Reviewed By Dan Kilbridge
We all know the name of Hard Rock, and the gambling juggernaut has added yet another product to its robust portfolio. This time, it’s a Blackjack-focused social casino, though it does have other casino games.
The name of it? Well, Hard Rock Blackjack. It’s short, sweet and to the point. Now, what is a social casino? A social casino is an online casino where you can connect your Facebook account and no real money is exchanged at all, though you can play for prizes. With that out of the way, let’s get into it and discuss Hard Rock Blackjack.
When you start an account at Hard Rock Blackjack, players will receive two different types of virtual currency: Coins and chips.
At the start, you will receive 100 coins and $10,000 worth of chips. You will get more as you play of course and there are ways to get free currency while passively playing as well. And, of course, if you want, you can purchase the virtual currency for real money.
There are no other promotions offered at this time.
When users find a promo code to use on Hard Rock Blackjack, there is a way to enter the code on the site.
On the top menu to the left, there is a Store icon. Here, under the Chips section, there is a button that says free coins. From there, you can enter the promo code you have and also receive a bonus.
Being a social casino, Hard Rock Blackjack is insanely easy to register for.
There are two options:
That’s it. After that, you’re in!
At Hard Rock Blackjack, there are myriad options to be played. This was honestly a nice surprise as we expected to mainly see Blackjack.
Hard Rock Blackjack is available on desktop and mobile devices. The mobile app was developed by Seminole Hard Rock Entertainment, Inc.
On desktop, the site is easy to maneuver with everything being right in your face at all times. After logging in with your account or with Facebook, again, everything is, well, right there.
At the top menu, there are links to the Store to buy virtual currency, a place to view messages from other players, see your friends, get support from the FAQ section, different settings or make it full screen.
In the middle of these options, however, is a drop-down menu where you can go between the different game types offered, headed by Blackjack.
On the main blackjack page, you will see the table that is actively in progress and if there is room at the table you can join. You can also create a private table and see how many players are online.
Continuing down, starting at the left, you will see your profile and account balance and a way to invite friends. In the middle you will see a square box with revolving advertisements for promotions and what not going on at Hard Rock Blackjack. Finally, to the right, there is a Play Now button, countdowns to different tournaments, and links to daily bonuses, tutorials, the store and so much more.
Each game mode has a different look of course and there are many different options to choose from. On mobile, the game is positioned horizontally and is set up nearly identically. Honestly, the mobile app seems to function a bit better and looks more appealing for some reason.
This is usually the case with online casinos of all types and mobile apps—they’re usually similar design-wise. The biggest question is always whether or not it operates correctly and in this case, it definitely does.
Hard Rock Blackjack is totally proprietary. Additionally, Hard Rock Blackjack loads and buffers properly. This is important, of course, but it’s also impressive that on the main pages, there is an interactive portion that is ongoing displaying the blackjack table in progress. With all of that, this software gets an A+, without a doubt.
Social casinos are unique when it comes to deposit and withdraw options. Technically, you never deposit or withdraw—especially withdraw.
The only form of “depositing” that goes on is if you want to purchase virtual currency. This is purchased with a credit card and there are numerous options for both coins and chips to purchase.
Return to Player Percentages really only applies to real-money online casinos. Essentially, Return to Player Percentages (RTP) is the amount of money players will get back on a game over time. For example, if a certain slot has an RTP of 94 percent, this means that over time, for every $1 wagered, players will get back $0.94 over time. For social casinos, this really isn’t valid.
With so many games, there are many different betting limits for each type of game. Here is a comprehensive list:
Hard Rock does have VIP and Rewards Programs on its main platforms, but on this particular platform, there is no link between them, unfortunately.
The customer support at Hard Rock Blackjack is limited to two ways to contact the casino. This was listed as a con and the only reason why is because, in our opinion, the more customer support options the better.
However, other than the typical FAQ section, the main way to contact Hard Rock Blackjack is through social media outlets. As a social casino, this way makes the most sense, but having an email or live chat would also be helpful.
While Responsible Gaming is an incredibly important part of online casinos, being a social casino, there is not a section for this on Hard Rock Blackjack. Reason being is that this is meant to be a more fun and casual platform and there’s no real-money wagering other than buying virtual currency if you want. Thus, there is no Responsible Gaming section/features at Hard Rock Blackjack.
Overall, Hard Rock Blackjack is a great online social casino. There are so many different options to play for each game type and it is incredibly interactive and easy to use. Hard Rock Blackjack is in the top-tier of social casinos we have seen.
No. This is a social casino where no real money is wagered
FUN! Plus, they have sweepstakes where you can win prizes, including gift cards and merchandise.
Hard Rock Blackjack has ongoing promotions on the platform where you will receive a replenishment of currency to some extent. Again, you can also purchase this currency if you desire.
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