I actually heard tell of something new that might be coming down the road for those who like their blackjack online.
Online blackjack tries to capture the essence of the game and make it easily accessible through online casinos. But there is one aspect that they have not yet been able to duplicate.
In a brick and mortar casino, blackjack players can sit at the same table, and while they are all trying to beat the dealer, they talk amongst themselves. This makes blackjack one of the few social casino games in which players can interact without competing with each other. Unfortunately online blackjack hasn’t yet been able to duplicate this. Until recently.
We’ve heard about poker sites in which you are playing against other players rather than just the computer dealer. This makes for a more fun-filled and interactive game for everyone involved.
Well it seems that this concept of a multiplayer game might be making its way into online blackjack games.
Players don’t have to worry about losing their money to another player though. One of the key aspects of blackjack—be it online blackjack or blackjack played in a brick and mortar casino—is that this is a game in which the player is only playing against the dealer. And that will still be true.
However, anyone who plays at a multiplayer table online will be able to socialize with other blackjack players just like they would if they were playing in a brick and mortar casino.
In my research I’ve heard commentary that this multiplayer concept would open up a whole new characteristic to the game of blackjack. But the truth is that this isn’t a new concept—this idea of socializing with other players. It is how blackjack is played in brick and mortar casinos. And in software developers trying to duplicate the experience, it shows how much they are trying to recreate the casino experience online.
If multiplayer online blackjack tables could be developed and made widely available, then online blackjack would be coming as close as possible to replicating the casino experience over the Internet.