After a long break, many cruise ships can be expected to restart in the next few months. Individual shipping companies are currently carrying out their first tests based on special hygiene concepts.
It is undisputed that, as a result of the pandemic, tourists feel a greater need for security and health risks must be avoided on vacation. This also applies to cruises, which are still popular as a form of vacation despite COVID-19. In their own business interests, all shipping companies have developed hygiene concepts for crew members and passengers. These plans include the casino area. In the future, nobody on board the ships will need to do without gambling, and especially blackjack.
Gambling on cruises - a safe entertainment offer
Before the Corona crisis, shows, live music, pool entertainment and sporting activities made up a large part of the entertainment on board the ships. In times of distance rules and mask requirements, guests feel uncomfortable in heavily frequented rooms because their need for security is limited. It is to be expected that casino games on cruise ships will get a new quality as a result of the pandemic.
The reason: The slot machines are far enough apart, the chairs at the gaming tables are placed in compliance with the rules of distance, and wearing masks is not a problem. Ship guests who still feel unsafe play with their travel partners in the cabin or in a secluded lounge. There is even the option of switching to electronic offers and online gaming. Internet games are just as serious and lucrative as analog games.
What makes casinos popular on board?
Gambling is one of the common social activities. Since there have been passenger ships, people have played on board. Large shipping companies such as AIDA, NCL, MSC, Carnival or Royal Caribbean offer on board their cruise ships Slot machine and table games. Casino tournaments are often organized, for example in blackjack or roulette. Inexperienced players take part in casino workshops and enjoy risk-free entertainment games before trying their luck in the on-board casino. The ships often have state-of-the-art video, hybrid machines or Poker Pro, an electronic variant of Texas Hold'em. Not to mention the opportunities to win. In addition to cash prizes, trips or VIP status on board the ships are awarded.
Blackjack - on-board fun with strategy
Blackjack is a popular casino game on cruises. It's the classic among games. It is played in small groups of no more than seven, and it is a fast-paced game that does not take up the entire evening. Blackjack requires luck and combination skills at the same time. The rules of the game can be learned quickly. The players have a decisive influence on what happens. Blackjack is considered the second most popular casino game in the world after poker, and it is also gaining importance in online gambling. Blackjack is played against the bank. The aim of the game is to hold a value in your hand that is higher than the croupier's "hand". The game is played with a traditional hand of 52 cards, aces count as 1 or 11, the jack, queen or king face cards have a value of 10.
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At the beginning of the game, the croupier gives each player two cards. The croupier also draws two cards that are face up on the table. The players draw more cards. If the card value of a player exceeds the number 21, he is eliminated from the round. Blackjack is a strategy game in which the rule applies that the cards played are discarded after each round. A new game round starts with the remaining cards. As a result, each round requires careful attention, planning, and memory. Blackjack is popular as a casino game because the casino has fewer advantages than other games of chance and the players' chances of winning are accordingly high.
How does online blackjack work?
Online blackjack is different. Random number generators or the live streaming of games with croupiers are common. This variant creates a real feel to the game. The advantage of streaming is that players are able to follow the deal and discard of cards and count them. If you don't get infected on a cruise and want to avoid any contact with fellow players, this blackjack variant is certainly well advised.
Will the entertainment at sea change?
In general, it can be assumed that with the restart of the large cruise ships after the corona crisis has subsided, other priorities will be set in the entertainment program than before. It remains to be seen whether this change in the casino sector will result in a move towards virtual games with distance protection. One consequence would be to expand the online gambling offer in such a way that passengers from their cabins can take part in the games on board and in this way find a private thrill on board.