Blackjack is the simplest card game, rooted in the early seventeenth century. According to mentions, blackjack’s homeland was Spain. Later, the French took over the game; then it emigrated to the United States, where it became so popular that blackjack tables featured in every casino in the US.
Now, thanks to the internet age of electronic technologies and gadgets, you do not need trips to the USA to go to the casino; you do not need to wonder where to satisfy your hunger for excitement. Now the casino is always with you, at your home, since you can play blackjack online. Sit comfortably in a chair; pour a cup of hot coffee. A couple of clicks of the mouse and now the road to Vegas is in front of you.
Facts About Blackjack
Blackjack is the most popular card game. But few people know that much of the terminology used during the game was taken from baseball. So, the player sitting on the left side of the dealer is on first base, and the player to the right is on third, which makes it easier for him to count cards and gives an advantage both over the casino and over the opponent. However, in blackjack online, this will not happen. No one will have an advantage over you, nor the casino, nor any other player, since you play on software with RNG.
Did you know that the founder of FedEx—Frederick Smith—at the beginning of the development of his business, faced with financial problems, decided to fix them with blackjack games? Entering a casino with five thousand dollars, he soon left with $27,000. He was able to cover all the current expenses of the company for fuel, stay afloat, and, in the future, become one of the largest logistics companies in the world.
In the history of blackjack, there are a couple more names that would be interesting to know about:
- Don Johnson – this man is notable for the fact that in just five months of the game he earned a total of $15 million.
- Kerry Parker – this Australian gentleman, who is also a media tycoon and billionaire, literally ruined the MGM casino in 1997. During the period of the game in it, Parker won a whopping $30 million. His generosity has no bounds; that evening after a win, he gave tips totaling 1 million dollars to the head waiter and waitress. Towards the end of his life, Kerry Parker became the owner of the Crown casino, thereby apparently fulfilling his dream of “always beating the casino”.
The Blackjack Hall of Fame
Blackjack has its own Hall of Fame. Yes, yes you heard right: not only rock stars have one, but also this wonderful game. The idea of founding arose in 2002 at Barona Casino, California. The first nomination was in the winter of that year.
21 people have been entered into the Blackjack Hall of Fame. Each of these 21 people was closely associated with blackjack to one degree or another. Some are players, and some are experts. For the first candidates to enter the Blackjack Hall of Fame, they held an online vote to attract more interest in this event, which ultimately worked. A lot of people voted over the internet. As a result, seven people became members of the Hall of Fame. Their names were announced in January 2003 at a private ball for the best blackjack players. Currently, only one person per year can enter the Blackjack Hall of Fame.
We hope that you were interested in these facts about the game of blackjack.
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