Casinos across the country are closed right now in an effort to slow the spreading of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). There’s a lot to consider about returning to a casino when we’re no longer under quarantine. Will you immediately sit down at the first blackjack game you can find?
We’ve been looking at some of the best and worst blackjack games in Las Vegas recently. There are plenty of 3:2 blackjack games in downtown Las Vegas. Many of those games have a minimum wager under $25.
Las Vegas is different things to different people. The Vegas Strip is known for its mega casino-resorts. This part of Las Vegas is where you’ll find the luxury casinos, Michelin rated restaurants, huge nightclubs, luxurious spas, and big-name entertainment. There’s one thing noticeably missing from the Vegas Strip – great affordable gambling.
Blackjack on the Vegas Strip ain’t what it used to be. Sure, it’s the most played game in casinos. There are more blackjack tables on the Vegas Strip than any other game. According to the Nevada Gaming Control Board, there were 1,196 blackjack tables on the Vegas Strip as of December 2019.
National Blackjack Day isn’t an official holiday but maybe it should be. Every year on March 2, blackjack players celebrate the occasion by playing their favorite game giving props to the most important blackjack rule – being paid 3:2 for a natural blackjack. This day celebrates more than blackjack.
Some people hate technology. Others, like me, embrace technology. I love new electronic toys inside and outside of a casino. The technology inside of a casino can be hit or miss. Some advancements are great while others are less than spectacular. This mixed response is the case with technologically advanced blackjack games.
It’s a new year and there’s always something to look forward to. Before we look forward, I want to reflect on my greatest night of playing blackjack. I typically play a variety of casino games. However, on this specific trip, blackjack was the only game that my two carloads of people played.
“We’ve been in Vegas for a whole day and haven’t played a single hand of blackjack” the tourist exclaimed. Trips to Las Vegas get that way as life changes. Vacation priorities and preferences change over the years. So has the game of blackjack. It happens to all of us.
Blackjack variants are hit and miss. Games like Blackjack Switch are an anomaly. This twist on traditional blackjack has stood the test of time. It’s been in casinos for more than five years. It takes years for new blackjack games to go from gaming expo to casino floors.
We’re coming up on the annual Global Gaming Expo (G2E). This expo and conference has panel discussions on the casino business. It’s also a venue for gaming manufacturers to show off their new games to casinos. While this largest gaming expo of the year, there are other smaller shows where gaming manufacturers present their games …