What do you get when you combine former NBA All-Star Shaquille O’Neal with mobile gaming giant MyVegas? Huge new mobile game releases that are destined to be a hit! The two have teamed up to release a mobile blackjack app and a golf-themed slots game, aptly (and respectively) titled ShaqJack and CaddyShaq.
Both games feature a fun caricature version of The Big Diesel. ShaqJack presents a mix of traditional mobile blackjack play with unique basketball-themed table felts and bonus features. CaddyShaq is a whimsical mobile slots game that offers heightened entertainment through free spins and a golfing bonus round.
We’ll take a closer look at both new games, which can be downloaded free of charge from MyVegas for Android and iOS mobile devices and tablets, or played on the web via Facebook.
ShaqJack Mobile Blackjack from MyVegas
ShaqJack is the ultimate mobile blackjack app for NBA fans, featuring The Real Deal himself, Shaquille O’Neal. Players can partake in up to 3 hands per round. With crisp HD graphics and a playful motif, blackjack enthusiasts will progress through the game just as Shaq progressed through his career.
The table felt starts out as a paved b-ball court, representing the earliest stages of Shaq’s NBA stardom on the streets of Newark, New Jersey. As the player advances through ShaqJack, they are able to unlock new basketball court backgrounds that mimic his career path, including his college days with the LSU Tigers, and NBA teams Orlando Magic and LA Lakers.
ShaqJack has some unique features you won’t find in any real Vegas casino. For example, if the dealer is dealt two cards valued at 20, Shaq’s hand will enter the screen and swipe away the cards. In exchange for this perk, when the dealer’s hand totals 22, it’s a push.
The mobile blackjack app also features a fun bonus round called Shoot & Score in which the player can earn a 2x bonus anytime they are dealt a blackjack. When this happens, the player has the option of betting double or nothing with their blackjack winnings. During the bonus game, the dealer’s designated card area becomes a hoop, while a basketball appears in each of the player’s three hand areas. Shoot the goals, win the bonus!
CaddyShaq Mobile Slot from MyVegas
CaddyShaq is a faster paced mobile slots game that doesn’t putt-putt around. The golf-themed virtual slot transports players to the Shaqusta Country Club, where Shaquille’s broad-smiling visage can be found throughout. The core game offers a typical slots experience, with symbols that include Shaquille in various poses and attire, as well as the pesky, ball-stealing gopher and the usual 10, J, Q, K and A icons.
As players progress through the 9-hole golf course, they can earn free spins or a shot at The Big Man bonus game, in which they attempt to direct Shaquille O’Neal in shooting under par, earning credits with each swing.
Shaq + Video Games: A Match Made in Vegas
According to USA Today, Shaquille O’Neal is a video gaming addict who admits to spending “$1,000 a week” on mobile apps. He also happens to be a huge fan of the games on MyVegas, developed by PlayStudio.
Shaq said that he has had so much fun playing MyVegas mobile apps that he actually took the initiative to approach the company and ask about developing the new Shaq-branded games, ShaqJack and CaddyShaq.