Rhymes and reasons to watch blackjack online via live streams.
Blackjack is not
an entertaining game. I’m sorry, but it’s not. If you play with any
type of strategy, it’s a very mundane, methodical game in which your
undivided attention may be required. So if not for entertainment
purposes, why would anyone watch video feeds of live dealer
blackjack on Twitch?
I can understand
the video gaming craze among today’s youth. Playing League of
Legends or Black Ops III for hours at a time can get
extremely frustrating. Seeing others have a good game, laugh about
their failures, or go on ‘mad bro‘ rage kills can help
alleviate stress or lighten the mood. But blackjack? That’s a whole
Rhymes & Reasons to Watch Blackjack Online
If not for
entertainment, I can still think of a few good reasons you might want
to watch others play the timeless casino classic of 21. Right off the
top of my head…
Learn How to Play
Everyone who plays
blackjack had to start somewhere. Some learn from their elders.
Others dive right in, figuring it out as they go. In today’s
technological age, however, people learn to do a lot of things by
watching videos. Why not learn the rules of blackjack in the same
Familiarize Yourself with the Mechanics
Maybe you know how
to play, but you’ve never done it online, from a mobile device, or in
a live dealer casino setting. Fear of making a mistake is one of the
primary reasons so many of us never try anything new. Fortunately,
blackjack is nothing like sky diving. Watching others do it can
relieve a ton of stress before trying it on your own.
casinos can be especially nerve-wracking. Knowing we’re going to be
timed in placing bets and making decisions really turns up the heat
for first-timers. Videos help us to become familiar with things
before we jump in.
Boost Your Strategy and Card Counting Skills
streamers will take the time to teach their viewers the ropes of
skillful gaming. Utilizing a blackjack strategy chart and actually
understanding the math behind its use are two very different things.
Hearing out loud how a pro keeps a card count, tracks Aces, and
estimates the deck size can do wonders for your own ability to
incorporate such strategies.
Witness the Success & Failures of Others
That may sound a
bit cynical, but hear me out. Many times throughout history,
blackjack players have made a show of taking a sizable bankroll to
the tables and betting it all on a single hand. It’s been done at
land-based casinos, and in the digital age, it’s become a big draw
for those who watch blackjack online.
One Twitch streamer by the nickname SodaPoppin (perched quite literally on the edge of his seat in the image above) is particularly famous for it. I’ve seen multiple videos where the young gambler has lost thousands of dollars on a single bet. A few years back, he deposited $2,500 and bet it all on a single hand. He was dealt 20, and got extremely excited, until the dealer went five cards deep for the push. SodaPoppin was incredibly upset, but went right back to it, placing another $2,500 bet.
This time, he was
dealt a 3, followed by the 8 he so strongly desired. Unable to
resist, he added $2,500 to his bankroll and pressed ‘Double‘.
With $5,000 on the line and knuckle tightly between his teeth, he
received a 5, automatically standing on a dastardly total of 16. The
dealer, with 7 showing, took a 10, ending with 17.
He lost the entire $5,000 on a single hand, and that was just one of his worst live streaming experiences. If you want to witness this for yourself (maybe live blackjack streams can be entertaining after all?), check out this video, published by a viewer who calls himself MikkZ, who kind enough to string together a few of SodaPoppin’s bets and worst moments.
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