The secrets of blackjack

It is not clear which is the precise origin of blackjack, but the most accepted theory says the European origin of blackjack goes back to France in the 12th century. Apparently, French citizens played a game called vingt et un, which means twenty-one, in the rooms of noble lords and rich families. The goal of the game was to obtain 21 points using just two cards.

When a player got more than 21, the player right away lost the game. The appearance of blackjack in the United States, mostly in the casinos in Las Vegas took place when the immigrants brought it from Europe. In 1931, in a town in Nevada blackjack made history when it was legalized, establishing itself as one of the main casino games. Continue reading “The secrets of blackjack”

How to bluff and win at Blackjack

Although bluffing has always been mostly related to online poker , today it is not restricted to poker only. But in order to practice bluffing in blackjack, you need to master it to perfection. Still, as compared to poker, blackjack is a much fairer game. The first thing you need to learn about bluffing in online blackjack is how your expression looks when you bluff. You can analyze this and study your face in front of the mirror until you get the look you need. And when you get it, memorize it because later, you may want to use it as often as possible. Secondly, what you have to learn is not to let the other players’ actions affect you. In blackjack, the other players don’t matter to you at all, only the dealer does.

Bluffing can bring you lots of money if you do it correctly and at the right time. Otherwise, it can cause you great losses. Of course, there are situations when bluffing is not necessary, like, for instance, when you have a natural blackjack, which is a winner, anyway. On the other hand, when doubling down or splitting the aces they get a blackjack, many gamblers prefer to bluff. The only thing is that you need to be very cautious when doing it. Therefore, you need to act in such a way that the other players think that you’re very concerned about your cards. This way you indirectly force them to increase their bets, which will turn to your advantage. Continue reading “How to bluff and win at Blackjack”

Blackjack in online casinos

Of all the myths that have been invented about blackjack, the most popular says that sometimes a blackjack player is destined to win. It is understandable because many players believe that at the end of the day they will win a game after losing many others. The truth is that the house´s advantage does not change although the casino player has lost many hands.

Progressive blackjack became known with the explosion of online gambling. Progressive blackjack is played exactly as the common game, with the exception that the player can win a certain amount or percentage according to some round of card combinations. Continue reading “Blackjack in online casinos”