NOTE: I’ve got a new job in 2020 and have had less time than normal to dedicate to NBJD, will be playing on March 2nd and hope that everyone has the chance to get out and play, if you happen to be in Las Vegas come by The South Point and say hello!
National Blackjack Day is a fun project to highlight the biggest and best casino game. We are also bringing attention to the declining amount of 3:2 payout tables and other changes that have negatively impacted the odds to win and ultimately reduce the enjoyment of the game for both skilled and amateur players. Welcome to the movement – get out and play blackjack whenever you can and please share your experiences with this community.
March 2nd – 3:2 – was chosen for a very specific reason. As I, and many other players and industry watchers smarter than me, have been highlighting in recent years more and more casinos are moving away from 3:2 payouts for blackjack and moving to 6:5. This trend is taking money out of players hands, tilting the odds even further to the house, and eroding the game from it’s once dominant position to just another table on casino floors.
Obviously this isn’t nearly as critical as cancer research, memorializing national heroes, or acknowledging some of the more critical causes that have their own dedicated days. That being said, if no one stands up and let’s the casino operators know that players are paying attention then we would expect this trend to continue unchecked until the 6:5 payout becomes the norm rather than the exception.
This simple gesture is a way to join the cause and start making a case to the casino companies that 3:2 blackjack is the standard we expect.
Join the movement and celebrate National Blackjack Day on March 2nd #BlackjackDay by playing 3:2 blackjack, sharing your love of the game, and calling on the casino companies to keep 3:2 blackjack tables!
Here’s a link to recent interview/article from our friends at High Roller Radio with a little more background.