Casino Tycoon 2 is a sequel to Casino Tycoon. The film was made in 1992 in Hong Kong, and is an action drama like the previous one, written, produced and directed by Wong Jing and starring Andy Lau and Chingmy Yau.

Andy Lau, who rose from poverty in the first film to become a real estate and casino mogul, continues in his role in Casino Tycoon 2 as the owner of casinos in Macau, Benny Ho.  This long and complicated crime story takes place some eighteen years after the time of the first film.

An Established Casino Empire in Macau

Benny Ho in Casino Tycoon 2 has long since established his casino empire in Macau. He enters his elder years and is enjoying a peaceful life at home with his daughter and wife who is in a wheel chair. A new series of challenges arise, both personal and professional. When his daughter from his previous wife Joey Wang, returns from Hawaii, and brings home a young man, Cheng Chen, who is eager to join the casino empire and make his name. Ho becomes involved in a plot that will destroy his family. Ho meets the beautiful actress Ti Yun, and begins an affair. There are also problems that arise with his former partner Nieh. His wife encourages him to pursue a relationship with the soap star Chrung Man. There is a host of scheming casino workers, and some greedy blackjack players lead to unrest.

Blackjack is a Favourite Game

Ho’s casinos in Macau offer gamblers a great choice of casino games. In Casino Tycoon 2 Blackjack is one of the most popular of them. It is also one of the easiest to learn and to play. In blackjack, the aim is to get a hand of cards worth 21 points, or as close to that number that you can without going over that score, and still have a higher total than the dealer. If your hand is over the total of 21 you will lose, and the dealer will end the hand. If the dealer’s hand goes above 21 the house will lose and your winnings will be paid to you.  Each game starts with every player getting dealt two cards, both face up. The dealer gets two cards too, one face up and one face down. You then have to make a choice. You can draw another card, or you can make a stand and stay with your two cards. If you are dealt two cards of the same value you can split the hand into two, match the bet of the initial hand, and continue. You can double the bet, based on the visible cards.

Players can Learn a Basic Strategy

There certainly is a basic strategy.  Learning how to use the various options to your advantage will increase your enjoyment of the game, and will help to increase the possibility of a win. Blackjack has been around for many years, first under the name of Twenty-One. It is favourite of all casino players, whether you are a beginner or a seasoned high roller.

Casino Tycoon and Casino Tycoon 2 are among the most popular and enduring works of both the director Wong Jing and actor Andy Lau.

Jonas Ulseth