What is Black Jack of ?

Blackjack may seem purely American, but it actually comes from “La Veintiuna”, a game of Spanish origin. The first written reference to this game is contained in the picaresque work Rinconete y Cortadillo by Miguel de Cervantes.
Back in the 1600s, the text describes the object of the game: score twenty-one points without going over. With which it is deduced that it was already played in Castile at the beginning of the 17th century.

Black Jack

Objective of the game

The aim is to reach a score of 21 or get as close as possible to it without exceeding that limit.

Game rules

Blackjack consists of obtaining 21 points with the first two cards (an Ace combined with a 10 or any face card) and wins any combination, except when the dealer has Blackjack. It pays 3 to 2.

Aces: Count as 1 or 11 points.

Figures and 10’s: Count as 10 points.

The rest of the cards: Count as their nominal value.

Maximum of 7 players. They can bet on any hand of any player, including those who are standing, with their consent and within limits.
However, they cannot provide the player with advice or instructions and must accept their decisions.

The decision of the head of the table is irrevocable.
Once the first card is dealt from the shoe, bets cannot be placed or modified.


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