Meeting with Geoff Hall: the great creator of casino gamesFriday, 23 July 2023
When thinking about casino games, Blackjack is one of the must-haves. A game of strategy and suspense, Blackjack is a table game that fascinates many players, and some even develop a true passion for it. Geoff Hall is one such person who is so obsessed with the game that he creates other variations of it. Intriguing, fascinating, and unique: we went to meet him to learn more...
♣ ♤ From math teacher to creator of new games, there is only one step
Here is a lucky man who has found the professional activity of his dreams: casino game creator. Geoff Hall, an English player, has found the perfect compromise to combine his great passions: mathematics and casino games.
Graduated in Mathematics, Geoff taught the subject to students aged 11 to 18. The lack of excitement pushed him to leave this career for 5 years and turn to the sales sector. Not finding any more personal satisfaction there, he finally decided to go back to a part-time teaching position.
Playing at the casino, this is what Geoff enjoys. Therefore, in order to supplement his part-time teaching salary, Geoff has decided to improve his skills at the casino and turn it into an additional source of income.
Winning, winning more, this is Geoff's goal over time: he then becomes familiar with the technique of card counting.
♦ ♡ Blackjack Switch or Zombie Blackjack: they are signed by Geoff Hall
"The first casino game Geoff developed was Blackjack Switch."
Geoff Hall may have slightly abused the success of card counting method: after some time, he is banned from casinos in several establishments in his region. In 1999, Geoff finally decided to use his skills to enter the gambling game creation industry.
The first casino game Geoff developed was Blackjack Switch. Inasmuch as big fan of blackjack traditionally, Geoff regularly played two hands at the same time. One day, his hands were worth 14 on one side and 16 on the other, so he thought to himself, "if my two strongest cards were reversed, I would have a hand of 10 and a hand of 20."
He therefore came up with the idea of creating a rule that would allow players to play with both hands and choose the mode of card distribution. In the end, the rule of card exchange was implemented under the name of Switch Blackjack Switch was born, the first game in a long series created by Geoff...