This is the news section of a website dedicated to blackjack. We often cover new blackjack variations that are landing in casinos. We’ll discuss another new blackjack game being tested at Rio in Las Vegas shortly. I want to address something important for players regarding new casino games.
There are only so many ways casinos can increase the house edge in a blackjack game before people stop playing. Gaming manufacturers understand this and continue to introduce new ways for casino operators to increase blackjack revenue. Casino operators love side bets because they help increase revenue.
Blackjack players are always looking for an advantage. The easiest way is to find a game that pays 3:2 when a player is dealt a natural blackjack. The 6:5 blackjack game has a much higher house edge. The house edge is even larger when a player doesn’t play with perfect basic strategy.
Blackjack is one of the most fun games in the casino. The pace of the game is fast enough so there’s always action. At the same time, the pace is slow enough for idle chatter between new and old friends. The social part of blackjack is a major part of the appeal of the game for many recreational gamblers.
My annual summer vacation on the Vegas Strip is just a few weeks away. I tend to play a lot more blackjack when friends are in town. Leading into my gambling vacations, I like to brush up on certain games to make sure that I’m in peak form.
Free Bet Blackjack is one of the most popular blackjack variants in casinos. This blackjack game isn’t new. It was introduced in 2012. Free Bet Blackjack has been able to withstand the heat of many new variations of blackjack that have hit casinos over the past seven years.
Jimmy Kimmel recently recorded a week of shows at the Zappos Theater inside Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. Kevin Hart was one of the celebrity guests that stopped by. He joked about Vegas not being good to him and why he doesn’t visit like he used to.
Penn National Gaming casinos across the country will begin offering new installations of electronic blackjack games. The nationwide casino operator recently signed a partnership with Interblock. The gaming manufacturer and electronic table game (ETG) is the market leader. Interblock is one of the electronic table game manufacturers that you’ll most often see in casinos.
The vast majority of visitors to Las Vegas gamble where they stay – on the Vegas Strip. According to the most recent Las Vegas Visitors Profile from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority 89 percent of visitors gamble on the Vegas Strip ( page 44).
It’s the time of year where we like to look at some of the best (and worst) blackjack games in Las Vegas . Today we’ll look at the Vegas Strip since that’s where most visitors in Las Vegas tend to stay.