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Let´s take a look back at the history of BlackJack…
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BlackJack is a game with a long history. In various forms the game has been around for centuries in Europe and has evolved into one of the most popular casino games of today – as well in an exciting environment of the Casino St. Moritz!
The game belongs to a family of card games where the aim is to reach a certain number (using card values) without going over. Many countries have had their own variations of this game including the Italian Sette e Mezzo, the French Quinze and the Spanish Trent-Un.
There are a few theories to the origin of the name BlackJack. The most popular theory is as a way to promote the game, gambling houses began to give a special bonus for a 2 card combination. An Ace of Spades combined with the Jack of Spades, or a Jack of Clubs.
Did you know that the earliest reference in writing was by famed Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes (author of Don Quixote)? Interesting right? It was written in his Novelas Ejemplares around the turn of the 17th century.
The game Vingt-Un (21) became hugely popular in the courts of the French King Louis XV in the 18th century and was then taken with the French to America where it slowly formed into the modern game…