Blackjack Lessons


Posted by Keshawn | Posted in Blackjack | Posted on 05-11-2009

Chemin de Fer is one of the more favored games gambled on in casinos. Blackjack is also referred to as "twenty one" or "pontoon." The game is a combination of luck and ability coupled with decision-making. The game has changed over a period of time. Players have specialized in specific skills like "card card counting," which allows them to shift the odds of the game in their direction. The card game has been in existence since the 18th century. References can be located in historical documents to a card game referred to as "vingt-et-un," which means twenty one in French, and is considered the precursor to black jack.

The card game was initially not very popular in the US. This led to the betting houses attempting various things like offering a reward in case of a ten to one pay out, if the blackjack player had a "black" jack and an ace of spades. The jack could be either the jack of clubs or jack of spades. After the game got well-known, the reward pay out quickly vanished from the rules.

Any hand which reaches a value of twenty-one is considered a winner. The total should not go beyond twenty-one, if it does the hand is considered to be "bust." The aim of each player is to beat the croupier. If the player and the casino both have an identical hand value, it is referred to as a "push," with neither the black jack player nor the croupier winning the hand.

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