Last Updated on 25 Jun 2024

History of Blackjack

The history of Blackjack dates back to the 1700s, when it was known as "Twenty-One". It was originally a French game called "Vingt-et-Un", which translates to "Twenty-One". The game spread to the United States and became popular in the early 1800s. As it gained popularity, casinos began offering special bonuses and side bets in order to attract players. In the early 1900s, gambling establishments began to offer the game as a way to attract high rollers and celebrities. This is when the game gained the name "Blackjack", which is derived from the special bonus payout for a hand that consists of an Ace of Spades and a Jack of any suit. Over the years, the game has evolved to include several variations, such as Spanish 21, Match Play 21, and Super Fun 21. Today, it is one of the most popular casino games in the world.

Blackjack Rules

The goal of blackjack is to get as close to 21 as possible without going over.
Each player is dealt two cards face up; the dealer is dealt one card face up and one card face down.
Players can hit to receive additional cards, stand to stay at their current total, double down to double their bet and receive one more card, or split to create two hands from one initial hand.
After all players have finished their turn, the dealer will reveal his face-down card and hit until he has at least 17.
If the dealer busts (goes over 21), all players who haven't already busted win. If the dealer does not bust, the highest total between the player and the dealer wins.
If both the player and the dealer have the same total, it is a push (tie) and the player keeps his bet.