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The History of Card Counting in Blackjack

The skill of card counting in Blackjack is one that is often credited to the legendary Blackjack player Ed Thorp, but the skill actually goes back to the middle of the twentieth century, when the popular book Playing Blackjack to Win was published in 1957.Before that date, there was no real strategy in Blackjack – indeed, it was more of a game based around guesses and hunches rather than anything more solid.The book though, written...

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Blackjack history and basic strategy

Most people who have gone to a casino before have probably heard or even played a game of blackjack. Many people who have not even set foot in a casino before might have heard about this game or played it with friends or at parties. Unlike many card games where players pit themselves against each other, blackjack plays you against the bank or the dealer rather than against other people seated on the same table. Its most basic rule –...

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Blackjack Cards History

As well as any other card game in the casinos, blackjack is a game derived from several games throughout long gambling history. Like most of other casino games, it isn’t clear where exactly it came from. To make it more sensible, it needs to return to the very beginning of playing cards history.Ancient BlackjackThe earliest form of playing cards existed in ancient China and it was actually paper notes of money, which were shuffled while...

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Blackjack Superstitions and Myths

As with so many things in this world, people have the tendency to believe that some mysterious favor can tilt the odds in your if you stick to following some rituals, movements, and stories that they probably picked up from a fortune cookie or read in a tabloid somewhere. The same is true in blackjack and the longer you play the game, the more you’ll hear about strange and unusual tips and advices that are supposed to help you win the...

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Blackjack Game Origin

The blackjack game was introduced in US in 19th century but game’s origin is not known to anyone still now. Blackjack could be traced back to various European card games which includes the French “Vingt-Un”, “Chemin de Fer”, “Trente et Quarente” and also the “One and Thirty” which is a Spanish game, “Baccara” and “Seven and Half” from Italy all of which have...

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Blackjack Spans the Globe from Past to Present

The tradition of playing cards is traced to China, having originated as far back as the year 900 of the Common Era, while gambling is believed to have existed since 2300 Before the Common Era. Over time, an incredible variety of card games have evolved, including the well-loved game of blackjack.Blackjack is believed to have developed in France and is based on other French casino card games dating back to the 1700s. At the time blackjack...

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