History of Blackjack

History of Blackjack
History of Blackjack

No one really knows where the game of blackjack comes from but it is believed to have come from Spain, and then, where they had a version called “vingt-et-un” (21 in French) played France. “Vingt-et-un” was different, blackjack, the dealer allowed to double its stake and you can as a player after each round of betting.

Over time this changed the game and was introduced in America in the 19th century shortly after the French Revolution. The game was not as popular as other casino games immediately, the rules were changed to promote interest. Casinos offer players a 10 to 1 bonus if they pull the plug of the clubs or spades with the ace of spades in the first two cards. This is where the name “Black Jack” comes from. In today blackjack, an ace and a ten-value card (10, Jack, Queen, King) as “natural” or “blackjack” the latter being used more commonly known.

As the game became more popular, the U.S. government was concerned with a lack of regulation that ultimately corruption and organized crime ultimately led. As a direct consequence it was banned.

Born in 1931, Las Vegas and gambling was legalized. The popularity of blackjack grew quickly and became one of the most popular games for casino enthusiasts. Las Vegas became the gambling Mecca of the United States, so the game grew with its environment. Around 1920, a green-felted table for blackjack was made, and within ten years or so, Blackjack was the third most popular game in Las Vegas behind roulette and craps. Since then, the game is now exploded, as America’s favorite card game. Card counting techniques were carried out over the years and some (but few) managed to make a lot of money from the casinos. Security and surveillance developed naturally over the years, so scammers was few and far between. Blackjack is played all over the world and is today seen as the ultimate casino card game.