On January 17th, 2008, people were carefully queued up fifty deep that night when the whole gambling action wass just starting. Those people that were waiting at the end of the line would not get their chance to play on the table for about thirty minutes but they said that when they get their chance to play, it will be all worth it. It is the weekly free blackjack events at the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino, the latest event to get visitors to the gambling hall on what would be a sleepy, winter week night. The events run from 6:00 p.m. up to 10 p.m. every Wednesday in Jezebel's Lounge, according to Anthony Spagno, the director of table games for the casino facility.
Trump One Club members can acquire a free entry after playing for 30 minutes in any casino games. Gamblers start with $10,000 in total chips and a gambling table that can host seven people that plays about twelve hands of blackjack. The minimum wager in the game is one hundred dollars and there is no maximum wager.
At the end of twelve hands, the gaming managers will total how much cash the players have left in their possession. Whoever has the most number of money by the end of the night, wins $1,000 in real money. The 2nd place player will take home $250 dollars in comps and 3rd place player up to the sixth place player will win $100 in comps. During the event's initial run, about 210 people turned out to participate in the event.
As they wait for their opportunity on the games, Kevin Shorten from Hershey, Pennsylvania said that they have made a game plan in order to do well in the event. He and his girlfriend learned about the event and since it will not cost them a single cent, they decided to try their luck. He said that it will be worth it waiting on the line if they win in the event.
Maryann Cohen from Atlantic City commented that she likes playing blackjack because it has an air of excitement around it. The event is also free and it is a good thing to do during a night out. On the other hand, Frankie Ostach from Ventnor said that the whole thing is worth his time even if he does not win anything because the event is just so enjoyable.
Sunday, February 17 , 2008