With his electrifying pace and one of the most feared right boots in the Premier League, Ray Parlour was known for leaving defenders in his wake. However, the tables were turned on ‘The Romford Pele’ earlier this year as he went head-to-head with former TOWIE star Amy Childs in a game of ‘Electric Blackjack’ hosted by online casino experts – 888casino.
Following tuition from blackjack master John Scanlon of Aspers Casino, combined with tips from 888casino’s Ultimate Blackjack Strategy Guide, both celebrities were invited to the blackjack table to put their new found expertise to the test.
In order to up the stakes and increase the challenge, electric pads were applied to their chairs – one wrong blackjack move would be punished with electric shocks controlled by the eagerly watching master.
Parlour, who admitted to being no stranger to the blackjack table in his recent autobiography, left a lot to be desired with his cautious approach being punished by a series of electric shocks (no doubt to the delight of on-looking Spurs fans).
Alternatively, it would appear that ‘Lady Luck’ was on Amy Childs’ side even before her recently announced pregnancy as the 26 year old made a series of winning calls.
Reflecting after the game, both Childs and Parkour discovered a new found appreciation for the game of blackjack. Blackjack is often seen as a game of pure luck; however there are some very easy skills that can be self-taught to help swing the odds in your favour.
Empowering the players with some tips and strategy from online casino 888casino, the Ultimate Blackjack Strategy Guide is an easy way to avoid a shock and sit at the table with confidence.
“I know from my playing days that it can be tempting to make quick and rash decisions whilst under pressure,” said former England international Parlour.
“But now I have a better understanding of the blackjack plays and know when to go for another hit. That electric shock hurt more than a Martin Keown tackle though.”
Check out the video of Ray and Amy’s shocking ‘Electric Blackjack’ here or on the 888casino blog – host to blackjack hints, tips and tricks to help electrify your game.