Blackjack – Past, Present and Future

Blackjack has become one of the world’s greatest games, with gamblers flocking to the betting option as a form of enjoyment and making money. It has become a very popular table game partly due to its strategic requirements, allowing individuals to go beyond simply using luck and chance to actively work towards as many wins as possible.

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Blackjack’s Origins

Blackjack can be traced back as far as the 16th century where it was a popular game amongst Spanish nationals. At this time it was simply called 21, or ‘veintiuna in the Spanish language. Its first introduction to the American and European gaming scene wasn’t very successful, with established games continuing to find favor with residents. However, American casinos were determined to bring the popular Spanish game into the mainstream and adopted a high payout bonus for individuals managing to win with an Ace and a black Jack. Though these large bonuses died away over time, the Blackjack name stuck as a larger number of people began to play. Continue reading “Blackjack – Past, Present and Future”