Friday, July 21, 2006

A little blackjack history

The history of the Blackjack card game itself is still disputed but was probably spawned from other French games such as "chemin de fer and FrenchFerme". Blackjack originated in French Casino's around 1700 where it was called "vingt-et-un" ("twenty-and-one" in French) and has been played in the U.S. since the 1800's. Blackjack is called Black-Jack because if a player got a Jack of Spades and an Ace of Spades as the first two cards (Spade being the color black of course), the player won more than his original bet.