More Ways to Win Playing Blackjack
By Mike Patterson
If you were to look up “true” blackjack in the dictionary, you would have to see the name Barona as a definition. That is because Barona Resort & Casino is known for offering the best blackjack game available. In addition, we are also the home of the Blackjack Hall of Fame, in which members are selected from the most famous blackjack players (their peers).
What you may not know is that we are the first casino in the nation to have a new and exciting progressive for blackjack players called the Bad Beat Blackjack Progressive. We have equipped several of our blackjack tables with a bonusing jackpot system so that our players can play this exciting addition.
Since installation, we have already had two of our players from San Diego hit it big within days of each other. Our first Barona Club member Danilo M. scored a jackpot of $53,151, becoming the first person to win this exciting new progressive. Then, Barona Club member Mark F. from Ramona won $32,060, just two days later.
What makes this progressive unique is that it rewards players for getting beat by the dealer and offers better payouts depending on how many cards the dealer draws to get 21. If the dealer draws 7 or more cards to get 21, as in Danilo and Mark’s case, the player takes home 100 percent of the jackpot.
To keep things interesting and exciting we have an additional added feature to all of our current table game progressives called the Magic Card. This feature allows anyone who is playing to win at anytime, regardless of their hand or the dealer’s hand. The Magic Card is selected at random by the progressive system and shows up on a screen. If you have participated in the progressive and one of your first two cards is the Magic Card you win! It is that simple. The Magic Card payout is fantastic at 20 to 1.
If you haven’t had a chance to try our new Bad Beat Blackjack Progressive, give it a try and let us know what you think. We’d like to hear from you.
And, if you haven’t seen our Blackjack Hall of Fame, make sure to stop by the exhibit in the casino – any of our staff members can direct you – to check out some of the most notorious cheating devices and members of the legendary Blackjack Hall of Fame.