Black Jack – A Real French Game

Even though “BlackJack” is an English name, this game had a French origin. According to historians and researchers, this game arises from the French card game« Vingt-et-un » (twenty one), called also « La Ferme Française » (French firm). Beside poker, roulette, baccarat and gambling machines, this card game is currently one of the most famous casino games. As principle, Black jack suggests to all players to face the dealer or the bank by trying more or less 21 without busting. However, if the player reaches 21 points in 3 cards or more than it, judi jackpot online only the 21 count. Blackjack is a combination of an Ace with a card having for value 10, thus 10, J, Q or K.
In this game, there is a basic strategy which can reduce the casino’s

advantage less than 1 %. A good player of Black Jack knows how to read cards, when to stop, when it’s better to double the stake or to separate two equal cards. Edward O. Thorp, mathematician and author of the volume “Beat the Dealer” and a well-known all over the world professional player distinguished himself by the publication of a work talking about the invention of new rules of Black jack: “The Hi-Lo system”. In this book, the player is leaded to the

counting of cards which consists in the calculation of points. This technique is nowadays the most used. However, the used rules and the number of used card vary from a casino to another one. American casinos as Las Vegas apply common rules containing 6 to 8 card games. Apart from this basic strategy which offers a big possibility to win, the technique of cards counting also guarantees to him an advantage of 0,5 to 1,5 % against the gaming room.