August 12th, 2007 5:25 pm EST
Elimination Blackjack Launched by Ultimatebet.com
For years, blackjack has been known on a game that you just play by yourself. Sure, you can sit at a table full of other players, but their actions and cards have no influence on how well you do. You play your own cards, and over time, only you decide whether or not you are a winner or loser at the end of the night.
Well Ultimatebet.com has taken this model and flipped it on its ear. They have unleashed elimination blackjack on the masses, which takes some elements of poker and combines it with blackjack. Here is how it works:
A number of people sit down at a table, just like in a poker SNG.
You are trying to accumulate as many chips as humanly possible.
The player with the least amount of chips after hands 8, 16, and 25 is eliminated. Ultimatebet has also included the "secret bet" into the proceedings, which allows one secret bet per game, which shields the amount of your bet from the other players.
You start with $25,000 in chips. The maximum bet is $25,000, and the minimum bet is $500. The player with the most chips after hand 30 is declared the winner.
If you are a little bit bored with the traditional poker SNG or playing blackjack by yourself, then you might want to give Elimination Blackjack a shot. It can be a fun way to pass a few hours, and is a pretty strong idea from the minds at Ultimatebet.