Now this is exactly what I’ve been waiting for! I just read a BackgammonMasters.com press release stating that they’ve now added blackjack to their popular family of games that already includes backgammon, poker, and perudo. This is truly exciting news for a diehard blackjack enthusiast like myself, especially since most other game sites focus almost exclusively on poker these days.
Anyway, the new blackjack game room over at BackgammonMasters.com ought to go far towards satisfying my craving for a few hands of 21 whenever I want. According to the press release, each blackjack table can accommodate up to five players, which I think is a great number. The key to having a good blackjack session (at least for me) is getting into a nice rhythm at the table — something that isn’t possible when you’ve got 7 or more players crowded around or when you’ve got a poser who doesn’t even know Basic Strategy.
In addition to this seating limit, BackgammonMasters.com has a special View Mode in the blackjack room that allows players to watch at a table before deciding to join in, just like at the casino!
As with backgammon, poker, and perudo, there are two different gaming options for blackjack. You can play just for fun or you can put real money on the line. I’d recommend starting with the fun version until you get used to the software and the rules; then you can ease into the money game if you want.
As you probably know by now, BackgammonMasters.com is one of the most popular game communities out there, with thousands of players online at any given time. The real-time chat modes allow you to interact with these other players if you want to, or you can just tune them out and focus on playing your game. Either way, it sounds like a fun time!
Okay, remember to always split aces and eights, and good luck to you out there!