Video Blackjack Machines Are Growing in Number

November 16th, 2017 by Site Admin

In Sin City the number of video blackjack machines is on the rise, giving players an electronic option on the casino floors with lower table limits than live tables.

On the Vegas Strip blackjack tables have bad 6/5 payouts for blackjack on lower limit tables, with punters having to wager big for 3/2. These video machines offer a bit of a compromise, as they often times have limits as low as a couple dollars. Of course, there are some downsides to the games, which have hands shuffled after every hand and include multiple decks.

Some have derided video blackjack, saying that they take away jobs from dealers, but there are multiple jobs that can be created with the machines, including technicians. It’s likely that we’ll see video style games continuing to grow in the future, as younger players, as well as lower budget gamblers, are lured to Vegas.

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Cubs Take to Blackjack Table After Game

October 9th, 2017 by Site Admin

After clinching their spot in the MLB postseason, the Chicago Cubs took to the blackjack tables, although a lot of the team didn’t end up faring as well as they did on the field.

The team took to the casino in St. Louis after they clinched the NL Central against the Cardinals. After taking part in the customary champagne celebration, the team hit the felt, although their luck didn’t carry over.

Right handed pitcher Jake Arrieta said that the team ended up taking over a few tables at the local casino, and that they lost a lot of money back to the house. “Rizzo owes KB (Kris Bryant) money. KB was kind of the bank last night. I think Rizzo had a tough one. He owes me some money. We’re going to have to settle our debts once we get to the field,” Arietta said.

The Chicago Cubs ended their 108 World Series drought last year, finally taking home the World Series title that’s eluded them. The team currently has the fourth-best odds to win it all again this year among remaining teams at +700 according to Bovada.

Source: CBS

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Player Wins $145,395 Playing Blackjack at Royal Panda

September 11th, 2017 by Site Admin

Last week a punter at Royal Panda Casino hit it big, as they took home $145,395 while playing blackjack at the site.

The big winner is named Roger, and he was playing Live Blackjack at the casino. He was a high-roller, taking advantage of table limits of up to $5,000 while riding his luck. He rode a huge bout of luck, which saw him netting $145,395 when all was said and done.

Roger is a Silver level player at Royal Panda, and he earned an array of different comp points and prizes from the casino. The casino uses software from Evolution Gaming and broadcasts games in high definition and is branded specifically for Royal Panda.

Royal Panda is highly regarded, as it pays out nearly instantly for those using eWallets. The casino also has a large library of games and there are reasonable bonus terms on the promotions there. Additionally, there are various blackjack promotions offered from time to time, which offer prizes if you’re able to land a blackjack.

We obtained details on this win from our sister site World Casino Directory.

Source: WCD

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New Blackjack RPG ‘Battlejack’ is Launched

August 24th, 2017 by Site Admin

This week a new RPG blackjack game launched on both Android and iOS, as Battlejack hit the streets.

The game takes and blends the two genres of game together, as players go on an adventure to fight various monsters using elements such as water, wind, fire, and ice. Players defeat enemies by playing blackjack hands and then using the number to attack monsters.

The game also lets players create and evolve different characters in the game. The game also manages to mix in a series of different worlds and a simple story to advance through.

While the game doesn’t involve any gambling for real money, it still is a bit of fun for when you’re out on the road. The game does manage to implement micro transactions to purchase creatures and other goodies.

The game is available for play now on appropriate devices.

Source: Kotaku

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VegasCasino.io Adds Perfect Pairs Blackjack

August 15th, 2017 by Site Admin

Bitcoin online casino VegasCasino.io has announced that they’ve added a new Perfect Pairs Blackjack game to their library.

The new game allows users the chance to play the classic blackjack variant, which pays out for pairs dealt to players who opt to take on the side bet. The game is available for both desktop and mobile devices and loads up directly through your web browser.

The Perfect Pairs game side bets pay out in the following amounts: Non-colored Pairs 5:1, Colored Pair 12:1, Perfect Pair 25:1.

VegasCasino.io is a Bitcoin casino that offers an array of different casino games from Pragmatic, Endorphina, Ezugi, Novomatic, and more. The site offers very fast payouts and reasonable bonus terms. The site has an array of blackjack games, with twelve titles in the standard casino as well as live dealer games.

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Two More Plead Guilty in Blackjack Conspiracy

August 7th, 2017 by Site Admin

Last week two more defendants charged in the South Dakota conspiracy to cheat a casino of $10,000 pleaded guilty in a federal court.

Lito Bolocon (44) and Jordan Rondell (29) both pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges related to the incident. The two, along with Jeremy Brown and Fern Gill were charged by federal prosecutors with conspiring to steal from the casino that they worked at. Prosecutors claim that Brown and Gill were dealers at the casino, while Bolocon was a pitboss at the casino. Rondell was a card player, and was paid out extra on hands that were dealt out by both dealers, including losing hands. With Bolocon the supervisor, the money won wasn’t readily detected by security.

The guilty pleas come after Brown pleaded guilty in February. He took a deal in which he agreed to testify against his fellow defendants. The lone defendant still pushing his case is Gill.

Bolocon and Rondell remain free pending sentencing, which hasn’t been scheduled as of press time.

Source: KSFY

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Florida and Seminole Tribe Settle Blackjack Dispute

July 6th, 2017 by Site Admin

Today the state of Florida and the Seminole Indian tribe announced that they’ve settled their long dispute over the game of blackjack, allowing the tribe to continue having exclusive rights to the game at land casinos in the state.

The announcement comes after the Sunshine State was dealt multiple defeats in federal court, as a judge ruled that Florida had violated an earlier compact with the tribe. That deal gave the Seminoles exclusive rights to shoe games at brick and mortar casinos but was violated when the state agreed to allow properties from other groups to offer electronic versions of the game. The tribe called shenanigans and refused to sign a new deal with the state. As a result, Florida lost millions of dollars in revenues that the Seminoles would have paid in fees, while the Native Americans continued to offer the games.

The new agreement will see the Seminoles retaining the rights to their games, while Florida will get $340 million in payments from the tribe. The deal is good for the next 13 years.

Speaking about the deal Seminole attorney Barry Richard said, “There’s no loser to this. It gives the tribe finality and the security of knowing the games will continue. The state will continue to get a few hundred million.”

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Blackjack Dealer Admits to Steal from Casino

June 14th, 2017 by Site Admin

Last month a dealer at Dakota Sioux Casino plead guilty to working with others to steal more than $10,000 from his employer by rigging games.

Jeremy Brown, aged 42, admitted to his crimes this week when he plead guilty to a conspiracy charge in US federal court. He admitted to helping out in the conspiracy to fleece the casino out of the money. He did this alongside Jordan Rondell, Fern Gill, and Lito Bolocon, who’ve also been charged with the crime. Bolocon served as a pit boss, while Brown and Gill were dealers that took part in the theft, rigging games as Rondell won money he shouldn’t have. This happened as all employees paid out on losing hands.

The group of players did this crime over just two days, December 31st, 2015 and January 1st, 2016, but took the large sum of money in the process. The ring was busted in February.

Brown is the only party to plead guilty, and his testimony will be used against the others, all of whom plead not guilty. He will face sentencing on August first, where he faces up to 5 years in prison and $250,000 in fines. He has agreed to pay restitution in the case.

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Blackjack Revenues Up 10.7% in April

June 6th, 2017 by Site Admin

Nevada revenues were up slightly in April, but blackjack numbers surged, as revenues for the state’s casinos were up 10.7% for the period when compared to the year prior.

Casinos in the Silver State brought in $87.1 million during April, besting baccarat with which it has battled for the past year for table game supremacy. The numbers are impressive considering there are 2,600 tables in the state. For the last year, the game has been very profitable as revenues came in at $1.2 billion.

As a whole, Nevada’s gaming revenues for the month was $886.5 million, up 5.5% for the year prior. Year-to-date numbers were at $7.26 billion, up 3.5% from 2016.

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Desert Diamond Casino West Valley to Get Blackjack

May 19th, 2017 by Site Admin

This week it was announced that the Tohono O’odham Nation and Arizona have come to an agreement that will let the Desert Diamond Casino West Valley offer blackjack to their customers.

The agreement settles a multi-year legal battle that’s raged between the tribe and the state, and will likely give the casino an extra boost, as the site is located near major sports stadiums.

Under the terms of the deal the casino will get a Class III designation, which includes slot machines, blackjack, and poker games. The deal has to be signed off by the Trump administration but is thought to have high odds of passing.

In a statement, Tohono O’odham Nation Chairman Edward Manuel said, “This is a day the Nation has long been working toward. It establishes an agreement concerning the Nation’s right to conduct Class III gaming on its West Valley land and it brings to an end the final dispute that was constraining this important project. The Nation is eager to continue with its West Valley investment to create thousands of new jobs, positive economic development, and a world-class casino resort that all of Arizona can be proud of.”

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