Blackjack is a relatively simple casino table game that has been popular for many years. This game stems from a game known as twenty-one and was first mentioned by Miguel de Cervantes in his novel “Rinconete y Cortadillo”. Although the two games have a similar object, the game of Blackjack evolved after bonuses for drawing a jack of spades or clubs along with an ace of spades was introduced.
The main objective of this game is to beat the dealer. This can be done in one of three ways. By getting 21 points with the first two cards that are drawn while the dealer does not, letting the dealer draw additional cards to reach 21 points or by obtaining a final score that is higher than the dealers score without collecting more than 21 points. If a player does exceed 21 points they are automatically disqualified from the round as they have gone “bust”.
Bets in Blackjack work on a 3-2 payoff basis. This means that a win on a £5.00 bet will receive a £7.50 payout. This game is incredibly popular because the odds are high in your favour when you play around against the dealer who only has a 1% house edge.