Wednesday, 23 April 2014

The origins of Blackjack

Blackjack has gone through several changes since its origin. The place and time of the origination of the blackjack games are not known properly. There are various card games available in the world that is similar to blackjack. The development of the blackjack games can be track down throughout the history.

Now-a-days various kinds of blackjack games are available in the online and real world casinos.


Vingt-Un is one of the casino games that made its appearance in the 17th Century. It is quite similar to the traditional game of blackjack. It has become a popular game in the mid 18th Century. The player needs to acquire the number of 21 as fast as they can. Initially the game of Vingt-Un is not included in the casinos. It is played as a private in a remote circle. The player takes turn as a dealer in order to control the bank. The casinos usually take percentage of the player’s winnings at the end of the game. It is one of the rules of Vingt-Un.

According to the rules of Vingt-Un, the dealer can only double up the amount of the money. It is seen that if the dealer can acquire the number 21 quickly, then the players have to pay the dealer triple amount of money at the end of the game. It is possible to increase or decrease the amount of bet at the end of each round of play. An ace is counted as 11 or 1 in the game of Vingt-Un.


Quinze is one of the predecessors to the game of blackjack game. Unlike Blackjack, the player has to acquire the number of 15 in order to win the game. However the game is not banked by the house. There are various similarities with the game of blackjack games as well. If a player has a card with more than 15 numbers, then the player does not have to declare as busted. The player does not lose the bet if the player is busted before the dealer. In this game the player does not have to play according to the house rule. It is possible to hide weak or strong hand in the game. The player can also hide their faces with the musk.

Sette E Mezzo

Sette e Mezzo is also known as seven and half. It is an Italian counter part of the blackjack games. The player has to score seven and half in order to win the game. It is generally played with 40 cards in the deck. In this game of Sette e Mezzo the cards of 8s, 9s and 10s are cancelled. The bets cannot be retained by the player if it is busted before the dealer.

These are few variations of blackjack games. It has become popular over the time. These variations are available in the online casinos. It is possible to get more number of variations in the online casinos. The money of the players are secured in the online casino as it is paid through a safe channel