On July 14, 2017, it was announced that the game of blackjack would come out as the king of the table games in 2017. At least for Las Vegas and the rest of the state of Nevada. Various reports show that blackjack has pushed the game of baccarat off its throne. It seems that baccarat comes in second place in 2017. However, the popularity in the gambling world is never certain.
Casino game predictions are tricky
Analysts often make predictions based on past events and trends. They usually only look at the numbers, not the story behind the numbers. The story behind the numbers at table games is therefore not always easy to figure out. The world of casino games is currently undergoing various changes, making predictions often difficult to make. Nowadays, the motivation to gamble is also changing. It's not just about the game anymore. The social contacts around the game are also becoming increasingly important.
Growth during economic recession
Game analysts optimistically predicted that the game baccarat would not lose its throne. They predicted this in view of the fact that the baccarat game was one of the few casino games that grew during the economic recession. Now it seems this summer that blackjack will become more popular in 2017.
The bets at baccarat in 2017 were estimated by analysts between 1.25 billion and 1.5 billion dollars. In Las Vegas and the state of Nevada. However, in view of the results in June and the uncertain future prospects for the game baccarat, it is more likely that this will be between 1 and 1.25 billion dollars.
Blackjack is fast to learn and social
While the popularity of baccarat is constantly changing, blackjack comes to the fore again and acts as king of the table games. Blackjack is a popular game because it is fast to learn, and due to the nature of the game, many people also experience it as a very social game. The true fans of blackjack prefer not to play one against one, but enjoy playing at a full table with a drink and snacks.
King of the Las Vegas / Nevada table games in 2017
From the May 2017 revenue reports, it seems that blackjack is going to win the “fight” against baccarat. Although it now appears that baccarat is coming in second place in 2017, you are never completely certain in the casino world.