North Charleston, South Carolina is not the only city to put blackjack port. Jacksonville, Florida has launched its own casino boat to offer some player favorable blackjack.
Jacks or Better is the name of the boat and it sails out of the Mayport area of Jacksonville five days per week: Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The boat sails twice on each of those days with ticket prices ranging from $13 to $18 for each trip; ticket price includes port tax, parking, boarding and nonalcoholic drinks. While the boat is dark on Mondays and Tuesdays it is possible for it to be chartered.
As for the blackjack, Jacks or Better has put together an admirable offering.
Standard blackjack is offered with a 3-2 payout ratio on natural blackjacks. Other player favorable rules include the dealer standing on soft 17s and double downs on any two cards; players can also split aces once and are allowed to double down on any splits except for Aces.
In addition to standard blackjack with some decent rules, Blackjack Switch is also offered on the Jacks or Better boat. I have to say that Blackjack Switch is probably one of the best blackjack variations I have seen yet.
Once passengers are on board, Jacks or Better will say out into international waters where it is not held back by United States restrictions on gambling. And since this is the water-based equivalent to a brick and mortar casino, the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) cannot touch it. So if you are looking for a break from online gambling restrictions, check for blackjack boats in your area if you happen to not be in Florida.