Blackjack

Like most card games, Blackjack has a long and varied history. Unfortunately, the full history has not been discovered, even to this day. It is commonly believed that the early beginnings of blackjack originated in France during the 17th century. It was then known as Vingt en Un, which means “21.” The goal of the Vingt en Un player was to get a “natural,” or a hand of 21. While the goal of a hand of “21” was the same as the goal in blackjack, other parts of the game were quite different.

Blackjack was brought to the United States in the early 1800s. Initially, the game was not very popular. To get more players, gambling houses tried bonus payouts that were given to the player if he got the Jack of Spades and the Ace of Spades as his first two cards. This resulted in the game being called “blackjack.” There were no laws at the time prohibiting card games, so blackjack soon became very popular.

Blackjack professional appear

Professional gamblers noticed right away the great potential of the game, and soon they developed a basic strategy for improving their odds of winning.

Early in the 19th century, blackjack went underground as the U.S. government decided that gambling corrupted society and led to organized crime, so it banned and outlawed gambling activities. However, instead of interest in the game decreasing, it increased and the game became even more popular. In 1931, Nevada decided to legalize gambling, and Las Vegas was born.

As blackjack interest increased, the fields of science and math began to investigate. While Roger Baldwin was the first person to study blackjack and come up with strategies to win the game, the person who is considered to have written the first card-counting system is Edward O. Thorp. He used new machines and calculating systems and in 1962 published a book entitled “Beat the Dealer” in which the first actual blackjack card counting system was written. It became a huge success and took first place on the New York Times bestseller list.

Casinos were terrified. They quickly devised plans to minimize the damage and soon after modified the blackjack rules. Because Thorpe’s book was too hard to understand, all it really did was increase the popularity of the game. After realizing that Thorpe’s book was not a threat to them, casinos went back to the use of traditional blackjack.

Unfortunately, the threat returned in the mid 1970s in a man named Ken Uston. He and his colleagues inserted computers in their shoes and used them to count cards, winning thousands of dollars every month playing blackjack in Nevada. The threat returned again in the 1990s, when a group known as The MIT Blackjack Team made millions of dollars using card-counting techniques.
While no one really knows the complete history of the game of blackjack, it has become one of the most popular casino card games in American history. While it has had a past full of ups and downs, it still remains one of the most played casino card games. Its newest evolution has moved it into the online genre, where today it is played by millions of people all over the world.

Baccarat

One of the oldest games still played, Baccarat is has an interesting history dating back hundreds of years. According to much of the written Baccarat history, the game dates back to 1490AD and its’ name comes from the Italian word for ‘zero’. There are two interesting stories of how the game was invented, with one of them being based on mythology and the other about an Italian gambler.

The mythology behind Baccarat

The mythology behind Baccarat history is about a blonde virgin who was to perform an old Etruscan ritual with nine gods waiting anxiously for her fate to be revealed. The gods waited on their tiptoes while the virgin rolled a nine sided die. Once the die landed, her fate was set. Landing on the 8 or the 9 would mean the virgin would become a priestess. If the die landed on the 6 or the 7 she would be outcast by the church and banned from all religious activities from that day on. The virgin’s fate was not so good if the die were to land on any number lower than a 6, because it would mean that her fate was to walk into the sea and parish.

During the early years of Baccarat the game was only played by nobleman and was played in secrecy because it was illegal. After France realized how much money was changing hands, they made it legal and started taxing the winnings. The tax was then used to develop poor areas of the country. Around the time Napoleon held rule of France Baccarat was once again made illegal but after Napoleon’s reign ended the game was legalized again and began being played in casinos.

Baccarat was an extremely popular game and people all over Europe starting playing and the popularity spread outside of Europe. South America was the first area west of the Atlantic Ocean where Baccarat was played.

Roulette

The game of roulette is one of the most played and popular casino games around. In fact the game is sought after that it is now also very popular in the internet casinos. However, it seems that the myths associated with the game are also encountered by the internet betting public.

  • Perhaps the most prevalent roulette myth that many encounter is the assumption that all roulette wheels will turn out the same. The thing is, even if all roulette tables were made by the same company, every wheel is still independent of the others. This means that even if you spot a pattern on a particular table, it is highly unlikely that you will find the same in the adjacent one.

 

  • A few players likewise guarantee that roulette spins follow a certain patte Honestly, unless the wheel is fixed, its absolutely impossible that the wheel will take after a foreordained method for turning. This is additionally valid with online roulette, which utilizes a system to decide the result of the virtual twist. While the numbers customized into the roulette programming might without a doubt be limited, you will need to experience billions of number mixes before it rehashes itself. You will lose a vast entirety of cash before you can really discover an example in the diversion.

 

  • Players can also be duped by various betting systems. Some systems purport to be mathematical ways of betting in the game that will give you the most wins. This one is quite similar to the ones above, but attempts to look more scientific. However, the truth is,mathematical calculations have clearly demonstrated that it is exceedingly unlikely that you could precisely decide the real result of a roulette turn, even by utilizing equations.

 

  • Perhaps the most dangerous myth that a roulette player can fall into is the so called betting management strategies. These strategies often follow that by increasing your bets everytime you lose, by the time you hit the right number you will offset all your losses. The thing is, when using these systems, you will likely to go bankrupt even before you make a single win.