Get 21 Online Blackjack Tournament
Play Get21 Blackjack Tournament
Get 21 - which is celebrating its Grand Opening - presents itself as the leading outlet for online blackjack tournaments, offering competitions where players vie against each other, not the house. The site has created an atmosphere for single and multi-table tournaments of all sizes where skill is an essential element, particularly in the area of money management.
The software, which is incredibly sharp, is a download, which allows for both real money and "play money" mode. Real money account holders can deposit directly through the software. The player can choose between single-table tournaments or multi-table tourneys.
The single-table tournaments include shootouts, heads-up action (where the players go one-on-one) and Sit & Go style. Multi-table tournaments include Sit & Go format, along with scheduled tournaments and special events (both of which allow for any number of players to join). Multi-table tournaments consist of a series of rounds in which players win at their table and advance. "Turbo" tournaments consist of five hands; "Speed" tourneys are 10 hands, and the Regular variety is 15 hands.
The objective with all of these competitions is not to beat the house, but to wind up with more chips than your opponents at the end. As such, it takes on some of the elements of poker because what your opponents bet may have a direct bearing on what you would bet during the heat of the action.
There are scheduled tournaments going on virtually any time of the day or night. Entries in tournaments range from .25+.03 up to $50+5. There are currently daily guaranteed prize pool tournaments at both the $250 and $500 level; a $1000 guaranteed prize pool tourney that takes place every two days, and a weekly event with a guaranteed pool of $2500. Daily $500 freerolls are available to anyone with a real money account.
These tournaments are freezeouts, meaning there are no re-buys, generally. The player must bet every hand; players get $1000 in chips when they enter, and the spread available is anywhere between $5-$500 per hand. Competitors are strongly advised to act on their hand within the allotted amount of time; otherwise, they will be put on "Auto-Play," in which the minimum bet is automatically placed and no total over 12 will be hit.
The structure of the game itself is that there are eight decks dealt, with the "shoe" reshuffled after every hand. Blackjack pays 3-2; insurance and late surrender are available. The dealer hits 16 and stands on 17, as in most casinos. the player can double down on any two cards, and doubling after split is allowed.
Speaking of that, in the "Doubledown" promotion, new players can earn a bonus of 25% on their first deposit, up to $200. Also, anybody who opens a real money account gets a $10 cash money gift, free. Minimum deposit is $20.
Players can deposit through credit cards, wire transfer, Citadel (in North America), My Citadel (U.S. only), FirePay (U.S. only), NETeller (worldwide), eWallet Express (U.S. & Canada), and MoneyBookers (Europe and Far East). Withdrawals can be made through Citadel, NETeller, bank wire or bank draft. Support is available through email, and there is a toll-free customer service number for U.S. players, along with access numbers for over two dozen countries.
Get 21 is licensed by the Kahnawake Gaming Commission, Mohawk Territory in Kahnawake, Canada. If you're really looking to "get 21," this may very well be the place!!