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Bethard Brands Add Relax Blackjack Games

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

Online betting site Bethard has announced that they’ve signed a content deal with Relax Gaming and will begin offering the company’s blackjack title on their casinos as a result.

The agreement will see all of Bethard’s gaming channels offering both blackjack and roulette games from Relax. The company’s brands include Bethard SuomiVegas, SverigeCasino, and SverigeKronan. Relax’s blackjack game is a hot product, having recently been launched and offering up to three hands at once. The game is sharp in its presentation, allowing it to be played on mobile and desktop devices.

Commenting on the agreement Relax’s CEO Patrik Osteraker said, “The Bethard Group has a strong brand in the Scandinavian market and we’re pleased to provide them with our table games content, with the likelihood of further roll-outs down the line. Our table games have been proven to drive incremental revenues for various operators, with players appreciating their realistic gameplay and operators their extremely competitive price.”

Bethard’s Bjornar Heggernes also commented, revealing: “Our players expect the latest and best games on the market so forming this partnership with Relax Gaming will help us offer this. The table games they’ll initially supply us with are top-end in quality, and this allows the player a rich user experience on mobile devices and desktop. “

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Intertops and Juicy Stakes Launch Blackjack Promotion

Monday, December 4th, 2017

Gaming groups Intertops Poker and Juicy Stakes Casno have announced that they’ve launched a new blackjack and video poker promotion, which will let players earn points to win large cash prizes.

Players who play at either site and land a Natural Blackjack will get one point. Players who get a blackjack with both cards being a Diamond will earn 20 points, while a Big Suite 21 (A, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) will get 300 points. Points will be accumulated from December 6th through the 12th, with the 30 highest players getting money. The prize pool is $2,000, with first place getting $300. Those who win will have a 15x payout on their prize before they can cash out.

Punters can also qualify via video poker, with Two Pairs getting a point, while a Flush gets you 20 points and a Royal Flush getting you 300 points.

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Punter Hits £73,000 Blackjack Jackpot at Grosvenor Merchant City

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

This week a punter took home a huge blackjack jackpot at Grosvenor Casino in the Merchant City Casino in Glasgow.

The big win was worth £73,887 and came when he hit the winning combination on an Ace King suited table games. The big hit comes just a week after another player hit the same jackpot for £53,000. Over the past few years, ten other punters have hit the prize for £105,000.

Speaking about the jackpot win Grosvenor Merchant City General Manager Debbie Johnson said, “We’re thrilled to have had the biggest jackpot winner to date with our Grosvenor Ace King Suited progressive side bet. We have heard news of many other Grosvenor Casinos customers winning the jackpot all around the country and it’s great to be part of the incredible £320,000 milestone with such an impressive win of our own.”

“To see people enjoying our gaming area and having a big win like this creates a really exciting buzz in the casino.”

Grosvenor Merchant City is located on a riverboat and includes table games, slot machines, and also boasts a restaurant.

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Intertops Offering New Blackjack Bonus

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

This week Intertops Poker and Juicy Stakes Casino announced that they’re offering an exclusive blackjack bonus to customers this week, allowing them to earn free blackjack hands when they score a specific set of rules.

On September 29th players who score five natural blackjacks at the casinos will be granted a complimentary blackjack hand. Those who get a same suit blackjack will be granted three free hands. A Small Suite 21 (6,7, and 8) will net players five free hands. Players will be able to win up to $250 on the free hands they earn, with a 15x rollover attached for the winnings.

Intertops is known for offering a sportsbook and casino as well as poker room to players. The company has been in operation for more than 30 years, having been online for the past 20 or so. Those interested in learning more can do so here.

The company also announced that they’re also hosting a poker tournament and sending the winner to the Aussie Millions poker tournament in Australia.

Both casinos offer a variety of different blackjack bonuses to players and we’ll be adding more stories as we learn about new ways for blackjack players to take advantage.

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Intertops and Juicy Stakes Boosting Blackjack Wins This Friday

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

Internet casinos Juicy Stakes and Intertops Poker have announced that they’ll be boosting all blackjack wins by 5% from 7:00pm to 10:00pm EST this Friday.

The deal mimics other blackjack promotions put out by the company in the past. Players participating in the promotion will face a maximum $250 benefit from the promotion. The deal is good on the games Double Draw Blackjack, Perfect Pairs Blackjack, and more. Additional terms can be found at the respective websites.

Speaking about the promotion an Intertops Poker Manager said, “Summer time and the livin’ is easy. By Friday afternoon lots of us are sliding into the weekend and what better way to start an epic summer weekend than with 5% added to all your blackjack wins!”

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Sands Bethlehem to Get Live Blackjack Stadium Game

Monday, August 7th, 2017

Pennsylvania land casino Sands Bethlehem has announced that they’re adding live dealer blackjack stadium games to their property, bringing live dealer action to more players.

The game allows for more people to partake in blackjack games through the same live dealer technology used by online gamblers. Players sit at terminals and place bets via a touchscreen. Cards are then dealt on tables and players can make decisions to hit, stand, split, double down, or take insurance through the screen. The games also let players play on more than one table at once.

The games are proving to be popular options for casinos, as they allow more punters onto tables with fewer actual tables and dealers. With the addition, Sands Bethlehem is the largest Electronic Table Games casino in the United States.

Speaking about the launch Sands Bethlehem COO Brian Carr said, “Live Dealer Blackjack Stadium Gaming is an exciting new addition that offers players a customized and action-packed experience. With the ability to play two games at once and a $5 minimum, this offering will give our guests an exciting new way to play one of the world’s most popular casino games.”

Source: Business Insider

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Scientific Games Launches Stadium Blackjack Proves Popular

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Scientific Games has launched a new land casino product called ‘Stadium Blackjack’ at casinos in Nevada, and the game has proven to be a hit among those that have given it a try.

The game has a live blackjack dealer table that’s cards are played out and displayed on terminals seated in the area, where players can make their wagers and bets right on the screen. The game is then played out and the results are paid out. Since its launch at the Venetian earlier this year the game has proven to be popular among players, who are able to access the game with lower limits and participate in larger numbers, where table spots can be hard to come by.

Right now the game is still being deployed at casinos and the title can also be found at the Palazzo, which is part of the same property set. The game’s rules aren’t spectacular as it has a 6:5 payout.

Have you had a chance to play Stadium Blackjack? If so, what have your experiences been?

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Seminoles and Florida Sign New Blackjack Compact

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

Today the state of Florida and the Seminole Native American tribe announced that they’ve come to an agreement on a new compact that will see the tribe getting exclusive rights to blackjack games in exchange for $340 million in payments to the state annually.

The agreement ends a dispute that’s been raging for years between the two parties, and will bring both groups satisfaction. The tribe will pay $340 million annually for the next 13 years and will have exclusive rights to shoe games at their casinos.

A previous dispute between the groups arose when the state began allowing outside groups the chance to offer electronic versions of shoe games at establishments. The tribe ceased payments to the state but continued offering the games, citing the breach in contract as their reason. A federal court judge agreed, and Florida vowed to appeal the case to the Supreme Court if necessary. Now it appears as though that won’t be necessary moving forward.

A spokesman for the tribe spoke glowingly about the deal, noting: “The settlement agreement ensures a stable future for the members and employees of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, and the Tribe appreciates the hard work of Gov. Scott and DBPR (the Department of Business and Professional Regulation) to get it done.”

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Intertops and Juicy Stakes to Offer Free Blackjack Hands

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017


This Friday both Intertops Poker and Juicy Stakes are offering free blackjack hands for every ten hands played at either site.

The promotion will go from 7:00pm through 10:00pm Eastern time and will see players getting a free hand of blackjack for every ten hands played. The value of the free hand will be averaged over the course of the ten previous hands played. Winnings on those hands will be subject to a 15x playthrough before they can be cashed out.

The deal appears to be good for several types of blackjack on both sites, but it should be noted that blackjack games in the standard Intertops casino are not eligible for the promotion. You must play at Intertops Poker of Juicy Stakes to get in on the action.

A statement put out by Intertops quoted a manager as saying: “Playing a few hands of Blackjack is a great way to relax after a hard week. Playing some of those for free is even better!”

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Woman Busted for Past Posting in Blackjack

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017


A woman from Long Beach Mississippi was arrested this week for cheating at Blackjack at the Scarlet Pearl Casino and now she is being charged for violating a state law related to gambling.

36 year old Shantel Monique Welch was arrested for “past posting” on the 21+3 blackjack game at the casino, which is where a punter increases the value of their bet after they already know the outcome of the game. In the case of Ms. Welch, she was increasing her bet after cards were dealt on the table. In Mississippi, that is in violation of Mississippi Code 75-76-301(e), which reads: “To place or increase a bet after acquiring knowledge of the outcome of the game or other event that is the subject of the bet, including past-posting and pressing bets.”

She was taken into custody and given a bond of $5,000, 10 percent of which must be paid to leave jail. She is being charged with a felony and could serve years in prison if convicted.

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