The game of blackjack gives players the opportunity for players to fight the dealer one-on-one. The dealer represents the casino and is responsible for running the game.
Even when you are sitting at a table surrounded by other players, their game in no way affects yours. Each win or loss depends solely on the results of the comparison between your hand and the dealer’s hand.
Blackjack tournaments offer variety to the game you are accustomed to. There are several types of tournaments that are well-deservedly popular in both land-based and online casinos.
Blackjack tournaments in land-based casinos
Blackjack tournaments offer players an interesting opportunity to compete not with the dealer, but with each other. The casino owners, seeing the growing popularity of slot tournaments, decided to offer blackjack tournaments to their players. And they did not lose.
It turned out to be much more difficult to organize a blackjack tournament than a slot machine tournament. This was due to the limited space and number of tables. Most land-based casinos had hundreds, if not thousands of slot machines, so allocating a few dozen for the tournament was not a big problem for the establishment.
But the game of blackjack takes place on special tables and medium-sized casinos have a strictly limited number of gaming tables. By the way, these tables also take up a lot of space, which makes regular blackjack tournaments very problematic.
In this regard, many land-based casinos offer only short daily blackjack tournaments and several weekly ones that run over several days.
Blackjack tournaments in online casinos
Two reasons that limit blackjack tournaments in land-based casinos simply do not exist in online casinos. Therefore, players who prefer tournament games go to online casinos.
Online casinos offer blackjack tournaments in two different formats:
Limited Time Blackjack Tournaments
At the start of a tournament, each player receives the same amount of chips. The player who, after a certain time, has the most chips, will be declared the winner.
Another version of the time limited blackjack tournament imposes time limits for each round. The best players are determined by the number of chips won and are allowed to participate in the next round.
Shootout Blackjack Tournament
A new type of online blackjack tournament is called a Shootout Tournament. At the beginning of the tournament, all players receive the same amount of chips. The game takes place in several rounds, where a certain number of hands must be played in each round.
At the end of each round, the player with the fewest chips is eliminated from the fight. The tournament continues until one player remains, who is declared the winner.