader board keeps track of the players with the most points (there is no real money gambling in the game). A champion is crowned at the end of each season, which can be up to 90 days, at the discretion of the commissioner.

Players can use Facebook, email and the app itself to keep track of their league. At any time, a player can choose to be a dealer at a table. The dealer makes the rules for the table, just like in a real casino. Players in the league can then join any available table and play.

Jason Gastwirth, Chief Marketing Officer for Palms Casino, said that instead of creating another single-player blackjack app like everyone else, they wanted to create “something fresh.” “While most blackjack app games are one-dimensional and played alone, we broke that mold with Fantasy Blackjack and … created a socially-interactive and fun experience around a casino game that people already know and love.”

I couldn’t have said it better myself, which is probably why Gastwirth is the Chief Marketing Officer. The blackjack app combines the social and competitive aspect of fantasy sports with the fun game of blackjack. Palms Casino Fantasy Blackjack is available at the Apple App Store.

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