Blackjack Glossary of Terms

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Bankroll: The amount of money a player starts out with. Basic Strategy: The moves that maximize the chances of winning according to the mathematical probabilities. Blackjack: A hand of two dealt cards (an ace and a ten value card) that total to twenty-one. Bust: Exceed a hand value of twenty-one and lose the game. Card […]


Blackjack Tournaments

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Formats and Rules In blackjack tournaments players compete against each other as well as the house. The objective is who can make the most money playing the house. Casino blackjack tournaments are not very common because of the logistics problems associated with holding them. Online blackjack has given a tremendous boost because the Internet connects […]


Blackjack History

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Early History The origins of blackjack can be traced to certain French gambling games such as ‘chemin de fer and ‘French ferme’. The concept of going bust is believed to have come from the Italian game ‘seven and a half’. The Spanish game ‘one and thirty also contributed in the evolution of blackjack. Blackjack as […]


Blackjack Guide – Tips and Strategy

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Basic Strategy The basic blackjack strategy revolves around whether a player should hit or stand or exercise the option of double down or split. The strategy depends on the player’s existing hand value, the dealer’s open card and the number of packs being used and also on the variations to the rules as applicable to […]


Blackjack Rules

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Blackjack Procedure After the bets are placed, the dealer deals two cards to each player (which may be face up or face down depending on the version of the game) and two cards to himself, one of which is face up. In some versions the dealer does not deal his face down card. Each player […]


How to Play Blackjack

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Blackjack is one of the most popular casino games. Its popularity stems from the judicious mix of luck and skill involved. The luck lies in the cards the player is dealt and the skill in deciding whether he should ask for additional cards. Blackjack Objective In blackjack a number of players play against the dealer […]