The last time I went to Las Vegas, I got married. I lost an unknown amount of money at blackjack, and I woke up the next morning to discover I’d tipped a waitress with the only $100 bill I had left, rather than the $20 I thought I’d used.
Man, I need to go back.
But until then, I can feed my addiction – and maybe improve my game a little bit – with ODDCase Blackjack for iPhone. Designed by ODDCase Software, it’s not just a matter of high quality graphics and an intuitive layout. The level of detail and customization in this app is pretty incredible.
In “Options,” you can set the dealer to be passive, to remark on obvious errors, basic strategy errors, or none at all. You can change the color of the table felt, choose a modern or contemporary card style, and adjust everything from the insurance timeout to what type of counting strategy is used. I won’t lie – a lot of it is over my head. But for those who really know the nitty-gritty of blackjack, trust me. You can set this up to be the game you want.
You also don’t have to stick with Vegas. You can change the casino, and therefore the settings, to Atlantic City, London, Macau, Monte Carlo or Adelaide. There’s a thorough chart of your stats, from winnings to plays.
Oh, and you can play blackjack. You’re seated at a table with three hands dealt; actually, it took me a minute to realize I was actually responsible for all three hands, not just the one directly in front of me. On the bottom right is your bankroll, and you just tap the chips to bet them. You can tap “Ask Dealer” up at the top for advice, or just do what I do and hit away.
The game moves quickly, and the graphics are really fantastic. And best of all, there’s no waitress for me to overtip. If you’re into blackjack for fun, or seriously want to improve your game, I’d highly recommend checking this one out.
ODDCase Blackjack [iTunes Link] is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.