Blackjack History

The original game developed, which became known as vingt-et-un of Black Jack and was played in France in 1700. The game was not popular when it first came to the United States after the French Revolution, so that local casinos started offering bonuses for certain hands in an attempt to more players to draw the game. A bet that pays 10: 1 was always treated with the ace of spades and a black Jack is a natural 21 So the new name for the game we know today.

When the game first came to the States, there were no laws prohibit it. Professional players discovered the benefits the game has to offer and an optimal playing strategy for the game was soon developed. The U.S. government as the game’s popularity grew prohibited to Nevada legalized it in the early 30s, Vegas.The in the new resort town of Las initial study of the game was done by Roger Baldwin in 1953 in an attempt to reduce the house edge by a optimal playback. In 1956 he published “Optimum Strategy in Blackjack” so that everyone the opportunity to reduce the house edge to the minimum amount.

The game grew in popularity, as the story of the MIT Blackjack Team hit the presses. This group of mathematicians has millions of dollars in the 80s and 90s in American casinos counting cards.

Today the game is played internationally in land based and online casinos. It continues to gain popularity and should be for a long time.