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Blackjack has gone on to make a name for itself on the casino scene, attracting both new and experienced players from around the world.

By Ewan

No matter where you choose to play casino games, it's almost guaranteed that there will be a Blackjack table, or an online equivalent on offer. This is because Blackjack has gone on to make a name for itself on the casino scene, attracting both new and experienced players from around the world.

The game is thought to have been created in 18th century France, evolving from a game called 'Vingt-et-Un' which translates to 'Twenty-One'. The name was coined, as the game's main aim is to beat the dealer, by being the first player to reach a total hand of 21, or hang in there until the dealer themselves goes bust (has a total hand that exceeds 21).

Whilst Blackjack is an undeniably famous game today, it hasn't always been that way. When it was first introduced to American casinos, very few people were interested. Because of this, dealers would offer bonus payouts to any players who found themselves at the Blackjack tables – perhaps the beginnings of offers such as the free spins no deposit offer on Paddy Power Games that we're used to seeing today!

Gradually, Blackjack grew in popularity and is now one of the most sought-after games today. What's more, this classic casino fixture is also often found in TV, film and even music. The world has gone Blackjack crazy, and here's a few reasons why:

  • Easy to Play

The main reason that players keep coming back for more when it comes to Blackjack, is because it's so easy to play. There's no overly complex rules or twists in the game, just a basic process that is relatively easy to pick up and follow. Once a player understands when to hit, stand and split, they're ready for a good old game of Blackjack!

  • Static

Unlike Roulette with its differing versions, based on location, the basic premise of Blackjack will always be the same, no matter where you play. The gameplay will always be consistent with what any player is used to. So, once you've learnt the rules the first time, you never have to worry about relearning aspects of the game again, if you find yourself playing somewhere new.

  • Low House Edge

If you're new to the casino scene, this house edge essentially means that the player's odds of winning are always reasonably good in a game of Blackjack. A lot of casino games will have a high house edge, therefore ruling on the side of the hosting casino rather than the player, which can be disheartening, even if you're just playing for fun. With a lower house edge, it's a lot fairer and the player genuinely has a good chance of winning.

  • Availability

Another great thing about Blackjack is that it's available at pretty much any casino, online or otherwise. Perhaps this is mostly down to its popularity, but it certainly keeps the game in the spotlight. Walk into any casino and you'll find a Blackjack table, even though its good to remember that different locations with often have different minimum bet requirements!

And when we say any casino, we're also talking about the game's worldwide scope. Whether you're in America, Europe, Asia or even Australia, you'll be able to find a good game of Blackjack pretty much anywhere.

Keywords: Blackjack, casino, 'Vingt-et-Un', Twenty-One


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