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Black Jack absolutely is one of the more favoured games participated in, in casinos. Blackjack is also known as 21 or "pontoon." The game is a combination of chance and ability coupled with decision-making. The game has evolved over a set amount of time. Players have specialized in certain skills like "card counting," with which they shift the odds of the game in their favor. The card game has been around since the 1700s. References can be located in historical scriptures to a game known as "vingt-et-un," which in French means Twenty One, and is considered the ancestor to black jack.

The card game was originally not so popular in the US. This led to the betting houses attempting different features like providing a bonus like a 10-to-1 payout, if the player had a "black" jack and an ace of spades. The jack could be either clubs or spades. Once the card game got popular, the reward payout soon vanished from the game.

Any hand which achieves a sum of 21 is considered a winner. The total can not exceed twenty-one, if it does the hand is said to be "bust." The goal of each player is to best the dealer. If the blackjack player and the casino both have the identical hand value, it is called "push," with not either the player or the casino winning the hand.