Blackjack Tournaments and Competitions
Just like many other gambling games, blackjack has become extremely popular and now more and more players are in search of new game versions. But not only gambling features attract so many players to this game, but also possibility to compete with other players and show how good they are in blackjack. Blackjack tournament differ from ordinary games a lot and demand knowledge of special rules and lots of skills, which are not only those which are necessary in casino, but also those, which are required in competitions.
Blackjack Tournament vs Online Blackjack
Difference number one: player vs player
In the online blackjack games players play only against the dealer and they ignore other players’’ cards. At Blackjack tournaments players compete with other players. Therefore, your actions depend on what other players do and you should keep your eye not only at you hand and dealer’s hand, but also track cards which are dealt to other players.
Difference number two: overlay (positive expectation)
The overlay in blackjack tournaments is the money added by the casino to the overall jackpot. Most of the time the prize of blackjack tournament is made of entrance fees and the casino adds extra amount of money to the prize. This overlay is a positive expectation in the blackjack tournament. Competing with other players you will not be able to win money, but if you become a tournament winner it will be quite possible.
Difference number three: other strategy
Blackjack tournament demands other strategy and other tips than the basic one. For example, in the traditional blackjack you are not to bust. While in blackjack tournaments you can bust in order to get to the next round and to avoid being beaten. You have to analyze your actions and actions of other players and depending on that make you decisions and predict the further way of the game.
In case you are losing it may be better to risk more in order to make it to the next round, and in case you are ahead you can relax, sit back and enjoy the game without any big bets.
There are different books and systems that provide readers with perfect tournament strategies but probably the best advice would be to practice over and over again.
“Blackjack is the only casino game an amateur can learn to play and at which he can definitely win”