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18 Oct 10

Blackjack ...

The blackjack game is a game popular in casinos. It originated in France during the 17th Century by a French casino game. So where does the name Blackjack come from?  In the game of blackjack, the player who got the jack and the ace of spades as his first two cards will get a reward.  If you combine jack and black which is the color of the ace of spades then you will get “Blackjack.”

If you want to know how to play blackjack then you have to learn the basic rules first. A blackjack player will always compete with the dealer and not against another player casino. Your goal is to get cards that add up to 21 or closest to 21 but does not exceed it.  If you are lucky enough to get your first two cards adding to 21 then you got what they call a blackjack.  If neither you nor the dealer have cards adding to 21 then the one with the closest to 21 but not exceeding it wins.

Cards that have faces like king, queen, and jack  are valued at 10 while aces are valued at 11.  At the start, the dealer will give two cards to you after placing your bet and then deals himself two cards also.  One of his cards is face down while the other is face up. That gives you an advantage early on because you already know what is the value of one of his cards.  If the dealer’s card amount to less than 16 then he has to deal himself another card.  If his cards total to 17 or up he can make a choice to draw another or to stand.  If you feel you have good odds in winning then you can opt to double down to double your initial bet.  However, you are required to draw one more card after doubling down.

If the dealer wins with a blackjack, you will lose all your bet.  However, if you win with a blackjack you win the amount equivalent to 150% of your bet.  Practice responsible gambling so you will not regret anything in the end.

Since blackjack is one of the most popular games in casinos you will have no trouble finding one.  However, if you don’t like playing in casinos or can’t travel then you can choose to play online blackjack.  Care should be taken before playing online as there are sites that are not legitimate.  Be sure to check out review sites so you can know which are the top rank online casinos in the web.

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