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Blackjack, known also as twenty-one, is one of the most popular online casino games in the world. This game has become popular on online casinos as it has an interesting mix of chance and skill elements.
When it was first used on land based casinos (as twenty-one), it was not a very popular game. So the casinos tried several special bonuses, one such bonus was a 10-1 payout for hands consisting of an ace of spades and any black jack (spades or clubs). This bonus was not used for very long, but the name stuck, giving rise to one of the most popular casino games ever.
Blackjack is also a fast pace game and does not have very complicated rules of play.
Each player is dealt two cards. The hand with the highest total wins as long as it doesn’t exceed 21. Cards 2 through 10 are worth their face value, and jacks, queens and kings are also worth 10. An ace’s value is either 1 or 11.
The goal of each player is to beat the dealer by having the higher, unbusted hand. Note that if the player busts he loses, even if the dealer also busts. If both the player and the dealer have the same point value, it is called a “push”, and neither player nor dealer wins the hand.