Mobile Deluxe Launches Big Win Blackjack for iOS
Santa Monica based Mobile Deluxe, the publishers of the popular free-to-play Solitaire Deluxe® and Big Win Slots™, just announced the release of Big Win Blackjack™, which takes advantage of the new retina display available on the recently released iPad. Mobile Deluxe's Solitaire Deluxe has been downloaded by more than six million users and the company hopes for the same type of adoption for it's online blackjack game, aimed at helping players new and old brush up on skills and prepare for the real thing. And thanks to the recent announcement by the Department of Justice, the real thing could very well be closer than Vegas, Atlantic City of your nearest Indian Reservation Casino. Previous gaming companies involved in just games are now contemplating a move to try their hand using real money as chips, with full-fledged online gaming operations on their own or through partnerships.
Josh Hartwell, Mobile Deluxe CEO stated, "Mobile Deluxe's exclusive Easy Read™ cards and Apple's distinctive Retina Display make for comfortable viewing and a high-quality experience." Players will receive free daily chips and additional chips when their bankroll reaches zero, offering never-ending game play in an ad-supported experience. If only it was as simple as that in Las Vegas. Players can also choose to purchase chips and premium content including additional casinos (with different rules worldwide), card decks and access to high-limit rooms.
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Big Win Blackjack claims to be the first premium blackjack app that teaches players the game from basic skills to advanced card counting strategies, developing the skills and comfort level required to play in a real casino, whether that be at a physical table or virtual one. Zynga has recently shown interest, in an attempt to end dependence on Facebook, in launching some sort of online gambling site or application. While the technology might be straightforward, the legal maneuvering and licensing process is anything but. Many have posited Zynga partner with an already licensed gaming company as they are actively looking for a seat at the virtual poker table through acquisition or partnership. These types of relationships are sure to grow as online gambling moves closer to a reality.