Yes, it is March 2nd, 2021. Better yet, it’s 3/2/21! Don’t we all wish for 3/2 blackjack! Well, today’s the day to celebrate the most popular casino table game. Happy National Blackjack Day!
NationalBlackjackDay.org is not just a recognition of the biggest and best casino game; it’s a movement! According to the website, “We are also bringing attention to the declining amount of 3:2 payout tables and other changes that have negatively impacted the odds to win and ultimately reduce the enjoyment of the game for both skilled and amateur players.” They have my vote.
NationalBlackjackDay.org says, “March 2nd – 3:2 – was chosen for a particular reason. More and more casinos are moving away from 3:2 payouts for blackjack and moving to 6:5. “This trend is taking money out of player’s hands, tilting the odds even further to the house, and eroding the game from its once-dominant position to just another table on casino floors.”
Squeezing the Customer
Several gamblers believe that the house continues to decrease value from the casino. How? – by enforcing paid parking lots, fewer free drinks, lower percentage slot machines, and even triple-zero roulette. But the biggest culprit is the move in the past ten years to more 6:5 blackjack replacing 3:2, as originally expected.
But some casino owners make all blackjack 3:2. For example, Derek Stevens’ downtown properties, the D Las Vegas, the Golden Gate, Circa, and the Rampart Casino at the Resort at Summerlin are observing National Blackjack Day for the third straight year. These casinos are boosting 3-2 plays and offering a free bonus of $20 bet to Rampart Rewards cardholders who hit a suited blackjack on bets of $10 or more.
Unfortunately, no New England Casinos are celebrating.
NETimeGambling As A Resource – Happy National Blackjack Day
Here are posts that we have provided in the past. Check them out to help your Blackjack Celebration today.
- Beginners Guide to Blackjack Etiquette
- 4 Casino Blackjack Formats – Which is Best For You?
- 12 Blackjack Tips For Beginners
- The Game of Blackjack Is Not a Team Game
- Blackjack Strategy for Doubling Down – Plus Resource Links
Players Should Check Out Blackjack Hall of Fame
The greatest blackjack experts, authors, and professional players in blackjack history are honored in the Blackjack Hall of Fame. It is situated at the Barona Casino near San Diego, California. The idea originated in 2002 when a group of top professional players nominated 21 candidates for consideration. The final vote, with public input, took place at Max Rubin’s Blackjack Ball in January 2003.
We also highly recommend listening to the Gambling with an Edge Podcast with Bob Dancer and Richard Munchkin. They are celebrating their 10th year of podcasting as one of the pioneers in gambling podcasts. GWAE includes interviews with black professionals and poker, video poker, and table game advantage players over the 10-year span.
Summary – Happy National Blackjack Day
So, join the movement and celebrate National Blackjack Day today, #BlackjackDay. Play 3:2 blackjack, share your love of the game and call the casino companies to keep 3:2 blackjack tables.
Binbin and NETimeGambling.com
Robin T. Aubin (AKA Binbin at NETimeGambling) has been a guest on Cousin Vito’s Casino Podcast, The Bettor Life Podcast, The Art in the Game Podcast Springfield, Massachusetts. as well as ZorkCast with Michael Trager. In 2013, he created NETimeGambling.com. The mission was to provide a resource for recreational gamblers visiting New England’s expanding casino market events. Trip reports, gambling tips, casino promotions, entertainment, and much more are provided for those visiting our nine casinos.
General gambling tips are also provided for those recreational gamblers inside and outside the northeast.
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