Blackjack freeroll tournaments are becoming more and more popular, both in an online casino setting and in land-based casinos like Las Vegas offers. We hope to explore what options are available for online blackjack players who are looking for free tourneys to play here.
"Elimination Blackjack" is the new tournament form of blackjack that's being played on the popular televised series The Ultimate Blackjack Tour. The game is a combination of blackjack with the additional element of competition between the players. (Normally blackjack is played strictly player vs. dealer, even when there are multiple players at a single table.) The most popular place to play Elimination Blackjack online is Ultimate Bet, which is most famous as an online poker room.
Ultimate Bet offer scheduled elimination blackjack tournaments on a daily basis at various times. They offer tournaments at all levels of buy-in, from freerolls to $215 buy-in tournaments. They also offer both single table and multitable tourney formats. The blackjack tournaments at Ultimate Bet are a lot of fun, there is plenty of action to be had, and the popularity of these events are growing rapidly.
Ultimate Bet does accept US-based players.
(Please note that Get21 stopped offering online blackjack tournaments on July 15, 2007 - we've left the information online below for historical interest mostly.)
Get21.com is another online site offering blackjack tournament actions, but unlike Ultimate Bet, they do not accept US-based players. Their site is strictly focused on tournament blackjack. (i.e. You won't find any poker tables or games there.) They also offer a somewhat different version of blackjack than the Elimination Blackjack tournaments offered at Ultimate Bet.
The principles involved in the Get21.com Blackjack Tournament are the same as the principles in the Ultimate Bet blackjack events, but the nuances and rules differ slightly.