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you Need to Know About the History of Blackjack
know that the smart gambler has a sense of history.
He or she knows what came before, and they can analyse
the present circumstances drawing on the past experiences,
making an informed decision. To help you further your
practical - and theoretical - knowledge on the field,
we've put together this brief survey on the history
of one of the most popular casino games, blackjack.
history of Blackjack
as we know it today comes from a tradition of card
games handed down since ancient times. Although it
is impossible to pinpoint the exact place and history
of its ancestors, the widely accepted version as to
its origin explains that the game dates back to the
18th century casino game called "Vingt-et-Un", a French
card game that migrated to America with the Europeans.
Vingt-et-Un to Blackjack
name of the game was "twenty one", a translation of
the French, because the main goal was to reach 21
points without going over. The name Blackjack came
into use when the game was introduced in the United
States. At the time, American gambling houses started
offering bonus payouts to increase the game's popularity.
One of these payouts - now discontinued - was conceded
when a player's hand was comprised of an ace of spades
and either one of the black jacks. Hence, the name
Blackjack, which remains popular to this day. It can
even be played online, for
example at InstaCasino.
a measure to increase revenue after the stock market
crash in 1929, the American state of Nevada legalized
most gambling forms. This helped to reinforce the
presence of Blackjack at most casinos, and in Las
Vegas it became a household game. Later on, the game
spread to the rest of the country, and propelled back
to the rest of the world. Now players can enjoy the
game from their houses, in several languages, free
or for money, against live dealers or computer algorithms,
as the popularity of online casinos has intensified
across the world. Furthermore, the modern gambling
industry took one step further and launched in recent
years the mobile version of the game, for those who
like to play on the go.
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