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Blackjack: Bringing a Game From the 1700s to Your Mobile Phone

March 31st, 2011

Blackjack or 21 is a game of cards that is played in casinos. The player initially has a two card hand and his objective is to bring the total hand value as close as possible to 21 without exceeding it so the house – meaning the dealer, who plays after the player, will stop at a lower hand, or will lose by exceeding 21. The French are usually credited for inventing Blackjack around the 1700s. Nowadays it is the most popular game played in casinos.

Blackjack is also the most popular game played within mobile casino applications. Because it is easy to play and the chances of big wins are very high, this is the game of choice for all gamblers, together with roulette. Playing blackjack on your mobile phone is a relaxing and entertaining activity and you can do it anywhere, even during those log and boring meetings at work.

For now, blackjack is only available in Mobile Casino, which works with any mobile phone that has WAP services. Nevertheless, it works best on a smartphone such as the iPhone or the BlackBerry Torch. Mobile Blackjack is available at a limited amount of mobile casino’s, but more and more online casinos around the world are trying to get the application for their customers.

In conclusion, playing blackjack on your mobile phone is as stimulating as playing it in real life. Especially if you gamble with real money and there is a possibility of losing a lot. Be careful with that, because there are people who, in the excitement of the moment, have lost thousands and hundreds of thousands of dollars. It is OK to do it for fun, you may even win a sum of money, but you are advised to stop before losing all the money in your savings account. As long as you play it with care, mobile blackjack is a fun game to take part in.

For those who want to read more about mobile blackjack should check the special page on the Mobile Blackjack biz site. You can find there more background data on mobile blackjack, or you can start playing blackjack on your mobile instantly.

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AT&T BlackJack II Mobile Phone – A Review

June 28th, 2010

They went back to the drawing board with BlackJack, which means that everyone can enjoy the fruits of those labors. No II has a bigger screen, more memory, powerful processor, better keyboard, GPS, Windows Mobile 6 and 2 mega-pixel camera. Last but not least – a larger battery.

Don’t think that the new design is without its problems though. There are sync problems and the speakerphone echoes, sounds garbled, muffled and indistinct.

BlackJack II comes in black or burgundy. The latter has textures on the back making it easy to hold. Burgundy makes a nice change from the usual mobile black (which always attracts fingerprints).

It’s a rather gorgeous executive-looking phone to say the least. Bigger than its predecessor because it has to allow for extra battery capacity – an enormous 1,700 mAh rated for 7 hours talk time and up to 14 days of standby. I foresee recharging just once a week.

The TFT non-touch screen has a high pixel resolution so text and images are sharp and effervescent. As with a normal PC, you can alter background, home page, menus, etc.

There’s a full QWERTY keyboard at the base of the screen with:

  • Function keys to hold down for alternate uses
  • Talk/End buttons
  • Home shortcut
  • Go Back button
  • Long press Talk key – activate speakerphone
  • Long press End key – lock mobile
  • Number keys
  • Quick-launch keys
  • Short-cut easily accessible buttons to Video, Camera, Messages and the Internet.

I don’t care very much for the navigator with center select key, but this can be used as a wheel for scrolling too, which is great. Personally, I prefer a side-mounted wheel but then you can’t have everything and I am happy with my phone.

I paid $150 for my BlackJack II which includes a long two year contract.

Judy Wolvaardt

Mobile Casinos and Games

April 30th, 2010

Online casinos have managed to offer enthusiasts a number of enticing benefits. From convenience to high jackpots, players have learned to come to appreciate online casinos as a source of entertainment from their homes, office and – now – their cell phones. Mobile casinos allow individuals to play a variety of different casino games from a number of varying mobile devices. The remote and wirelessly connected devices which often lend themselves to positive mobile casino entertainment experiences include wireless tablet personal computers, mobile phones and a variety of other, non-traditional and mid-level computer devices which have been networked together. It is not all online casinos and online poker card rooms that will offer their players mobile casino options, so players need to investigate casinos to learn whether or not they offer these types of options to their website visitors.

In order to take part in most of the mobile casinos and gaming options available to players, a data connection is required. The data connections are made available to mobile device owners by their specific telecom provider(s). This is the provider situated and operating in the region where the owner is located. Some of the most popular data layer technologies that are utilized in these instances include GPRS, GSM Data, UMTS and I-MODE. It is also important to note that there are a number of services available through SMS text messaging interfacing.

Critics of mobile casinos feel as though the market is still considerably underdeveloped and underused. However, many analysts believe that the market space will continue to grow steadily and will, in fact, be valued at as much as $20 billion by the year 2010. Some of the companies best poised to grow with this market include Juniper, Gartner and Seymour Pierce. Still, there are a number of other companies that have started testing their own mobile platforms in order to take advantage of the market growth that has been anticipated. Over the last four years, the mobile casino and remote gambling market has grown at a rate of thirty-five percent. While in 2007 the industry was estimated to have a worth of $7 billion dollars, mobile casinos and mobile gaming only made up about $5 million dollars of this. By 2006, analysts estimated this growth to have reached a peak of $1 billion, making it very promising as a source of entertainment and equity.

To take part in mobile casino experiences, players need to complete a number of steps. In many instances, players will need to register on the site to begin playing at mobile casinos. Once registered, players can take part in a number of different fun and exciting games, including Bingo, Keno, scratch off cards, Poker, Craps and Blackjack, simply by downloading the pages, games and/or software necessary. The specifics will vary from one mobile casino site to the next. Most websites will not charge players to download their games. This is especially true of legitimate and reputable websites offering mobile casino capabilities. These positive and beneficial mobile casino sites will be secure. They will offer encryptions and other protective measures, which have been put in place to keep the players’ identities and account information secure and safe.

Signing up is an important step in the mobile casino process. This is because mobile casinos offer players the ability to win and play with real money. Players need to register to link money to their player account and receive their winning funds. In many cases, it does not matter what mobile operator service the individual subscribes to in order to play on mobile casino sites. However, as with the software and download options, this will vary from site to site and specifics will need to be reviewed prior to actually playing the site. Still, one thing is for sure: players who take part in mobile casino entertainment will never be far from the action, glamor and fun of online gambling.

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Older Women Are Back in Business – Thanks to Mobile Bingo

March 25th, 2010

Bingo is a very old game. It was played in UK and US during 16th century. From that time to till now it has changed its form and continuously providing the fun, entertainment, enjoyment, and a chance to make money to generation after generation. Initially it was mostly played by the older women as they used to get most of the free time out of their daily life and they loved to spend it playing the game of bingo at bingo halls and bingo parlors. But after the smoking ban and technology chances the traditional bingo has changed its form into modern version of online bingo games. Now most of the young generation follows the game of bingo online. Most of the old women not able to play the game of bingo online because they lack in the new technological skills required to play it online. It is not user friendly for them and they lost the hope of playing the game of bingo again.

Thanks to the advent of mobile bingo. The joy among the older generation can be seen very clearly. Mobile phones are very common these days and most of the people use it for their day to day activities. Even the older generation is very much comfortable with this technology because they use the mobile phone very easily. Now with very short span of time we will see the older women back to business. It is only possible with the help of mobile bingo.

Online bingo games have limited market and limited players due to which the competition among the different service providers is very high. The mobile bingo game has opened doors to target new segments of people and welcome them to the game of bingo. At the same time it has also given the chance to the old generation to play the game of bingo and remember the glorious past of this great game.

Mobiles are also less expensive as compared with computer or laptop. People can buy mobile phone and have the Internet connection to it at very cheap rates. Playing the game of bingo on your mobile phone is very easy. One has to connect to the Internet and open the mobile bingo website. Just register your name and mobile phone number to it and start playing free mobile bingo games. If you require paid membership to these mobile bingo websites you can also do that through your safe mobile fund transfer from your mobile phone service provider. Playing game of bingo on your mobile phone is more secure than playing it online. The secure payment system adds more benefits to it.

Now most of the old women who used to play the game of bingo at their young time, want to play it again through the mobile bingo games. Now there are high chances of getting more competition among the player which will definitely make the mobile game of bingo more popular in this world. Get ready to welcome the winners from the old group again, when you next play the game of bingo on your mobile.

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Mobile Casino Games Testing Experience

March 15th, 2010

Big online casinos such as 888 Casino as well as casinos with Microgaming and Playtech software, these names are the most famous suppliers of the gaming software, leading producers of software for the internet casinos, poker-rooms and now mobile casinos and mobile poker rooms. Also there is a number of mobile casinos with its proprietary software too.

I surely have not played in all casinos of these casino software suppliers, but in fact, the games from the same supplier do not differ at all, maybe only they have different logos and color of the lobby. If you would like to share your mobile gambling experience, do not hesitate to submit your mobile casino or mobile poker review via contact us page and we will be more than happy to post it no the website.

For the purpose of the mobile casinos games testing, any mobile casino from the same software supplier maybe considered the same as well, though they have some differences: support, bonuses, money depositing and withdrawal options.

I chose two games: mobile black jack game and video poker to test the mobile casinos. Firstly, because I like the games of skill, secondly black jack for example has very low house edge and possibility of large wins. So, if a casino player would wager in accordance to the basic strategy it would be easy to answer for the casino honesty, the honesty and fairness of games at the particular mobile casino.

I play 100 deals and write down the results. I follow the basic strategy in video poker and mobile black jack, mainly by equal stakes, though in black jack I can vary them if I want to. Analyzing black jack results, pay attention to such parameters as casino advantage – in theory it should be 0,5%, number of gains /draws/losses – must be 43%/9%/48% accordingly, number of black jacks – 5. Analyzing mobile video poker results expected value is not so illustrative because of the high dispersion. It’s better to pay attention to the frequency of winning combinations, upon the average on 100 game rounds there should be: 21 times – a pair, 13 times – two pairs, 7 times – a triplet, one time – straight flush and full house. Basically, in the short run if the full house combinations are absent, the payout should be something like – 9% (ratio of the four of a kind 6%, royal – 2%, straight flush – 0,5%). Where it is allowed I double the pairs, these results can be quite demonstrative. Here I would like to tell you that 100 deals are not enough to draw statistically verified conclusions (though, if the losses amounted to 15 rates in 100 black jack deals , than the probability that the game is honest is only 10%, and if the number increases up to 27 rates, then this probability decreases up to 1%). You can catch a winning streak of few hands or on the contrary.

Black jack is a good game for bonus players especially, because the players can calculate the house edge on the game precisely – assuming they play according to the correct basic black jack strategy – and the house edge at the black jack is very small because of the low negative deals fluctuations. Nonetheless, I guess you can trust the results of the casinos with a reputable name.

Also it is necessary to mention that you may play for real money or in practice mode, what ever you prefer. The practice mode as for me has one disadvantage: a built-in generator of random numbers is used, so the results of practice and real money wagering in the mobile casino may be quite different.

However for the practicing purposes it a great tool any casino player can use on the go. You would not have even to register an account at the mobile casino, and play more hands per hour as the off line mode is speeding up (especially in Play Tech software mobile casinos).

Arthur Prudent is the developer of Mobile casinos bonuses, web site covering gambling news, features reviews on Casinos, Poker rooms, bingos, Sports Betting bonuses promotions and more. Mobile casino games testing experience.