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A basic history of Blackjack

Here at our phenomenal NetBet online casino, we strive to continuously update our ever-growing library of card games, including the iconic game of blackjack. At our casino, we have a wide array of titles which we consider the finest on the market so let us give you some background on how to play one of the most well-known games in the world. 

What is Blackjack?

The object of this thrilling game is quite simple – outwit and outsmart the dealer and hit, or be, as close to 21 as possible! You are initially dealt two cards. The dealer then deals the same amount of cards for themselves. As the player, you turn your cards over first. To win with just two cards, you need to hit two picture cards (Jack, Queen, King or Ace) and a 10. The picture cards constitute 11 within your first two cards. The Ace can also be one depending on how good or bad your hand is and if you want to play tactically. If you hit blackjack, you automatically win. You can also ask the dealer to “HIT” which means you want an extra card if you are nowhere near 21. The other option is to stand if you don’t want to risk going over 21, which means you have a bust. There are two other ways you can also go. You can double down, meaning you can double your first bet and take another card or split, which splits the player’s initial hand so they can have two hands to play with. As you can see, the premise of blackjack is very simple and that is why it is so popular with every kind of player. Blackjack can be a family card game whilst also being competitive and played for money. Its versatility is never ending. 

History of Blackjack

The origins of this game are fairly hazy and there are a lot of contentious issues about where this game started, but it looks as though it was played in France as far back as the 17th century. It then became popular in Europe over the next 200 years before making its way across the Atlantic to the USA. The game then became more widely recognised as blackjack during the 1800s, as this was a common term in the United States back then for gold or silver, or even something valuable. Fast forward to the modern day and the game of blackjack is as popular as ever. That is mainly down to the availability of so many different iterations of the game. Players can still enjoy classic blackjack at in-house casinos, as well as online with different rules and twists in different versions. Blackjack is one of the founding fathers of card games and will be around for years to come. 

Online Blackjack at NetBet

At NetBet, we have plenty of variations of this fantastic game that you can enjoy whilst navigating our library and looking at what we have to offer. Currently, we have over 15 variations of blackjack that players can try! Some of the most popular include our Live Blackjack games, Multihand Blackjack and Dr Fortuno Blackjack.  The premise is the same on all these variations – hit or get as close to that magic 21 as possible. However, each of these examples display the different ways players can experience the great game of blackjack. Whether you want an authentic life-like experience or modern twists on the classic game, NetBet has it all. Get the true Vegas feel with the blackjack titles at NetBet. 

When you choose our fantastic NetBet Casino, you can enjoy a whole range of top quality card games. Whatever you choose, always remember to bet responsibly. Here at NetBet, we regard player wellbeing as our number one priority – check out our Responsible Gambling tips and tools page for more information.