Shaquille O’Neal is one of the most famous basketball players of all time and he’s also used his fame to conquer other fields such as acting, rapping and property development, but his recent venture to the world of online gaming may be the greatest Shaq Attack of all. Together with Dynamic Gaming Systems, Shaq has developed his own form of live dealer blackjack and the result? ShaqBLACKJack (or ShaqJack as it’s affectionately being called and with a much nicer ring to it).
ShaqJack is due to debut at the Parx Casino in Bensalem, Pennsylvania on October 4th. According to a media release, the game has literally been four long years in the making, with Shaq being actively involved every step of the development process.
CEO of Dynamic Gaming, Charlie Barksdale, is thrilled about the upcoming release. In a statement released to the press he said, “I wanted to find a way to make a casino game fun for everyone and find a way to bring Shaq’s unique brand of humour to the gaming floor.”
ShaqJack is based around the classic rules of blackjack, but with the addition of Shaq’s own flavour. It’s a live dealer blackjack game consisting of a live host who deals three hands instead of the standard one and players get to choose which hand they play against (other than that, it’s pretty much your standard blackjack game).
What makes it uniquely Shaq is that an animated version of him pops up from time to time to congratulate you on a win. This will either be highly appealing or ridiculously unnecessary depending where your personal view of Shaq lies. Either way, we hope we can get our hands on this game as soon as possible as it sounds like a good laugh to have while also enjoying a new form of live dealer blackjack.
Shaq will be making an appearance at the Parx on October 4th to celebrate the release. He’ll be joined by Parx CEO Tony Ricci who is psyched to be launching ShaqJack, saying in a press release, “When we had the opportunity to play the game and we personally experienced Shaq’s enthusiasm for creating this thrilling new game for our customers, we knew we had to have it. Shaq himself is synonymous with excitement, winning and fun — and that is what we want our guests to think about Parx.”
What is live dealer gaming?
If you’re not familiar with this awesome new form of entertainment, live dealer gaming is a popular new online gambling method that allows punters to play table game for real money directly against a real human dealer. Games are hosted by friendly, courteous and attractive women and men from sophisticated studios that are set up to perfectly replicate gambling at a high end casino.
Using the latest in video technology, games are streamed in real time in full high-def quality direct to your computer, tablet or smartphone so you can place real money bets in a social atmosphere and watch as the results unfold before your very eyes. Live dealer gaming is ideal for those who are wary about random number generated (RNG) games and those who want to combine the convenience of online play with the social elements of land based gambling.