You have probably heard a lot about famous blackjack players as Ben Mezrich, John Chang and many others. Probably you heard a lot about the game itself, and saw couple movies on TV. But what do you know about the game? Here we will tell you about the game that concurred hearts of billions over the world, and continues to be one of the most popular games ever! So, let's learn blackjack!
History of blackjack
We will talk about the rules of blackjack later, for now let's talk about the history of this exciting game!
Blackjack - or also known as twenty one, was first mentioned in Spanish literature. The first game, predecessor of blackjack, called twenty one (ventiuna in Spanish) is of unknown origin. It was first mentioned by a famous Spanish writer of Don Quixote Miguel de Cervantes in one of his novels, which was written between 1601 and 1602. You see, Miguel de Cervantes was a gambler himself, and in his novels he claimed that people of Castilia (a region in north Spain) began to play this game, since the beginning of 17th century or even earlier!
Later, for centuries this game traveled through all of the Europe, and left its tracks in history of Spain and France.
When blackjack was first introduced to US auditory it was still called twenty one. First casinos offered bonuses for some of the combinations to make the game more interesting for gamblers. One of those combinations consisted of jack and ace of spades. This combination was called blackjack and this name just stuck to the game.
Today blackjack is one of the most popular games in the world. You can find blackjack tables in casinos from US to Russia, from Canada to Peru, from Europe to SAR in Africa.
Rules have changed a bit, but the basics are still the same as 400 years ago. It is an easy game where you can test your math skills, as well as you can just try your luck to win in blackjack!