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History of Blackjack
It is a card game with simple rules, that evolved from the game that was known as "twenty-one", which probably originated in the 17th century. The first written reference comes from the stories of Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes. In France, blackjack was known as "twenty-one" or "Vingt-et-un" and was played in French casinos in the 18th century where it became very popular.
The name "blackjack" was derived from the special bonus that a player obtained after receiving a combination of an ace of spades and a black jack. This aspect of the game has over the years become obsolete and is no longer part of the rules, but the game has retained its name.
How to play Blackjack
It is up to the player's ability in strategy and decision making that determines whether he wins or loses, which is why it's extremely important to know how blackjack is played. The advantage of the casino can be reduced depending on the player's ability to play the game optimally. This is the reason why the game is so popular amongst strategically-minded people.