Blackjack Tournaments


Multiplayer Blackjack Tournaments

If you are familiar with the game of blackjack then you know that usually the game is played against a blackjack dealer. Whether there are several players at the table or not is irrelevant to the results of the game-you are in competition against the dealer alone. Multiplayer blackjack tournaments flip this standard on its head and build an environment in which blackjack players compete against one another, in addition to the dealer.

In a multiplayer blackjack tournament you play by the same rules and compete against the dealer. However, you are also in competition against the other players at your table, or players at a number of tables, trying to earn more chips than the other players. At the end of the tournament the last player in the game, or the player with the biggest pile of chips, is the winner.

Multiplayer blackjack tournaments are run in several different ways. Elimination style blackjack is one of the most common. In an elimination blackjack tournament the player with the least number of chips is eliminated from the tournament at specified times throughout the game. For instance, a player may be eliminated at the end of the 8th hand, the 15th hand and the 25th hand. Other tournaments are divided into rounds made up of a specified number of hands and at the end of each round only the top players from each table progress in the tournament. Another way many tournaments are run is that players are only eliminated when they run out of chips and the winner is the player with the most chips at the end of an allotted number of hands or rounds.

Multiplayer blackjack tournaments are schedules in online casinos as well as in live casinos. There is usually a cash prize made up of a percentage of the entry fees that participants must pay to enter the tournament. Some tournaments offer guaranteed cash prizes and non-cash prizes, and others are satellite tournaments in which players earn seats in larger blackjack tournaments. You can also play in free blackjack tournaments online just for fun.