Zero intimidation and only $5 to play… sounds like our kind of game!
If you’ve walked by the Poker Room you may have seen the large basketball-themed podiums and wondered “What in the world is Shaq Jack?” Well, you don’t have to ask us twice, we’re more than happy to tell you all about it!
What’s the Deal?
Named after four-time NBA Champion, Shaquille O’Neal, Shaq Jack combines the action of live dealer blackjack with private gaming stations so it’s all about you and the dealer! Each game is a live and real-time game of 21.
Imagine a game of Blackjack where you have complete control, that’s exactly what you get with Shaq Jack. Players can pick from one of three hands they want to play and make their bets. The game allows traditional actions including Double Down, Split, Insurance, and Surrender.
It’s simply a good time for players to make their own decisions and play the game the way they want to without worrying about the rest of the table. (this is the zero intimidation part we were talking about!) Your gaming station is independent of the others around you and you see the cards as the dealer draws them live directly from the shoe.
Charlie of Dynamic Gaming Systems, the creators of Shaq Jack, had this to say:
“What we offer is the ability to play at a terminal, live cards, real cards from that dealer dealing the cards to you, and not sitting at a table. So if you wanna play or hit that hand and you’re not too sure, nobody gives you a hard time. You play your hand your way, and your bankroll, you control it your way.”
The Creative Elements:
Going above and beyond, the creators of Shaq Jack incorporated elements from Shaq and the game of basketball into the design wherever they could. When you take a seat at your podium you can actually size up your feet against Shaq’s!
Fun Fact: Shaq’s wears a size 22 shoe!
Another fun element is the basketball hoop drink holder! (We’re probably more excited about this than we should be.)
If you’re lucky, Shaq may even pick you to win a prize! Shaq can be seen running across the screens during play and will randomly stop on a winner’s podium awarding them a prize which could be anything from t-shirts to free slot play to retailer discounts! You just never know what you’ll win when you start to play!
All the Excitement!
The excitement has even spread amongst our employees here at the Tropicana! So, we did what anyone else would do and scheduled a game of b-ball right in Palm Walk! See Team Shaq Jack face off against Team Tropicana in this fun little video short!