2017 was the 2nd full year of National Blackjack festivities and we had some great traction!
The feature shown above on the marquee at The D Las Vegas was the favorite example of the day, but it wasn’t the only highlight. We are starting to see momentum for National Blackjack Day across the country with players and casinos. Sure, this post is self-serving, but it is a great way to review the day and set the tone for future growth.
The casino community did step up this year and show some love. Derek Stevens and The D (and Golden Gate) were by far the most vocal and supportive with tweets and a Periscope showing their marquee touting Blackjack Day and their year-round 3:2 blackjack policy. In addition to The D we heard from casinos in 7 other states: 4 Bears in North Dakota, Graton in NoCal, Harrahs SoCal, Seminole Hard Rock in Tampa, Foxwoods CT, Potowatamie in WI, Horseshoe Tunica, and Horseshoe Baltimore. The Downtown Las Vegas Alliance also chimed in. We’ll keep the drumbeat going to get more casinos involved in years to come.
Of course, most of the feedback came from players who came out in force to play and support the cause on 3:2. I was lucky enough to be interviewed on High Roller Radio leading into 3:2 and the support continued throughout the day. There are too many supporters to thank here, but you can see the Twitter feed with everyone and I’ll give a few shout-outs to our Tweeps including Vegas Fanboy, Faces and Aces, Chips Racks, DSK, Wall Street Nole, Vegas Aces, Brian Moore, Cool Hand Luke, 2 Way Hard 8, Lucky45, and even the UNLV special collections account.
So where do we go from here? The first step is to keep the conversation going so we can spread the word as far as possible. We will do that through this blog and our Twitter account @blackjackday The next step is planning for National Blackjack Day 2018. We have some ideas to help take this to the next level and we welcome any feedback or suggestions you have.
Thank you for the support and good luck at the tables!