About the origins of the casino game blackjack, not everything is known, as is the case with so many games. The game is very similar to the “one and twenties” game 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 is, as with almost all games, not the same with the current rules but has undergone an evolution. It would have arisen from other card games and after a long road of development around 1700 it was offered for the first time in French Casinos. Somewhere between 1800 and 1900 the game blew over to America and at the end of the 19th century the game was first offered in American casinos. After this, it gained momentum and can no longer be ignored and the game is played worldwide in casinos and online.

The goal of the game is to achieve a higher total number than the bank without exceeding a total of 21.

Players place their bets in the middle of the box for their place at the gaming table. Each player initially receives two open cards from the dealer.

The dealer himself also gets 1 open card. After this, the players have the opportunity to ask for cards and to reach as high a number of points as possible. After the players, the dealer’s turn.

The beginning of Craps

The beginning of Craps

  • Mr, Queen, Jack are 10 points each.
  • Ace is 1 or 11 points.
  • 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 1 time his bet, unless the bank also has a Blackjack – in this case there is a ‘push’ or ‘stand off’ (bet is neither paid nor paid).

All other winning hands are paid once (1 against 1).

A Blackjack beats a point total of ’21’. For example, an Ace and a card with the value of 10, beats a card hand with a 10, 5 and 6. Despite both hands having a total of 21 points, the Blackjack wins.

A player without Blackjack may request additional cards in the attempt to get as close to 21 as possible, without exceeding a total of 21.

A Player can adjust at any time or request an extra card, provided that the point total is less than 21. If a total of 21 are exceeded, the player loses the game and his bet (‘bust’).

  • Dealer buys at 16 and stops at 17 points
  • The same player loses 1 point more than the dealer except for 21 or black jack
  • Black Jack paid twice if of the same color, other black jack combinations 1x
  • Double 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 doubling the player gets 1 more card
  • Aces can be split once, after splitting the player gets 1 card on each card, reciprocation of ace’s is not possible