People sometimes ask me, “How do I know I have a gambling problem?” One clue would be if you steal from your employer to pay for your gambling habit. An Edinburgh, England man was charged with doing exactly that. Benjamin Metcalf, a 26-year-old restaurant manager, was caught embezzling from his company after a five-figure amount was found to be missing.

 

Metcalf was the managing director of togel hongkong hari ini and according to the BBC, he admitted embezzling £10,220.72 between June 28 and August 1, 2009. Metcalf loved to hit the blackjack tables and embezzled that money to fund his gambling habit. But wait, folks, it gets worse than that.

 

After he was caught and admitted to the embezzlement, Metcalf came up with a plan. He offered to play blackjack at a local casino and use the winning money to repay it. Brilliant! Of course, if he needed to steal money from his employer to play blackjack in the first place, I don’t know how he could pay it back by playing blackjack. First of all, he probably doesn’t have enough money to get started and make some money (which is why he had to steal it). Also, making money at blackjack is far from guaranteed, even for the best players. If Metcalf needed to steal to have enough money to play blackjack, then I don’t see why he would be so confident that he could win £10,220.72 playing it.

 

For obvious reasons, Nando’s declined Metcalf’s generous offer and instead agreed to press charges. The authorities then arrested Metcalf and charged him with theft. A guilty plea was made en abstentia and Metcalf is currently awaiting sentencing.

 

Folks, this kind of goes along with my last post. Metcalf did a bad thing (stealing) but justified it by saying that he was going to turn it into more money at the blackjack table and pay it back to the restaurant, keeping the rest. If you find yourself stealing from your employer to pay for playing blackjack, you have a problem. Actually, if you find yourself stealing from anyone for any reason, you have a problem of some kind.

 

Blackjack Tournaments at Rushmore Casino

 

One of my favorite things about online casinos is the blackjack tournaments. They allow players to enjoy a different kind of blackjack action than what you would normally find in a brick and mortar casino. In tournament play, instead of going up against the dealer, you’re competing against the other players.

 

Rushmore Casino has three different types of online blackjack tournaments and each has its benefits. The first kind is the Mano a Mano Single Tournament. This type of tournament runs 24 hours each day, every day. This is a head-to-head matchup between two players. The dealer deals cards to the players only and not himself. The goal of the game is to beat the other player’s hand without busting, the same as you would when playing against the dealer in a normal blackjack game. These blackjack tournaments last 10 rounds and at the end, the player with the most chips takes the entire pot.

 

Another type of blackjack tournament offered by Rushmore Casino is the Sit-n-Go Tournament. This tournament is played between three and six players. In this type of tournament, the players go against the dealer and at the end of 10 rounds the two players with the most points remaining win the prize. Like the Mano a Mano Tournament, these are found all day, every day at the online casino.

 

The other types of blackjack tournaments that you will frequently find at Rushmore Casino are called MultiTournaments. Unlike the other two types of tournaments, these are scheduled events that will often have hundreds or thousands of competitors. The prizes for these tournaments are usually larger and vary from tournament to tournament. Players must register for these tournaments ahead of time and the prize money and distribution relies in part on the amount of players who enter.

 

Regardless of what type of tournament you play, remember that you might want to deviate from your normal blackjack strategies. Because you are competing against the other players instead of only the dealer, many players adopt a more aggressive betting strategy in tournament play.