This post is not endorsed by Playnow.com – but you have to BE IN IT to WIN IT! But make sure you use your GAMESENSE!
Big win for me after playing blackjack PlayNow.com (operated by British Columbia’s Lottery Corporation (BCLC)). Playnow is only open for British Columbia’s residences, and if your ip address appears to outside of British Columbia, it seems like it gets blocked.
I’ll have to blame my friends for me signing into to the Playnow account; they were the ones who started to play Sport Action on Playnow.com, making small bets on hockey games during the playoffs last year. Of course, I had to join in on the fun! It was fun to bet a few bucks on 2-3 games as it made me follow some of the games more closely – ie, games that I would never care about like Carolina Hurricanes vs Nashville Predators. But when i have $2 (the minimum bet) riding on the game, it would make a bit more exciting!
Surfing around the other Games on playnow.com, there were many games that I wasn’t familiar about, which I also didn’t really care for learning. BlackJack was the game i know, and understand, and easy enough for me to play and to start playing online.
With my sports betting going up and down, I started to dabble into the blackjack, to get a feel of the play. When you play at the casinos, its more of a social game to play with others, and wait for the free gin and tonics that come by. At home, on playnow.com, its you vs. the dealer (computer); very fast and quick games – you can lose quite fast!
Since you are playing on the computer, you can stall. You can pause you game, come back the next day or next week to make that decision on hitting or standing or doubling. If there was computer malfunction, you reboot the web browser, log back in, and you continue where you left off. For example, if you drew a ’6′ and a ’10′ and the dealer drew a ’10′; you can’t just close your computer or browser down and forget that it never happened. When you log back in, its right back where you left off – go ahead, hit it! Go for the ’5′ for ’21′!
When you play at home, I found it easier to walk away. Whether you are winning or losing, its easy just to log out and continue on with your daily life. If you play a few hands and feel unlucky, just walk away with a small loss. At the casino, i feel like its harder to walk away. Especially if you are in Vegas, and you flew all that way. You have to wait for your friends anyways, so why not play more!
I was lucky enough to walk away with $800 from Playnow.com. I won over $900 over a two week period from playing online Blackjack. I cashed out immediately by sending the deposit to directly to my bank account. I’ve been ‘good’ as well, I haven’t been back to play since my winnings (over two months ago)
But I’ll be back….. one day.