Blackjack has experienced great growth so far this year.
Playing blackjack online has been one of the areas that has gone against the general trend in which the online casino industry has struggled with the ripple effect caused by the global economic downturn.
Industry analysts have suggested many possible reasons as to why this is the case and rather than being something that can be attributed to one specific reason, it is more likely to be a combination of different things that has created this situation.
Blackjack does have a very natural affinity with the online environment but this in itself does not explain the timing of the growth. Faster broadband speeds have allowed software designers to make the consumer experience far slicker with better graphics and a more detailed online casino environment.
Playing against the house in a game like blackjack has a greater predictability than online poker and the growth may be reflecting broader consumer sentiment in this area. So far this year there has also been a trend for all the major online casinos to offer even bigger sign up and first deposit bonuses.
Needless to say, there are other reasons as well but whatever the combination of elements that is causing the situation, blackjack is ahead of the curve in a difficult time for the online casino industry.