In the business world, online gambling is still pretty now. The industry began in the 1990s but only became immensely popular in recent years. During that time, businesses in general have seemed somewhat unstable. Companies would get to be big and then would go under due to poor word of mouth, a bad business model, the economy or other factors. Some brands branched out into various fields while others narrowed themselves into a niche market. What started as a fragmented industry has been consolidating, as larger companies buy out smaller competitors.
Taking all of that into consideration, the milestone recently set by Bodog Casino is pretty impressive. On Friday, March 4, Bodog dealt its billionth hand of blackjack. That is the first for any online casino in the world. When you consider that most people think of poker or sports betting when they think of Bodog, that milestone is again more impressive.
Reaching that number is not just good for Bodog and the publicity it is getting (including this blog you’re reading right now). It was also good for the player. That blackjack player has been given a choice between two different billionaire’s experiences to accept as a prize. One choice is a holiday vacation to Fiji’s exclusive Turtle Island. The other choice isn’t too shabby either: a trip on a private boat to the Monaco Grand Prix.
Bodog reaching that milestone shows that the company has had good longevity and it also shows that they have created customer loyalty. Mark Leighton, Bodog’s Casino Manager, is pretty excited about the accomplishment. “There are several gaming sites who have dealt a billion poker hands, Bodog included,” he said, “but to have dealt a billion blackjack hands is a very special milestone for the Bodog brand.”