Posts Tagged ‘video blackjack’

Blackjack Games at Intercasino

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

Online casinos tend to favor players of poker and online slots. It makes sense, since those are the two most popular games. Also, slots have a significantly higher house edge than blackjack, so the casinos make more money off of it. For online blackjack players, though, it can be hard to find a casino with a decent selection. Most casinos seem to have one or two blackjack games and that’s not enough variety for me.

Intercasino is different. They’re one of my favorite casinos for a reason. Intercasino has seven different online blackjack games. There are the standard games of Atlantic City Blackjack, Vegas Blackjack and European Blackjack as well as a game that you play using only one deck, ingeniously called Single Deck Blackjack.

If you like variations on the traditional blackjack game, there are plenty of options. Pontoon is one of the most common blackjack variants, and it is available at Intercasino. They also offer Progressive Blackjack for the big spenders going after a progressive jackpot. Super Fun 21 is available for when you’re in the mood for a blackjack game with wacky rules. They also offer Perfect Pairs blackjack, another common and fun variant.

For a blackjack game with a little more technology and better visuals, Intercasino offers Video Blackjack. Now they just need a live-dealer game and blackjack players will have pretty much every type of blackjack game they could ask for.

To sample the blackjack selection, visit Intercasino.

Microgaming Adding Live Dealers to Blackjack

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

Online casinos try their best to recreate the experience of gambling at a brick and mortar casino. They are often successful, as their popularity indicates. One thing that is missing, however, is playing against a live dealer. With online blackjack, instead of having your cards dealt by a real dealer, the cards are normally chosen by a random number generator, a computer program that uses a complex algorithm to determine which cards are dealt.

To some, that is fine. To others, there is something missing when your cards are chosen by a machine rather than shuffled and dealt by a real person. Maybe it makes the game seem more impersonal. I’m not sure, because I’ve always been fine with not having a real dealer when playing blackjack online. Some people find a live dealer to be more trustworthy than a computer program, fearing that the program is manipulating the game to give the house a larger edge. For some, it’s more personal. Some people, on the other hand, have always missed looking at a real-life dealer across from the table.

Microgaming is now offering just that. Many of Microgaming’s online casinos now offer blackjack with live dealers. Instead of using a random number generator, players look at a video feed of a real dealer at a real blackjack table dealing their cards. To access the live dealers, players join the Waiting List, which notifies them no matter where they are in the casino to inform them that a live dealer is available to play.

This is the first time Microgaming has offered live dealers for blackjack, though they had already offered live dealers for roulette and baccarat. To play blackjack with a live dealer, check one of Microgaming’s online casinos today.

Don’t Be Like This Guy

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

My readers, please, don’t be like this guy. Seriously.

Pennsylvania State Police have reported an act of vandalism occurred at Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem. According to the police report, an unidentified man was playing a game of video blackjack when he suddenly slammed his fist into the machine, breaking the glass faceplate. The man left the casino a few minutes later and did not return. It is estimated that his temper tantrum caused $400 in damage.

Sometimes gambling can be frustrating. Even if you employ perfect strategy, sometimes you will lose. If there were any guarantees, they wouldn’t call it gambling. There is no excuse to ever act like this man, though. Gambling is supposed to be something you do for fun, so if you’re not having fun, if you won’t be able to take losing well, then do everyone a favor and don’t gamble.

Not much is known about this man or his situation, but many times people who react negatively in casinos do so because they are breaking the number one rule of gambling: Never wager money that you can’t afford to lose. Every game in the casino has a house edge, even blackjack, which means you are more likely to lose than to win. If you know that and choose to play anyway, you are accepting those odds and accepting the fact that you may lose money. A wise gambler is certainly capable of losing less money at a casino than at Disney World, though. It’s all about playing it smart. Whatever that man at the video blackjack game was doing, one thing he was not doing was being smart.

Maybe he was one of those kids that when playing football with his friends would take the football and go home if his team was losing. Remember that annoying kid who knocked all of the pieces off the board game and walked away when they were losing? I’m sure this way was one of them. For a kid, though, it’s more acceptable. Once you’re an adult you’re supposed to behave like an adult. That means being responsible and being a good sport. You should be gracious in victory and defeat. Also, he probably broke some bones in his hand.