22 Nov 09

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Chemin de Fer is one of the most well-known games wagered on in betting houses. Black jack is also known as 21 or "pontoon." The game is a mix of chance and skills coupled with choices. The game has evolved over a set amount of time. Players have specialized in certain abilities like "card counting," with which they turn the edge in the game in their direction. The game has been in existence since the 18th century. References can be seen in historical scriptures to a card game known as "vingt-et-un," which in French means Twenty One, and is thought of as the ancestor to black jack.

The game was at first not so well-liked in the united states. This caused the gambling houses trying various features like offering a bonus like a 10-to-1 pay out, if the blackjack player was dealt an ace of spades and a black jack. The jack could be either clubs or spades. Once the game got well-liked, the bonus payout soon disappeared from the game.

Any hand which reaches a total of 21 is deemed a winner. The value should not be in excess of twenty one, in which case the hand is considered to be "bust." The aim of each player is to beat the casino. If both the blackjack player and the croupier have an identical score, it is called "push" (a tie), with neither the black jack player or the croupier coming away with a win on the hand.

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