Blackjack by itself is a game of skill. And with common sense knowhow and a familiar understanding of how the game play mechanics work together, one can win over 60% of all those hands very easily per trip. Some well know casinos have even more player interactive bonuses that help players more than hurt them. Especially if you're not familiar with any of them, especially when we make just the "one" visit, it sure would be great to know what they are. Along with the chance to win money by getting those winning hands and beating the house, avid players can make an additional 10-15% more by utilizing these so called casino promotions. Here are the top three bonuses you just have to know before you make that next trip:
Promo#1-Most good sized casinos offer what they call "player's club" cards. What people don't know is that these promotions offer and give away more money, free slot play, gifts, comped meals, and free rooms as general play dictates. What the blackjack player has going for him/her, is that they can use the player cards to get what casinos call a match bet. Depending on how much play you put on a card (stats are tallied depending on bet amounts and play time), player's can get as much as four or five free matches up to $20 per hand in a day's playing session. Place your initial bet of $15 dollars, and with the promotional match, you would have a total of $30 being bet. Win that hand, and you'll win $30 dollars!! Just think how cool this is when your only initial bet was $15 to start, very cool!
Promo#2-Most single deck blackjack tables have something called a royal match bet. It's an extra side bet in addition to the main hand. Most of the time, royal match cannot exceed the initial bet. Place a royal match bet and if the two cards you get dealt are of matching suits (ie:heart-heart, spade-spade, diamond-diamond, or clubs-clubs), you win anywhere from a 3:1 or 5:1 payout depending on casino payout policies. These ratios are the most common. What's cool is if you win the royal match but lost the hand, in most cases you will come out even or ahead. So the next time you see a royal match, throw a dollar on it and try. It would not hurt because you normally win the match one out of four times anyways!
Promo#3-This last bonus is really cool. Some casinos have this extra bonus if you hit a certain combination of cards. Tables will normally have placards under the table limits to highlight these bonuses. I've seen plenty of twenty-one variations, but these are the big hits. Get dealt a 6-7-8 or 7-7-7 to total 21 and the house will pay you an additional $10-$25 dollars for achieving that. Also get a 7-card 21 or an ace-queen suited heart pair and the bonus is just as much. A nice little addition to the winnings and the wonderful thing is that it happens more often than you think!
So the next time you decide to make that weekend trip to the casino, be on the lookout for some of these casino-exclusive deals to help you win more money. Just keep in mind, it's just another opportunity for players to take more of the casino's money. Why leave it to chance??