Blackjack is a card game popularly played in casinos and at home with family and friends. The game can be played either for profit or fun. This piece introduces a beginner to the game, providing brief coverage and most importantly outlines the various tips and strategies on how to set up and get started.
As mentioned earlier, its precursor is twenty-one an ancient card game that finds its roots in Spain and which was first recorded in the early 17th century. The game later became prominent in France in the 18th century where it quickly spread from Europe into America and other parts of the world.
It later developed into pontoon in Great Britain, and soon after the first world war in the early 19th century, it was introduced in America as blackjack. Today, blackjack is a household name in the gambling arena and casinos around the world. Its widespread popularity is much credited to the legislation of gambling in America.
The game involves comparing cards between one or more players around the table, including the card dealer, some of who`s functions include; shuffling the deck of cards, handling the money, counting chips, and at the same time controlling the floor, making sure players observe and adhere to the rules and regulations of the game. Here players don’t normally compete against each other but rather compete in turn against the dealer. The game can be played with one or more decks of 52 cards.