Blackjack at Grand Fortune Online Casino

Published on October 9, 2016

European Blackjack at Grand Fortune casinoIt was the favorite card game of the ultimate strategist, Napoleon Bonaparte; there’s a Hall of Fame dedicated to it in San Diego, California, and movies such as 21, Rain Man and the Hangover feature the popular game.

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The Origin of Blackjack

Its beginnings are in 18th century France, and it was first known as ‘Vingt-et-un’ (translated means ‘21’). Only when it reached American shores in the 1920s was it called ‘21’. The reason for this was that casinos during this time offered a 10-to-1 bonus for a hand with an ace of spades and a blackjack consisting of either a jack of clubs or jack of spades, making this how it got its name.

Objective of the Game

Played with 1 or 8 decks of 52 cards (minus the jokers), the ace may count as being worth 1 or 11 points while cards 2 to 10 are their face value and the jack, queen and king are worth 10. The aim of the game is getting as close to 21 in order to beat the dealer. To score a real blackjack you need to reach 21 in only two cards, but you also have the chance to win when your cards have a higher value in relation to the dealer – still without going over 21 though.

How to Play Blackjack

The table design by Realtime Gaming gives you that sense of playing at a real casino as the realistic looking buttons are very distinguishable and clearly laid out. Once you have made your bet using any of the colored chips ranging from $1 up to $500, you will be dealt two face up cards with the dealer getting the ‘hole card’ (the facedown card) and one face up card. You then have to decide to ‘Split’ (divide the hand into two hands), ‘Double’ (Increase you bet), ‘Stand’ (keep the cards you have), ‘Hit’ (to take another card), and ‘Deal’ (distributes the cards).

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