Not everything is fully known about the origins of casino game blackjack as is the case with so many games. The game resembles the game “one and twintigen” in French called “Vingt et un”. As far as we can go back in the history of blackjack, the game originated somewhere in France. The game, as it is the case with almost all games, did not originate at the same time as the current rules but has undergone an evolution. It is said to have originated from other card games and after a long road of development it was first offered in French Casinos around the year 1700. Somewhere between 1800 and 1900 the game blew over to America and at the end of the 19th century it was first offered in American casinos. After this, it gained momentum and the game was played in casinos and online all over the world.
The goal of the game is to achieve a higher total of points than the bank without exceeding a total of 21.
Players place their bets in the center of the box in front of their seat at the gaming table. Each player initially receives two face-up cards from the dealer.
The dealer himself also receives 1 face-up card. After this, players have the opportunity to ask for cards and reach the highest possible number of points. After the players it is the dealer’s turn.
The beginning of Craps
Lord, Woman, Farmer are 10 points each.
Ace is 1 or 11 points.
The cards 2 to 10 have their normal point value.
If the first two cards of a player are an Ace and a card with a value of 10, this player has a Blackjack. The player receives one bet, unless the bank also has a Blackjack – in this case a ‘push’ or ‘stand off’ (bet is neither taken nor paid out).
All other winning hands are paid out once (1 to 1).
A Blackjack beats a total of ’21’ points. For example, an Ace and a card worth 10 beats a card hand with a 10, 5 and 6. Although both hands have a total of 21 points, the Blackjack wins.
A Player without a Blackjack may ask for additional cards in an attempt to get as close to 21 as possible, without exceeding a total of 21.
A Player may pass or ask for an additional card at any time, provided that the point total is less than 21. If a point total of 21 is exceeded, the player loses the game and his bet (“bust”).
Dealer buys at 16 and stops at 17 points.
Equal loses player should have 1 point more if the dealer except for 21 or black jack.
Black Jack pays 2x if same color, other black jack combinations 1x
Doubling only with the first 2 cards at 9-10-11 points, after doubling the player gets 1 more card.
Split only 2 equal cards, after splitting doubles possible, after doubles the player gets 1 more card
Ace’s can be split once, after splitting the player gets 1 more card on each card, resplashing ace’s is not possible.