Origins of Blackjack

Blackjack is a hugely popular play cards game in bricks and mortar casinos as well as more recently when played online too. But where did this game come from? 

The Home of Blackjack

It is said that Blackjack comes from France. It has been recorded as having been played in the French casinos as early as the seventeen hundreds and though it has changed a lot since the original game played at this time, it is still recognisable. The original variant of Blackjack is thought to have been created by combining two of the most popular French classic casino games of the time: Chemin de Fer and Ferme. Despite the French being fast to lay their claim to the game of Blackjack, there is no document that states that they actually created it. Blackjack is not only played in bricks and mortar casinos around the world but is now played online and through apps by thousands of players daily. The most modern variation of Blackjack is Live Blackjack, where you can play from the comfort of your own home, in real-time, with a dealer you can see and communicate with. 

Who Plays Blackjack?

Blackjack can be played by anyone both beginners and professionals alike, though the ways in which they play will differ due to their levels of experience. Many people opt to play Blackjack as their favourite game in a casino because it is such a quick game, so people with a short attention span or little time to stay in a casino are often found heading in the direction of the Blackjack table. One of the real advantages of playing Blackjack is that you can bet as much or as little as you like, you don’t have to play for set periods of time and you can use as much strategy as you like. If you are someone who likes counting cards and wants to watch the dealer, this could be a great place for you to be. 

Playing Blackjack in Simple Terms

Everyone around the table places their bets through the use of chips. Once bets have been placed, each player receives two cards which are placed face up in front of each player for everyone around the table to see. The last person to always receive their cards is that of the dealer. The object of the game is to beat the dealer. This can be done by getting the total of your cards to reach 21 or being the closest to 21 than anyone else at the table without exceeding this number. If the dealer exceeds 21, known as going bust, you must not, and this will enable you to win also. Choosing when to “hit” or “stick” is the skill in this game so it is not only a game of strategy but also a game to test your nerve. Do you have what it takes