Blackjack players: want to prove your skills this October? Vera&John Casino has just launched its very own blackjack tournament entitled "BJs Best". Through the end of October, blackjack players at Vera&John Casino will be competing head-to-head to determine the ultimate champion. With €2000 in cash prizes to be won, every online blackjack player should give it a go. Before you head over to Vera&John Casino, though, take a look at how this unique tournament works, as well as a few strategy tips to give you the best shot at winning.
Entering the Tournament
Unlike the tournaments hosted by some other casinos, Vera&John Casino's BJs Best tournament doesn't require any sort of registration or buy-in fees. Instead, the tournament is focused entirely on how well you play the game of blackjack in real money mode. If you are a new or existing member of Vera&John Casino and you play enough hands of blackjack, you'll automatically be placed on the BJs Best leaderboard.
So, to get started in this heated blackjack showdown at Vera&John Casino, just follow a few simple steps:
- Head over to Vera&John Casino through our link.
- Don't have an account yet? No problem. Sign up using the orange Join Now button.
- Using your username and password, log in.
- Visit the cashier and make a deposit into your account.
- Start playing any of the eligible blackjack games to earn a spot on the BJs Best leaderboard.
Climbing the Ranks
Like all tournaments, the object of BJs Best is to outrank the other contestants. Vera&John Casino ranks players based on the number of points they have accumulated. To earn more points, you simply have to wager on one of the below games:
- Blackjack Single Deck (regular or high-limit)
- Blackjack Professional (regular or high-limit)
When calculating your position on the board, Vera&John Casino takes an innovative approach. Rather than just using your overall wager, they consider your winnings over 20 consecutive rounds of play on any of the above games. With this format, it's especially important that you follow the best strategy you can.
If you want to see how you are doing in comparison with the other players, go to the Tournaments section of the Vera&John Casino website. Then click the "More Info" link next to BJs Best. The leaderboard appears on the right panel.
As mentioned, the total prize pool for this tournament at Vera&John Casino is €2000. In order to give everyone a shot at taking home something, they have split this up among 50 winning positions. Below is the total breakdown of the prizes for all participants in the tournament:
- 1st Place: €500
- 2nd Place: €140
- 3rd Place: €90
- 4th - 5th Place: €60
- 6th - 10th Place: €40
- 11th - 25th Place: €30
- 26th - 50th Place: €20
A Few Tips to Win
If you want to have the best chance at winning some cash in this tournament, you'll want to play the best game of blackjack you can. To help you in making the best play decisions, we've compiled a short list of some tips to remember. Feel free to keep this open as you play your way to first place!
- Always split 8s and aces.
- Split 6s up to 6 and 7s up to 7.
- Never split 10s or 5s.
- Double on 11 except when dealer has ace up.
- Double on 10 except when dealer has 10 or ace up.
- Never take insurance.
- In general, double soft hands when dealer has a middle card showing.