Playing Blackjack Online at Casinos

By: Riza

A Brief History of Blackjack

The history of blackjack goes back about three hundred years ago when it was called Vingt-et-Une in French which means 'Twenty-one'. It was played in France in the year 1700 when King Louis IV was ruling. When it came to the USA it received a like warm reaction and many casinos changed the odds to lure more players to the game. The payout offered were 10:1 if the winning hands would contain either Jack of Clubs or Jack of Spades. This is how the game in USA came to be known as Blackjack. Once the game became popular the heavy payout was removed but the name stuck.

The Blackjack Has Many Online Variations

If you decide to play the blackjack online you will find that there are many variations to the game offered by many online casinos. Some of the most popular are as follows:


  1. Spanish 21 ? this game does not use the tens of the card packet at all and offers high bonus payout for special combination.


  1. 21st Century also knows as Vegas Style ? where the bust does not mean you lost.


  1. Double exposure ? in this game you could raise your bet even after the dealer has showed the 'up' card.


  1. Strip blackjack ? in this game the loss is paid by removing of pieces of clothing from attractive models which provide another type of entertainment.


The Strategies of Online Blackjack

There is no difference between the online casino and real life casino strategies. The strategy of card counting is totally acceptable as long as you utilize only your mind to do so, i.e. no mechanical aides are permitted. The advantage with the online blackjack is that you could play for points or cash which give you a chance to practice your skills if you are not comfortable to play with real money yet.

You will find that with online blackjack there is plenty of game choice for which many people prefer it today to the real life one. Since most online casinos operate on the same lines as the brick-and-mortar ones, those who are experts at the game in real life would enjoy playing the game online with the same advantage. Most people actually love to play online better because there is no interruption or awareness of external factors like at real life casinos, where you would have to worry about money limit, time to go home, and the like.

Whatever be your preference, your skill level, or the strategy you would always enjoy playing blackjack online. Not only that you could also win as much as you would win in any real life casinos.

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