Blackjack or 21 is one of the most popular casino games land-based or online. This game is believed to have originated from France in the early part of the 18th Century. The term “Blackjack” was coined after it was inspired by the hand that was typically dealt in the game – two cards consisting of the Jack of Spades and the Ace of Spades.
Blackjack is one of the most popular games online. With the top-of-the-line software, the game’s graphics and sounds are pretty amazing. In an online blackjack, you actually play against the House. Initially, the player will place their bet. The dealer will then deal two cards to the player and himself. The 2 cards are placed with one card face up and the other card face down. The goal is to draw and create a hand which adds up to 21. Player’s cards that are face cards like Jacks, Queens and Kings are valued as 10. An Ace card is worth 11 points. The rest are worth their face value. Whenever the player or the dealer’s first two cards equals to 21, he holds a Blackjack and he wins the game; unless, both of them hold a Blackjack in which case a tie or a “push” results.
There are actually various kinds of Blackjack – the Face-Up 21, Match Play 21, Pontoon and Super Play 21.