The Seminole Casino in Hollywood, Florida has come up with an interesting way to keep its Friday night blackjack aficionados at the tables for a few precise hours. The casino has announced an intriguing Bonus Blackjack Baseball promotion that will see more than $7k in prize money split between all players at the top three tables every Friday night.
The special, weekly blackjack campaign was designed to award tables that see the most natural blackjack hands dealt between the hours of 8pm and 11pm. The promotion only runs on Friday’s throughout the month of June, 2012. Players aren’t competing alone, but are rooting for their fellow participants at the blackjack table in a team effort to hit the most blackjacks.
Seminole Casino has a total of 23 tables on the casino floor, 16 of which offer blackjack games at various limits, thus there will be 16 tables competing for a shot at a piece of the prize pool. The three tables to achieve the highest number of natural blackjacks in the three-hour allotted period of time will receive a slice of the proverbial pie.
The promotion is affectionately termed Bonus Blackjack Baseball for its likewise terminology. Each natural blackjack is referred to as a “run” scored. Each table of players is a “team”. Perhaps if the promotion is catching enough, they will make it a permanent staple and incorporate trophies! Not likely, but we can dream.
The table to get the highest number of natural blackjacks will split $5,000 between the players at that table. The table with the second highest blackjack count will divide $1,400 among them, and the third highest will divvy up $700. All in all, there is $7,100 in prize money to be had every week.
One of the most interesting things about the Floridian casino’s blackjack promotion is that players will actually be happy when their dealer hits a natural blackjack as well. When a dealer gets a natural 21, it is counted as another run in the total sum of all blackjacks for the table. For the first time in the history of casino blackjack, we might actually hear a brief “hoorah!” when every player at the table instantly loses their bets to the house.
In order to be among the competitors sharing in the prize pool, players must have taken their seat no later than 10:30pm. Players are allowed to switch blackjack tables provided there is an open seat to be had before the 10:30pm cut-off time. Players must also remain at the table, actively playing each hand of blackjack until the promo ends at 11pm, or they will not be proffered their portion of the prize. Surely bathroom breaks are allowed, but that’s about it.
The Seminole Casino is located at 4150 North State Road, Hollywood, Florida, just outside of Fort Lauderdale. Bonus Blackjack Baseball contests will be held five times throughout the month, on Friday June 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th. Prizes are awarded in the form of casino chips, not cash. The casino also hosts free bingo games every Tuesday between the hours of 5pm and 9:30pm.