It’s been over a month since I’ve been to a casino and I’m in blackjack withdrawal. I don’t play at underground games or clubs since I stand to lose more than I could win and I don’t play for real money online since I’m not in NJ or NV so my only recourse when I don’t have the time or opportunity to make a trip to a casino is playing simulated blackjack on my phone or ipad.
I’ve tried a bunch of blackjack apps and for the most past they are just okay – most have pretty similar basic interfaces and a few customization options. There is one that I’m very happy with Blackjack Professional Simulator by Pepper Dog Software. It has multiple settings that allow you to customize the play based on the casino format you want to practice and the career mode will remember your preferences so that you can track your performance over time.
The learning mode is great for beginners who want to try out their strategy and see how it varies from the book. For more advanced players it offers a counting mode which allows you to learn more about advanced blackjack strategy. I will say that playing for fake money doesn’t hold my attention for very long so my play usually starts off strong then wanders into random tests of various options.
I don’t have any direct connection with this app or the design company, I just wanted to give a quick shout out to a company who I think has developed a solid product that helps me get better at my pursuit of blackjack returns.
I’m sure there are other good blackjack apps out there so feel free to suggest others I should try.