14 Interesting Facts About Blackjack You Have Not Heard About

Do you love blackjack? Do you know and understand the rules? Or maybe, you are one of those who enjoy playing it online, or in a casino. No matter what is your favorite style, you surely want to know some interesting things about your favorite game.

This is one of the most popular games in the world. Her name was once Twenty-one or Vingt-Un in French. The game has always been very popular in Europe before it spread throughout the world and became standard practice for casinos.

You will also find blackjack games on online services like, which shows how popular it is, and that people really love it.

But, today, we will talk more about the interesting facts related to this game. Some of them are fun, and others can surprise you. So, let’s get straight to the point, and share some of the best with you:

1. If you play smart and right, you can get rich. And that, to earn enough for a lifetime and never work again. Ideally, you could earn up to $ 4,000 a month, which is a really significant amount, especially if you put a lot of time and effort into it all. Of course, we are talking about ideal conditions. But keep in mind that during all this you will have losses. Well, although it is only theoretical, this fact is really interesting to know. Of course, we do not recommend quitting and being in a casino all the time, as this is not healthy at all.

2. Blackjack is a really old game. According to some sources, it was played in the 17th and 18th centuries in France and then spread throughout Europe.


3. Cervantes is probably the first writer to mention blackjack in his work. It is about Don Quixote, where the characters play veintiuna, which is the Spanish word for the number 21. This is also the first known gambling activity to be part of the literature. Don Quixote was written in the early 17th century.

4. When the game became popular, there was a need for a brand name. As already mentioned, the original name was 21, translated into the appropriate language. Blackjack actually indicates two J cards in black. Thus, this name, which is actually just a combination of winnings, became a commercial name for the game, especially when it left European soil and spread to America.

5. Counting cards work in blackjack and everyone is aware of it. In many situations, this activity is cheating, but in blackjack, there is no way to build a winning strategy if there is no card counting. However, this does not work if you play online. That way you can not follow what is happening with other players. Therefore, do not get frustrated, but rely on your luck if you play online.

6. You can easily exceed 21, especially if you need to get extra cards. If you have a sum of 15, it is enough for the next card to be 7 or 8 to drop out of the game. Counting cards can help, but it will not do you much good if the initial result is quite large. If you have cards worth 18 or 19, it is really easy to exceed the sum of 21, even with a card worth 3 or 4. But the ultimate goal is to beat the dealer instead of the other players.

7. Napoleon was a fan of this game. According to many historical records, the great emperor and warrior enjoyed his free time playing Vingt-et-Un. Of course, as you may recall, this is a game that was later renamed Blackjack.


8. There are variations of the game that are more interesting and bring a greater chance of winning. To be able to learn and understand them, you must know the basic version of the game.

9. Visual learners are the best in this game. Other people have difficulty with basic winning strategies. Even those who are above average intelligent can easily make big mistakes if they do not have the stimulation of visual learning and memorization.

10. The results of other players do not affect your game. The goal is to beat the dealer, and that’s the goal of all the other players. So, even if there are five, six, or even nine players on the table, everyone’s goal is to play against the dealer. Well, even when someone has a better result than yours, you are a winner as long as you beat the dealer.

11. The longest blackjack card deal in history lasted more than 50 hours. It is also a Guinness World Record. In fact, it lasted 51 hours and 33 minutes and was played in 2001 in Malta. The person who dealt the cards is called Stephen De Raffaele.

12. There is a publication on the best blackjack strategy. In 1953, four U.S. Army soldiers, who happened to be graduate mathematicians, played poker and then blackjack. They mathematically calculated the chances of winning and published a guide, which is still important literature for those who are serious about gambling. The book is called “The Optimum Strategy in Blackjack” and it was published by the American Statistical Association.


13. In San Diego, at Barona Casino, there is a Blackjack Hall of Fame. It is a place where the best players can play private blackjack as well as receive food and drink. The condition is that they no longer play at ordinary tables.

14. US players prefer blackjack more than any other casino game. Probably it’s the same in the rest of the world. Who would say that it’s more popular than roulette or poker?

So, now you have 14 facts about blackjack. Probably you didn’t know most of them until now. But, do you know other interesting facts? Do you want to share them with us?

Feel free to do that. Maybe there is more than these facts, that we have to learn about this great casino game.

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