When asking people why they wanted to learn how to play blackjack, they tell me that they wanted to win money at the casino and they heard that they could win money playing blackjack.
Logical enough answer considering that blackjack has one of the lowest house edges in the casino. But if a player wants to win money, why play in an online blackjack tournament that only costs 99 cents to enter? Obviously the prize pool is not going to be all that high, so why bother?
Simply put, tournament play in blackjack is handled a bit different than when playing solo. What other players are doing is a big factor. The point is not to only beat the dealer, but to beat the players who are ahead of you. This often means being more aggressive in your blackjack playing. Wagering more then you normally would. In other times it means playing defensively if you are trying to keep on top.
Because of the high likelihood of playing in a different manner it means that practice is necessary. Unfortunately there is no free play mode to practice playing in a blackjack tournament. It means actually playing in a blackjack tournament again and again until you have your tournament feet under you.
This is where 99 cents blackjack tournaments come into play. True they do not offer much in terms of prize pools. But they do give players an inexpensive opportunity to practice playing in an online blackjack
Unfortunately for all of us online blackjack players, a good strong online blackjack tournament just does not happen as often as it should. And by
A couple of weeks ago I began to discuss differences between playing blackjack normally in a casino and playing blackjack in a tournament. While the biggest difference is that you are playing against other players rather than the just the dealer
No, this is not too good to be true. There really is such a thing as dishing out 99 cents for some online blackjack.
Now this is not ordinary online blackjack. This is an online blackjack tournament, but there is nothing wrong with that. It gets you some fun tournament action without making any major investments. These are also good tournaments for players who are just moving into the online blackjack tournament arena.
These 99 cents online blackjack tournaments happen every Monday, Wednesday and Friday starting at 8 pm. Each online blackjack tournament will last for twenty four hours, ending at 8 pm the day following its starting day. So a tournament that begins on a Friday will end on a Saturday.
The entry fee is only 99 cents. That much should be obvious. And players start out with $50 in tournament credits. Players can purchase rebuys for $2.49 each if they fall below the $25 mark on their tournament balance. A rebuy will give players another $125 in tournament money to continue playing with.
The 99 cent blackjack tournament series at Online Vegas will payout the prize pool made up of the pot to the top 41 players. So if you find yourself in a tournament with less than 41 players, there is a good chance you will win something. How much depends on how well you play of course.
One more thing about the 99 cent online blackjack tournaments at Online Vegas: they alternate which type of blackjack game is used between Vegas Strip and Perfect Pairs. Tomorrow
If you think that playing in a blackjack tournament is no different than playing blackjack on any night of the week at a casino, you would be wrong. Tournament blackjack has some other considerations for one reason: you are playing to beat the other players.
I know, that sounds like it goes against all things blackjack, against the core concept of blackjack. And I can see how you would think that. Blackjack is the casino game in which you are playing one on one against the dealer; you could not give a fig about the other players because what they do has no impact on you and your game. You always hope that the dealer loses since you profit from beating him.
In tournament blackjack you are playing against the other players for a shot at the grand prize. Yes, there is a dealer and yes, you have to beat him in order to win chips. But at the end of the tournament it is the player with the most chips who wins even if you won more individual hands than he did.
That is the core point behind tournament blackjack: you have to beat the dealer to wind up with more chips than everyone else in the tournament. It is here that how the other players play out their hands and how they wager becomes important, so you had better give a fig.
Strategy for tournament blackjack will vary from some from the strategy you use in ordinary blackjack. This is because an increased skill level is necessary for you to beat both the dealer and the other players in the tournament. Tomorrow we will look a little more closely at some basic strategy points for tournament blackjack.
One of the online casino groups that is powered by Vegas Technology will be running online blackjack tournaments this week. One is already in progress and the other will be beginning this weekend. The online casino group is the English Harbour Group, who owns the title online casino English Harbour, Millionaire Casino and Silver Dollar Casino.
The tournament that is in progress at the moment is the Head2Head. This is the weekly tournament that runs Monday through Thursday that will take players through the week. The Head2Head online blackjack tournament for this week will continue through tomorrow, February 24th, ending at 11:59 pm. Players can register for this tournament by paying the $5 entry fee when registering for the Head2Head. The $5 gives players a starting tournament balance of $100. There are $5 rebuys available which will give players another $100 if they cross the $10 low balance point. At the time of this writing the top prize is set at $176, but the Head2Head is a play for the pot kind of online blackjack tournament
While there is a certain amount of luck involved in tournament play, it is not the sole deciding factor in a blackjack tournament. Blackjack tournaments are won on skill, and lost because of poor playing. One such poor way of playing is to over bet when you are in the lead by a good chunk.
What is a good chunk of a lead in a blackjack tournament? Well, let
Silver Dollar is an Old West themed online casino with some rather fun graphics and animations. It is a Vegas Technology powered online casino as well, so the Vegas Tech favorites that we have all come to love can be found here as well. But one of the things that Silver Dollar offers that, as an online blackjack fan, I like are the online blackjack tournaments.
It is Friday and that means it is time for some online blackjack tournament action!
If you have $10 to spare then you can play in the Weekend Blackjack Classic at Millionaire Casino. They host a three day online blackjack tournament that begins on Friday and runs through Sunday. And unlike other online blackjack tournaments, this one has players playing for a piece of a $5,000 prize pool.
But if you are running low on funds there are always the $0.99 online blackjack tournaments at Go Casino. Granted they are not offering a $5,000 prize pool and you will be playing for a percentage of the pot, but at least you do get to play in a tournament. And you know that you have only invested a little should you lose.
Go Casino alternates which type of online blackjack they use for their $0.99 tournaments. This Friday
While online casinos will prominently display their list of slots tournaments that they are hosting, it is possible to find online blackjack tournaments. I do not need to say again why blackjack is superior to slots. Actually some of the online blackjack tournaments that are offered are quite nice.
Take for example the online blackjack tournament series being offered by Online Vegas. Every single Monday, Wednesday and Friday players can play in a twenty four hour blackjack tournament for all of $0.99.
Yes, it will cost you one penny less than a dollar to play in one of these blackjack tournaments. Granted you are only playing for a percentage of the pot, but it is better than nothing. And not too shabby when you consider that you are playing for only $0.99 and it is a twenty four hour tournament.
The $0.99 entry fee will get you 50 tournament credits to play with. After that rebuys are $2.49 for another 50 tournament credits.
Each tournament starts at 8 pm on the starting day