Black Jack Lessons

by Nina on Dec.06, 2009, under Blackjack

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Chemin de Fer is possibly one of the most well-known games played in casinos. Black jack is also referred to as 21 or "pontoon." The game is a mix of luck and skills coupled with decision-making. The game has changed over a period of time. Players have specialized in specific abilities like "card card counting," with which they turn the odds of the game in their favor. The card game has been in existence since the 18th century. References can be located in historical scriptures to a game known as "vingt-et-un," which means twenty one in French, and is considered the precursor to black jack.

The card game was at first not very popular in the united states. This caused the gambling houses trying various things like offering a bonus like a ten to one payout, if the blackjack player had a "black" jack and an ace of spades. The jack could be either clubs or spades. Once the game became well-liked, the reward pay out quickly vanished from the game.

Any hand which achieves a value of twenty-one is deemed a winner. The total can not go beyond twenty-one, in which case the hand is said to be "bust." The goal of every player is to best the house. If both the player and the casino have an identical score, it is called "push," with neither the blackjack player or the croupier coming away with a win on the hand.

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