The Hottest Games at Vegas Palms

July 13th, 2011  |  Published in Gambling Games

Vegas Palms online casino recently released its list of the hottest games for June 2011. Blackjack variants significantly grew in popularity during the month which is not surprising since the game has the lowest house edge. The two hottest blackjack variants are European Blackjack and Classic Blackjack Gold.

European Blackjack and Classic Blackjack Gold

The dealer in both versions of the game does not check for blackjack until after all cards are dealt. This is a disadvantage because if a player doubles or splits and the dealer acquires blackjack, the player will lose more than just their original wager. Classic Blackjack Gold is also popular due to being the only variant in the industry played with a single deck. This gives the player a significant advantage.

Live Dealer Roulette

The casino offers live dealer games where casino operations are conducted and streamed across the Internet. Since Roulette is one of the most popular games at land casinos, Live Dealer Roulette is also one of the hottest games in June at the casino.

Popular Online Slot Games

The remaining game types on the list are online slots. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring and Thunderstruck II are two of the most popular games at all Microgaming-powered casinos. Released in the summer of 2010, both games have drawn a significant amount of traffic since. Another popular game on the list is Gold Factory which was only released last month by has become an instant classic due to the multi-level bonus game.

Surprising Games

Whenever the list is released, there is always a game that surprises the casino and public. In this instance, Burning Desire and Big Top are the two surprises. Burning Desire is a Valentine’s Day-theme game. However, since the list is for June, it is unexpected. However, the game is historically important as it was the first to introduce the 243 ways to win concept which defined the online slot game industry.

Big Top is also a major surprise because it is an early release from Microgaming with only nine paylines and no bonus round or free spins game. The only redeeming feature that has confirmed its popularity is the circus theme.

As part of the Fortune Lounge group, Vegas Palms is offers players a variety of games. Many of the most popular games on the list for June 2011 came as no surprise while others were shocking. However, the list proves that Vegas Palms continues to be a flourishing online gaming entity.

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An Introduction to the Survivor Blackjack Tournament

July 5th, 2011  |  Published in Gambling Games

Powered by Microgaming software, Jackpot City is an online casino that provides a variety of slot games and tournaments. One of the most popular is the upcoming blackjack tournament entitled “Survivor.” The first 250 players to register will receive a seat to participate. Although unlikely, if less than 14 players enroll, the tournament will be canceled.

Prize Pool

The tournament will be playing six deck European Blackjack with an entry fee of $20 and a guaranteed prize pool of $280 which will be shared by the top three winners. The first place prize is $130, second place will receive $90 and third place will be awarded $60. Although there are not large prizes, the competition is only 249 other players.

Survivor Blackjack Tournament Structure

The event is played over three rounds with only ten players surviving the first round. Each player will begin with 2,500 chips with a minimum wager of 10 chips and a maximum of 250 chips. The first round consists of only eight hands. In the second round, the top six players will advance. Each player begins with 3,500 chips with a minimum wager of 50 chips and a maximum of 500 chips. The second round is also comprised of only eight hands.

As expected, the final round has the most fierce competition among players. Only six hands are played throughout the entire round. Players begin with 5,000 chips and the minimum wager is 100 chips with a maximum wager of 1,000 chips. The top three players in this round will share the entire prize pool.

Double Exposure

For those blackjack players that do no like tournaments, there are a variety of other blackjack variants available at Jackpot City Casino. For instance, Double Exposure is a version that is easy for newcomers because both of the dealer’s cards are face-up. This makes for a much easier decision. However, to compensate for this edge, blackjack only pays even money.

Pontoon

A more challenging blackjack variant is Pontoon. This version is the exact opposite of Double Exposure in that both of the dealer’s cards are face-down. However, the player is compensated with blackjack that pays 2-to-1.

The Survivor Blackjack Tournament at Jackpot City online casino always draws the maximum 250 people due to the chances of winning. Stop by the casino today to try your luck at the tournament or one of the many other blackjack variants.

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