Need to learn blackjack basic strategy? There’s an app for that. Yes, folks, if you have an iPhone or an iPad, you are a few clicks away from having an interactive blackjack strategy tool at your fingertips. While many of us learned basic strategy the hard way, by studying printed cards, technology is making it easier to learn. It’s also making things more interactive.
There are websites that offer interactive strategy games that grade you as you make decisions, letting you know whether you are following proper basic strategy. There is now a new iPhone application that does basically the same thing.
Some computer genius named Jason Zhang made an iPhone app that teaches you togel hongkong basic strategy and it can be found at the Apple app store. The application trains you on both Las Vegas Strip rules and Atlantic City rules for blackjack.
The iPhone blackjack app includes full basic strategy charts, listings of the rules, and an interactive feature. With the interactive feature, you can play free blackjack games to test your understanding of basic strategy.
One cool thing about the interactive part of the iPhone app is how it uses the touch screen. Instead of pushing buttons, everything is controlled as if you were actually at a blackjack table. You slide your finger across the table to indicate that you want to stand, tap the table to hit, and push more chips into the betting circle to double down.
This is a really cool app and if I had an iPhone I could consider getting it, even though I have basic strategy memorized. Once you get basic strategy down, you should visit one of the many iPhone casinos to play some online blackjack on your phone.
The blackjack strategy app is called Blackjack aka 21 Trainer and it is available at Apple’s Apps Store and sells for $0.99.
Senate Approves Seminole Blackjack Deal
Are you tired of the constant updates on the Seminole tribe’s quest for legal blackjack? Too bad! Okay, to be honest, I’m a little tired of it, too, so hopefully it will all be resolved soon. The gambling deal has cleared one more hurdle and is closer to being law of the land.
The Florida Senate approved the $1.3 billion blackjack deal with the Seminole tribe that would give them exclusive rights to offer table games and slots in their tribal casinos. The bill passed the Senate by a 29-9 vote and will next have to be approved by the state House. The bill passed with little debate on the Senate floor, likely because the deal had been discussed so much already, there was little left to say.
If the gambling legislation passes the House, it would then have to be signed by Governor Charlie Crist, which is expected, and then approved by the U.S. Department of the Interior. I haven’t heard anyone talk about the Interior Department’s stance on the deal and whether they are expected to approve it, but since no one is mentioning it, I hope that is because it’s not thought to be an issue.
Strangely enough, while other issues have been hotly debated in the press and around water coolers, the Florida public seems to be rather apathetic about this deal. Though there are some outspoken proponents and a few outspoken opponents, for the most part Floridians don’t seem to care.
Approval of the deal would be good for Crist, who made the unwise decision of including $433 million from this deal in his education budget, despite the fact that the deal had not been approved and thus, the money didn’t exist. Even if support or opposition ramps up for the bill, it is unlikely that it would affect Crist’s decision, seeing as today he vetoed an education reform bill backed by most conservatives. Crist, rather than running for reelection as governor, is running for the U.S. Senate in 2010, but is badly trailing Marco Rubio in the Republican primary polls, indicating that Crist may be in the last few months of his employment by the state of Florida.
Decisions by both the state House and by Governor Crist may be reached as soon as next week. Don’t worry; I’ll update you when it happens.