Bodog Sportsbook Nearing 1 Billionth Blackjack Hand, Huge Prizes Available
February 24th, 2011 – by Glen Farmer
In addition to playing host to a sportsbook, Bodog offers a power house of a casino. While most online sportsbooks offer a casino to their players, Bodog takes their casino a step further by using a standalone brand of software – the Real Time Gaming software.
The popularity of Bodog’s casino has caused players to play hundreds of millions of hands of blackjack, and the sportsbook is nearing a milestone. Rapidly approaching is the 10 billionth hand of blackjack, and some lucky players will be able to walk away with fabulous prizes when the total number of hands begins to culminate toward the billion mark.
On Monday, February 21st, the game of blackjack had reached the 995,000,000 hand. Only five million hands remained, but the gap had begun to shrink very quickly. As of Thursday, the hand count had reached 996,000,000. That said, it seems that 1 million hands are played every 3-4 days.
On each millionth hand, Bodog’s casino will give up $1,000 dollars. This is far from the pinnacle of the prizes, however, as Bodog’s main hook in this event is the fact that they are offering a billionaire’s experience to the lucky winner who pulls the final hand out of the billion.
One of two billionaire’s experiences are available through Bodog. The player who hits the billionth hand will have one of two choices. The first choice is a weekend in Monaco during the 2011 Grand Prix, while the second is a trip to a private island in Fiji.
The Grand Prix trip will send players to a top rated hotel in Monte Carlo, a Private yacht visit with a view of the race, and fine dining and drinks for free. All travel expenses will also be paid for by Bodog.
The Private trip to the island in Fiji will give the billionaire’s experience with a wide range of perks and benefits. Rated the Bure top 10 Best Resorts Overseas and the Top 3 Best Boutique properties in 2010, the island provides an unforgettable experience. Full use of all of the Islands facilities, as well as a private beach and spa will all be found through this trip. A personal Bure Manager will be on hand to cater to every beck, call, and whim of the winner.
Regardless of which option is taken, the weekend is bound to be a memorable experience that is impossible to forget. Bodog’s casino gives easy access to games, all provided by the RTG software. Any level of stakes can be played to win the billionth hand of blackjack, including playing for a penny at a time.
The 10% deposit bonus can be shared through the sportsbook and the casino alike.